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Hanna Watkin

Hanna is a freelance journalist and writer from a dead-end county in deepest England who has come to Berlin to seek her fortune and write about the future (see:3D printing). Avid internet enthusiast and night owl.

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Blinding Smile Oct 26, 2017
3D Printed Braces with LED Lights and Micro Batteries Save Time and Money

Researchers from Saudi Arabia are hoping to speed up how long it takes to straighten teeth by developing 3D printed braces with LED lights and batteries.

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Child Genius? Oct 26, 2017
12-Year-Old Creates Flappy Bird Console Using 3D Printing

A 12-year-old created a FlappyBird clone Game Console, based on Arduino, using 3D printing. He is also launching a Kickstarter campaign soon.

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Cutting-Edge Tech Oct 25, 2017
Goliath “Autonomous Cutting Machine” Live on Kickstarter

New Kickstarter Goliath claims to "turn BIG ideas into tangible items". The autonomous CNC milling robot could potentially tackle huge jobs.

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3D Printing in a New Light Oct 25, 2017
AFRL Researchers Study Print-Strengthening Fillers Using X-Rays

The US Air Force Research Lab uses the National Synchrotron Light Source to better understand & formulate new 3D print-strengthening fillers.

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Printing More Silicone Materials Simultaneously Oct 25, 2017
ACEO to Reveal Silicone Multi-material 3D Printing at Formnext 2017

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Hidden Worlds Revealed Oct 24, 2017
Atlas Obscura Introduces Free VR to Immerse Readers in Distant Lands

Atlas Obscura is exploring Virtual Reality technology to bring users to places in the world which they don't normally have access to.

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Wales to the Rescue Oct 24, 2017
Surgeons Rebuild Cancerous Jaw with Unique 3D Printed Titanium Implant

Surgeons from Morriston Hospital use 3D printing to create a customized titanium implant for a woman with a jaw tumor.

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Clever Collaboration Oct 24, 2017
MIT and Aether Collaborate to Test New Biomaterials Using Aether 1 Bioprinter

MIT and Aether are collaborating to provide students at the university with Aether 1 3D printers so they can research bio-materials, including Citrene.

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Retro Gaming Oct 23, 2017
Student Builds a “Nintimdo RP” 3D Printed Nintendo Switch Clone

Electrical engineering student, Tim Lindquist, used his knowledge to create his own Nintendo Switch lookalike which he calls the Nintimdo RP.

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One Small Step for Artists Oct 20, 2017
Amazing Apollo 11 Table Shows Accurate 3D Model of the Moon’s Surface

A French designer is making art out of NASA's open source digital files, including the APOLLO 11 table which shows a 3D model of the moon.

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Keeping Secrets Oct 20, 2017
Magic Leap Raises $502-Million for Secret AR Visor

Secretive tech startup Magic Leap adds a $502-million equity investment to its $1.8-billion coffers. The end goal? An industry redefining augmented reality headset that uses "light-field" technology.

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A Hermit's Dream Oct 19, 2017
Drone Delivers Burritos and Medical Supplies in Rural Southeast Australia

In Australia, Alphabet is trialling their Project Wing drone delivery system with real people and is initially offering medicine and fast food.

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New Matter Replacing Old Matter Oct 19, 2017
New Matter launches MOD-t (2nd Gen) 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign

New Matter launches a new crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter with the MOD-t (2nd Gen) raising $41,331 of the $100,000 goal.

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Plastic Paw Prints Oct 18, 2017
Millie the Greyhound is First Dog in Australia to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

Millie the greyhound is thought to be the first dog in Australia with a 3D printed prosthetic leg, proving prosthetics don't need to be expensive.

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Mirror Image Oct 18, 2017
Free AR App Brings you Face to Face with 30,000-Year-Old Sungir People

Visual Science created an app so you to see scientifically accurate faces of the Sungir people who lived 30,000 years ago, called VRScience.

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Freemium Trial! Oct 17, 2017
SelfCAD Offers Free Licenses for Students and Teachers for 3 Years

SelfCAD, the online 3D Modeling Software company, has announced it's offering both students and teachers free licenses for 3 years.

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Personalized Aids Oct 16, 2017
PoleErgo Uses 3D Printers to Create Patient-Specific Prints for People with Mobility Disabilities

Occupational therapist, Guy Ehretsmann from PoleErgo, uses 3D printing to create customized objects for patients with mobility disabilities.

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"Say Ahh" Oct 13, 2017
Formlabs Release New Dental LT Clear Resin; Updates PreForm Software

Formlabs releases Dental LT Clear - the first long-term biocompatible resin for orthodontic applications - and updates to dental software.

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Speed Metal Oct 13, 2017
Four Times Faster: Renishaw RenAM 500Q Speed Ups Metal 3D Printing

Renishaw is showing off new hardware and software at formnext including the RenAM 500Q with four lasers, quadrupling 3D printing processes.

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Build it Faster Oct 12, 2017
Impossible Objects Raises $6.4M in Series A Investment for CBAM Technology

Impossible Objects raised $6.4 million in a Series A investment round led by OCA Ventures. They'll release the Model One printer this year. 

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