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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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Pee to Print Aug 24, 2017
Astronauts Mix Recycled Urine with Yeast to Create 3D Printing Filament

Researchers are working on a way to turn human waste into different substances, including omega-3 fatty acids and plastics, by using yeast.

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Beep Bop Aug 23, 2017
Design and 3D Print Robots Quickly With MIT’s Robogami System

MIT researchers make it easy to build robots with a system called Interactive Robogami so you can design, print and assemble in five hours. 

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As Good As New Aug 23, 2017
Unique Pininfarina Jaguar XK120 Rejuvenated with 3D Printing

This 1954 Pininfarina Jaguar XC120 restoration by CMC took 2nd-in-class at Pebble Beach. The secret weapon? 3D printing.

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Stronger than Steel Aug 23, 2017
Markforged Announces New X3 and X5 Carbon Fiber 3D Printers

Markforged announces two 3D printers, the X3 and X5 models, which can produce carbon fiber parts that are 20 times stronger than aluminum.

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Illuminating Extrusions Aug 22, 2017
This Ceramic Lampshade Shows 3D Printing in its Best Light

Designer Tom Fereday and artist Susan Chen debut the Pelo light. An expression of 3D printing, it uses just one coil of extruded ceramic.

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Blooming Brilliant Aug 22, 2017
NTU Researchers Develop 3D Printed Sunflowers that Bloom in Sunlight

Nanyang Technological University researchers 3D printed a sunflower which blooms in sunlight, even after being forced into a bud shape.

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High Five Aug 21, 2017
Project Aslan is a 3D Printed Sign Language Robot

Students from the University of Antwerp have invented Project Aslan, a 3D printed sign language robot to address the human skills shortage.

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Better than Traditional Methods Aug 20, 2017
Kasetsart University Architecture Students Get Ultimaker Farm

The Architecture department at Kasetsart University in Thailand has enhanced its rapid prototyping capabilities with a new Ultimaker farm.

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Shipwrecked Aug 18, 2017
3D Printed Shipwreck Model Built by High School Students

Students at Henryk Sienkiewicz’s technical school in Poland learnt about history and 3D printing while recreating a German gunboat shipwreck.

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Come Together Aug 17, 2017
Brookwood School Teaches Kids how to Solve Real World Problems with the Help of 3D Printing

What better way to teach students 3D printing than to have them solve real life problems? This is how students at Brookwood school learn.

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Less animal testing Aug 17, 2017
University of Oxford Develops Method of 3D Printing Living Tissues

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford showed how it's possible to 3D print living mammalian cells into living tissue constructs.

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Fish are Family, Not Food Aug 16, 2017
400-Million-Year-Old Fish Fossil Shows Evolutionary Link with Humans

Researchers from the Australian National University used 3D printing to show the link between a 400 million-year-old fish fossil and humans.

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Feetz on the Streetz Aug 16, 2017
3D Printed Shoes by Seth Aaron at Portland Fashion Week

At FashioNXT Week in Portland this October you'll be able to buy a sustainable shoe, designed by Seth Aaron and 3D printed by Feetz.

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Speeding Ahead Aug 14, 2017
Hyundai and Genesis Open New R&D Facility, Cut Development Time

Hyundai and luxury brand Genesis are cutting life cycles from paper to product with the help of a new design studio and three 3D printers.

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Not an Ugly Stick Aug 14, 2017
Shiro Studio 3D Prints Stylish and Practical ENEA Walking Stick

A new approach to mobility aids? Shiro Studio collaborate with engineering firm Arup on a stylish and practical walking stick, ENEA.

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Light Years Ahead Aug 11, 2017
Made in Space Take a Giant Leap with New Archinaut System

Made in Space has developed and demonstrated a system called Archinaut which uses 3D printing and robotic arms to manufacture in space. 

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Keep Your Powder Dry Aug 11, 2017
US Army Research Laboratory Discover Powder Energy Source

US Army Research Laboratory is lightening the load for soldiers with an aluminum-based powder which can hydrolyse water. Also, 3D printable!

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Jaw Dropping! Aug 10, 2017
CADSkills Develops 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant to Reduce Surgical Time

CADSkills has developed a titanium 3D printed implant called AMSJI which saves patients from discomfort and speeds up recovery.

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It's Alive! Aug 10, 2017
3D Printed Strandbeest Has Motor, Will Crawl

Besides being mini, this Strandbeest uses 3D printing and motors rather than the wind and PVC pipes for its locomotion.

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Hip Hip Hooray Aug 9, 2017
US Surgeons Optimize Surgery Prep with 3D Printed Femurs

A team of surgeons and engineers in the US have used 3D printed femurs for surgery preparation in real world conditions.

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