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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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Red Faction Feb 22, 2017
UCF and NASA to 3D Print Human Habitats with Martian Soil

University of Central Florida and NASA are researching how astronauts can 3D print habitats and tools on the Red Planet using Martian soil.

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Lock Him Up Feb 21, 2017
Dr. Death Sentenced to Prison for Selling 3D Printed Gun Parts

A man calling himself "Dr. Death" has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for operating an illegal firearms business with a 3D printer.

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Virtual Light Feb 21, 2017
Start-up Daqri Speeds up 3D Printing by Using Holograms

3D printing is set to get a lot faster thanks to startup Daqri that are using lasers to cure a light-activated monomer into solid plastic.

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Century of Makers Feb 20, 2017
3D Printed Book to Honor Genius of Albert Einstein

The 100th anniversary of Einstein's Theory of Relativity is marked with a 3D printed book called "Genius: 100 Visions of the Future".

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Walking with Printers Feb 20, 2017
Using Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Learn About Dinosaurs

Scientists working on a paleontological dig are using 3D printing and virtual reality to teach Australians about the dinosaur bones found in their backyards.

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Seeing is Believing Feb 17, 2017
3D Printed Camera Lenses can Give Drones Eagle-Like Vision

Engineers at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, have created a 3D printed camera that can give micro-drones eagle-like vision.

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Big Vision Feb 16, 2017
Skelmet Scans your Face to 3D Print Sunglasses for Perfect Fit

New company Skelmet uses 3D scanning and printing to make custom sunglasses that fit perfectly and don't weigh heavily on your face.

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Good Housekeeping Feb 16, 2017
Could You Save Money by 3D Printing Household Items?

Exploring the economic benefits of a desktop 3D printer, professor finds that printing household items can result in long-term savings.

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Bottle Bottom Glasses Feb 15, 2017
3D Printed “Smart Glasses” Automatically Adjust Focus

Researchers at the University of Utah used 3D printing to prototype "Smart Glasses" with liquid lenses that adjust to the wearer's sight.

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Finger Licking Good Feb 15, 2017
Unique Goûte Spoon Prototyped with 3D Printed Finger

The Goûte spoon is a radical new approach to eating. Designed by Andreas Fabian, it improves flavor by copying the action of licking fingers.

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Boing Boing Feb 14, 2017
Researchers Develop Stretchable Elastomers for 3D Printing

Researchers in additive manufacturing materials have developed a group of extremely stretchy, UV-curable, and 3D printable elastomers.

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Liliputing Feb 14, 2017
Make Your Own Raspberry Pi Laptop With a 3D Printed Case

Seeking a challenging project for Raspberry Pi 3? Check out this Raspberry Pi Laptop using the official touchscreen and a 3D printed case.

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Take a Seat Feb 13, 2017
Korean Designer Draws “Connect Chair” with 3Doodler Pen

Jungsub Shim in a Korean designer who used a 3Doodler to create a functioning Connect chair for her design course at Hongik University in Seoul.

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Award Winning Design Feb 13, 2017
MakerBot Replicator+ Wins IF Design Award

Most 3D printers aren‘t exactly design pieces. So you'll be interested to hear that the MakerBot Replicator+ Desktop 3D printer won the iF Award in the Product category.

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Save The Rebellion! Save The Dream! Feb 10, 2017
Buy a Nissan Rogue One, Get a 3D Printed Death Trooper Helmet

Ever wanted to sit in the cockpit of a starfighter from Star Wars? With the new Nissan Rogue One you can while wearing a 3D printed helmet.

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Jump Start Morning Routine Feb 10, 2017
Trouble Waking Up? 3D Print An Arduino Nerf Target Alarm Clock

If you find that your iPhone isn't enough to wake you up, then why not make yourself an Arduino Nerf Target Alarm clock instead?

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Beautiful Imprefections Feb 9, 2017
Beautiful Minds Installation in London is a 3D Printed Mountainous Mess

Conceptual artist, Anya Gallaccio's Beautiful Minds installation 3D prints wet clay hexagonal forms to create a scaled model of Devil's Tower.

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Stay Classy, Gotham. Feb 9, 2017
3D Print Batman’s Grapple Gun from Batman vs Superman

If you're a fan of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, you should check out this 3D printable grapple gun inspired by the movie.

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Wonder Stroller Feb 8, 2017
Prototyping a Multifunctional Walker with 3D Printing

Designer Eliza Wrobel created a multifunctional walker prototype using a 3D printer to help disabled people who want to remain active.

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Happy Tree Friends Feb 7, 2017
Grandparents Make 3D Printed Tree House for Birthday Present

For their granddaughter Josslyn's third birthday, maker grandparents use incredible skills to build an extra special 3D printed tree house.

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