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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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Hear Hear Jan 6, 2017
Scientists 3D Print Human Stem Cells to Create New Ears

Researchers from the US and UK perfected a technique to grow a fully formed human ear using a patients' own stem cells.

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Day Of The Tentacle Jan 5, 2017
3D Printed Cyber Octopuses Star in Retro-Future Sci-Fi Movie

Okay, this headline needs some explaining. A great retro-future 80s cyberpunk short film "Attack of the Cyber Octopuses" just went into production - with a lot of help of 3D printing.

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Founding of Foundry Jan 4, 2017
Could MIT’s Foundry Interface be the Photoshop of 3D Printing?

Researchers from MIT's CSAIL lab have developed the Foundry system. It breaks down the complexity of 3D printing with multiple materials.

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CES Latest Jan 4, 2017
HP unveils Sprout Pro G2 with 3D Scanning Capabilities

At CES, HP unveiled the "Sprout Pro G2". This PC offers upgraded 3D scanning capabilities making it perfect for professional makers.

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3D Printing to Help the Soldier. Jan 4, 2017
Army Research Lab 3D Prints Mission-Specific Military Drones in 24 Hours

Engineers at the US Army Research Lab can fabricate and deliver a mission-specific 3D printed UAV in just 24 hours.

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Time Will Tell Jan 3, 2017
Swiss Watchmakers Use 3D Printing to Cut Costs of Bespoke Watches

Swiss watchmakers are slowly but surely adopting 3D printing as a way to cut costs in the making of bespoke pieces.

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Least Intimidating Machine Gun in the World Jan 2, 2017
3D Printed Paper Airplane Gun Fires 120 Planes per Minute

The PFM-A5 v2.0 is a 3D printed paper airplane gun which can amazingly fold then fire up to 120 planes per minute.

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Gracias! Dec 29, 2016
3D Print Your Own Unique Greeting and Thank You Cards with gDraw

A homemade software called gDraw allows you to sketch a design in 2D and then create a G-Code file that can be 3D printed - perfect for thank you cards.

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... And It Doesn‘t Need Gasoline Dec 28, 2016
This 3D Printed Chevrolet Camaro Engine is Fully Functional

Ever wanted to build your own Chevrolet Camaro engine? Eric Harrell has proven that it can be done with just a 3D printer and some screws.

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Saving Lives One Print at a Time Dec 27, 2016
Surgeons and Engineers Create Medical FabLab in Madrid Hospital

Slowly but surely, more doctors use 3D printing to prepare for surgery. In hospital Marañón in Madrid, surgeons and engineers teamed up to establish a medical Fablab.

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Shed Loads Dec 27, 2016
Team Unlimbited Change Lives from a Garden Shed

A duo of British men calling themselves Team Unlimbited are helping change the lives of children all around the world - with some help from a 3D printer.

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Magic Box Dec 22, 2016
The Programmable Box Helps Kids Learn How to Code

The Programmable Box is a flexible programming platform based on the Arduino processor, with numerous ways to teach coding concepts to kids.

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Bling Bling Dec 22, 2016
Vanina Leaves Jewelry is Made From 3D Printed Paper

The VANINA jewelry line explores the synergy between sustainability and fashion. Their latest creation involves 3D printed paper leaves.

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Max Factor Dec 21, 2016
Pi-Palette is a Hacker’s Cosmetic Case Designed by Sexy Cyborg

Maker Sexy Cyborb has created another masterpiece -- the "Pi-Palette" is a "pentesting computer" hidden away in a cosmetic case.

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Buaidh no Bàs! (Victory or Death!) Dec 21, 2016
3D Images Show Scottish King Robert the Bruce in His Prime

Facial reconstruction experts at Liverpool John Moores University have created detailed 3D digital images of the Scottish king, Robert the Bruce.

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Anti-Minecraft Dec 20, 2016
£2.8 Million Fund to Research 3D Printed Synthetic Bone for Landmine Survivors

Survivors of landmine blasts may soon benefit from 3D printed synthetic bone thanks to a £2.8m research grant at the University of Glasgow.

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Weird Science Dec 16, 2016
3D Printed Meso-Brain Project Receives €3.3M Funding

Meso-Brain is a 3D printing project that has received €3.3 million from the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technology (FET) fund.

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... And it Worked! Dec 15, 2016
Chinese Scientists Implant 3D Printed Blood Vessels into Monkeys

Chinese scientists at Sichuan Revotek have successfully implanted 3D bioprinted blood vessels made from stem cells into rhesus monkeys.

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It's So Fluffy! Dec 14, 2016
Wild and Woolly: 3D Printed iPhone Cases Covered in Real Fur

If you're looking for a new way to accessorise your iPhone and don't mind using real fur, Wild and Woolly has a fluffy 3D printed solution.

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Save Your Family History Dec 13, 2016
Use a Raspberry Pi and a Projector to Convert Old Film Reels

Want a cheap and easy way to automatically digitize old open-reel films? Maker Joe Herman used a Raspberry Pi to help share his old footage.

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