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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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Beam Me Up Nov 8, 2016
NYU Building Star Trek Holodeck with 3D Printing & More

NYU receives $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to bring technology similar to the holodeck from Star Trek into reality.

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Print a Laptop! Nov 8, 2016
Pi-Top Raises £3.5 Million in Series A Funding

London-based computing startup Pi-Top closed a £3.5million ($4.3M) Series A round of funding and continues to expand.

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Saving the Planet Nov 8, 2016
Protoprint Tackles Poverty & Pollution with Recycled Plastic Filament

Protoprint is a social enterprise empowering waste pickers in urban India and turning recycled plastic into filament for your 3D printer.

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Gold, Silver or Platinum? Nov 7, 2016
3D Printed Metal Lion Head on V-Moda’s New Earbuds

The latest headphone line from V-Moda, aka "Forza", features customized and decorative 3D printed metal caps with more designs to come.

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CSI FabLab Nov 4, 2016
3D Forensics Capture Shoe Prints Instantly in Three Dimensions

Researchers are developing 3D Forensics technology to capture high-resolution 3D images of shoeprints in snow and soil.

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Printer Attraction Nov 4, 2016
New 3D Printed Magnets Outperform Traditional Versions

Researchers suggest that 3D printed magnets perform just as well or even better than magnets made using traditional methods.

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Truth is Stranger Nov 3, 2016
3D Printed Hearts on Pure Genius TV Show Reflect Reality

3D printing features in series pilot of CBS drama Pure Genius. But 3D printed hearts are not the stuff of fiction; they're being made already.

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Three, Two, One, Blast Off! Nov 3, 2016
School Teaches Science & Tech with 3D Printed Bottle Rockets

Primary School De Singelier is teaching kids about science & technology in a fun, new way using 3D printed bottle rockets. 3-2-1, blast off!

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Creators Wanted Nov 3, 2016
HOAX: Australian Chef Invents 3D Printed Croquembouche

Reynold Poernomo has blended art and science in a beautiful fusion to create a 3D printed croquembouche that's fully baked. How did he do it?

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Lightspeed Nov 2, 2016
3D Printing is 1,000 Times Faster with Overclocked Crystal Technique

3D printing could become up to 1,000 times faster thanks to an overclocked crystal technique developed by researchers.

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Face/Off Nov 2, 2016
Made in Wales: 3D Printed Implants For Facial Injuries

Welsh experts have created new software that allows surgeons to design 3D printed implants for facial reconstruction.

Featured image of Would You Wear Vue, the Everyday 3D Printed Smart Glasses?
Smart Glasses Nov 1, 2016
Would You Wear Vue, the Everyday 3D Printed Smart Glasses?

Vue are inconspicuous smart glasses with 3D printed frames which can aid your daily life and won't make you look out of place.

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Space Balls Oct 31, 2016
How to 3D Print Your Own Baby Universe

Fancy 3D printing a "baby universe", a map of the oldest light in the universe? Researchers at Imperial College London did exactly that.

Featured image of GE’s Aviation Plant in Prague to Build Engines with 3D Printed Parts
Flying High Oct 31, 2016
GE’s Aviation Plant in Prague to Build Engines with 3D Printed Parts

General Electric are building a factory in Prague, Czech Republic that will produce a turboprop engine using 3D printed parts.

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Vorsprung Durch Technik Oct 28, 2016
Bosch Implements 3D Printing Solutions in Mondeville Plant

A Bosch factory in Mondeville, France has saved around 80,000 euros over the past year by using Zortrax M200 3D printers in daily operations.

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NSFW-ish Oct 27, 2016
SexyCyborg Confronts Maker Sexism with LCD Shutter Top

Make Magazine's wonky definition of appropriate dress codes for women inspired SexyCyborg to make this LCD shutter top.

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Only 300 Will Be Made Oct 27, 2016
Reebok’s Liquid Speed Running Shoes Use 3D Drawing Process

A special 3D drawing process was used to make these new Reebok sneakers. If you want some, you’d better be fast: Only 300 pairs will be made.

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In Space No One Can Hear You Build Oct 26, 2016
SpiderFab: 3D Printing Robots Construct Structures in Space

Aerospace firms will soon be testing robots, called SpiderFab, to see whether they can be used to 3D print satellites and structures in space.

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It Prints Money? Oct 25, 2016
Making Ends Meet in Vancouver with Crowdsourcing and 3D Hubs

Crowdsourcing workers is a new trend which is helping many people earn an extra buck, but is really a good thing?

Featured image of Harvard Researchers 3D Print Heart-on-a-Chip
Have a Heart Oct 25, 2016
Harvard Researchers 3D Print Heart-on-a-Chip

Researching diseases, new drugs, and cosmetics without testing on animals is now possible thanks to a new 3D printed heart-on-a-chip device.

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