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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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Clap Clap Slap Oct 24, 2016
3D Printed Hands Help Identify New Security Threat

No one's quite like you, but researchers at MSU have proven that 3D printed hands could someday be used to steal your identity.

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Helen Wheels Oct 21, 2016
KillaJoule: Record (and Stereotype) Breaking Electric Motorcycle

Dr. Eva Håkansson is setting world records with KillaJoule, her custom-built electric motorcycle with a design aided by 3D printers.

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Sweet! Oct 20, 2016
Turn Your 3D Printer into a Full-Color Candy Machine

Are you prepared to get messy and turn your 3D printer into a full-color candy printer? Colorpod is a sweet-toothed hacker's dream.

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I Never Asked For This Oct 20, 2016
Deus Ex Inspired 3D Printed Retractable Sunglasses, Triggered by UV

This Reddit user was so inspired by the video game series Deus Ex that he designed and 3D printed retractable sunglasses triggered by UV rays.

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Shaken, Not Stirred Oct 19, 2016
DrinkBot: Behold the 3D Printed Robotic Cocktail Dress

Mix your own drinks at any party with Anouk Wipprecht's 3D printed robotic cocktail dress; the Drinkbot can pour an Old Fashioned on command.

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Best Foot Forward Oct 19, 2016
Would You Wear 3D Printed Compostable Shoes?

Ready to wear 3D printed compostable shoes? Footwear education institute Slem and startup BioInspiration are developing an eco-friendly idea.

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Ready to Wear Oct 18, 2016
3D Printed AMIMONO Vest by STARted and Masaharu Ono

Japanese company STARted is working with fashion designer Masaharu Ono on AMIMONO, a 3D printed knitted vest for everyday wear.

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Rise of the Machines Oct 17, 2016
Artificially Intelligent 3D Printer Creates “Daedalus Pavilion”

Ai Build showcases Daedalus Pavilion at the GPU Technology Conference in Amsterdam, a 3D printed structure built by intelligent robots.

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Feelin' Groovy Oct 17, 2016
Magnetic: 3D Printed Animated Bust in Dan Sultan Music Video

Musician Dan Sultan's video for his song 'Magnetic' features a animated 3D printed bust of himself "singing" the title track.

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Starchitecture Oct 17, 2016
Europe’s First 3D Printed Pavilion Built with Additive Construction

A 3D printed pavilion inspired by nature is a first in Europe, showcasing the future of sustainable architecture with additive construction.

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Soccer Giant Oct 14, 2016
3D Printed Robert Lewandowski to Break Guinness World Record?

Soccer player Robert Lewandowski is scanned and printed as 10 feet tall statue, potentially breaks records for tallest 3D printed object.

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Drop and Give Me 20 Oct 14, 2016
Kengoro the Robot ‘Sweats’ Thanks to 3D Printing

Japanese researchers came up with a way to cool down a humanoid robot named Kengoro -- allowing it to sweat out of its 3D printed "bones".

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FabLab in Space Oct 13, 2016
Enter “Print the Future” Contest to Build Your Ideas in Space

The Enterprise In Space program has launched a contest called Print the Future, offering the chance to have your designs 3D printed in space.

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First World Problems Oct 13, 2016
These 3D Printed Twisty Earbud Catchers Will Save Your AirPods

Scared of losing those super-expensive wireless Apple AirPods? These 3D printed twisty earbud catchers are the solution.

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Photoshop for 3D Printing? Oct 13, 2016
Foundry Software from MIT Easily Creates Multi-Material Prints

The new Foundry software developed by the CSAIL Lab at MIT makes it easy to manage 3D printing with multi-materials.

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Fuzzy Logic Oct 12, 2016
Furry Vase is a 3D Printed Experiment with Drooloops

The furry vase is a whacky experiment in 3D printing design, applying the "drooloop" flower technique to striking effect.

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Smells like Green Oct 12, 2016
Amazing Synesthesia Mask Lets You Smell Colors

An aerospace engineer working for Autodesk has created a mask that mimics the effect of synesthesia and you can too by following his Instructables instructions.

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Bumper Crop Oct 11, 2016
Harvest the Fun with a 3D Printed OpenRC Tractor

Build your own 3D printed OpenRC Tractor, modelled on an original Ebro 160D, exclusively available from Pinshape.

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"We have the knowledge and the technology” Oct 11, 2016
L’Oréal Wants to Cure Baldness with 3D Printed Hair Follicles

L'Oréal is developing technology which it hopes will cure baldness through 3D printed hair follicles capable of growing new hair.

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Balancing Act Oct 11, 2016
Disney Research Creates 3D Prints with Embedded Ball Bearings

Disney Research has developed a method which means prints can balance as you intended by using embedded metal ball bearings.

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