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Dec 2, 2019
3D Scanning & 3D Printing in Archaeology & Paleontology
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Nov 21, 2019
Nanotube Plastic 3D Prints Can Stop Bullets
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Jul 26, 2019
3D Printing Microfluidic Models – 5 Most Interesting Projects
Featured image of Berkeley Scientists 3D Print a Liquid Magnetic Device
Jul 25, 2019
Berkeley Scientists 3D Print a Liquid Magnetic Device
Featured image of Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population
May 21, 2019
Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population
Featured image of 3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds
May 15, 2019
3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds
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Mar 20, 2019
Skeleton 3D Model – 5 Best Sources for Skeletal Systems
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Mar 11, 2019
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells
Featured image of Cambridge Researchers 3D Print Piano-Playing Robotic Hand
Feb 10, 2019
Cambridge Researchers 3D Print Piano-Playing Robotic Hand
Featured image of Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing
Jan 21, 2019
Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing
Featured image of DIY Fluorescence Microscope uses 3D Printed Parts and Smartphone Camera
Nov 25, 2018
DIY Fluorescence Microscope uses 3D Printed Parts and Smartphone Camera
Featured image of MIT Engineers 3D Print Crystals from Billions of Colloids
Aug 31, 2018
MIT Engineers 3D Print Crystals from Billions of Colloids
Featured image of US Army Research Laboratory uses Atom Probe to Create Atomic-Level 3D Models of Specimens
Aug 29, 2018
US Army Research Laboratory uses Atom Probe to Create Atomic-Level 3D Models of Specimens
Featured image of UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building
Jul 2, 2018
UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building
Featured image of BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Jun 25, 2018
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Featured image of Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel
Jun 13, 2018
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel
Featured image of Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
Jun 7, 2018
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
Featured image of 3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits
Apr 20, 2018
3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits
Featured image of Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
Apr 18, 2018
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
Featured image of Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy
Apr 11, 2018
Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy
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Skeleton 3D Model – 5 Best Sources for Skeletal Systems

People use 3D models in many more application areas than 3D printing, including medicine, education, and animation. Make your project perfect using this list of the best 3D skeleton model sources.

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Can You Dig It?
3D Scanning & 3D Printing in Archaeology & Paleontology

Archaeologists are embracing 3D printing and scanning as innovative ways to both preserve and display the past. Check out this guide on how these technologies are bringing the past to life.

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Big Things, Small Packages
3D Printing Microfluidic Models – 5 Most Interesting Projects

One of the goals of low cost 3D printing is to be able to create medical and scientific devices from it. Diagnostically capable microfluidic models represent the first step into this exciting new world of 3D printing and biosensing capabilities.

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Save the Bees
Can the 3D Printed Synthetic Pollenizer Help the Bee Population?

A conceptual 3D printed idea called the Synthetic Pollenizer by an artist from Brisbane could help us keep bee populations alive and thriving. 

Featured image of 3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds
Super Cute or Super Sad?
3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds

Vets from the University of Queensland are using 3D printing to create models of dog skulls which help educate children on why popular short-nosed dog breeds are problematic pets.

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See Clearly Now
DIY Fluorescence Microscope uses 3D Printed Parts and Smartphone Camera

It's possible to build your own low-cost fluorescence microscope – just use either a USB microscope or a DSLR with 3D printed parts and follow the tutorial from maker Jonathan Bumstead.

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Ames Laboratory Breakthrough
How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge

CaloriSMART is a advanced model system that uses magnetocaloric materials to achieve refrigeration cooling. The system was designed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.

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Researchers 3D Reconstruct Face Of Famous Irish Writer Jonathan Swift And His Muse Johnson

Using 3D facial reconstruction and 3D printing technologies, a team of researchers has revealed what Jonathan Swift, the Irish writer best known for “Gulliver’s Travels” looked like at the time of his death.

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Safety First
Tiny 3D Printed Water Quality Sensors Can Prevent Diseases

Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s school of engineering are developing 3D printed water quality sensors to ensure what we're drinking is safe.

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3D Printing for Sustainability!
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells

T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.

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We all live in a 3D printed submarine
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move

Researchers at ETH Zurich and Caltech developed a 3D printed submarine which doesn't need fuel, electricity, propellant or even an engine. Instead, it exploits temperature changes in the water to complete complex movements.

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3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits

A team of behavioral ecologists out of the University of Windsor, Canada, studies the mating habits of color-changing toads in Costa Rica using RoboToads -- 3D printed, motorized replicas.

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A Printer for Ants?
New Microfabrication Technique Using Fiber Optics

Swiss researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have developed a way to 3D print microscopic structures with an optical fiber as thin as a human hair.

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Cranial Complications
3D Printed Skull Saves Newborn’s Life in Perth

Surgery on a newborn child, unable to breathe, was made possible thanks to a 3D printed skull created by a team at Royal Perth Hospital.

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Plastic Future
Munich Researchers Develop Multi-Functional 3D Printed Building Facade

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have developed a 3D printed facade that combines design and function.

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3D Scanning Venus of Dolní Věstonice Statuette Unveils New Information

Historians used 3D scanning to find out more about a statuette called Venus of Dolní Věstonice, found in 1925 by Czech archaeologists.

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3D Print Your Own “Lucy” Hominin Fossil

Thanks to the growing proclivity for community driven research, it's now possible to 3D print your own copy of famous ancient fossil Lucy.

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Perfect By All Means
3D Printed Cat Tongue Gives Insight into Soft Robotics

Could a 3D printed cat tongue be the answer to questions in the world of soft robotics? Researchers at Georgia Tech aim to find out.

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All the Fish!
ScanAllFish Project Turning World’s Fish into 3D Scans

University professor Adam Summers wants to create a library of 3D scans of the world's fish for research and 3D printing.

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Nearly as Hard as Diamonds
Nanotube Plastic 3D Prints Can Stop Bullets

Students of Rice University have 3D printed ultra-hard objects from normal plastic materials. The results are lightweight, load-bearing... and even bulletproof.

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