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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
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Oct 26, 2018
3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018
Featured image of 3D Printed Heart – Most Promising Projects of 2018
Sep 15, 2018
3D Printed Heart – Most Promising Projects of 2018
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
Featured image of 3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide
Apr 10, 2018
3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide
Featured image of How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge
Apr 3, 2018
How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge
Featured image of Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids
Mar 28, 2018
Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids
Featured image of 4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices
Mar 25, 2018
4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices
Featured image of Safely Charging a Smartphone with a Laser Beam
Mar 2, 2018
Safely Charging a Smartphone with a Laser Beam
Featured image of Can the 3D Printed Synthetic Pollenizer Help the Bee Population?
Feb 27, 2018
Can the 3D Printed Synthetic Pollenizer Help the Bee Population?
Featured image of 3D Scanning and Printing Tasmanian Tiger Joeys to Give Insight into Extinct Animal
Feb 23, 2018
3D Scanning and Printing Tasmanian Tiger Joeys to Give Insight into Extinct Animal

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Featured image of 3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018
Good to the Bone
3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018

3D printed bones are yet another revolutionary application of 3D printing technology. Though it's still an emerging field of research, it has the potential to change the face of medicine. Here are some of the most promising projects for 3D printed bones.

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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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Kids, don‘t try this at home
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers

We could soon see custom-shaped 3D printed explosives on the battlefield. A Tennessee-based consultancy, called E&G Associates, is aiding the US Navy in the creation of such devices. 

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AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes

Irish company AquaRoot Technologies has developed a way to easily create irrigation pipes that are both biodegradable and customized.

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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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3D printed coral reef
3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide

3D printing may provide a sustainable solution to the current crisis of coral reef death globally. Population growth and the environmental burden that accompanies it has taken a serious toll on the Australian Great Barrier Reef and many other coral reefs over the last few years.

Featured image of 3D Scanning Venus of Dolní Věstonice Statuette Unveils New Information
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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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Matters of the Heart
Artificial Silicone Heart 3D Printed by ETH Zurich

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed an entirely soft artificial heart made with a 3D printing and lost-wax casting technique.

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3D Printing in Science
3D Print Replica Bones From Lucy the Fossil

The famous fossil, Lucy the Australopithecus, is now available for any amateur paleontologists to download and 3D print for free.

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Bringing Back the Extinct
3D Scanning and Printing Tasmanian Tiger Joeys to Give Insight into Extinct Animal

Scientists have taken CT scans of preserved Tasmanian tiger joeys to help give them a better insight into the extinct animal and learn about the early development phases of the marsupials.

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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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Printing the past
Missing Bones in Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Provided by 3D Printing

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands used 3D scanning and printing to complete the third most complete T-Rex skeleton.

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Custom SLA Solution Makes Innovative Microfluidics Devices Possible

Researchers from Brigham Young University have created a custom SLA 3D printer and resin so they can print tiny microfluidics devices.

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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.