3D printing in science

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A Museum for Ants?
Miniature Mollusk Museum in Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is now home to a museum the size of a vending machine, featuring videos, holograms, and 3D prints of mollusks.

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

University of Washington professor Adam Summers wants to create a library of 3D fish scans for research and 3D printing. #ScanAllFish

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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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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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Digital Dinosaurs Class Educates Students on New Technologies and Old History

Students at the University of South Florida can take a Digital Dinosaurs class, teaching them about both 3D technology and the past.

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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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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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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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Researchers Create 3D Printed Structures That Degrade On Demand

Researchers at Brown University have developed a technique for 3D printing biomaterial that falls apart when triggered.

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Blooming Brilliant
NTU Researchers Develop 3D Printed Sunflowers that Bloom in Sunlight

Nanyang Technological University researchers 3D printed a sunflower which blooms in sunlight, even after being forced into a bud shape.

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University of Oxford Develops Method of 3D Printing Living Tissues

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford showed how it's possible to 3D print living mammalian cells into living tissue constructs.

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Fish are Family, Not Food
400-Million-Year-Old Fish Fossil Shows Evolutionary Link with Humans

Researchers from the Australian National University used 3D printing to show the link between a 400-million-year-old fish fossil and humans.

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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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Digital Smile Design Uses 3D Printing To Plan Dental Procedures

Using digital scanning and the Form 2, Digital Smile Design allows dental patients to view the results of their procedure before it happens.

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Tiny Wearables
South Korean Scientists Develop Printing Method For Wearables

Korean scientists, from KERI, developed a 3D printing method which can print nano, electronic tubes which could enhance wearable technology.