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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
Featured image of Researchers 3D Reconstruct Face Of Famous Irish Writer Jonathan Swift And His Muse Johnson
Jan 25, 2018
Researchers 3D Reconstruct Face Of Famous Irish Writer Jonathan Swift And His Muse Johnson
Featured image of New Microfabrication Technique Using Fiber Optics
Jan 18, 2018
New Microfabrication Technique Using Fiber Optics
Featured image of YouTuber Builds Binary Clock
Jan 18, 2018
YouTuber Builds Binary Clock
Featured image of Minnesota Researchers Create 3D Printed Organs for Realistic Surgical Training
Dec 7, 2017
Minnesota Researchers Create 3D Printed Organs for Realistic Surgical Training
Featured image of MIT Engineers 3D Print Genetically Programmed Living Cells from Bacterial Ink
Dec 6, 2017
MIT Engineers 3D Print Genetically Programmed Living Cells from Bacterial Ink
Featured image of AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes
Dec 4, 2017
AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes
Featured image of Researchers Turn Smartphone into a Microscope
Nov 30, 2017
Researchers Turn Smartphone into a Microscope
Featured image of New MIT Technology Makes 3D Printers 10 Times Faster
Nov 29, 2017
New MIT Technology Makes 3D Printers 10 Times Faster

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Featured image of Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
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.

Featured image of 3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide
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.

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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.

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.

Featured image of Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
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. 

Featured image of Digital Smile Design Uses 3D Printing To Plan Dental Procedures
Say Cheese!
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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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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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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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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Better Bandages
Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy

Scientists from Temple University in Philadelphia created a prototype for an "electrospun healing" device which uses soy protein and water to print personalized bandages directly onto a patient's skin.

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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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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. 

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New MIT Technology Makes 3D Printers 10 Times Faster

3D printing has just been given a speed boost: MIT researchers have developed a 3D printer that is 10 times faster than most consumer models.

Featured image of Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids
3D printed liquid tubes
Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids

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Move Over 3D Printing
4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed tensegrity structures using 3D printers. The 3D printed objects dramatically expand when exposed to heat in a process which is also known as 4D printing.