3D Printing in Science

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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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Time to Build a Clock
YouTuber Builds Binary Clock

YouTuber Mattias Jähnke, aka engineerish, demonstrates how to build and read a binary clock. The parts include a Raspberry Pi, some LEDs, and a 3D printed case.

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Bionic organs?
Minnesota Researchers Create 3D Printed Organs for Realistic Surgical Training

A team at the University of Minnesota created 3D printed artificial organs that offer better learning opportunities for surgical training.

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Living Computational Wearables, Anyone?
MIT Engineers 3D Print Genetically Programmed Living Cells from Bacterial Ink

MIT engineers developed new 3D printing inks from bacteria cells and hope to one day be able to print living computational, wearable platforms.

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A Watershed Innovation
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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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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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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Lego-like structures
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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Less animal testing
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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Wet Science
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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Keep Your Powder Dry
US Army Research Laboratory Discover Powder Energy Source

US Army Research Laboratory is lightening the load for soldiers with an aluminum-based powder which can hydrolyse water. Also, 3D printable!

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An Eye for Brilliance
US Teen Invents “Eyeagnosis” System to Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy

In her spare time, enterprising 16-year-old Kavya Kopparupu has made a cheap and effective 3D printed system to diagnose diabetic retinopathy.

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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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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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Jurassic VR
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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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.

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Feeling Robotic Hands
Researchers Develop Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robot Hands

Researchers from the University of Bristol and BRL received funding to develop a biomimetic forebrain giving robot hands a sense of touch.

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Printing Bacteria
3D Printed Bacteria May Lead to Custom Graphene Materials

A team of researchers in the Netherlands has had a paper published, detailing an exciting new method to effectively 3D print bacteria.

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