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Scientists reverse aging in mice by giving them young blood

Plots from <i>The Simpsons</i> are rarely prophetic, but it appears as if, just as it did for Mr. Burns, the blood of the young could help to stave off the signs of aging. Competing teams at Harvard, Cambridge and the University of California have found that pumping the blood of juvenile mice into elderly …

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Are Oreos Addictive? They're Trouble Regardless

A scientist and his students at Connecticut College have shown that certain foods -- the experiment focused on Oreos -- stimulate rat brains in the same way as drugs. In fact, the rats trip harder on Oreo filling than on cocaine or morphine.<p>What they're saying is that Oreos might have addictive …

Nutrition

5 Ways A Radically New Way To 3-D Print Could Change The World

A new 3-D printing process called Hyperform holds the promise to produce furniture, architecture, and more.<p>Earlier this morning, we unveiled what might be the future of 3-D printing. Hyperform was developed by MIT grads and designers Marcelo Coelho and Skylar Tibbits to print large objects using …

3D Printing

MakerBot Introduces an Easy Way to Duplicate Objects

MakerBot 3D Scanner<p>The Digitizer<p>Scan View<p>Back View<p>Replications<p>Printing<p>Front View<p>3D Printer<p>3D Printed Dog<p>NEW YORK CITY — 3D-printing company MakerBot …

Zim offers dual-head 3D printing right out of the box

Zeepro designed its sleek-looking desktop printer to be as user-friendly as possible, so it comes equipped with its own ARM PC board and doesn't …

Gear & Gadgets

Mobile 3D scanner Structure Sensor makes 5X its Kickstarter goal in under 48 hours

Less than 48 hours after San Francisco startup Occipital’s Structure Sensor, a device that turns your iPad into a mobile 3D scanner, went live on …

San Francisco

The FlashForge Creator and the practicalties of 3D printing at home

The basic facts: A 3D printer is a computer-driven device that makes objects out of a supplied material; in this case, plastic. The printer melts the …

Future Spacecraft Will Be 3-D Printed–In Space, By Robots

In a sci-fi dream come true, a new NASA-funded project engages 3-D printers and robots to build the space systems of tomorrow.<p>Space exploration has always been restricted by the fact that all technology is to-go. Everything we put into the great beyond must first be fabricated on Earth and then …

Space

The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

3D Printing

3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

3D Printing

The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: cubify.com<p>Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically …

Gartner Estimates Home 3D Printer Shipments Will Grow 49% This Year

While I’m wary of analyst reports that offer exact figures, Gartner expects 56,507 sub-$10,000 3D printers to ship in 2013, a 49 percent jump over last year. They also expect 98,065 units sold in 2014 and double that in 2015. Their report, however ridiculous, still points to one important thing: …

Review: LulzBot TAZ 3D printer

When the LulzBot TAZ first arrived, the biggest challenge was finding a proper place to set up the system. Having such a big print-envelope (298 mm …

Asda Trialling 3D Printing Service In-store from Next Week

The UK retailer Asda will become the first supermarket chain in the country to offer in-store 3D printing when it begins its trials on October 15.<p>The chain said it will be offering the service, which can scan anything up to the size of a car and reduce it down to an 8-inch model, first at its store …

This African Inventor Created A $100 3-D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, an inventor working in a Togolese maker space, created a 3-D printer from discarded scanner parts that can be built for less than $100.<p>The small West African nation of Togo is one of the last places you’d expect to find a maker space–a workshop where inventors and tinkerers can …

Makerspaces

UCSD students test fire 3D-printed metal rocket engine

The Tri-D rocket engine, as it’s called, was designed and built with the cooperation of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as part of an effort to …

Shapeways Delivers 3D Printing as a Service, Reshaping Business Processes

An assortment of 3D printed items, accompanied by Duann Scott (left), myself (center), and Savannah, (right) at the Shapeways 3D "Factory of the Future" in Queens, NYC. Behind us are rows of high-end 3D printers, polishing machines, designers, QA teams, and operations experts.<p>Trying to configure, …

3D Printing

Specs To Your Specs: Custom 3-D Printed Glasses For $299

Plastics. It’s the domain of 3-D printing–and, as a new company has discovered, ideal for personalized eyewear.<p>There are more than a few hiccups with the promise of 3-D printed goods (which we’ve covered here), but one specific issue is the inevitable plastic ceiling. Until we can produce goods in …

Warby Parker

When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. …

Afghan Assembly To Decide Next Month Future Of U.S. Troops

KABUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The future role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, to be set down in a bilateral accord, will be put to an assembly of some 3,000 tribal elders and other prominent people next month, organisers of the meeting said on Saturday.<p>Organisers of the meeting, known as the …

Big Ol Booties

Apple Dinner Recipes Are The Best Thing To Happen To Us In Fall (PHOTOS)

We know, we know, you don't need any more reminders that fall is apple season -- we've already declared our love for apple desserts, apple pie creations, hot apple cider, and even apple cider cocktails. But when we realized we had yet to show you the best ways to eat fall apples for dinner, we just …

Associated Press News

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Arkansas Restaurant Sign Calls Obamacare "America's Punishment for Slavery Years"

Some restaurants protest the Affordable Care Act by cutting employees' hours, while others post signs that compare it to slavery. "Obamacare, America's <b>punishment for slavery years</b>," read a sign outside of <b>Smokin' Joe's Ribhouse</b> in Rogers, Arkansas over the weekend. The owner of the restaurant, …

26 Truly Thrilling Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to accessorize for soup season.

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