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A $100 billion Spanish retailer is outsmarting everyone else in the industry

Inditex's valuation mark surpassed 100 billion euros (about $109 billion) on Wednesday.<p>Shares have been up 36% in the last year.<p>This accomplishment makes Inditex the most valuable company in Spain.<p>Its achieved market value is only held by about 80 companies worldwide, according to The Business of …

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dr. Michael Patton is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Medical Innovation Labs.</i><p>The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical …

NASA Is 3D-Printing a Better Rocket

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: biofuel, supersonic submarine and a 3D-printed home

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Mobile technology continues to expand and evolve, but until we develop a way to charge our devices on the go, we'll continue to jockey for outlets at airports …

What Happens When 3-D Printing Outgrows Plastics?

Yes, computer-created desserts are about to become a reality thanks to 3D Systems’s new ChefJet printer, which is able to print whole …

Stratasys Sales Surged This Quarter Thanks To The Power Of Home 3D Printing

Stratasys announced some impressive second quarter numbers today, noting that the company saw $178.46 million in revenue this quarter compared to $156.61 million last quarter. Profit also rose from $18 million last year to $27.99 million this year.<p>That’s huge.<p>To what does Stratasys owe this …

Zcan Wireless cuts the cord on scanner mice

Hong Kong-based company Design to Innovation (DTOI) has developed what it is claiming is the world's first wireless scanner mouse. The Zcan Wireless …

Tourbillon 1000% brings 3D printing to watches ... sort of

The tourbillon movement was invented by French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1795 and patented in 1801. It counters the effects of …

Olaf Diegel reveals first prototype of 3D-printed alto saxophone

For the latest addition to the 3D-printed band, Diegel used a traditional alto sax as a design template to match the various key spacings and …

NASA releases 3D-printable models to the public

If you have access to a 3D printer, then you can build your own space fleet courtesy of NASA – provided you don’t mind spacecraft that are plastic …

MakerBot Launches A European Branch

MakerBot wants to take over the world, but you can’t take over the world without leaving home base.<p>This morning, MakerBot announced that they’re formally launching a European arm of their company. It’s called… wait for it… MakerBot Europe.<p>Rather than start from scratch, MakerBot acquired the assets …

OwnPhones aims to produce world's first 3D-printed wireless earphones

Similar to the Normal earphones, the OwnPhones will be tailored to fit and 3D-printed based on images captured using an app on a smartphone. In this …

Woman Has Her Skull Replaced With A 3-D-Printed Plastic One

The most significant skull prosthetic to date<p>A woman with a rare bone disorder has had much of the top of her skull replaced with a 3-D printed plastic piece, <i>Wired U.K.</i> reports. Three months later, she's symptom-free and back to work.<p>The woman's condition made her skull increase in thickness, …

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Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …

Hasbro saddles up 3D-printed My Little Pony figurines designed by fans

To kick things off, the popular My Little Pony series has been customized by a hand-picked selection of 3D artists from the Shapeways community. …

Mini simulated cardiovascular system could speed testing of medications

When scientists want to find out how a new medication will affect the cardiovascular system, the traditional way of doing so is via animal or human …

3D-printed body parts designed for teaching anatomy

While we might not hear much about a "worldwide shortage of cadavers," the fact is that in developing nations and other places, they <i>are</i> in short …

Can Hollywood Teach the Pentagon to Build a Real Iron Man Suit?

The military has elicited the help of Hollywood special effects makers to create a real-world version of Iron Man's suit to use in combat.<p><b>The U.S. military has reportedly asked a</b> movie special-effects master to aid in the creation of its latest project. You read that right: The military is getting …