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Fierce fighting and air strikes continue in Syria

Syrian state television, rebel groups and conflict monitors say fierce fighting and air strikes are continuing in several parts of northern Syria.<p>Sites in Aleppo and Idlib province have been hit on Sunday.<p>It comes after scores of people were reportedly killed in aerial bombardments on …

Middle East

Volunteers from Illinois boost Red Cross relief efforts in Louisiana

When Fran and Frank Cornwell first arrived in Hammond, La., last week, they had a truck full of food to deliver to flood victims but no set route.<p>So the retired couple drove around looking for soggy stacks of drywall, carpeting piled curbside and furniture waterlogged beyond recognition — likely …

This Awesome Machine Can 3D Print Plants To Grow Into Any Shape

Takeuchi has found a way to print gardens filled with herbs and flowers. These gardens can then be planted on rooftops, or pretty much anywhere.<p>He uses a 3D printer and software that he designed to print yarn encasements that hold plant seeds that grow in to full-fledged plants in just a few weeks. …

3D Printed Popsicles Turn Cacti And Disease Into Tasty Treats

Thanks to 3D printing, you can now eat your fears in the form of Wei Li's frozen treats.<p><i>Images via</i><p>Though you've likely never wondered what it's like to lick a cactus, let alone something more abstract like chicken pox or influenza, Wei Li’s new project, <i>Dangerous Popsicles,</i> uses 3D printing and …

First-ever 3D-printed space telescopes nearing completion

Telescopes are very simple devices in theory, but getting one to work in space means a complex assembly of mechanical parts that is expensive, …

Disney Conquers Physics, Uses 3D Printing To Create Impossible Spinning Tops

Have you ever been sitting around bored and found yourself trying to get some random household object — a battery, a pen, whatever — to spin around like a top?<p>Disney has taken that idea to a pretty grand extreme. Combining the power of 3D printing and some damned clever physics work, they’ve worked …

3D Printing Fortunes Diverge As Stratasys, 3D Systems Report Vastly Different Quarters

It may be time for the 3D printing industry to crown a new king.<p>3D Systems captured the public’s imagination and the stock was one of the market’s biggest gainers last year. But fortunes shifted in 2014. The second quarter earnings the 3D printer manufacturer reported last week came in sharply …

Printed Part to Space, Creates Printed Engine Chamber

Through 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, robust and high-performing rocket parts can be created and offer improvements over traditional …

Inoperable tumor removed from five year old, thanks to 3D printing

July 3, 2014<p>A team of surgeons at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona, Spain has successfully completed a "highly complex" surgery to remove a …

New Heliolithography Technology Could Eventually Replace SLA and FDM

When it comes to consumer level 3D printers, there are 2 types of technology currently available. There is fused deposition modeling (FDM) and there …

Designers recreate Stone Age tools with space-age technology

For more than a million years, the simple stone hand axe was one of our most important tools, but in the age of smartphones and virtual reality it can be hard to understand how revolutionary it really was. In their design series "Man Made," Dov Ganchrow and Ami Drach use 3D printing to make the …

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ball at the opening ceremonies of the World Cup, and a double-amputee snowboarding champion stun the audience on Dancing With The Stars. Today’s …

SpaceX Completes Qualification Testing of SuperDraco Thruster

<i>Thruster to Power Revolutionary Launch Escape System on Dragon Spacecraft</i><p>HAWTHORNE, Ca – Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) announced …

Make Your Own World With Programmable Matter

<b>Several executives listen attentively to a sharp-</b>suited sales rep making his pitch. Suddenly, a miniature car emerges from a vat of gray goop in the …

Now Anyone Can Purchase Kits to 3D Print Their Own Prosthetic Hands for Only $45

Cyborg Beast Assembly Kit<p>We have heard countless stories about individuals who have been the beneficiary of 3D printed prosthetic hands. Just several …

Medical 3d printing products

Researchers at Washington State University have shown that the addition of curcumin as an ingredient to 3D printed scaffolds … [Read more...]<p>Rawal …

Washington State

Staples’ 3-D Printing Service Has Arrived

The 3-D selfie just got easier. After two years of European trials, Staples has opened two experimental 3-D printing service centers in New York and Los Angeles.<p>Two years after testing 3-D printing service centers in Europe, office supply and services giant Staples is trying the concept in America, …

All about: 3d printed fruit is here thanks to microsoft research and dovetailed

We recently covered Shapify Pro , which is a software package that lets users 3D scan objects with their Kinect . This week Microsoft updated their …

Kinect

3D Printing Enables University Students to Become Aerospace Manufacturers

The educational value of 3D printing cannot be ignored as academic institutions throughout the world are integrating additive workflows into existing …

Virginia Beach

11 of the Craziest and Coolest Things You Can Now 3D Print

From taking close care of our loved ones to helping us make makeup to enhancing the IKEA furniture-building experience, our latest adventures in 3D printing have really hit close to home. They have also been, well, way out of this world. When our watercooler convos at Brit HQ are more about what …

Is the Future of Car Manufacturing in 3D Printing?

It looks like an oversized Lego construction, weighs a mere 81 kilograms (178 pounds) and is assembled from scratch in under two hours. Students of the Aalborg University in Denmark 3D-printed hundreds of parts holding together their car for the Shell Eco-marathon competition in Rotterdam. Is this …

Robohand's cheap 3D-printed leg is set to revolutionize prosthetics - ExtremeTech

Robohand’s cheap 3D-printed leg is set to revolutionize prosthetics<p>By on May 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Prosthetics

The 17 Most Exciting Startups at the 2014 Maker Faire

Scientists Finally Understand Shark Skin, Thanks to 3D Printers

If you described a shark as a toothy torpedo covered in sandpaper, you wouldn't be too far off the mark. It's that rough sandpapery skin that gives …

Harvard

Autodesk unveils 3D printer as it aims to become industry's Android

<b>Autodesk - the leading 3D modelling software-maker - is going into hardware with its own 3D printer.</b><p>Chief executive Carl Bass revealed the news ahead of an appearance at the MakerCon conference in California.<p>In addition to selling the machine, Autodesk will also allow other manufacturers to make …

UConn Students 3D Print Two Different Artificial Kidneys

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the possibility of 3D bioprinting organs, such as livers, kidneys and hearts. In fact, many experts within the …

3D Printed Blood Vessels Come to Congress

A 3D print­er can trans­form a com­puter design in­to phys­ic­al ob­jects — such as jew­elry, toys, or even blood ves­sels — in a mat­ter of …

Intellectual Property

Mink Is A 3D Printer For Makeup

3D printing is all the rage these days, but for now, it’s mostly centered around little plastic doo-dads. The Mink, launching today on the Disrupt NY stage, is a bit different.<p>The little printer lets users choose any color on the web, or in the real world, and using simple already-existing …