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Print my ride! Local Motors builds the world's first 3D-printed electric car

The Local Motors Strati started with an idea. The crew at Local Motors wanted to build the world's first 3D-printed car. Specs were scratched together, project guidelines set and, true to its open-sourced roots, the automaker opened the project up to a crowdsourcing process similar to the one that …

3D-printed nose implant ready for trials

You might be able to get by in life without, say, an ear, or with a damaged nose -- but for those experiencing it, looking different can have a massive impact on self esteem and emotional wellbeing. Of course, the best surgical option is using the patient's own cartilage to craft an implant -- such …

The Future of 3D Printing - We're Not in Kansas Anymore

The concept of widely accessible 3D printing has, up until recently, been reserved for sci-fi movies and companies with extensive budgets. However, in the past few years there have been hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in 3D printing companies around the world, demonstrating the shift in …

I 3D-Printed My Own Candy Gummies

I recently visited Katjes , a popular German candy shop, because they are one of the first to offer food-certified 3D-printed candy for public consumption in hopes to ease people into the idea of 3D-printed food.<p>Katjes is a popular German confectionary brand known for producing a range of utterly …

The First Review of adidas's 3D-Printed Futurecraft Prototype

Taking a look at what the Futurecraft means for the future of footwear.<p>adidas only announced yesterday its new revolutionary 3D-printed Futurecraft …

MakerBot lays off another 20% of staff

Two of MakerBot's founders Zach Smith and Bre Prettis. Wikipedia<p>3D printing company MakerBot is laying off 20% of its staff for the second time in six months, CEO Jonathan Jaglom announced in a blog post. The company let 80 staff go back in April, and now the team is at less than 400.<p>Jaglom writes …

3D Printing

You can design and 3D-print your own gold and silver jewelry with Trove

Who says jewelry making has to remain a priesthood? Not the 21st century, and certainly not Trove, a brand new platform that launched Thursday which …

6 Amazing 3D-Printed Body Parts That Changed Patients' Lives

Ball's in your court, ​nature​.<p>There's been a <i>lot</i> of hype around 3D printing, but its applications in medicine are real.<p>Advances in "additive manufacturing" -- the industrial version of 3D printing -- are being applied toward federally approved medical devices, and have enabled surgeons from …

Surgeons used a 3D printed heart to practice complicated surgery on a 4 year old girl

From space exploration to R/C car racing and everything in between, 3D printing is changing the world in a big way. Even medicine is embracing the …

Maker 3D-prints himself a prosthetic flexing fingertip

After Christian Call suffered an injury on the job and lost the tip of his right index finger, he was determined to find a prosthetic. "Initially I was trying to acquire a life-like prosthetic, but none of them actually worked and the price was out of reach," he told Crave. A few years ago, Call …

We're all about to start taking 3D printed drugs

<i>Aprecia Pharmaceuticals announced that its epilepsy drug SPRITAM was the first drug approved by the FDA that is manufactured with 3-D printing technologies. (Image Credit: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals)</i><p>“By combining 3D printing technology with a highly-prescribed epilepsy treatment, SPRITAM is designed …

Amazing industrial 3D printer fits in a truck, can print an entire building in 24 hours

Created by Russian engineer Nikita Chen-yun-tai, the new Apis Cor 3D printer is powerful enough to print a building in one day, yet small enough to …

SF Nerds Can Now Impress Dates With UberSELECT

UberSELECT, Uber’s higher-end car offering has finally rolled out to those in San Francisco. The service allows folks in the 7×7 to choose luxury cars for their ride, including BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes C-Class, according to a post on Uber’s blog.<p>UberSELECT rolled out to other cities …

A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

Crowd Funding

Here is NASA's three-step plan for getting humans to Mars

You might not have noticed, but NASA is pretty excited about Mars. Things have been ramping up lately, what with the convenient pop culture tie-in of the film "The Martian," and NASA has been flooding the Interwebs with optimistic #JourneytoMars speculation.<p>Now the agency has released a plan …

You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

Though it may look like something from a sci-fi movie, the PharmaJet Needle-free Jet Injector is inspired by vaccination guns that have been used since the 1960s, according to the US National Library of Medicine.<p>The first ones were powered by electricity or foot pumps and administered smallpox …

Public Health

Scientists want an exercise pill that saves you from hitting the gym

Those '50s-era dreams of taking pills to solve all your problems? They're more realistic than you might think. Researchers have created a blueprint of the molecular-level muscle reactions to exercise that should lead to treatments which mimic workouts. Yes, that means that you could eventually take …

Quintessential Points for Developing A Successful Mobile App

With millions of mobile applications on the market, competition is more vigorous than ever. And as new applications continue to release the number of …

Web Design

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

Photography

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.<p>Next time something you hear goes in one ear and out the other, you have a built-in excuse. Just blame it on your Achilles' ear—a weakness that lies not in a mythical hero's heel, but in the real-life …

Men Have Been Putting On Cologne All Wrong

Many men wear cologne in the workplace or out on the town, but they often don't know how to wear it.<p>How much to put on? And, where do you put it?<p>We went to visit the experts at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan to get some answers.

Manhattan

U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted

In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants, according to …

Nuclear Energy

Fujitsu's latest all-in-ones don't need to be turned off

With all of the talk surrounding smartphones and tablets, it's sometimes easy to forget that desktops still occupy most of our working days. Fujitsu hasn't forgotten them, however, and is wheeling out a pair of all-in-one units that'll accompany you on the 9-to-5. The Esprimo X923 comes with a …

This is How Twitch Streaming Will Work on the Xbox One

Microsoft has released a walkthrough video on YouTube detailing how the upcoming Twitch integration will work on the Xbox One.<p>Narrated by Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb, director of programming for Microsoft, it offers step-by-step instructions on how to launch the Twitch app and set up a stream. As …

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UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue (update)

The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy concerns. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that extensive patient information from its HES (hospital episode …

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …