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Using 3D printing to keep power plants cool

Scientists have used new 3D printing methods to produce heat exchangers to cool down power plants and improve energy efficiency.

3D printing for detecting off-milk in cartons

Researchers have used 3D printing to develop a sensor that can be placed inside a carton of milk to detect if the milk is fit for drinking and to alert if the milk has "gone off."

3D printing in the Cloud — Lucas Matheson, CEO of Pinshape talks Special

San Francisco - 3D printing is currently in its embryonic stage, barely a toddler, but it’s taking over, fast. New materials and much faster printing technology have now been joined by a new dynamic — cloud printing.

3D bioprinting regenerates nerve cells

In the latest technological leap with 3D printing, scientists are close to using a device to regenerate neurons. This is through the use of a tissue-printing machine.

Iron Man replaces young boy's arm with one of his own

Seven-year-old Alex Pring was born without his right arm above his elbow. Robert Downey Jr. (i.e. "Iron Man") presented him with a robotic arm designed and built with 3D printing at Limbitless Solutions.

DNA smart glue could fix organs together

Researchers are working on creating a so-called DNA ‘smart glue’ that could one day be used to hold together 3-D-printed materials, such as tissues or even organs grown in the laboratory.

New technology for making living tissue

A new method for constructing large tissues from living components of three-dimensional micro-tissues has been developed. Researchers hope that the process can one day building entire organs.

Squids provide the blueprint for 3D printing

Squids have been used by people for centuries, as food and for their ink. Now squids have a new application in the modern technological realm of 3D printing. This is in the form of a thermoplastic.

Japan charges 'vagina artist' Megumi Igarashi with obscenity

Tokyo - A Japanese woman who uses 3D printing to create works of art shaped like her vagina has been charged with distributing obscene data in a case that has sparked widespread debate about freedom of expression and censorship.

New algorithm advances 3D printing

Burnaby - Professor Richard Zhang, of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, has developed a new algorithm for 3D printing. To demonstrate this, with seasonal flair, he has produced some remarkable Christmas trees.

3D-printed medical marijuana inhaler first of its kind

Tel Aviv - With the help of 3D printing, an Israeli company has developed two pocket-sized, metered medical marijuana inhalers, one for use in hospital settings, and one for use in-home.

3D printed goddess idol to debut in Indian festival Dussehra

A unique kind of goddess will be making its way to Kolkata, India for the upcoming Dussehra festival. A tech company has created a 3D printed version of an idol of the goddess Durga.

Incredible 3-D printed keys that can unlock almost anything

Technologists have utilized 3-D printing technology to produce "bump keys". These are keys capable of opening millions of locks.

Printing in 3D now available on Amazon

Three-dimensional printing services are now available on, allowing customers to customize items ranging from bobble head toys to unique jewelry through third-party sellers.

3D printing startup teams with Amazon and gives toys to sick kids Special

Toronto -, a 3D printing company, is a new, highly regarded startup which was part of 500 Startup TechCrunch’s’ recent batch of companies startup class of 2014.

Op-Ed: 500 Startups' Pinshape launches Uprising - 3D printing made easy Special

What do you get when you combine 3D printing, Pinterest-style collections, Dribbble-inspired design portfolios, and Etsy-style shopping capabilities? If three entrepreneurs from Edmonton, AB have their way, Pinshape will soon be the obvious answer.

3-D printers make 10 houses in 24-hours

Suzhou - A company in China has used giant 3-D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached single-storey houses in a day, it has been alleged by an official Chinese news agency.

Artist turns your brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures

A New York artist has made an astronomical technological breakthrough. Ion Pompian, located in a gallery six floors above Broadway has developed a tool that turns people’s brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures.

3D printing gets closer to printing living human tissue

A new bioprinting method has created intricately patterned 3-D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels. Researchers are hopeful that printing living tissue will soon be possible.

Op-Ed: Putin butt plug? No thanks, keep that asshole away from mine! Special

Orlando - Whilst recently railing against Vladimir Putin's military aggression against Ukraine, some anonymous Russophile messaged me a photo of a 3D-printed Putin butt plug, with the accompanying advice to "shove it up my ass."

3D printer partnership could mean 300 times faster printing

A new partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cincinnati Incorporated could mean 3D printing 500 times faster for larger projects about 10 times in size.

Cancer patient gets new pelvis via 3D printer

A British surgeon has used the latest 3D-printing techniques to create a new pelvis for a man who had lost half his original one to cancer.

Photoshop now '3D ready'

Adobe's Photoshop software has recently been updated to allow users to produce designs ready to become 3D-printed objects.

Syphon from 3D printer makes sharing drinks very simple

Soon everything we need will be able to be obtained if we have the knowledge of how to operate a 3D printer. Even if what we need is the most efficient way to share a drink.

First flight by combat aircraft fitted with 3D printed parts

Warton - British defense manufacturer BAE Systems announced, Sunday, that a Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado fighter plane flew from an airfield in north-west England fitted out with components made using 3D printing technology.

Op-Ed: Physically interactive computing - MIT’s inFORM rewrites CAD, 3D

Sydney - MIT’s new physically interactive inFORM is the at the “Hey, this thing rolls!” stage of wheel invention for practical 3D computing. It’s a 3D physical display of active computer processing- Solid form live computation imagery.

3-D-printed bacteria allow scientists to study infections

Austin - 3-D printing has allowed those own such technology to print everything from silverware to gun parts. Now, scientists are using it to study infections.

Scientists grow a 'human looking' ear

Scientists used a titanium wire framework to help ears - which look like human ears - and which are made from collagen and sheep cartilage cells, to maintain their shape.

Mini-Me: 3D printing takes a step ahead with instant human copies

Hamburg - For the very latest in personal photography, a German company is offering to capture your image, complete with poses, clothing, hairstyles and facial impressions, all in living, 3D color.

Scientists use 3D printer to create tiny, powerful battery

3D printers are continuing to find more everyday uses, and a team at Harvard have now created a lithium-ion battery the size of a grain of sand that could greatly benefit medical and communications technology.
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Mobius design concept Landscape House bu Universe Architecture
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