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Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Objects That Connect To Wi-Fi And Don’t Even Need Power

Researchers were able to create 3D-printed objects that can transmit Wi-Fi signals. Oh, and these objects don’t even need power or any kind of electronics to communicate.

Gadgets December 6, 2017

LOOK: This Artificial Muscle Can Lift Up To 1,000 Times Its Own Weight

This artificial muscle is not just incredibly strong, but it also comes cheap at just three cents per gram. Are we one step closer to seeing more lifelike robots?

Robotics September 22, 2017

This 3D Printed Nintendo Switch Arcade Cabinet Also Cools and Charges The Hybrid Console

The Nintendo Switch Arcade Cabinet by ConcaveChest does more than just hold the hybrid console, as it also offers cooling and charging functions. Nintendo Switch owners with 3D printers should definitely give this project a look.

Video Games August 18, 2017

3D-Printed Bricks From Fake Lunar Soil May Help Build Human Colonies On The Moon Someday

In a new experiment done by the European Space Agency (ESA), bricks were 3D-printed out of fake lunar soil and given solar heat. Learn more about these 3D-printed moon bricks and their role in future human colony on the moon.

Space May 25, 2017

New 3D 'Space Fabric' Marries Fashion And Engineering To Protect Astronauts, Spacecraft From Debris

Meet the new 'space fabric,' a versatile, pliable 3D-printed material courtesy of NASA engineers. This highly flexible metallic fabric resembling chain mail has multiple scientific applications and could be used to shield spacecraft from asteroids and insulate astronaut spacesuits.

Space May 5, 2017

Want To Quickly Construct An Entire Dome? This MIT 3D Printer Can Do It Within 14 Hours

MIT researchers constructed and developed a robotic system, which used 3D printing to construct primary architectural structures. The MIT 3D Printer successfully constructed a dome within 14 hours.

Robotics April 30, 2017

Could This 3D-Printed Patch Heal A Damaged Heart?

Biomedical researchers have produced a novel 3D-bioprinted patch that could help renew scarred tissue and assist heart attack patients. Could this be the breakthrough that study of heart failure is waiting for?

Medicine April 24, 2017

Ingenious Solution To Coral Bleaching Crisis: 3D-Printed Reefs Could Repopulate The Ocean

As conservationists struggle to save endangered reefs worldwide, 3D-printed corals seem to offer a viable solution for the protection of marine ecosystems. This technology enables scientists to engineer perfect replicas of natural reefs, providing homes for new coral polyps.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Liquid Metal 3D Printing Holds Promise As Revolutionary Manufacturing Method

3D printing with metals is nothing new but a startup is taking the process to the next level by using liquid metal instead of the usual powdered ones, potentially revolutionizing the manufacturing process.

Material Science January 16, 2017

MIT Researchers Develop Porous, 3D Graphene 10 Times Stronger Than Steel But Lighter

It has been established that graphene is a strong material, and it just keeps getting better. Researchers have created a new form of the material that makes it 10 times stronger than steel at a mere fraction of the latter’s density.

Material Science January 7, 2017

Researchers Carry Out Live Cell Imaging With Just A Smartphone

New research has proposed a cheaper alternative to the expensive scientific equipment necessary for the observation of cell dynamics and behavior. The new method uses smartphones and it is significantly cheaper.

Biotech December 24, 2016

This 3D-Printed Material Shrinks When Heated

Most solid materials expand when heated. Using a 3D printing process known as projection microstereolithography, researchers made a metamaterial that shrinks when exposed to heat.

Material Science October 26, 2016

MIT Researchers Develop Shock-Absorbent 3D-Printed Robots With Soft Skins [VIDEO]

By programming soft materials according to design specifications, MIT CSAIL researchers have managed to create a shock-absorbent 3D-printed robot with soft skins. The technology may be used in a range of applications, from commercial to military.

Robotics October 4, 2016

You Can Soon 3D Print 'Skylanders Imaginators' Heroes Via Creator App

'Skylanders' companion app 'Creators' for iOS and Android, which lets players design custom Imaginator heroes, is available now. For $49.99, players can order a 3D print version and import it as a playable character in 'Skylanders Imaginators,' coming Oct. 16.

Apps/Software October 4, 2016

Can 3D-Printed Objects 'Remember' Their Original Shapes?

An international team of scientists successfully manipulated a 3D-printed structure that can 'remember' its original shape. The process can lead to advancements in a wide range of fields.

Material Science August 28, 2016

This Smartphone Case Will Make It Easier To Catch 'Em All In 'Pokémon GO'

Jon Cleaver has uploaded 3D printing blueprint for a smartphone case that will help 'Pokémon GO' players in catching Pokémon. However, the case is currently only compatible with select smartphones.

Video Games July 24, 2016

Police Request For 3D-Printed Fingers To Unlock A Murder Victim's Smartphone

The police approached a Michigan State University professor with the unusual request to create 3D-printed fingers. The authorities will use the replica to unlock the smartphone of a murder victim.

Security July 22, 2016

‘Pokémon GO’ Player Makes Charging Pokédex Smartphone Case, Addresses Battery Drain In Game

Never run out of juice while playing 'Pokémon GO' with a Battery Pack Pokédex! If you’re going to be the best like no one ever was, it can't hurt to look the part, right?

Video Games July 19, 2016

'Doom' BFG Is Even Bigger Than You Thought

An official Bethesda-approved 'Doom' BFG replica is massive.

Geek July 8, 2016

New 3D Printing Technique Helps Create Jaw Prosthesis For Cancer Survivor

A revolutionary 3D printing technique developed by scientists from Indiana University has changed both the field of medicine and the life of a cancer survivor named Shirley Anderson. Here is his story.

Biotech July 4, 2016

Scientists Design 3D-Printed Pills For Personalized Medicine: How It Works

A breakthrough fabrication method developed by scientists in Singapore can be adjusted to suit every patient's personalized medication. This invention is in the form of 3D-printed pills.

Medicine May 30, 2016

Airbus Subsidiary APWorks Unveils World's First 3D-Printed Motorcycle: Meet The Electric Light Rider

APWorks, one of Airbus’ subsidiaries, recently unveiled a 3D printed motorcycle that weighs less than its future riders. Meet Light Rider, the first 3D printed electric motorcycle that packs powerful specs.

Car Tech May 21, 2016

Harvard 3D Printer Uses Lasers To Make Self-Supporting Metal Structures In Mid-air

A 3D printer uses lasers to create metallic objects in mid-air.

Gadgets May 17, 2016

Scandy 3D-Prints Your 360-Degree Panoramic Images Into Spherical Photos

Panoramic images can also be uploaded to the Scandy system, which takes the digital information and 3D prints it into a sphere-shaped photograph that customers can hold in their hand.

Gadgets May 16, 2016

Your Cat Can Finally Talk Back In A Human Voice With Temptations' 3D-Printed Collar

Temptations Lab developed a 3D-printed collar that gives your cat the ability to talk back by translating meows to English.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

One Poland Nonprofit Is Working On 3D-Printed Smart Glasses For The Visually Impaired

Users who are wearing the glasses can press a button on the frame to take a picture of the object in front of them.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

High-Tech Vending Machines Will Dispense 3D-Printed Snacks In The Future

Finnish nonprofit VTT Technical Research Centre is investing in high-tech vending machines that will allow customers to customize their healthy snack that is 3D-printed.

Life & Style May 5, 2016

3D Graphene Lab’s Dr. Daniel Stolyarov Is Engineering The Future Atom By Atom

As the sole manufacturer of graphene-enhanced printing materials, 3D Graphene Lab co-founder Daniel Stolyarov is at the forefront of a game-changer in the 3D printing industry.

Business Tech April 29, 2016

Little Maia Born With Only One Ear To Be Fitted With 3D Printed Prosthetic

A prosthetic ear built by a 3D printer could soon enhance toddler Maia Van Mulligan's hearing capabilities. Maia was born with just one ear.

LIFE April 18, 2016

New Balance 3D Printed Running Shoes: Here's How Much You Need To Pay To Score A Pair

New Balance introduces its first 3D-printed running shoes slated to hit stores in Boston on April 15. Produced in limited numbers, each pair is priced at $400.

April 13, 2016

Print Out A 3D Robot And Watch it Walk Away (Almost) - No Assembly Required!

A new 3D printing technique has been developed that allows solids and liquids to be created simultaneously. How could this affect the future of robotics?

FUTURE TECH April 7, 2016

OLO Turns Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer (Yes, You Can Print From Your Smartphone)

OLO 3D Inc. has invented a new device that will revolutionize the 3D printing industry with OLO. The device is light, compact, affordable and lets you print using just your smartphone.

Gadgets March 29, 2016

Researchers Create World's First 3D Replica Of 3,000-Year-Old Chinese Oracle Bone

A 3,000-year-old Chinese oracle bone made history as the first artifact to have a high-resolution 3D image and replica. With its ease of use, 3D technology continues to aid experts and researchers in their studies.

Arts & Culture March 24, 2016

Scientists Discover How To Copy 3D-Printed Models With Impressive Accuracy

3D printers make acoustic sounds during action. These acoustic sounds can be recorded on any recording device, including smartphones, and reverse engineered to re-create accurate 3D-printed models.

March 7, 2016

3D-Printed Diagnostic Device Can Detect Anemia In Less Than 60 Seconds

Detecting anemia may be as easy as pricking your finger and running the blood sample under a smartphone. Scientists from Kansas are testing a new 3D-printed device that runs exactly like that, and can identify anemia in less than a minute.

LIFE February 29, 2016

History-Making Procedure Gives Cancer Patient 3D-Printed Titanium Vertebrae

An Australian neurosurgeon conducted a historical operation: the surgical removal of malignant vertebrae with a subsequent transplant of a 3D-printed titanium replacement. The procedure is the first of its kind and can lead to new treatments for cancer patients.

LIFE February 23, 2016

New 3D Printer Shows Potential For Producing Tissues, Organs And Bones

Replacing diseased organs, tissues and even bones with 3D-printed structures may soon become a possibility. A new 3D printer shows promise that such organs may last inside the body and create its own network of blood vessels.

LIFE February 15, 2016

Mattel Revives 'ThingMaker' As 3D Printer For Families: Toy Factory At Home

Mattel announced a partnership with Autodesk to bring the ThingMaker back. The classic toy will return as a 3D printer with apps for Android and iOS, allowing users to come up with myriads of designs for toys, jewelry and more.

Gadgets February 13, 2016

Experts 3D Print Liver-Like Tissues Fit For Drug Testing And Disease Modelling

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new liver tissue model that is capable of recreating the structure and functions of a real liver. The technology provides pharma companies with the means to reduce the time and money needed to produce new drugs.

LIFE February 10, 2016

Filmmaker Creates Animated Video Starring A 3D Printer That Runs The World

Filmmaker Eran Amir posted a new video to YouTube that features an animated 3D-printed baby running around the world.

Internet February 9, 2016

The 3Doodler Start Lets Kids Draw Their Own 3D-Printed Creations

The startup WobbleWorks, which has seen Kickstarter success, announced its new 3D printing pen for children is now available for preorder.

Gadgets February 9, 2016

This 3D Scanner Could Give Us Custom-Built Sports Equipment

A graduate student by the name of Pieter Smakman has built a 3D scanner that is able to scan a user's hand simply by having them place their hand inside of a scanning ring.

Gadgets February 8, 2016

3D-Printed Display Could Help Blind People Explore Maps And Images

A new 3D-printed display called Linespace has been developed. It is aimed at allowing blind people to explore things like images and maps, and a number of apps have been created for it.

Gadgets February 8, 2016

Panthers' Linebacker Will Wear 3D-Printed Arm Brace To Play In Super Bowl 50

After having surgery on his fractured right arm nearly two weeks ago, Thomas Davis has been outfitted with a 3D-printed, shock-absorbing arm brace that will allow him to play in the big game Sunday.

Wearable Tech February 4, 2016

3D Printed Gel Unveils Secret Of How Human Brain Folds

Scientists used a 3-D printed gel model to reveal how the brain gets its signature wrinkled look. The fetal brain starts off with a smooth surface. Wrinkling or folding is Nature's way of packing a powerful, large processor in a small skull.

LIFE February 2, 2016

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