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Mar 23, 2016

This Hotel Is 3D Printed from Sand and Volcanic Ash

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The world’s first 3D-printed hotel suite is located in the Philippines. This is just the first in a series of 3D-printed buildings the designer hopes to create in the area.

Planning a vacation to the Philippines? Consider staying at the Lewis Grand Hotel, where a newly-printed room awaits its first guests. You read that right. The hotel, which is located in Angeles City, Pampanga, has the world’s first 3D-printed hotel suite.

Printing a Hotel Suite in 100 Hours

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Mar 23, 2016

New 3D printer unlocks ‘mind-blowing’ possibilities with electronics manufacturing

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, electronics

Lawrence Livermore electronics technologists Dale Kurita, at microscope, and Julian Larregui examine manufacturing circuits for 3D printing. Photo by Julie Russell/LLNL (Download Image)

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Mar 18, 2016

You can now 3D print the world’s lightest material – graphene aerogel

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YES PLEASE.

It’s 7.5 times lighter than air, and a cubic metre of the stuff weighs just 160 grams. It’s 12 percent lighter than the second lightest material in the world – aerographite – and you can balance a few cubic centimetres of the stuff on a dandelion head. Water is about 1,000 times as dense.

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Mar 16, 2016

Light Activated Bio-Bots Powered by Live Muscle Cells (VIDEO)

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, genetics, robotics/AI

March 16th, 2016 Editors Nanomedicine

light-activated-bio-botsBiologically powered robots may one day be used to perform surgical procedures, deliver drugs, and maybe to even make humanoid overlords for us mortals. A big step toward that was taken by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who used light-activated muscle cells as the power source to make tiny bio-bots.

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The optogenetic technique published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences relies on genetically engineered mouse muscle cells that were made to contract in response to blue light. Rings of these cells were placed around a 3D printed flexible rods of different lengths between two and seven millimeters. When light was illuminated over the mechanism, the biobots contracted and walked in a certain direction. Various lengths and configurations were tried to achieve the best walking results. Moreover, the researchers were able to change the direction of the walking bio-bot.

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Mar 10, 2016

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI, space travel

And it wouldn’t actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX.

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Mar 10, 2016

This 3D-Printed Human Tissue Contains Blood Vessels

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New to 3D-bioprinting: Blood vessels. http://voc.tv/14JQHoo

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Mar 6, 2016

Children’s 3D printer

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Mattel just unveiled a $300 3D printer for children to print their own toys.

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Mar 6, 2016

3D-Printed Drugs Coming Soon

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Frankly, in the US this makes me really nervous. Placing drug making 3D printers in your local pharmacies. I hope that the manufacturer has a mechanism setup to cause the machine not to work if it is stolen by the local drug gangs.


The brave new world of 3D-printed drugs in the healthcare industry is heating up.

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Mar 4, 2016

Goodyear Thinks Tires Of The Future Will Be 3D-Printed Spheres

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, transportation

These #3Dprinted sphere-shaped tires could be the future of automobiles thanks to Goodyear.

http://voc.tv/14JQHoo

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Mar 3, 2016

3D-Printed Brain Tissue a Success

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, neuroscience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySPvBbfY2Fc

A 3D-printed layered structure that incorporates neural cells to mimic the structure of brain tissue has been created by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) in Australia, and it could have major consequences in studying and treating conditions such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. The three-dimensional structure will allow scientists to better understand the complex nature of the brain and its 86 billion nerve cells. We look at the benefits and risks of this scientific breakthrough on the Lip News with Jose Marcelino Ortiz and Jo Ankier.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/researchers-are-getting-clo…ing-brains

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