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The end of work: The consequences of an economic singularity

February 20th, 2019 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Today, we are no longer confined to what nature or natural intelligence must offer. From the steam engine to electricity and digital transformations to artificial intelligence, molecular manufacturing and bioengineering, each new transformative innovation has brought us a new (man-made) way of doing things in ways that nature did not provide for. As new ways […]



Take a look at the world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine

February 15th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

3D printing in one piece avoids the weaknesses of welding. It’s a long way from taking on Blue Origin or SpaceX, but UK startup Orbex is confident enough to show off its Prime Rocket’s second stage. Inside the engineering prototype’s shell is what it claims is the “world’s largest” 3D printed rocket engine, which is […]



Bio-Printers are churning out living fixes to broken spines

January 26th, 2019 at 1:19 am » Comments Off

A new study showed that 3D-printing a spinal cord implant, shown here, restored movement in injured rats.UCSD JACOBS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING FOR DOCTORS AND medical researchers repairing the human body, a 3D printer has become almost as valuable as an x-ray machine, microscope, or a sharp scalpel. Bioengineers are using 3D printers to make more […]



How 3D technology is revolutionizing face transplants

January 23rd, 2019 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

  From modeling to printing, it’s all about seeing inside someone’s head. Face transplants are an ideal setting to fuse medicine with the growing world of 3D printing and imaging. The left image is a rendering of what face transplant recipient Cameron Underwood’s face looked like before his surgery; the right is a planned rendering […]



Engineers can now reverse-engineer 3D models

January 12th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

A system that uses a technique called constructive solid geometry (CSG) is allowing MIT researchers to deconstruct objects and turn them into 3D models, thereby allowing them to reverse-engineer complex things. The system appeared in a paper entitled “InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees” by Tao Du, Jeevana Priya Inala, Yewen Pu, […]



Patient receives 3D-printed rib implant in breakthrough procedure

January 11th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

3D printing made some big advances in the medical domain last year, and it seems like that trend isn’t going to slow down any time soon. Proving that point is an impressive procedure recently carried out in Bulgaria, in which a patient received one of the first 3D-printed ribs as part of a potentially lifesaving […]



Scientists find a way to 3D print one pill for all that ails you

January 9th, 2019 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

  Multiple medications with different release times—all in one pill. Last year, the FDA approved a 3D-printed pill for the first time. And now, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a method to make 3D printing medicine even better. NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Soh Siow Ling, with the […]



6 of the most amazing things that were 3D-printed in 2018

December 29th, 2018 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

  From bridges to cars, 3D printing proved this year that it’s still relevant and exciting. The hype may have died down a little, but 3D printing was still creating waves in manufacturing in 2018. On the important-but-boring side, manufacturing companies are using the tech for things like weight reduction and cost savings. More interestingly, […]



Deloitte’s 9 tech predictions for 2019

December 20th, 2018 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Everybody makes a list of 2019 predictions, but the folks at Deloitte have numbers behind theirs. As one of the world’s biggest accounting and financial services firms, Deloitte is able to confidently predict that, for example, the smart speaker market will generate $7 billion in revenues in 2019. Below is Deloitte’s 18th annual list of […]



High-tech hemp homes: Australia’s 3D-printed green building revolution

December 18th, 2018 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

A Dutch town will host the world’s first liveable 3D-homes, with residents set to move in next year. Photo: Project Milestone From 3D-printed buildings to hemp-panelled homes, a hi-tech green building revolution is under way across the globe. An Australian company has revealed plans to roll out 3D-printed hemp homes, thanks to pioneering technology that […]



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