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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, […]



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