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Extreme Eventualities


Most of this site is hopefully positive about the increasing speed of Exponential Technologies and the potential outcomes. The big question is, what fate will humanity choose?

It seems we can either transcend the scarcity and limits we have evolved within or craft our own tragic fate. Technology is neither good nor bad. A hammer can be a tool used for building or a weapon of destruction. So it is with all tools and technologies.

I think any reasonable person should be awed by the speed of the advance of many sectors in the news feed of this site. We arguably more significant innovations every year than we had in our history. And, the speed of advance or human prowess through technology just gets faster and faster.

Most things advance through the will, efforts and accomplishments of a select segment of our population. Just as there are world class athletes, business people, and other segments, a few people drive change, evolution and advancement of our species.

So, where are the brilliant few that will help us to change our habits, proclivities and perhaps our very nature? We need them. We need them now.

Children seem to come into the world with awe, openness, and wonder. With needs, but without hate. With opportunity.

Most of us survive the random nature of our birth situation and circumstances. Most of us can show the scars we know and hide from the hidden ones. Many of us thrive and create, survive and love.

Each new generation is an opportunity for us to raise a better generation. But our broken one is the one that must do that.

Our technological power demands that. If we don’t, soon we will crash into ourselves at such a force or with such tyranny that life and beauty will surely take a tragic hit. Perhaps not to complete destruction but surely less than what lies down the other path of advancing our humanity at least a bit as we master the rest of our landscape.

Surely that decision deserves something better than we are giving it. Where are the geniuses of that part of destiny? Anyone?

Artificial Intelligence: Top News and Articles.

Computers are starting to reason like humans | Science | AAAS New artificial intelligence beats humans at understanding relationships between objects
Researchers create a computer that writes own folk music | Daily Mail Online The computerised composer, developed by scientists at Kingston University and Queen Mary University marks a significant step forward for the capabilities of artificial intelligence (stock image).” name=”description
“Godlike” Artificial intelligence just officially beat the world’s #1 Go player – ScienceAlert Game over.
MIT $100K winner’s optical chips perform AI computations at light speed | MIT News MIT team Lightmatter won $100,000 grand prize at MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition for developing optical chips that compute using light no electric signals for faster, more efficient artificial intelligence computations.
3 Types of Artificial Intelligence, But Only 2 Are Valid | RealClearFuture 3 Types of Artificial Intelligence, But Only 2 Are Valid | RealClearFuture
Google will make 1,000 Cloud TPUs (44 petaFLops) available at no cost to machine learning researchers via the TensorFlow Research Cloud | NextBigFuture.com Google will make 1,000 Cloud TPUs (44 petaFLops) available at no cost to machine learning researchers via the TensorFlow Research Cloud..sorFlow Research Clouds
Google AIY: Artificial Intelligence Yourself | Hackaday
Genuine enthusiasm for AI | MIT News MIT’s course 6.036 (Introduction to Machine Learning) has grown to become one of the most popular on campus since was first offered in 2013.
Neural Networks: You’ve Got It So Easy | Hackaday
AI Investors Make a Killing in Stock Market Study | RealClearFuture AI Investors Make a Killing in Stock Market Study | RealClearFuture
Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go – The VergeThe future of computing may be inside our skulls
Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers ​The human brain is nature’s most powerful processor, so developing computers that mimic it is a long-term goal. Neural networks are the closest models we have, and now Stanford scientists have developed an organic artificial synapse, inching us closer to making computers more efficient learners.
Artificial intelligence just owned some of the world’s best poker players – ScienceAlert Gotta know when to fold’em.
Scientists built an AI that is smarter than most adults – BGR Computers can already hold a massive amount of instantly-retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually display intelligence is an entirely different challenge.
Poker Is The Latest Game To Fall To Artificial Intelligence | 33rd Square
New AI To Take On World’s Best Poker Players The Libratus AI system will take on some of the greatest human players in a game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker. Researchers believe similar automated systems could participate in complex negotiations, go toe to toe with nefarious hackers, and even fight disease.
Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence | ZDNet If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.
9 Artificial Intelligence Stats That Will Blow You Away | The Daily Caller As the AI era continues to unfold, the idea of a future driven by artificial intelligence can evoke mixed emotions.
Artificial intelligence System Determines Fate Of Fly Colony | Digital Trends The catchily-titled flyAI is an art installation project that features a colony of living houseflies whose fate is determined by artificial intelligence.
Mark Zuckerberg Just Unveiled His Newest Creation, an AI Named Jarvis Inspired by Jarvis in Iron Man, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg built an AI system to run his home and help him with work. Throughout the process, Zuckerberg realized we are still far off from understanding how artificial intelligence learns.
Google’s AI Can Read Your Retinas to Prevent Blindness Google DeepMind created an AI that matched or exceeded the performance of experts in identifying a common form of blindness and grading its severity. Researchers trained the AI algorithm using a set of 128,000 retinal images, and tested its performance on 12,000 images.
Google AI Creates Its Own Language to Translate Languages It Doesn’t Know – Breitbart Google Brain’s Neural Network AI has reportedly created its own universal language, which allows the system to translate between other languages.
Google Unveils a Slew of New Machine Learning APIs | Digital Trends Google is drastically revamping its cloud-powered machine learning services, in part by introducing a slew of new APIs.
AI-enabled chess set moves virtual opponents on a real board Today, we can play chess against AI or humans anywhere, without the tactile pleasure of moving real pieces. Square Off is a physical chess board that moves pieces around itself, with an AI system or an online human player using an app or their own board.
A Better Journalist? AI Are Better at Predicting Elections Than Humans The AI, called MogIA, based its analysis on 20 million data points from platforms such as Google, Twitter, and YouTube. The AI aims at learning from the environment, developing its own rules at the policy layer, and developing expert systems without discarding any data.
Harnessing the Power of the Hive Mind Has Allowed One Company to Predict the Future Using swarm intelligence, UNU was able to predict some of the biggest events of the year with stunning accuracy. Swarm intelligence may be a safer way to develop AI since the intelligence gathering is human centered.
Judging a Book by Its Cover: AI Can Now Tell What’s on the Inside by Looking at the Outside A deep neural network, which has four layers of up to 512 neurons each, was able to correctly identify what genre a book belongs to just by analyzing its cover. The resulting rate of accuracy is significantly better than mere chance.
Robo-Pharmacist: This AI is Designing Structures for Futuristic Wonder Drugs This AI can help search for new drug compounds without using lengthy simulations, thanks to its training on 250,000 drug-like molecules. According to researchers, this could play a role in finding or optimizing lead drug candidates, or other areas like solar cells or catalysts.
How To Train Your AI: Microsoft Releases Open-Source Deep Learning Software Tech colossus, Microsoft, has released its AI software for developers everywhere, and it can even be run from a single laptop. Open-source deep learning software has the potential of opening the floodgates of technological revolution.
The AI Conversation Has Exploded This Decade With Big Advances
Artificially intelligent ‘judge’ developed which can predict court verdicts with 79 per cent accuracy A computer ‘
8 Ways AI Will Profoundly Change City Life by 2030
Robot Babies From Japan Raise Questions About How Parents Bond With AI
Dawn of Synthetic Reason: DeepMind Can Learn From Its Own Memory Using a new system titled a Differential Neural Computer (DNC), Google’s DeepMind is able to draw from data stores to learn. A DNC allows DeepMind to come up with new solutions without having to learn all possible answers, bringing us closer to a computer with the ability to reason.
Age of Aritificial Intelligence: How We’re Already Living In a Sci-Fi Future While we may not be nearing the Singularity, AI has taken leaps and bounds of improvement over the past few years alone. AI is making our lives easier with speech recognition and image identification, rather than turning against us like in so many sci-fi flicks.
Why Google A.I. is the last user interface | Computerworld There’s no question that A.I. is the next UI. The question is: Whose A.I.?
Google’s New AI-Powered Personal Assistant Is a Glimpse of Our Future Google has debuted Assistant, an AI-powered helper built into their new line of phones and smart home products. Assistant is a preview of a future of ever-present voice-controlled AI that learn our habits to better serve us.
Keeping AI Well Behaved: How Do We Engineer An Artificial System That Has Values? It is estimated that some 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by the close of 2020, which raises questions about how an AI will respond in lethal situations. In this exclusive interview, FLI researcher David Parkes discusses his work to engineer a value-aligned AI system.
Artificial Intelligence Reads Mammograms With 99% Accuracy A team has developed artificial intelligence software that analyzes mammograms for breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy. This could help keep women from undergoing unnecessary biopsies, and would shield them from the agony of false positives.
The Age of the AI: Bots Are Getting Better At Detecting Our Emotions The research lab that developed Siri, SRI International, is creating virtual assistants that can detet your emotional state, and react accordingly. It envisions assistants that can detect emotions and tailor their reactions to those emotions.
At Last, Google’s DeepMind AI Can Make Machines Sound Like Humans Google has announced WaveNet, a speech synthesis program that uses AI and deep learning techniques to generate speech samples better than current technologies. By analyzing samples 16,000 a second, it can generate human-like speech and even its own music compositions.
7 Key Factors Driving the Artificial Intelligence Revolution
Machines Taught to Learn by Simply Observing Others | Digital Trends The new method was inspired by the famous Turing test, which was first proposed by Alan Turing, in 1950. It’s creators have called it “Turing learning.”
Elon Musk’s OpenAI is Using Reddit to Teach An Artificial Intelligence How to Speak NVIDIA has delivered the first DGX-1 supercomputer to non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI. The supercomputer has a whopping 170 teraflops of computing power—equivalent to 250 conventional servers.
How Today’s Jungle of Artificial Intelligence Will Spawn Sentience
Amazon patents noise-cancelling headphones that know your name City dwellers might like to drown out the world with noise-cancelling headphones, but some noises are better off not cancelled. Amazon has been awarded a patent for headphones that can recognize specific keywords, like the wearer’s name, and temporarily shut off the noise cancellation.
Google Sprints Ahead in AI Building Blocks, Leaving Rivals Wary – Bloomberg There’s a high-stakes race under way in Silicon Valley to develop software that makes it easy to weave artificial intelligence technology into almost everything, and Google has sprinted into the lead.” data-ephemeral=”true
An AI Watched 600 Hours of TV and Started to Accurately Predict What Happens Next MIT researchers have created an algorithm that hopes to understand human visual social cues and predict what would happen next. Giving AI the ability to understand and predict human social interaction could one day pave the way to efficient home assistant systems as well as intelligent security cameras that can call an ambulance or the police ahead of time.
Scientists are on the verge of creating an EMOTIONAL computer | Daily Mail Online Researchers from the National Research Nuclear University in Moscow say the computer will serve will be as an actor, playing the role of a specific person.
Deep Learning AI Leads Robot to Victory in Amazon’s Picking Challenge A robot with deep learning capabilities and depth-sensing cameras has won this year’s Amazon Picking Challenge.
An AI Just Defeated Human Fighter Pilots in An Air Combat Simulator Air combat veterans proved to be no match for an artificial intelligence developed by Psibernetix. ALPHA has proven to be “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI seen to date.”
This Artificial Intelligence was 92% Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection Contest Scientists trained an AI machine to detect breast cancer in images of lymph nodes.


Long Promised Artificial Intelligence Is Looming—and It’s Going to Be Amazing
Google’s five rules for AI safety – CNET Google Research goes Asimov, spelling out concrete, real-world questions to ask in order to develop non-apocalyptic artificial intelligence.
An AI Wrote This Short Film—and It’s Surprisingly Entertaining
A mathematician has built a machine that can beat the odds in roulette – ScienceAlert It’s anyone’s game.
Machine Learning’s Next Trick Will Transform How Research Is Done
Google is Developing its Own Chip for Artificial Intelligence The Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) is a custom ASIC built specifically for machine learning. It was created for Google’s open source software library for machine learning, TensorFlow. It promises performance orders of magnitude above current chips, and is a seven-year leap forward for the technology.
Algorithms Will Train Your Dog – The Daily Beast I’ve spent countless hours training my dog to be well-adjusted and behaved. Could a robot have done it instead?
Google Has a New AI That Understands English. And Its Name is ‘Parsey McParseface’ Google announced the open sourcing of SyntaxNet, a neural network parser designed to analyze linguistic structures of sentences, together with Parsey McParseface, a ready-made English parser.
AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment | TechCrunch Australian physicists, perhaps searching for a way to shorten the work week, have created an AI that can run and even improve a complex physics experiment..
The next AI is no AI | TechCrunch Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming..
The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence | TechCrunch It’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now..
Student Invents 3D Printed Bioreactor That Can Grow Hundreds of Mini-Brains Christopher Hadiono, a 16-year old high school student has redesigned a bioreactor that can hold more “mini-brains” at a lower price through 3D printing. The SpinΩ is now aiding studies on the Zika virus.
MIT builds Artificial Intelligence system that can detect 85% of Cyber Attacks
Now Anyone Can Use Google’s Deep Learning Techniques Google announced a new machine learning platform for developers. The company is also open-sourcing tools such as Tensorflow to allow the community to take its internal tools, adapt them for their own uses, and improve them.
In Just 72 Hours, a Computer Learned How to Beat Nearly Anyone at Chess This AI is capable of winning almost any game of chess. It taught itself to strategize by looking at moves the same way that humans do. And it’s quite the quick learner.
US Bets $100 Million on Machines That Think More Like Humans – Singularity HUB
Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World
Why Big Tech Companies Are Open-Sourcing Their AI Systems – Singularity HUB
In a Huge Breakthrough, Google’s AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go | WIRED
DARPA’s New ‘Neural’ Microchip Could Let Drones Think Like a Human DARPA, the Pentagon’s cutting-edge science division, is developing a neural network to enhance “deep learning” on the battlefield.
‘Intelligent’ robots could be running your company within 10 years, experts warn – Mirror Online Robots are moving into homes, hospitals, shops and restaurants – and could soon be running your company
Next big thing: rise of the machine learners | Information Age Developments in machine learning are no doubt impressive, but what opportunities – and challenges – does the technology offer the enterprise?
Google Chairman Thinks AI Can Help Solve World’s ‘Hard Problems’ – Bloomberg Business Google’s chairman thinks artificial intelligence will let scientists solve some of the world’s “hard problems,” like population growth, climate change, human development, and education.”
In Pictures: 11 Leaders In Artificial Intelligence – Forbes Computers that can think on their own aren’t just the stuff of ”Star Trek.” Here’s proof.
Apple Dives Deeper Into Artificial Intelligence By Acquiring Emotient | TechCrunch According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple has acquired Emotient, an artificial intelligence startup. The company confirmed the move to the WSJ…
Elon Musk’s $1bn fund to save world from destruction by artificial intelligence – Telegraph Tech titans join forces to fund research into artificial intelligence that has a positive social impact – amid dire warnings that rapid, unexpected advances could kill off humankind
Facebook’s open-sourcing of AI hardware is the start of the deep-learning revolution | Ars Technica Collaboration is key to building the machine-learning boat and getting it afloat.
How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over
They’re funding a new organization, OpenAI, to pursue the most advanced forms of artificial intelligence — and give the results to the public
11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning – InformationWeek Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing recommendation engines, and optimizing self-driving cars. Here’s a look at 11 interesting use cases for this technology.
Preparing For The Technology Revolution Created By Artificial Intelligence | TechCrunch Artificial Intelligence will soon bring on another technological revolution, where machines may take your job and shake up the economy in the process.
Breakthrough Brings Insect Communication One Step Closer To AI, Self-Driving Cars Computer scientists at University of Lincoln achieve breakthrough in pheromone-based swarm communications in robots
Artificial intelligence program passes college entrance exam New AI program was developed using the skills of university and corporate researchers.
Google Open-Sourcing TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data | WIRED When Google open sourced its artificial intelligence engine last week, some saw it not as a triumph of the free software movement but as a triumph of data.
Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’ | Business | The Guardian A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end
Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines – Bloomberg Business When Google-parent Alphabet Inc. reported eye-popping earnings last week its executives couldn’t stop talking up the company’s investments in machine learning and artificial intelligence.” data-ephemeral=”true
A big step toward artificial intelligence Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which features of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition….
This “Psychic Robot” Can Read Your Mind
Artificial intelligence in business: The state of play and future prospects | ZDNet Humans are more likely to work with smart machines in the digital enterprises of the future than be ousted by them, but the possibility of economic and social disruption needs to be on the political agenda.
Paul Allen’s quest to build an artificial brain is one of the hardest software-engineering endeavors ever attempted | The Washington Post Paul Allen’s quest to build an artificial brain is one of the hardest software-engineering endeavors ever attempted
More-flexible machine learning: Giving machine-learning systems ‘partial credit’ during training improves image classification — ScienceDaily
Machine Learning: The New Infrastructure for Everything | Tom Vander Ark The first half of the information age was programming computers to do what we want. In the second half of the information age computers will program themselves. Over the last 30 year
How Tetris explains the promise of the ultimate algorithm – The Washington Post You won’t need to work. And you won’t have to worry about cancer.
Lifeboat News: The Blog Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence – Blockchain technology could lead to an AI truly reminiscent of the human brain, with less of its frailties, and more of its strengths.
The 3 Major Industries AI and Big Data Will Reshape This Decade – Singularity HUB
The US Navy Built an Algorithm That Predicts Pirates’ Behaviour Before an Attack | Gizmodo UK The US Navy is a veritable patent machine, and one of its most recent filing is Patent #US8838515, a “Method for predicting pirate attack risk.”
Russian scientists create artificial brain that can educate itself — RT News
Machine Learning And Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair | TechCrunch “We’re watching you.” This was the warning that the Chicago Police Department gave to more than 400 people on its “Heat List.” The list, an attempt..
Google AI Now Lets Users Instantly Translate Text in 27 Languages With Phone Cameras Google AI Now Lets Users Instantly Translate Text In 27 Languages With Phone Cameras | Observer Thanks to artificial intelligence, traveling abroad has…

Is SkyNet Nearly Here? Explaining Google’s Neural Network


The next frontier for artificial intelligence? Learning humans’ common sense | ZDNet Spain’s artificial intelligence research institute is looking at teaching robots to know their limits, but think human-level AI is a way away just yet.
Will A.I. drive the human race off a cliff? | Computerworld Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to help mankind, but we need to focus on policies to prevent the technology from one day killing us all.
Musk-Backed Group Probes Risks Behind Artificial Intelligence – Bloomberg Business ” data-ephemeral=”true
Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy – Telegraph Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all


Artificially Intelligent Computer Outperforms Humans on IQ Test | | Observer Researchers from Microsoft, University of Science and Technology of China built a deep learning machine that beats the humans on IQ tests.


Barclays thinks artificial intelligence is the future of banking Barclays says it is pursuing technology that could see users talk to a artificial intelligence system to make money transfers, the bank’s digital chief told CNBC.


Artificial Intelligence creates jobs, not eliminate them: Study – Firstpost Despite AI’s reputation as a potential threat to jobs, 80 percent of business leaders noted that they believe AI improves worker performance and creates jobs.



Humans will be artificially intelligent hybrids by 2030, according to Google engineer | myfox8.com NEW YORK — In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent. That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s.



Facebook to open AI lab in Paris – BBC News Facebook expands its research into artificial intelligence, opening its first lab in Europe.



Why Apple is developing artificial intelligence | Computerworld Accept that Apple is developing in-car intelligence and you also accept it is developing A.I.



IBM’s supercomputer Watson ingested 2000 TED Talks and can now answer your deepest questions | Business Insider All the experts, one computer.



Computer take on top poker players – and loses | South China Morning Post Artificial intelligence may have mastered chess but Claudico system ‘busts out’ against best players in Texas Hold ‘Em marathon



Artificial Intelligence Will Be Felt First In Robots That Can See And Learn – Forbes Recent developments at the intersection of robotics and the branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning give us some clues about how our relationship to machines is going to evolve.



Giant Leap Exponential Technologies 64x64 Robot masters new skills through trial and error



What’s in This Picture? AI Becomes as Smart as a Toddler – Bloomberg Business Developments in machine learning allow computers to answer more complex questions about the contents of images” data-ephemeral=”true



Beware Sexy Robots! | Steve Rosenbaum If you think of a night at the movies as a chance for escapist fantasy, then you may want to think twice before screening Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. (While it is a robot, intelligence and persona is really key for the much maligned male species).


It’s OK. Forget Your Passwords. – Bloomberg View More secure authentication methods have arrived.” data-ephemeral=”true


Artificial Intelligence Paves The Way For Ambient Intelligence – Forbes As the technology behind artificial intelligence continues to advance, we must weigh the advantages of an immersive AI future against its pitfalls.


5 Things Elon Musk Fears | Vanity Fair Robots! Vacations! Inside the mind of the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.


Rise of the machines | The Economist Top 100 rankings of the best business schools. Find full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA, and EMBA.


‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and the Risks of Artificial Intelligence – The Crux Ultron, an intelligent robot gone bad, echoes some high-profile concerns lately. Is artificial intelligence something we should be worried about?
The dawn of artificial intelligence | The Economist Top 100 rankings of the best business schools. Find full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA, and EMBA.


3D: Top Articles and News

Mice with 3D-printed ovaries produce healthy pups – Futurity Mice with 3D-printed ovaries ovulated and then gave birth to healthy babies. The goal of the research is to restore women’s fertility after cancer.
3D Printed Bionic Skin Will Help Humans and Machines Merge | Big Think This could lead to a small 3D printer used by soldiers to quickly make anything needed in the field.   
Transparent 3D Printing? | Hackaday

However, 3D prints are usually opaque or–at best–translucent. [Thomas Sanladerer] wanted to print something really transparent.

Watch 4D-printed object become a sturdy dome – Futurity A new construction principle has let researchers create load-bearing 4D-printed objects. They could be useful for medical devices like stents or aerospace.
Powerful, Professional Brushless Motor from 3D-Printed Parts | Hackaday
Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper | MIT News MIT spinout New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) developed a fully automated commercial 3-D printer, NVPro, equipped with cloud-based queuing, NVCloud, and automatic part removal for faster, cheaper, easier printing jobs for multiple users, and founded Digital Alloys to make metal 3-D printing better.
The 3D printing of glass takes a step forward ​The 3D-printing of glass objects has been achieved before – we’ve seen it done by extruding molten glass, and even via a modern take on an ancient Egyptian technique. A new process, however, is claimed to produce complex glass items of a higher quality than has ever previously been possible.
3-D printing offers new approach to making buildings | MIT News MIT researchers have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.
Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts | NextBigFuture.com Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts
NASA prints up complex metallic “space fabric” NASA is getting into the textile business thanks to a team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The team has unveiled prototype swatches of a new metallic “space fabric” created using 3D printing that incorporates advanced functions that would be beneficial for use in space.
Tens of micron precision printing of glass | NextBigFuture.com Near micron resolution printing of glass
New tool makes 3D-printed objects look less 3D-printed 3D printed objects do tend to have a low-res look to them. This is because there are grooves visible between the deposited layers of material. While there are methods of smoothing down the ridges on either side of those grooves, scientists have developed a technique that they say is superior.
US Army fires 3D-printed grenade launcher ​The US Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) has successfully fired the first 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher called RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance).
Portable 3D printer builds a tiny house for a tiny price 3D-printing firm Apis Cor recently showed off its own portable 3D printer by using it to build a basic tiny home. The total cost for the project came in at just US$10,134, not including furniture or appliances.
3D Printing with plants is cheaper, stronger and more environmentally friendly Engineers at MIT have developed a way to use plant cellulose as a feedstock for 3D printers, providing another renewable, biodegradable alternative to popular petroleum-based polymers like ABS currently being used. It could also be cheaper, stronger, and offer antimicrobial properties.
Three Hot Trends in Printed and Flexible Electronics | Printed Electronics World In this article IDTechEx lists some of the hottest sectors in printed electronics.
3D printing puts prosthetics and orthotics on the fast track Prosthetic and orthotic devices can help patients regain mobility and limb function, but the process takes time and labor. U-M researchers are developing a system that uses 3D printing to create assistive devices that are better tailored to each individual in less than a day.
Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits German startup Next Dynamics has unveiled the NexD1, a multi-color, multi-material 3D printer for the home that can use a conductive resin to create custom electronic circuit boards.
Bioprinting shows us some more skin If a new bioprinter lives up to the hype, skin grafts taken from a person’s own body may become a thing of the past. The machine is reportedly capable of 3D-printing sheets of functional human skin for use in research … or for transplants.
Future Skyscrapers Will Be 3 Miles High With the Ability to Clean the Air Around It : News : Nature World News Miles high and good for the environment, the self-cleaning skyscraper design is thought to be the building of the future.
These 3D-Printed Braces Give Us a Better Way to Treat Scoliosis 3D printing has an answer to scoliosis.
Synthetic Future: Revolutionary Center Will 3D-Print Human Tissues and Organs A new ‘biofabrication institute’ is being made that will scan, model, and 3d-print patient-specific tissues in one building. The ultimate goal is to 3D-print entire organs, which could save the lives of thousands of people on organ transplant lists.
Divergent 3D slices forward with automotive 3D printing When we first took a look at the Divergent 3D Blade, world’s first 3D-printed supercar, we really weren’t all that sure we’d hear about it again. We have. Divergent 3D is back at the LA Auto Show, detailing the latest version of its car and 3D printing technology.
Printable Organs Will Put an End to Transplant Lists
This Intelligent 3D Printer Is Building Big, Beautiful Structures
GE Aviation fires up engine made from 35 percent printed parts 3D printing has come a long way since it was big news when a single printed part was certified for use in an aircraft … but there’s much more to come.
Digital Life aims to make a 3D scan of every animal species on Earth A recent study suggested that the number of unique species on Earth is 1 trillion. Granted, the vast majority of those are microbes, but still, Digital Life’s goal to make 3D scans of every kind of living animal is very ambitious.
Wiivv Wearables is Paving the Way to Custom 3D-Printed Apparel Want to get fitted for custom, 3D printed insoles at home? With Wiivv, all you need is a smartphone.
3D printers can even make magnets now Magnets are typically made via a costly injection molding process. Scientists, however, often just need a few of them in specific shapes. Thankfully for them, an Austrian team has developed a method of 3D printing magnets in any form desired.
New metamaterial shrinks when the heat is on It’s one of the basic facts of science: Heat something and it expands. But a team of scientists from LLNL have gone counterintuitive and invented a 3D-printed material that shrinks when heated.
So Long, Animal Testing? Researchers 3D Print the First Heart-On-A-Chip Harvard researchers have 3D printed the first-ever “organ-on-a-chip” with integrated sensors. The easily repeatable process can be customized to create other types of organs. This innovation has potential to impact in vitro tissue engineering, drug screening research, and animal testing.
Lego-like wall creates holograms of sound – Futurity A new way to create 3D acoustic holograms could revolutionize home stereos and ultrasound devices. “It’s like an acoustic virtual reality display.”
Honda 3D prints compact delivery EV Where 3D printing vehicles is concerned, Local Motors takes much of the headline chatter, but that’s not to say others aren’t dabbling with the technology. Last week, Honda and Kabuku unveiled a custom-designed electric vehicle for making deliveries, the body panels of which have been 3D-printed.
Constructing the Future: Homes Can Now Be Made In A Day With 3D Printing Companies around the globe are using 3D printing to create structures that are both safe and cost effective. It’s revolutionizing how we live, and it could allow us to provide housing for our poorest citizens.
Desktop waterjet cuts almost any material – and expenses Waterjet cutting is a proven method for creating precise cuts with nearly any kind of material, but the machines are expensive. Wazer is out to change that with the first desktop waterjet that can cut nearly any material with a precision similar to more expensive systems, but at less cost.
Print your own 3D Lucy parts to work out how the famous hominid died Now you can have your very own 3D printout of some of the bones of Lucy, the Beyoncé of fossils. Open-source scans of the 3.18 million-year-old hominid’s arm, shoulder and knee bones are now available to support a hypothesis that Lucy died falling from a tree.
One-off bike showcases the wonders of 3D printing Belgium is like many other parts of the world, in that it’s full of companies and institutions that utilize 3D printing tech on a regular basis. Recently a consortium of these groups got together to demonstrate just what can be accomplished using the technology. The result is a 3D-printed bike.
Nissan Qashqai drawn into existence with 3D-printing pens Nissan has created what it claims to be the world’s biggest 3D-printing pen sculpture. The Qashqai Black Edition model was created to celebrate the car’s launch and contains 13.8 km (8.6 mi) of plastic strands.
Oak Ridge tool takes world record for largest 3D-printed object A new trim-and-drill tool, developed and 3D printed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been certified by Guinness World Records as the largest solid 3D printed item.
Your Next Cast Could Be 3D Printed In Just One Hour NovaCast is a 3D printed cast customized for patients.
See 3D Holograms In Real Time By Using This Device Nettlebox is a 3D plasma display that conjures virtual holograms before your eyes.
Your Dinner Is Ready To Be 3D Printed
Police Just 3D-Printed A Murder Victim’s Finger To Unlock His Phone Police in Michigan just turned to a 3D-printed finger in order to unlock the phone of a murder victim in an ongoing case.
3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships A new company thinks that the plastic used by 3D-printing pens is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of pen that does its thing using old plastic bottles, bags and even folders. It’s called the Renegade and it’s seeking backers on Kickstarter now.
Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3D-printed car, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of producing spare parts in this way, using an environmentally friendly 3D printing process.
This 3D Printer Can Produce Living Tissue Structures The printer uses hydrogels which contain human cells.
Meet The World’s Cheapest 3D Printer 101Hero prints G-code files from an inserted memory card.
A Tiny House Was Built in 24 Hours, Thanks to A 3D Concrete Printer A tiny house was built using Vesta, the 3D concrete printer. It took 24 hours to build the structure. The developer aims to shorten the construction time with the third version of the device.
Thanks To This Ice House, We Are One Step Closer To Living On Mars It’s shell would protect against radiation without compromising life above ground.
Siemens is Building a Swarm of 3D Printing Spider Robots With a Hive Mind Siemens is building an army of robot spiders called SiSpis that are equipped with artificial intelligence and 3D printing nozzles. This allows them to autonomously and collaboratively build wherever they are, a new system the inventors are referring to as “mobile manufacturing.”
Meet THOR—a Lightweight Mini-Plane Fresh out of the 3D Printer Airbus introduces the aviation world to a mini-plane called THOR—the first aircraft to be produced using 3D printing technology.
To Kill Cancer, Scientists Are 3D Printing Brain Tumors Scottish scientists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have successfully 3D printed a brain tumor for the first time ever, which could lead to new and better treatments.
Adorable tortoise receives a 3D-printed shell after being burnt in a fire – ScienceAlert This is the best.
Dubai 3D Printed This “Office of the Future” in Less Than 3 Weeks Dubai has installed the world’s first 3D-printed office space—a sleek, futuristic-looking building with energy-efficient features that took only 17 days to print and two days to install.
MIT Tech Make It Possible To 3D Print Ultra-fine Programmable Hair New technology lets us 3D print artificial programmable hair, called Cillia, at about 50 microns in width. MIT has already presented several applications for the hair such as jewelry, customized paint brushes, gearless motors, movable surfaces, and adhesive surfaces.
Grab That Vacuum Out Of Your Closet And Start…3D Modeling? Powered by any standard vacuum cleaner, FormBox allows you to create 3D models right from the comfort of your home.
New 3D Printer Uses Lasers to Print Metal Objects in Mid-Air A team led by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have created a 3D metal printer that uses laser-assisted direct ink technology, allowing users to create metallic structures made out of silver mid-air.
This 3D Printer Creates Real Bones Using Synthetic Material A new 3D printer created by a University of Waterloo Engineer allows 3D-printed joints and implants that are made of the same minerals as human bone, and they interlock with the patient’s cells to create longer-lasting replacements.
The Personal Factory Is Here—and It Will Bring a Wild New Era of Invention
Dentists Use 3D Printing To Reconstruct A Cancer Survivor’s Jaw John Stephenson lost most of his face to a rare type of cancer, but thanks to several doctors and 3D printing technologies, he got his jaw back.
3D Printers Can Now Produce Superconductive Metals A team at the University of Melbourne in Australia has successfully 3D printed a superconducting aluminum cavity, broadening the range of 3D printing for use in applications in particle physics.
Infertile Mice Give Birth—Thanks to 3D Printed Ovaries Northwestern University researchers have managed to 3D print ovaries for infertile mice, allowing them to resume their cycles and give birth.
This BioInk Can Be Used To 3D Print Cartilage Technology like this could be used to repair damaged noses, knees and ears.
This 3D Bioprinter Could Revolutionize Tissue Engineering by Printing Skin Doctors may soon be able to create a custom-made skin from your own stem cells. This could help tremendously with recuperating from injuries.
This Device Lets You 3-D Print From Your Smartphone All you need is the light from your phone.
11-Year Old Gets an Affordable 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Daniel Hobbs is pretty much like any other 11-year-old, except that he is missing a limb. Now, two companies have come together to help make his life easier.
3ders.org – 9-month-old baby born with 5 holes in heart, 3D printed heart models help surgeons save his life | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News The nine-month-old boy Chen Chen who was born with 5 holes in heart has just undergone successful and crucial heart surgery that had been prepared with the help of 3D printed heart models.
Harvard Scientists Just Figured Out How to 3D Print Complex Living Human Tissue Harvard researchers have developed a method for bioprinting stronger structures in the form of thick tissue. The method also embeds vascular systems within the tissue to allow it to survive longer and integrate within the body.
This is the World’s First 3D Printed Car The Local Motors Strati roadster is the world’s first 3D printed car. It was made in just 44 hours, and it’s recyclable!
3D printing pirates: When eBay thieves profit from your work | ZDNet Who owns the rights to digital objects? 3D printing has reached into the mainstream far enough that mainstream problems are beginning to manifest.
Is 3D Printing The Next Industrial Revolution? | TechCrunch It was in 1909 when Henry Ford, master of efficiency and standardization, famously said that a “customer can have a car painted any color…so long as it is..
Giant Leap in Bioprinting: Scientists Develop Functioning, 3D-Printed Liver Tissue New 3D-printed liver tissue can help scientists and researchers develop life-saving drugs faster and more efficiently.
The First 3D Bioprinter That Can Print Body Parts for Large Scale Human Implantation This new printer can grow muscle, cartilage, and even bone. When implanted into animals, these crafted tissues have been shown to survive and even thrive.
This Semi-Automatic Gun Is “95 Percent” 3D Printed and 100 Percent Legal A West Virginia carpenter unveils his homemade, 9mm firearm 3D printed with PLA plastic.
It’s a 3D printer, but not as we know it 3D printing techniques have quickly become some of the most widely used tools to rapidly design and build new components. A team of engineers at the University of Bristol has developed a new type of 3D printing that can print …” name=”Description
 Low-cost 3-D printer-based organ model production technique reveals complicated interior organ structure
Controlling IoT Devices with Mobile Platforms — Creating Hierarchical Menus | EE Times “In which we discover how to create a hierarchical GUI to be displayed on a mobile platform, where this GUI can be used to control a Simblee-enabled device.
TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2015 continuing our annual review of the year’s BIG stories, we round up the numerous 3D printing projects that caught our eye in 2015.
Five Good 3D Printers You Can Buy Before The Holiday | TechCrunch If you’re looking to build your own Christmas tree out of plastic this year, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve collected my five favorite 3D printers that..
3D printing hands on: Getting started with my desktop MakerBot | ZDNet In 3D printing, the world’s not a stage — it’s a build tray. David Gewirtz walks you through the setup and first use of a desktop 3D printer, and dispels three myths that often hold people back from 3D printing.
Prometheus lets you make circuit boards in minutes | Atmel | Bits & Pieces
Augmented reality for the office: Atheer’s 3D smart glasses target doctors, engineers | SiliconANGLE
The Winners from Make:’s Digital Fabrication Shootout | Make: This year’s best performing desktop digital fabrication machines from Make:’s annual shootout.
 Student led a team that built a prosthesis for little girl’s hand
LulzBot Named Top 3D Printer by Make Magazine
3D printing will be huge, in the most boring and fascinating ways imaginable | ZDNet The future of 3D printing will be as dull and prosaic as office equipment and as incredible and amazing as the human mind can imagine. This is a burgeoning area of technology well worth your exploration.
3-D printed ‘building blocks’ of life: Scientists have developed a 3-D printing method capable of producing highly uniform ‘blocks’ of embryonic stem cells — ScienceDaily
3D Printing Buildings – Think Defence
Makerarm Is The All-In-One Desktop Fabrication Workhorse – Science & Technology World Website Makerarm, a highly-ambitious all-in-one desktop fabrication system, is a single robotic arm that can take interchangeable heads, allowing it to be used for everything, from 3D printing to laser engraving to electronics assembly.
TotalCad: 3D Printing Takes Off
 4-D technology allows self-folding of complex objects


 Printing lightweight, flexible, and functional materials
Multimaterial 3-D printing via active mixing and switching printheads

Ember’s Electronics and Firmware are now Open Source


DIY 3D Printing: MIT High Temperature Glass 3D Printing
3D Print 10 Materials at Once with MIT’s New MultiFab | Make: Researchers at MIT recently introduced MultiFab, a multi-material printer technology capable of print in ten different materials at once.
3D-Printing Microscopic Fish Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots—called microfish—that swim around efficiently in liquids…
MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough
Italy’s Robot Factory Team Uses CopperFace Kit to Galvanize 3D Prints With Great Results – 3DPrint.com The Italian companies are always some of the most interesting when it comes to 3D printing. Hailing from a country steeped in a history of fine art, fine wines, and fine things, and known for producing multiple geniuses whose inventions we still hold dear today, innovative and creative companies hav…
This ultraviolet printer is 100x faster than ordinary 3D printers (Wired UK) Californian chemist Jason Rolland’s company Carbon3D has created a UV 3D printer that continually “grows” objects out of a pool of resin — and is 100 times faster than its rivals
How Far Can A 3D Printed Car Travel On A Liter of Fuel? How about 640 km? – 3DPrint.com The Shell Eco-marathon challenges students to design, fabricate and then drive the most energy-efficient car they can create. The three annual events – Asia, Americas and Europe – are all about seeing how far student teams can go on the least amount of fuel.
3D-printed plane flies from Royal Navy ship – BBC News A 3D-printed aircraft is launched from a Royal Navy ship and landed safely on a Dorset beach.
Spotlight on Desktop Engineering: Helping architects embrace the full, collaborative nature of today’s modeling tools
World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor | 3D Printer
Science Daily Exponential Technologies 3D printers poised to have major implications for food manufacturing
3D Printable Hydroponics Kit for Weed – 3D Printing Industry Canadian startup 3Dponics has released a 3D printable kit for growing marijuana in urban environments using hyrdroponics.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Bonelike 3-D silicon synthesized for potential use with medical devices
Semiconducting silicon spicules engage tissue like a bee stinger
The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers | TechCrunch The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the..
Making desktop 3D printing more user-friendly The aim of user-friendly desktop 3DP is to move away from the hobbyist mentality and focus on fail-safe features, productivity, and ease of use.
Start-up Robox brings ‘affordable’ 3D printing to households for £1k | Daily Mail Online 3D printing is taking the world by storm. Once securely in the realm of science fiction, printing in three dimensions is well on its way to being a standard household product.
Couple Creates 3D Printed Miniature “Army” of Tucson-Area Residents – 3DPrint.com Teresa and Rudy Flores of Mosca Roja Studio in Tucson, Arizona wondered what would happen if they assembled an “army” of creative people–musicians, writers, magicians, artists, fire spinners, poets and more–and their mission was to create rather than destroy, to promote community and creative…
The world’s first 3D printed supercar – Album on Imgur Images uploaded by Sciencegeek100
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Project to 3-D print houses begun
Russian Company Prints a Thyroid Gland to Transplant on Living Rats – 3D Printing
Why desktop 3D printing still sucks – TechRepublic 3D printing is an amazing technology, but the usefulness of desktop printers has been incredibly overhyped. Let’s talk about why that is and how to improve it.
Crowdfunded 3D printer innovations | ZDNet 3D Printer technology continues to inspire us with its possibilities. Have a look at these innovations in 3D printing – all the result of crowdfunding campaigns.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Robust new process forms 3-D shapes from flat sheets of graphene
3D Printed Rhino Horns May Help Stop The Poaching Of Endangered Animals Rhino horns are in demand for their decorative and curative aspects. However, one company is making 3D horns in hopes or curbing poachers.
Joris Laarman to 3D-print bridge over canal using robots Dutch designer Joris Laarman has designed a steel bridge that will be 3D-printed by robots.
e-Nable Boston “Lend a Hand to 3D Print a Hand” Project Features 3D Printer Giveaway to Fund Volunteers 3D Printing No-cost Prosthetic Hands | Benzinga Non-profit Fab Lab Hub comes together with businesses and contributors to support e-Nable volunteers with 3D printers and supplies to 3D print prosthetic …
3ders.org – XpertFab’s new Creation Workstation is an all-in-one personal desktop fabrication factory | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News XpertFab’s Creation Workstation has the option to switch between five fabrication modes including precision CNC milling, powerful 2.8 Watt laser etching and cutting, 3D printing, drag-knife cutting and diamond tip engraving.
New 3D Printing Anatomy Kit Ready To Ship: Ignorance Flees In Terror New 3D printed human anatomy kit from Monash University in Australia is ready to ship to educational model and medical consumers around the world.
Rubber Band Powered, 3D Printed Race Boat Zippercraft is a 3D printed, rubber band powered boat. It won the open class Moat Boat Paddle Battle at Maker Faire Bay Area, 2015. It has a very simp…
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3D Computer Printed Parts: Speed Development for Ford Ford uses 3D printed parts on prototype vehicles built for durability testing, and also on the Ford race car that won the 53rd 24 Hours of Daytona in January.
Google Cardboard – Google Experience virtual reality in a simple,
fun, and affordable way.
Microsoft Spearheads 3D Printing File Format: Introducing The 3MF – Forbes At the big 3D Print Week event last month in New York City, Hewlett-Packard (HP) alluded to a big announcement related to 3D Printing file formats. A week later, at the Build 2015 event, Microsoft revealed a new consortium named after the new file format they developed: 3MF. Founding members […]
Shapeways Blog – The First 3D Printed Melodica When I first picked up a toy melodica, I was hooked. It only cost me £20, it was easy to play, and so small I could take it anywhere. I decided to devote a few years to it, and see if I could discover its full potential. At first it was great fun, and quite […]When I first picked up a toy melodica, I was hooked. It only cost me £20, it was easy to play, and so small I could take it anywhere. I decided to…
Chinese Team Flies 3D Printed Drones at the South Pole (Video) – 3DPrint.com If you want to find out if your 3D printed drone can withstand extreme conditions, you can’t do a whole lot better than a jaunt to the South Pole to expose it to high altitude and low temperatures at the same time.
Working Bionic 3D Printed Wolverine Claws are Here! – 3DPrint.com I have seen working tools 3D printed in space. I have seen 3D printed brain tissue develop neurons that fire just like a real brain. I have seen a 3D printed car be assembled and then driven off within a matter of hours.
This is the Dinosaur That Tested Life’s Size Limits With the discovery of the supermassive dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani, paleontologists have an unprecedented window into the biomechanics of the largest animals to walk the Earth.


New Viscous Sheet Simulation Technique Enables Color 3D Printing Changxi Zheng, assistant professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering along with China’s Zhejiang University researchers has created a method that enabling hydrographic printing, with exact alignment. Hydrographic printing is a well-known industrial process that transfers color ink of a thin film to the surface of 3D structures to color them.
Introducing the World’s First 3D Printed Ultra High-End CD Player – 3DPrint.com Whether you like to listen to your favorite music on an old-school record player, an iPod, or a CD player, typically you would do so on a device that you purchase online or at a retail store.
3D Printer Makes Replica of Iconic Sports Car Cars with parts made by 3D printers are already on the road, but engineers are still learning about this new technology. While testing the possibility of printing an entire car, researchers at the U….
Google pledges funding for 3D-printed prosthetics, other aid technology – CNET It launches a $20 million fund for nonprofits whose emerging tech could help make people living with disabilities become more independent. The first bit goes toward low-cost prosthetics and auditory therapy.
Florida Retiree Designs 3D Printed and Fully Operable Carnival Ride Model – 3DPrint.com 66-year-old Richard Schmiedecke of Winter Garden, Florida has always loved carnival rides, and grew to appreciate them while he worked for one week out of the year at a carnival near his then-home in Pittsburgh, PA.
3ders.org – Check out this amazing 3D printed Bugatti Veyron 1:8 scale model created by Hbot 3D | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News A newly-launched 3D printer manufacturer 3D Printers SP. z o. o. has created one of the most iconic cars of all time – a Bugatti Veyron – in a multiple-part assembly using parts that were printed using their new Hbot 3D Printer.
Skyforge 3D Printing Platform Reboots with Even Greater Networking Options & Focus on University Niche  – 3DPrint.com We live in a new world of evolved entrepreneurs where the dress code may be a little hipper and the workplace may be much less traditional, but one thing is still definitely the same: most business owners and leaders have had to learn to readjust after things didn’t go their way with an idea or a…
3D Print a Robot That Knows When to Roll – 3D Printing Industry Alex Crease, of Olin College of Engineering, comes up with co-processing – a method to 3D print out objects and integrate components, electronics, while printing.
Former MakerBot CEOs & Glowforge – 3D Printing Industry Former MakerBot CEOs Bre Pettis and Jenny Lawton have invested in Glowforge, a company manufacturing a laser cutter that will be sold for less than $2,500.
Organs may someday be printed inside people | ITworld While great strides have been made in printing organ tissue outside of the body, one scientist believes bioprinting the tissue <i>inside</i> the body will be a more effective method.
Shapeways Launches Pilots Hub & New Pilot Materials — Aluminum, Black Nylon & More – 3DPrint.com If you 3D print you know how important materials are. As I always like to say, it’s the stuff that stuff is made of. Shapeways knows this well, which is why the service has upped the ante on testing 3D printable materials by offering a materials Pilots Hub page, where designers can keep track o…
3D wallpaper launched; no 3D glasses required – Chicago Home Improvement | Examiner.com It was inevitable that someone would develop 3D wallpaper I suppose.
A $77 3D Printer is Unveiled! Say Hello to the Lewihe Play – 3DPrint.com With all technology, prices tend to come down as time goes on. This was seen within the personal computer market and the 2-dimensional printer market, and now we are starting to really see this happen within the 3D printing space as well.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Shape-shifting plastic developed
Injured sea turtle gets 3D printed jaw – BBC News A 3D-printed beak has been made for a sea turtle badly injured in a collision with a boat’s propeller.
3D-printing human skin: The end of animal testing? – CSMonitor.com Beauty conglomerate L’Oreal has partnered with biotech company Organovo to facilitate printing human skin for product testing.
3D Printed ‘Lego Plastic’ Saves $36 Million Airplane – 3DPrint.com Kids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with Legos; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put to rest now with a project undertaken at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL.
Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video) | ITworld The Formlabs Form 1+ is an incredibly accurate 3D printer, capable of reproducing mind-blowing intricate models. It’s also a costly and slow machine.

Real and 3-D printed shells ability to withstand pressure

Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video) | ITworld The Formlabs Form 1+ is an incredibly accurate 3D printer, capable of reproducing mind-blowing intricate models. It’s also a costly and slow machine.
3D printing’s ‘incomprehensible’ beauty on display in Toronto – Arts & Entertainment – CBC News A 3D printing exhibition in Toronto is showcasing the beautiful and innovative work created by the world’s top 3D designers.
World’s first photosynthetic living matter-infused 3D-printed wearable The world’s first 3D-printed wearable containing living bacteria, designed to support the human wearer as a type of “living spacesuit” on trips to outer space, has been displayed at TED 2015.
Researchers 3D Print an Amazing Compact Broadband Antenna – 3DPrint.com The advent of 3D printing techniques in the modern era has created a surging wave of interest within many manufacturing industries across the country and the world. And the rate at which the technology is advancing is staggering, to say the least.
L’Oreal’s Plan to Start 3D Printing Human Skin
3D Printing Allows Researchers to Control a Smartphone with Sound Waves – 3DPrint.com
3D-printed statues to replace traditional photos? | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi One Finnish entrepreneur believes he has hit the sweet spot where the modern penchant to immortalise oneself meets the desire to collect keepsakes. It’s the 3D statue and it allows individuals to create lasting tributes to their nearest and dearest – including themselves.
The printed house, coming soon: Futurists see 3-D technology radically changing the way houses are built – The Globe and Mail Futurists see the rapid advance of 3-D technology radically changing the way houses are built
This Incredible 3D Printed Robotic Lamp Follows Objects As They Move – 3DPrint.com The future of 3D printing will undoubtedly play a major role in the development of robotic devices. The custom aspects that the technology provides make it a perfect fit for creating one-off robots that do exactly what a person needs.
Scientists created ‘Dino-chickens’ in lab | Science&Technology | Worldbulletin News Biologists have created chicken embryos with dinosaur-like faces by tinkering with the molecules that build the birds’ beaks.


Plastics On a Roll | Jerry Jasinowski Today plastics comprise about 50 percent of the volume of a new passenger vehicle, but only 10 percent of the weight. That of course is a major reason for the shift to plastics — reducing weight and hence increasing mileage.


Microsoft, HP & Others About to Upend the 3D Printing Space Via New File Format – 3DPrint.com It was only a matter of time before some of the larger software and tech companies entered the 3D printing space. That time seems to be now. Last week, during 3D Print Week in NYC, we reported on a presentation given by J Scott Schiller, Worldwide Business Director, Hewlett-Packard 3D Printing.


Dream it, build it at ‘IDIYA,’ a new makerspace for artists and entrepreneurs | WGNO Thank the movers and shakers! The maker movement has a home in New Orleans, it’s called IDIYA, a ‘DIY’ workspace where imagination can run rampant. “It’s taking your idea, but do it yourself to take it from concept to reality,” says owner Domenic Giunta.


Expiring patents were supposed to boost the 3D printing market. They haven’t | PandoDaily At the end of January, a series of patents filed by Carl Deckard in the 1990s for selective laser sintering (SLS) — a high-quality 3D-printing technology — expired. With this technology back in play, people started to see big things for 3D printing coming up fast on the horizon.