A solid, non-working Colt 1911 static model by TaylarRoids is printed on a household printer; is this a digital blueprint?
3D printing still exists in a legal grey area. This area is slowly being defined as courts prosecute the first cases but, is current copyright and criminal law keeping up with the technology?
A 3D printer creates a sophisticated geometric structure, developed by Silicon Valley startup Carbon.
Objects of almost any shape or geometry can be produced by 3D printing. The technology could seriously disrupt not just manufacturing but related national plans for economic development.
Look tasty? It depends what’s in it.
3D printed food is already here, but not everyone is convinced it looks edible.
Dita in 3D.
While other industries stride ahead with 3D printing, clothing still has a few hurdles to overcome.
It’s not 3D printed, but a 3D printer might have helped make it.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Latest Queensland raids suggest criminals are potentially adopting 3D printers at an industrial scale
A 3D model of the long-lost Scalopocynodon gracilis skull.
Evolutionary Studies Unit, Wits University
An old technique to explore the inside of fossils unfortunately ended up destroying some unique specimens. New technology has been used to reconstruct one such fossil.
The ruins of the city Cyrene, an ancient Greek and Roman city near present-day Shahhat in Libya.
Hand over your travel photos and help build digital 3D recreations of threatened heritage sites.
Fashion weeks are becoming less about fashion cliques, and opening up to the masses.
Technology makes an impact on various events, but the key is to let the athlete’s ability shine through.
Technology has had a particularly visible impact on the Paralympics. But the the most important thing is to let the athlete's ability come to the fore.
Chris Ison / PA Archive/Press Association Images
Historical insight is not the only thing that has been raised with the Mary Rose.
New technologies provide limitless opportunities for getting kids active.
We need children to get hold of their fitness levels - literally.
Melissa Little (right) and Minoru Takasato (centre) from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute won the 2016 UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research for work on growing kidney tissue from stem cells.
The pioneers of Australian scientific research, education and communication have been recognised in the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
A computer design for home manufacturing of a receiver, the trigger and firing part, of a semi-automatic rifle.
Beyond making guns at home, 3D printing could help countries secretly develop nuclear weapons and terrorists stage more effective attacks. How do we protect innovation and ourselves?
Innovating with 3D printing offers huge promise, such as these 3D-printed microscopes.
3D printing is opening doors to amazing opportunities and benefits – as well as some undeniable dangers. Patience and caution about regulating it will yield more innovation.
Robotic construction of Lunar and Martian infrastructure using 3D printing.
Why carry building materials from Earth into space, when we can build structures by 3D printing using materials found out there?
A depiction of the destruction.
Humam Alsalim and Rami Bakhos
Work is already underway to repair the damage to the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, but we need to question if technology will take things too far.
Patient-specific aorta models with diseased coronary arteries.
Computer simulation and 3D printing are allowing scientists to develop faster, safer ways to test medical devices without installing them in live humans or animals.
Mirror, mirror …
Face transplants are one of the great leaps forward of 21st-century medicine. But soon they may not be necessary.
Introducing a child to the wonder of 3D printing.
Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
As 3D printing gets cheaper and easier to use, what might children - the next generation of innovators - make?
Chemistry is all around us.
Our civilisation is built on chemistry, and the science has a bright future, with the launch of a new Decadal Plan that will steer the science into the future.