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.
There's a lot of hype around 3D printing – should we believe it?
Is your business ready for the next wave?
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It won't happen overnight but it will happen.
Tom Llewellyn-Jones, Bruce Drinkwater and Richard Trask
Researchers have found a way to turn cheap 3D printers into a simple method for making super-strong but light composite materials for things like aircraft.
Stop printing all over my patent.
Copyright law had to figure out how to deal with digital media. Now 3D printers – and their capacity for infringement – are poised to challenge the patent system in a similar way.
Skulls of Homo naledi.
The discovery of Homo naledi has been a social media sensation, recording an extraordinary number of views – more than 170,000 – for a scientific paper.
The ancient site of Palmyra, parts of which have reportedly now been destroyed by Islamic State.
Using technology to recreate heritage items can help connect nations.
Biofabrication takes place at the intersection of biology and technology.
At the nexus of medical science, engineering, computer science and 3D printing is the biofabricator, a new career for the 21st century.
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A new study has shown that high frequency vibrations can cause bricks to self-assemble into a larger 3D cylinder, a finding that may one day help do away with the need for assembly lines.
Concept design of a lunar base that could be made with 3D printing.
ESA/Foster + Partners
Imagine if you could build a home on the moon out of moon dust. That just one of the possibilities being explored for 3D printing.
Here's how some of the world's oldest cultural institutions are using drones and 3D printing to bring their collections to life.
Is there a lift? I’m trying to conquer the universe and I need to reach the first floor.
A new hopping robot shows how unusual 3D printed structures could pave the way for machines that better mimic living creatures.
Technologies like 3d printing and robotics will be crucial aspects of Australia’s manufacturing future.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Australia has a bright future in advanced manufacturing, but it will be a turbulent transition that we need to manage carefully.
Will synthetic rhino horns decrease demand or aid law enforcement?
David W Cerny/Reuters
A company plans to flood the market with synthetic rhinoceros horn in an effort to slow poaching but these types of commercially driven conservation efforts are fraught with problems.
‘Here I am, the most intelligent robot in the galaxy, welding a bridge.’
3D printing robots are to create a new bridge in Amsterdam - would you walk on it?
With emerging technology comes great responsibility.
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The World Economic Forum's new list of the Top Ten emerging technologies reminds us that the promise of innovation comes with responsibilities.
What can the CES tell us about the future of technology?
Intel Free Press
An app that can unlock your front door with a digital key and the latest wearable sex tech OhMiBod are just some of the next…
The first Kinematics dress, now acquired by the MoMA.
Have you considered buying a 3D printer? A major spectacle at the Consumer Entertainment Show in Las Vegas for the last two years, they’re now available for as little as £300 – around the same price as…
Shapeshifting: 3D printed materials that change shape over time.
Dan Raviv/Scientific Reports
Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – is 30 years old this year. Today, it’s found not just in industry but in households, as the price of 3D printers has fallen below US$1,000. Knowing you can print…