Container ships transport millions of tonnes of goods across the planet.
The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.
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Most sporting equipment is designed with typical able-bodied athletes in mind, whereas custom equipment to meet a particular Paralympian’s needs can be expensive. 3D printing offers a third way.
The need for donated organs can be addressed using a novel 3D-printing technique.
Printing organs could reduce the need for human donor organs. And 3D printed organs using a patient’s own cells would increase successful organ transplants by reducing the risk of rejection.
Nigeria must take steps to include 3D printing into science and engineering education in Nigeria.
Nigeria could close the skills gap in the manufacturing sector by including 3D printing in the curriculum of engineering programmes.
Neutralizing antibodies attach to the tips of the spike proteins of the SARS CoV-2 virus.
A biologist explains what proteins do in viruses, how they interact with human cells, how the vaccine delivers mRNA into the cell and how antibodies protect us.
Saved from the trash heap and ready for transformation.
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Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.
President Donald Trump has been widely slammed for mishandling the COVID-19 crisis, costing the US dearly.
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Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
Many items labeled “Made in China” could be made on people’s desktops instead.
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The rush to make personal protective equipment like facemasks and face shields using 3D printers shows that the technology can help circumvent global supply chain disruptions.
Powerful owls need old, hollowed-out trees to nest in, but humans keep chopping them down. Now, designers have partnered up with ecologists to build them high tech artificial nests.
The northern map turtle is listed as a species at risk in Canada. Little is known about its reproductive behaviour as it spends most of its life underwater.
New technologies are revealing more about the secret lives of underwater turtles. Using underwater cameras and 3D printing, researchers are learning more than ever before.
Robots already assemble and weld products in factories. Can they make the components parts themselves, too?
A manufacturing engineer describes the concept for a technology that could lead to more efficient production – and perhaps a tool to revive US manufacturing.
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New technology means museums can return items to their countries of origin while still representing those cultures in fair, interesting ways.
Laser Zentrum Hannover is also looking at lunar 3D printing.
Why wait for parts and equipment to arrive from Earth when you can print your own from moondust?
You’ll be waiting a while for functional 3D-printed human organs.
There is a stark mismatch between the elements required of a modern news story – unique, high impact – and the reality of medical research being slow, meticulous and progressing one step at a time.
Titanium is used in knee and hip replacements.
Titanium is a tough but light metal that makes great replacements for bone in our body. But it has plenty of other uses in industry as well.
As 3-D printing revolutionizes manufacturing, new possibilities for cities emerge.
3-D printing has the potential to disrupt local manufacturing, and re-configure approaches to urban design, planning and production.
The littlest robo.
Soft robots printed in the home? Not as far off as you might think.
Tiny, but deadly, flaws may be hiding in the parts of this 3D-printed gun.
Manufacturing errors, undetected by inexpert consumers, may be more dangerous than other threats from 3D-printed guns.
3D printed adaptive aids can cut costs by more than 94 percent.
Seniors and other people suffering from arthritis could do more daily tasks for themselves, and save money, by 3D printing their own small plastic aids, like key holders and pill-splitters.
Prototype vehicle built with 3D printing – but is it green?
Is 3D printing better for the environment than conventional manufacturing? The jury is still out.