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Designer Simone Leonellis Blurred Boundaries between art, fashion, and 3D printing

As 3D printing becomes more and more accessible to people outside the manufacturing, science, and technology sectors, we’re starting to see its potential realized in all sorts of interesting ways. The combination of 3D printing and fashion, for example, may not seem like the most natural fit, but it is starting to become an everyday reality all over the world. …Continue reading →


New AI algorithm can transform any 2D image of a face into a 3D model

A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham and Kingston University in the UK have developed a new algorithm that can transform a 2D photo of a face into a pretty accurate 3D image. via,


Aire — A Self-Flying Robotic Assistant for the Home.

Unlike any other robot, Aire travels effortlessly anywhere in your home, re-imagining automation, security, smart assistants & more. – [currently $0 (0%) of $50,000 goal] via Technology (latest) :: Kicktraq,


Columbia researchers develop 3D printed soft robotic muscles that are 3x stronger than yours

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, the engineering department of New York’s Columbia University, have developed a 3D printed synthetic soft muscle with an “intrinsic expansion ability.” The incredible actuator, which paves the way for fully soft robots, can lift 1,000 times its own weight. via,


French ceramic 3D printing company 3DCeram reports 70% growth in 2016

3DCeram, a ceramic 3D printing company based in Limoges, France, has announced that is has grown substantially over the past year. With a turnover of roughly 2 million euros in 2016, the company says it has grown by a whopping 70 per cent since 2015. via,


NASA test-fires first 3D printed rocket engine igniter made from 2 metal alloys

NASA has successfully tested a prototype for a 3D printed rocket engine component made from two different metal alloys. The 3D printed rocket part underwent thorough tests over the summer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. via,


Mass burial found at ancient Parion

The skeletons of a total of 24 people, including one child, have been unearthed from a chamber tomb opened during this year’s excavations in the ancient Greek city of Parion in the northwestern Turkish province of Canakkale. AA PhotoThe mystery of this multi-burial tomb, which has surprised archaeologists and is estimated to date back to a period between the 1st …Continue reading →


Dawn of agriculture linked with poor start to life in ancient Atacama, Chile

Learning to cultivate crops and other agricultural food – rather than relying on hunter-gathering – is often thought of as a key milestone in the history of humanity. Atacama [Credit: University of Otago]However, new evidence from the University of Otago and the Universidad de Tarapaca in Chile indicates that the adoption of agriculture was associated with poor maternal and infant …Continue reading →


Man charged for theft of fossil footprints in Crete

Greek police arrested on Friday a 55-year-old man in connection with the theft of 10 fossilised footprints which were stolen on earlier this week from the site where they were uncovered in Kissamos, Western Crete, authorities said. The vandalised site, showing fresh sand along the edges of the slab where it has been lifted and the holes left  by the …Continue reading →


Thieves break into Latin Church in Istanbul’s Beyoglu, steal artefacts

Four thieves broke into a Latin Catholic Church in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, stealing a number of religious artefacts on Sept. 15 but were caught later in the day. AA PhotoTwo of the thieves managed to break into the Catholic Church in the Karakoy neighbourhood from a derelict building behind the church after initially failing to enter the shrine …Continue reading →


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