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Zelf een zandstraler maken én spuitcabine – Je gereedschap weer als nieuw! (zie

Met een zandstraler kun je snel en gemakkelijk roest, vuil en verf van oppervlaktes krijgen. Helaas is het vaak heel erg duur, dus hebben we een goedkope zandstraler voor jullie bedacht. Dit maakt gebruik van een pet flesje en een luchtpistool. Maar als we het vergelijken met een kant en klare zandstraler dan is het helaas wel iets minder goed. …Continue reading →


Missouri students 3D print prosthetic paw for Tucker the Australian shepherd

Tucker, an adorable Australian shepherd born with an underdeveloped hind paw, was recently fitted with a 3D printed prosthetic. The prosthetic, which could help the five-year-old dog walk more evenly, was 3D printed by a dedicated team from the University of Missouri. via,


3D print your own DIY thermal camera

Well, the Ruiz Brothers from over at Adafruit have done it again: made another awesome and fully reproducible project that combines 3D printing and electronics. The make, a 3D printed thermal camera, is the perfect DIY project for this winter weekend. via,


Top 3D printing stories of the week: Adidas, Nano Dimension, Porsche, WinterOlympics, more

3D printed shoes, sports cars, Olympic gear, and superheroes! Find some of this week's top 3D printing news stories here. via,


Make your own 3D printed Hyrule Castle from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Thingiverse user [Jbenedetto84] has designed a 3D printable Hyrule Castle from the Nintendo Switch game Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The 3D model was ripped from the game, and comprises both the castle and its grounds. via,


The mystery of Egypt’s ‘screaming mummy’

Although the Grand Egyptian Museum overlooking Giza Plateau will celebrate a soft opening in December, it is the Egyptian Museum which will remain one of Egypt’s archaeological icons. The screaming mummy [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]To highlight some of its distinguished treasured collections, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir overlooking Giza Plateau is to exhibit at its foyer and on a weekly …Continue reading →


When it comes to extinction, body size matters

On a certain level, extinction is all about energy. Animals move over their surroundings like pacmen, chomping up resources to fuel their survival. If they gain a certain energy threshold, they reproduce, essentially earning an extra life. If they encounter too many empty patches, they starve, and by the end of the level it’s game over. In classic extinction models, …Continue reading →


Tiny fossils, huge landslides: Are diatoms the key to Earth’s biggest slides?

The biggest landslides on Earth aren’t on land, but on the seafloor. These mega-slides can move thousands of cubic kilometers of material, and sometimes trigger tsunamis. Yet, remarkably, they occur on nearly flat slopes of less than three degrees. Seismic reflection data [Credit: Morelia Urlaub and colleagues, and Geology]Morelia Urlaub, a marine geoscientist at the Geomar Helmholtz Center for Ocean …Continue reading →


Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica

Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates of the Earth’s crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in an earthquake. Perspective view of the shallow megathrust looking seaward towards the trench; the frontal …Continue reading →


Tasmanian devil populations continue to decline

Ongoing monitoring of wild Tasmanian devils shows that overall population numbers are continuing to decline, due to the presence of devil facial tumour disease. Results of this research–conducted by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) in collaboration with staff from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), San Diego Zoo Global, Toledo Zoo and the University …Continue reading →


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