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August 1st, 2017

Harold Williams, founding president and CEO of LA’s J. Paul Getty Trust, has died

Harold Marvin Williams, the founding president and chief executive of the Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Trust, died on Sunday, 30 July, aged 89. Williamsa businessman who had also served as the dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and the chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commissionbecame the president and chief …Continue reading →

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The Met might return another ancient vase to Italy

An ancient vase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been confiscated by the Manhattan district attorneys office based on evidence that it was looted from Italy in the 1970s, the New York Times reports. Authorities were tipped off about the works provenance by the archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis, who identified it through his research into the files of the Italian …Continue reading →

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3D scanning and printing play critical role in development of Arrinera Hussarya supercar

Poland’s first supercar, Arrinera Hussarya, has been a symbol of a rejuvenated and reborn automotive industry within Poland. As we’ve already seen, the supercar’s development has been a rigorous process, largely enabled by the adoption of new manufacturing technologies such as 3D scanning and 3D printing. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2uS5401

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Marguerite Matisse plays starring role in Picasso’s studio and RA show

Matisse in the Studio, which opens at Londons Royal Academy of Arts (RA) on 5 August (until 12 November) after its debut at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, includes more than the objects that the French artist held most dear. A painting by Matisse of his only daughter, Marguerite, aged 13, has been lent by the Muse Picasso-Paris. The …Continue reading →

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New photoinitiator improves water-based DLP 3D printing, says Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Researchers at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new kind of photoinitiator for digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing in water. The photoinitiators could be used to make bio-friendly 3D printed structures. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2uSbVqo

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Community feel: South London Gallery takes art to housing estates

The South London Gallerys outreach programme knows no bounds with the launch of Open Plan, a three-year art scheme covering nearby Elmington, Pelican and Sceaux Gardens housing estates. Open Plan launches tomorrow (2 August) with the Art Block, a new free space on Sceaux Gardens estate which houses patterns and pieces made by local children in a special setting designed …Continue reading →

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Torc2s world-first 3D printable plastic allows doctors to reshape splints on a patients body

UK company Torc2 has developed a world-first form of 3D printable plastic that could change the way limb injuries and conditions are treated. The compound can be re-shaped at temperatures that are safe for patients. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wi7ao0

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Sinterit teams up with Polish designer to 3D print exoskeleton arm for kids with SMA

Polish 3D printing company Sinterit recently teamed up with 3D designer Bartłomiej Gaczorek to develop and 3D print an exoskeleton arm device for children suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic neuromuscular condition which causes immobility in the patient’s arms, legs, and hands through lack of muscle control. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vjOUwX

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Three-storey 3D printed model of Dubais The Tower skyscraper erected in Dubai Mall

A 3D printed replica of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour has been unveiled at Dubai Mall. The 3,000 kg model took more than 4,000 hours to make, and depicts Dubai’s under-construction observation tower that is set to stand at a monstrous 928 m tall. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2uUJnLn

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Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster

Thieves broke into the university building in Mnster to steal technical equipment that was part of a work by the Japanese artist Koki Tanaka on display at the citys Sculpture Projects, a festival that takes place every ten years. Tanakas video project, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to Live Together and Sharing the Unknown, will be temporarily closed to the …Continue reading →

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