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August 8th, 2017

3D scanning & printing preserves infamous papier-mache heads from 1962 Alcatraz escape

The FBI and the National Parks Service have used 3D scanning to digitally preserve the infamous dummy heads used by a trio of inmates to escape Alcatraz prison in 1962. The inmates, who left the heads in their beds as decoys, were never found. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vKMqrE

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Shining 3D launches software update for EinScan 3D scanners

Chinese 3D printing company Shining 3D has just released version 2.5 of its EinScan Software for 3D scanners, including the EinScan Pro and EinScan Pro+. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vjjAwq

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Duke researchers detect diseases in 15 minutes with D4 assay & 3D printed smartphone device

Biomedical engineers at North Carolina’s Duke University have used 3D printing to create a diagnostic tool that can detect signs of disease from a single drop of blood. The “D4 assay” consists of an inket-printed array of antibodies and a 3D printed smartphone attachment. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vK5WER

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New MakeVR Pro app integrates precision tools for 3D modeling in VR with HTC Vive

HTC VIVE’s virtual reality content developer Vive Studios has just released its latest app: MakeVR Pro. Developed in collaboration with motion tracking and VR company Sixense, MakeVR Pro enables users to create 3D content, including 3D printable models, within a virtual reality environment. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vgfsPt

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MIT researchers develop software to optimize 3D printing by simulating physical properties of printed objects

Knowing the exact physical properties of a 3D print job before it is carried out would be incredibly useful for designers and manufacturers making use of 3D printing technology, enabling them to know exactly which materials to choose to optimize their 3D printed object. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2viDDv5

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Cikoni launches hybrid AdditiveCARBON technology for 3D printed carbon composites

Cikoni, a Stuttgart-based engineering company, has developed hybrid production technology that adds carbon fiber to the 3D printing process. Cikoni’s AdditiveCARBON can be used to make 3D printed structures with carbon fiber reinforcement. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2viwYRF

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What went wrong on the maiden launch of Rocket Labs 3D printed rocket?

On May 25, 2017, New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab launched its first 3D printed, battery-powered rocket into space, an event which gained much media attention across the globe. Now, however, details of the mission have come to light that show that something went wrong with the launch, causing the rocket to fall back to Earth. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wqlNq4

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The buildings fuelling Iran’s national heritage list

Who says practical things cant be beautiful? Iran has put its two oldest petrol stations on its national heritage list, making the monuments part of the countrys first petroleum museum. But these are no ordinary petrol stationsFourth Fuel Distribution Station in downtown Tehran, which was built by the Anglo Persian Oil Company between 1925-41, is covered in bright glazed tiles …Continue reading →

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The buildings fuelling Iran’s national heritage list

Who says practical things cant be beautiful? Iran has put its two oldest petrol stations on its national heritage list, making the monuments part of the countrys first petroleum museum. But these are no ordinary petrol stationsFourth Fuel Distribution Station in downtown Tehran, which was built by the Anglo Persian Oil Company between 1925-41, is covered in bright glazed tiles …Continue reading →

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Two members of Pussy Riot detained after protesting against film-maker’s imprisonment

Two members of the Russian artist collective Pussy Riot were detained for several hours by police on Monday for protesting against the imprisonment of the Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov.  Maria Alyokhina and Olga Borisova were arrested in Yakutsk in eastern Siberia after unfurling a Free Sentsov banner and setting off coloured flares on a bridge outside the prison where the …Continue reading →

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