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August 29th, 2017

BiliScreen: a 3D printed smartphone device that detects pancreatic cancer by looking at your eyes

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed BiliScreen, a new smartphone app and 3D printed attachment that can detect jaundice in an adult’s eye. This could in turn allow users to detect early signs of pancreatic cancer and other diseases. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vHjeOE

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Danfoss opens first 3D printing center in Denmark; Asian and North American centers to follow

Danfoss opens first 3D printing center in Denmark; Asian and North American centers to follow http://ift.tt/2wQdTtI via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wGSP8l

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Where does the Berkshire Museum go from here?

The charming, quiet Berkshire Museum is suddenly tempest tossed. Following its announcement of a new mission, a jamboree of pious finger-wagging ensued. National arts organisations clamour in protest, but their buildings are in good shape. They dont have to worry from month to month whether staff salaries get paid. Yes, the Berkshire Museum endured long periods of bad management, but …Continue reading →

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Berkshire Museum board turns down $1m to pause art sale

A $1m offer from an anonymous group of donors to pause the Berkshire Museums planned sale of art from its collection has been turned down by the board of trustees, the Berkshire Eagle reports. The cash came with the stipulation that the museum hold off for at least a year on auctioning 40 works of art, including two original paintings …Continue reading →

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18-year-old Italian student builds €10 3D printer from old inkjet printers

An 18-year-old student at the Liceo Scientifico Copernico in Udine, Italy, has deconstructed three old inkjet printers and a flatbed scanner to make his own 3D printer from scratch. Costing only €10 from start to finish via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xKEchj

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Danfoss opens first 3D printing center in Denmark; Asian and North American centers to follow

Danfoss opens first 3D printing center in Denmark; Asian and North American centers to follow http://ift.tt/2wQdTtI via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wQdTtI

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Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant mother

Scientists from the UK and Germany have discovered the largest Ichthyosaurus on record and found it was pregnant at the time of death. Life reconstruction [Credit: University of Manchester]The new specimen is estimated to be between 3 and 3.5 m long and is an adult female. Ichthyosaurs were a highly successful group of sea-going reptiles that became extinct about 90 …Continue reading →

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Ancient settlement primed for flooding in Turkey

The Tigris River gave rise to the world’s first settlements and soon its waters will submerge some of their remnants as plans move forward to construct a hydroelectric dam that will flood a large tract of Mesopotamia in southeastern Turkey. Crews have begun dynamiting Neolithic-era caves near Hasankeyf, Turkey. The early Mesopotamian settlement  will soon be submerged by a hydroelectric …Continue reading →

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New Mycenaean tombs discovered in Nemea excavations

The second season of systematic excavations at Aidonia of Nemea has been completed on July 29, 2017. Middle cemetery: Excavations at the stomio and the dromos of the chamber tomb  [Credit: Ministry of Culture and Sports]During this season, the graves which were already known since last year’s excavations have been investigated and new burial monuments have been located and surveyed. …Continue reading →

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Remains of 19th century Chinese labourers found at ancient pyramid in Peru

Archaeologists exploring Peru’s pre-Colombian past recently unearthed a glimpse of a less prominent chapter in the Andean country’s history – the remains of 16 Chinese labourers who toiled in the country over 100 years ago. Remains of Chinese labourer wearing blue-green jacket excavated at the pyramid of Bellavista  [Credit: Reuters/Mariana Bazo]The bodies, thought to be those of indentured workers brought …Continue reading →

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