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September 5th, 2017

BayBG announces seven-figure investment in German RepRap’s Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) Technology

BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft, one of the largest equity investment funds for small and medium size businesses in Germany, has officially sunk its teeth into the liquid 3D printing game with a seven-figure investment in 3D printing company German RepRap GmbH. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2f0QPh6

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FabRx and UCL team produces personalised 3D printed pills for first time using SLS technique

We’ve reported several times before on the development of 3D printed pharmaceuticals, as both standard extrusion and more advanced stereolithography techniques have been used to make pills and tablets for various types of medicine. The School of Pharmacy at University College London was the site of a major SLA milestone just over a year ago via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vJapZK

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Late surviving Neanderthals ‘much older’ than previously thought

Previous research suggested that the ‘Vindija Neanderthals’ living in Vindija Cave in northern Croatia lived as recently as 32,000 years ago. This would have made them amongst the last known surviving Neanderthals and implied that Neanderthals and modern humans lived in central Europe at the same time. They were therefore known as a ‘refugial’ group. Vindija Cave in Croatia, which …Continue reading →

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Physicists propose new theories of black holes from the very early universe

UCLA physicists have proposed new theories for how the universe’s first black holes might have formed and the role they might play in the production of heavy elements such as gold, platinum and uranium. Two papers on their work were published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The theory that primordial black holes collide with neutron stars to create heavy …Continue reading →

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Significant new findings on Greek island of Kythnos

Τhe Archaeology Sector at the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly announces the results of regular excavations at the ancient city of Kythnos (today’s Vryokastro) earlier this year (26/5-5/8). The excavations have yielded particularly significant findings. Fig. 1. Aerial photograph of Vryokastro –in the foreground the sanctuaries of the  Middle Plateau– from the east …Continue reading →

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LimbForge improves 3D printed elbow prosthesis with natural arm swing

LimbForge, an offshoot of 3D printed prosthetics community e-NABLE, has developed a 3D printed prosthetic elbow that incorporates features suggested by both patients and prosthetists. The nonprofit will now test the device on patients. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2gIqOXK

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2018 launch for Refabricator, NASA recycling system that turns plastic into 3D printing materials in space

NASA says it will soon be sending its “Refabricator” recycling machine up to space. The device, developed in partnership with Tethers Unlimited Inc. (TUI), can be used to transform plastic objects and parts into 3D printable raw materials aboard the ISS. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2gJqacs

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Belgian startup W.R. Yuma is using 3D printing to make sunglasses made from plastic waste. The stylish 3D printed sunglasses are made from car dashboards, soda bottles, and even refrigerators. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wEsogY

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Doctors in Gaza are 3D printing stethoscopes and other much-needed medical supplies

A team of innovative and resourceful doctors in Gaza are using 3D printers to produce simple medical supplies, such as stethoscopes and tourniquets, which are not easily accessible and are in high demand in the war-torn region. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vI1Tde

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Mobile women were key to cultural exchange in Stone Age and Bronze Age Europe

At the end of the Stone Age and in the early Bronze Age, families were established in a surprising manner in the Lechtal, south of Augsburg, Germany. The majority of women came from outside the area, probably from Bohemia or Central Germany, while men usually remained in the region of their birth. This so-called patrilocal pattern combined with individual female …Continue reading →

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