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October 2nd, 2017

Futurist Christopher Barnatts review: Innovation at the TCT Show 2017

From 26 to 28 September 2017, the TCT Show was held in Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The largest such event to date, this showcased the wares and talents of over 250 additive manufacturing organizations, with my video report as below. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2yRRiKJ

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SPoE: a full-color multi-surface printer made with 3D printed parts

SPoE, a printer which “Simply Prints on Everything,” has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The printer, which is being prototyped with 3D printing, is described as a “free-standing printer” which can print (two-dimensionally) on virtually any surface. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xUMgzb

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Army scientists could use urine to charge 3D printed drones that eat themselves

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have discovered that a recently engineered aluminum nano-powder can rapidly produce hydrogen when mixed with urine. The powder could be used to make 3D printed robots that “feed off their own structures” and self-destruct after missions. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xK2njl

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Australian university 3D prints scaled-up virus particles for tactile health education

A team from the Central Queensland University in Australia is teaching students about micro-biology by 3D printing large-scale models of microscopic virus particles. The 3D printed learning aids offer a more dynamic and tactile way for students to learn about the microbes and viruses that can harm our bodies. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fFCPtg

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Farsoon channels CAMS tech to develop FS1000P, largest nylon SLS 3D printer on market

Chinese 3D printing company Farsoon Technologies has announced the development of the FS1000P, a large-format 3D printer made with the company’s Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution (CAMS) technology. The first commercial FS1000P will be ready for the TCT Asia show in 2018. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xORzOI

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Scandinavia’s earliest farmers exchanged terminology with Indo-Europeans

5,000 years ago, the Yamnaya culture migrated into Europe from the Caspian steppe. In addition to innovations such as the wagon and dairy production, they brought a new language — Indo-European — that replaced most local languages the following millennia. But local cultures also influenced the new language, particularly in southern Scandinavia, where Neolithic farmers made lasting contributions to Indo-European …Continue reading →

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US Marines Ripper Lab used to manufacture 3D printed Nibbler drones in Middle East

A U.S. Marine Corps task force has set up a 3D printing lab on the ground in the Middle East, using it to 3D print quadcopter drones, tools, medical supplies, and more. Dubbed the “Ripper Lab,” the facility is allowing the task force to print devices and replacement parts on-demand and at a lower cost than shipping them in. via …Continue reading →

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Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?

Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States. These are technical rebreather SCUBA divers collecting the fossil coral material used in this study from  the submerged terrace off of Kawaihae [Credit: …Continue reading →

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Summer could be one long heatwave if planet hits 2 degrees Celsius

Summer in some regions of the world will become one long heatwave even if global average temperatures rise only 2°C above pre-industrial levels and certain regions may become close to unliveable if temperatures increase by 5°C. Photo by Anna Jiménez Calaf on UnsplashEven with just a 1.5°C increase in global temperatures there are significant changes to the length, intensity and …Continue reading →

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Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without observing others

New observations have led researchers to believe that chimpanzees can use tools spontaneously to solve a task, without needing to watch others first. Credit: University of BirminghamThe evidence of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) spontaneously using sticks to scoop food from water surfaces is published in the open-access journal PeerJ. Researchers from the University of Birmingham, UK, and University of Tübingen, Germany, …Continue reading →

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