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October 3rd, 2017

Safran Helicopter Engines new Aneto engines contain 3D printed components

Safran Helicopter Engines has launched Aneto, a new family of high-power engines. The Aneto-1K, which is being used in aerospace company Leonardo’s AW189K helicopter, has 3D printed components in its combustion chamber, as well as 3D printed inlet guide vanes. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xeg321

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Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

Two herpes simplex viruses infect primates from unknown evolutionary depths. In modern humans these viruses manifest as cold sores (HSV1) and genital herpes (HSV2). Cast of a P. boisei skull, used for teaching at Cambridge University [Credit: Louise Walsh]Unlike HSV1, however, the earliest proto-humans did not take HSV2 with them when our ancient lineage split from chimpanzee precursors around 7 …Continue reading →

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2,000 year old toys discovered inside children’s tombs in ancient city of Parion

2,000-year-old ancient toys from the Hellenistic Period have been discovered inside tombs belonging to children in the ancient seaport city of Parion located in northwestern Turkey’s Çanakkale province. AA PhotoResearchers have discovered toys and other articles during excavations at the ancient site, Professor Hasan Kasaoğlu from Atatürk University, who is the excavation leader at Parion, told the Anadolu Agency. He …Continue reading →

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Archaeological site of Idalion in Cyprus to be opened to public

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces the opening of the Archaeological Site of Idalion which will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 18:30 at the Local Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion. The ceremony will be inaugurated by H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Nicos Anastasiades. Aerial view of Idalion [Credit: …Continue reading →

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Hellenistic sanctuary discovered in ancient Phoenician city of Tyre

The foundations of a Hellenistic sanctuary have been discovered on the promontory of Tyre in southern Lebanon during the course of excavations undertaken by the American University of Beirut’s Archaeological Museum. Aerial view of the site of Tyre, of which only 70 sq. metres has been excavated [Credit: OLJ]The sanctuary consists of two walls that delimit a rectangular surface with …Continue reading →

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3D Hubs users can now order 3D printed tools and molds made from Somos PerFORM

Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational specializing in life and materials sciences, has entered into a new partnership with 3D printing service 3D Hubs. Through the agreement, 3D Hubs customers will now have the opportunity to order their prints in Royal DSM’s Somos PerFORM material. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xVcMbc

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Apple acquires patent for AR-compatible 3D printing system

Apple has just acquired a patent that could change the face of 3D printing as we know it. Published on the US patent database earlier today, the new innovation encompasses a highly advanced 3D printing system which is compatible with Augmented Reality (AR) devices via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xVtW8P

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European Federation of Chemical Engineering commends French company Air Liquide for 3D printed reactor

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) has given a number of awards to innovative chemical engineering projects at the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering hosted in Barcelona, Spain. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xVlq9L

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Luxexcel receives additional €4M investment to develop 3D printed lenses for VR and AR

We’ve reported before on the work of Dutch company Luxexcel, an optics manufacturer that is one of the rising stars in the industry due to its increasing implementation of 3D printing technology. As well as providing advanced products for ophthalmic treatment, it also produces specialist lenses for next-generation applications such as augmented and virtual reality. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2ym9bVe

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Bursting with starbirth

This oddly-shaped galactic spectacle is bursting with brand new stars. The pink fireworks in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are regions of intense star formation, triggered by a cosmic-scale collision. The huge galaxy in this image, NGC 4490, has a smaller galaxy in its gravitational grip and is feeling the strain. This image, taken with the …Continue reading →

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