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December 1st, 2017

News Roundup: EOS teams with Under Armour, Concept Laser, Kratzer, SelfCAD, UK government investment

Missed out any 3D printing developments recently? Not to worry, we’ve got another round-up to keep you up to speed with all the latest stories, including EOS partnering with Under Armour, the UK government investing in aerospace research, and much more besides. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2j8Wtjb

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Merging molecular science and engineering to make 3D printing faster, cheaper and more consistent

A briefing paper today published by members of the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) at Imperial College London outlined their predictions about future opportunities for 3D printing technology, particularly related to Imperial’s work. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2i9WcMa

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Jewlr 3D prints replica of Meghan Markle engagement ring for just £124 – and the style is already a bestseller

When Suits actress Meghan Markle agreed to marry Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson earlier this week, waves of euphoria spread across Britain and its former colonies, and some of the ripples were also felt in the world of 3D printing. 37 year-old Markle, who will be the first member of the Suits cast to marry into royalty, was given a breathtaking …Continue reading →

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Peru’s abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries ago. In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, the pre-Columbian archaeological site La Luz is flanked by a private soccer field players  rent in Lima, Peru. Many people in …Continue reading →

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Trophy hunting may cause extinction in a changing environment

Male animals with large secondary sexual traits, such as antelope horns, deer antlers and lions’ manes are often targeted by hunters for recreational purposes. Similarly, some insect collectors will pay high prices for specimens of animals such as stag beetles because of their large secondary sexual traits. Male impala fighting [Credit: Rob Knell]These well-ornamented individuals tend to be the most …Continue reading →

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DiCoMi project: Kordsa, Sabanci University to develop 3D printing composites with $3.55M EU funding

Composites company Kordsa and Sabanci University, both from Turkey, have established the Directional Composites Through Manufacturing Innovation (DiCoMi) project to develop composites for 3D printing. The European Union has provided 3 million euros ($3.55M) in funding. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2Br4hUf

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Upper Palaeolithic cave painting of camel discovered in Ural Mountains

An ancient image of a two-humped camel has been discovered in the Kapova cave (Southern Urals). The age of the painting is preliminarily estimated to be between 14,500 and 37,700 years, a time when there were no camels in the Southern Urals. This discovery confirms researchers’ belief that artists in the Upper Palaeolithic could migrate over long distances. Drawing of …Continue reading →

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Analysis of ancient DNA reveals a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that once roamed North America

An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that roamed North America during the last ice age. This illustration depicts a family of stilt-legged horses (Haringtonhippus francisci) in Yukon, Canada,  during the last ice age [Credit: Jorge Blanco]The new findings, published in the journal eLife, are based on an analysis of ancient DNA from …Continue reading →

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Scientists show how Himalayan river system influenced ancient Indus Civilisation

The Indus or Harappan Civilisation was a Bronze Age society that developed mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia from 5300 to 3300 years ago, at about the same time as urban civilisations developed in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Archaeological evidence shows that many of the settlements in the Indus Civilisation developed along the banks of a river called the …Continue reading →

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Before the Big Bang

Although for five decades, the Big Bang theory has been the best known and most accepted explanation for the beginning and evolution of the Universe, it is hardly a consensus among scientists, according to Neves, part of a group of researchers who dare to imagine a different origin. Physicist publishes paper in General Relativity and Gravitation proposing to eliminate need …Continue reading →

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