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January 5th, 2018

France GIAA launches library of 3D printed anatomical models to help blind students of massage and physiotherapy

One of the less-heralded advantages of 3D printing technology is the way that it can open up new opportunities for blind or partially-sighted people. The ease with which digital images can now be converted into physical objects is something that people who rely mostly on the sense of touch can benefit from, and we’ve reported previously on the 3D printing …Continue reading →

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Wyoming Ramaco Carbon will use Carbon 3D printers to make cars from coal

Ramaco Carbon, a coal producer based in Sheridan, Wyoming, has partnered with Silicon Valley 3D printing company Carbon, formerly Carbon 3D. As part of the deal, Ramaco will produce products and parts for third parties using high-speed Carbon 3D printers. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2qw8eXh

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Peg the duck waddles again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic leg created by Arkansas teens

When it comes to treating injured animals, 3D printing technology is starting to establish a serious reputation for itself. Our furry and feathered friends have found their own friend in 3D printing, which has been used in crucial veterinary surgery as well as to make prosthetics for dogs and penguins via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2CJRXDC

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DNA analysis of 16th century mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to hepatitis B instead

A team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), shedding new light on a pervasive, complex and deadly pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. The mummified remains of a small child buried in the Basilica of Saint Domenico Maggiore  in Naples, Italy. Previous analysis of the …Continue reading →

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Redefining knowledge of elderly people throughout history

An archaeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) is set to redefine what we know about elderly people in cultures throughout history, and dispel the myth that most people didn’t live much past 40 prior to modern medicine. A new method for determining the age-of-death for skeletal remains based on how worn the teeth are  [Credit: Australian National University]Christine Cave, …Continue reading →

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Did ancient irrigation technology travel Silk Road?

Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in arid northwestern China to raise livestock and cultivate crops in one of the world’s driest desert climates. Aerial view of an ancient irrigation system discovered in the foothills of Xinjiang, China  [Credit: Archaeological Research in …Continue reading →

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Egypt to recover mummy fragments from New York

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is set to recover from the US three fragments from three different mummies that had been stolen and smuggled out of Egypt in the early 20th century. Credit: Ministry of AntiquityShaaban Abdel-Gawad, supervisor-general of the ministry’s Repatriation Department, told Ahram Online that the fragments were seized in Manhattan when their owner tried to sell them. …Continue reading →

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Scientists create 3D printed wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

Scientists at Iowa State University are using 3D printing to make graphene-based sensors-on-tape that can be used to collect data about water use in crops. The sensors could also be used in biomedical diagnostics, architecture, and other fields. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2m479kE

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Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from. Light of different frequencies can bring out writing that is obscured by the paste and plaster  that holds mummy cases together [Credit: BBC News]These are the decorated boxes into which the wrapped body of the deceased was placed before …Continue reading →

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300 year old Dutch warship found off Mexican coast

A team of archaeologists have discovered remains belonging to an 18th century Dutch warship and a 19th century British steamboat as well as an old lighthouse at three separate sites, on the seabed off the coast of the small seaport town of Sisal in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Credit: INAH TV/YouTubeSisal is a peaceful beach destination and was an …Continue reading →

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