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March 7th, 2018

Storm uncovers ancient remains of Roman aqueduct and road in Cádiz

There is a famous song by Antonio Rodríguez Martínez, aka El Tío de la Tiza, that was sung at the Cádiz carnival of 1905 chronicling a fisherman’s discovery of 18th-century coins at La Victoria beach. In the song, locals rush in with shovels to extract the valuable coins from the sand. Architectural remains uncovered by the recent storm in Cádiz …Continue reading →

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Iron Age burial found at Margate Caves site on the Isle of Thanet

Archaeologists struck gold on the last day of the dig at the Margate Caves site when they uncovered an Iron Age skeleton. The Iron Age skeleton [Credit: Dan Thompson]The skeleton was found to be a rare crouch burial, where the body is laid as if curled up and sleeping. It was found in the bottom of a bell-shaped chalk pit. …Continue reading →

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Ancient sites destroyed to make way for andesite quarry in northern Turkey

The construction of an andesite quarry in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Ordu has gone ahead despite a court ruling in 2011 that said the area’s historical value made the site inappropriate for such works. Credit: Hurriyet Daily NewsIn 2016, excavations revealed a 2,100-year-old marble mother goddess sculpture of Kybele in the Kurul Castle, one of the first archaeological digs …Continue reading →

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UBC’s new direct laser 3D bioprinting technique capable of ultra-fine resolution

Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada are developing a new 3D bioprinting technique which could be used to produce 3D structures from living bio-tissues and which could be beneficial for treating those with severe burns, organ problems, and cancer. The laser-based bioprinting method is being developed at UBC’s Okanagan campus. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180307-ubcs-new-direct-laser-3d-bioprinting-technique-capable-of-ultra-fine-resolution.html

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Archaeological treasures from Thessaloniki metro unveiled

The completion of the Thessaloniki Metro has set the city on a steady course towards its development in commerce, production and tourism as well as shielding its historical identity through time. This was announced last Friday by the representatives of all bodies involved, in a public awareness meeting regarding archaeological finds uncovered in the stations of the Metro as well …Continue reading →

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3D printed accessory transforms 35 mm cameras into hybrid digital cameras

Samuel Mello Medeiros, an Italy-based designer, has created “I’m Back,” a 3D printed accessory for converting old analog cameras into digital ones. The $279 device is now on Kickstarter, and works with vintage cameras including those made by Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Leica. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180307-3d-printed-accessory-transforms-35-mm-cameras-into-hybrid-digital-cameras.html

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Goodyear Oxygene 3D printed concept tire uses live plants to clean the air

It’s that time of year again: time for Goodyear to unveil its latest concept tire. This year’s design, called the Oxygene Tire, brings together organic life, 3D printing, and AI for what could very well be the most innovative and eco-friendly concept tire we’ve seen to date. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180307-goodyears-oxygene-3d-printed-concept-tire-uses-live-plants-to-clean-the-air.html

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Maker Profile: Mantis Hacks Matt Denton on Harry Potter animatronics, giant 3D printed LEGO & hexapods

In our latest Maker Profile, Matt Denton of Mantis Hacks talks to 3Ders about his career in the film industry, what goes into his giant 3D printed LEGO makes, his ongoing robotic hexapod project, and much more. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180307-maker-profile-mantis-hacks-matt-denton-on-harry-potter-animatronics-giant-3d-printed-lego-hexapods.html

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BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer goes open source

BCN3D Technologies, a Barcelona-based desktop 3D printing specialist, has released the CAD files, documentation, and GitHub repositories for its BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer. The company says it wants to repay the open source community. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180307-bcn3d-sigmax-3d-printer-goes-open-source.html

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Materialise simplifies shoulder surgery with TRUMATCH virtual system, 3D printed guides

Materialise has launched its TRUMATCH Personalized Solutions Shoulder System, which will help orthopedic surgeons prepare for shoulder arthroplasty surgery using 3D printed guides and a virtual pre-planning environment. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180307-materialise-simplifies-shoulder-surgery-with-trumatch-virtual-system-3d-printed-guides.html

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