3D Printing Bacteria Biofilms for the Construction of Living Materials

Srikkanth Balasubramanian, Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, and Anne S. Meyer explore the idea of 3D printing with bacteria further in their recently published ‘3D Printing for the Fabrication of Biofilm-Based Functional Living…

Creating Living Materials Using Bacteria and 3D Printing

In a paper entitled “Programmable and printable Bacillus subtilis biofilms as engineered living materials,” a team of researchers discusses how they used 3D printing to produce custom nanoscale biomaterials from…

Researchers Create Bionic Mushroom with Graphene and 3D Printed Cyanobacteria

Using 3D printing, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have created a bionic mushroom. Why? For good reason, actually. The researchers are working to better understand the biological machinery of cells…

Flubber, 3D Printed Flink and R&D Tax Credits

Unrealistic scientific discoveries from our beloved childhood movies may be coming to life in today’s science community. In the 1960’s Disney movie The Absent-Minded Professor, Professor Brainard creates a substance…

MIT Researchers’ 3D Printed “Living Tattoo” Lights Up with Responsive Cells

There are a lot of creative things you can do with tattoos, particularly the temporary stick-on kind. You can get temporary tattoos made from metallic ink, glitter, and even crystals…

3D Printed Bacteria Could Lead to 3D Printed Electronics in Space, Say TU Delft Researchers

It seems as though we can 3D print with just about anything these days – glass, sand, food substances, human cells, you name it – but one substance I never…


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