Battleship Restoration Volunteers Discover Top-Secret WWII Technology, Turn to 3D Printing to Recreate It for Visitors

We see 3D printing being used often in military applications; the US Navy especially utilizes the technology for everything from 3D printed missile components and the 3D printed TruClip, to…

Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

It’s one thing to use a 3D scanner to scan a person, animal, or object, and use the scan to 3D print an object you can pick up and hold,…

Take a Virtual Tour of a Wealthy Pompeii Home Before the Volcano, Thanks to 3D Technology

One of the most famous tragedies of all time is that of Pompeii, the Mediterranean village destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the year 79 AD. In mere minutes, the…

3D Model of Centuries-Old Skull from Battle of Culloden Reveals New Information

Every now and then we have to freshen up on our military history. Why? Because 3D modeling and printing technology is being used to enhance artifact research and produce replicas of weapons used in historic battles. Occasionally it is also used…

16th Century Notes Uncovered in Bible Thanks to 3D X-Ray Imaging

If you’ve ever gotten in trouble for writing in one of your textbooks, you should know that you were following in illustrious footsteps. In fact, one day your marginalia might…

Reborn in the Amber Resin of the 3D Printer: Nova Documentary Shows Ötzi the Ice Man’s Twin Being Created by Paleo Artist & Materialise Team

They say the truth always comes out—eventually. But five thousand years later?  As a murder occurred 5,300 years ago on a freezing and lonely Tyrolean Alpine peak in what is now…

3D Technology Helps French Forensic Artist Reconstruct Head of 17th Century Plague Victim

Thomas Craven wasn’t much different than most young adult children of well-to-do Londoners. He was brought up in a privileged, protected environment and his parents had high hopes for him….

University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research Uses 3D Technology to Rebuild the Past

It’s interesting to think about how much technology is used to look back in time, so to speak. I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s possible…

3D Technology Reveals New Information about Citizens of Pompeii

Despite the fact that the village of Pompeii was wiped off the face of the Earth nearly 2,000 years ago, it continues to hold the popular imagination in thrall. One reason…

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