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After Generating Intense Social Media Interest, 3D Printing Chemistry Article Wins the STAM 2016 Altmetric Award

After Generating Intense Social Media Interest, 3D Printing Chemistry Article Wins the STAM 2016 Altmetric Award

Back in early 2016, a team of researchers from American University discovered an innovative way to combine chemistry and 3D printing: the researchers, led by university chemistry professor Matthew Hartings, figured out how to create structures using active chemistry, while 3D printing commercially. The team published their findings in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced […]

Back in early 2016, a team of researchers from American University discovered an innovative way to combine chemistry and 3D printing: the researchers, led by university chemistry professor Matthew Hartings, figured out how to create structures using active chemistry,...
3D Printing Reveals Nanostructures That Create Color in the Blue Tarantula

3D Printing Reveals Nanostructures That Create Color in the Blue Tarantula

The search for new ways to create color is as old as mankind. The quest to create additions to the palette that would expand art and design beyond the whites, blacks, and browns most easily available has taken humanity down some odd pathways. For example, people dedicated significant amounts of time and resources towards extracting […]

The search for new ways to create color is as old as mankind. The quest to create additions to the palette that would expand art and design beyond the whites, blacks, and browns most easily available has taken humanity down some odd pathways. For example, people...
3D Mapping Dark Energy to Understand the Universe

3D Mapping Dark Energy to Understand the Universe

According to the traditional ideas of the Big Bang, there was a moment when nothing existed except for a tiny point, called a singularity. Something caused that singularity to become unstable and explode in such a way that everything was created. It’s an idea that can give a brain cramp to even the most brilliant of […]

According to the traditional ideas of the Big Bang, there was a moment when nothing existed except for a tiny point, called a singularity. Something caused that singularity to become unstable and explode in such a way that everything was created. It’s an idea...
Do We Want 3D Printed Snacks?

Do We Want 3D Printed Snacks?

The wave of things that people want to 3D print has grown to tsunami proportions. We’ve seen stories about printed organs, printed engines, and printed lingerie. It doesn’t take too much imagination, and perhaps a little history of watching Star Trek, to become really excited about the idea of 3D printed food. The fantasy is […]

The wave of things that people want to 3D print has grown to tsunami proportions. We’ve seen stories about printed organs, printed engines, and printed lingerie. It doesn’t take too much imagination, and perhaps a little history of watching Star Trek, to...
New 3D Printing Technique Makes Complex Ceramics for Spaceships

New 3D Printing Technique Makes Complex Ceramics for Spaceships

When I was a kid, I would visit my great-grandmother’s apartment on Park Avenue in New York City. She had traveled the world and brought back vases, plates, and dolls from more places than I could name. While I was fascinated with these objects, I was also terrified of them because I knew they were […]

When I was a kid, I would visit my great-grandmother’s apartment on Park Avenue in New York City. She had traveled the world and brought back vases, plates, and dolls from more places than I could name. While I was fascinated with these objects, I was also...
Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Ambitious Plans to 3D Print the Universe

Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Ambitious Plans to 3D Print the Universe

It sounds like exactly the kind of evil plan that would be dreamed up by a comically inept super villain with only a limited understanding of exactly what it is that 3D printing can accomplish: “If I can’t make the universe submit to me…I’ll just 3D print my own universe and make myself its ruler! Mwahahahahahaha!” If […]

It sounds like exactly the kind of evil plan that would be dreamed up by a comically inept super villain with only a limited understanding of exactly what it is that 3D printing can accomplish: “If I can’t make the universe submit to me…I’ll...
NASA Conducts Successful Tests on New 3D Printed Turbopump for Rocket Engines

NASA Conducts Successful Tests on New 3D Printed Turbopump for Rocket Engines

We’ve all heard the phrase, “it’s not rocket science” to indicate something that isn’t particularly difficult to figure out. And you may have been told that 3D printing “isn’t rocket science” either, but sometimes it quite literally is. In this case it’s 3D printing that took place as part of the ultimate space agency and […]

We’ve all heard the phrase, “it’s not rocket science” to indicate something that isn’t particularly difficult to figure out. And you may have been told that 3D printing “isn’t rocket science” either, but sometimes it...
3D Printed Genetic Models May Help Find Future Cancer Treatments

3D Printed Genetic Models May Help Find Future Cancer Treatments

There is so much to know about the complexity of life that has already been discovered and yet there is an even greater amount that still remains to be explained. One particular topic that holds a great deal of fascination for researchers involves DNA. From the moment, in 1869, that such a thing as DNA was found to […]

There is so much to know about the complexity of life that has already been discovered and yet there is an even greater amount that still remains to be explained. One particular topic that holds a great deal of fascination for researchers involves DNA. From the...
Next to Nothing -- Detecting Rare Particle Decay with 3D Printing

Next to Nothing -- Detecting Rare Particle Decay with 3D Printing

Physicists call it the Standard Model. It’s a theory which describes the best current understanding of the building blocks of matter and their presumed interactions.  But it’s discoveries well beyond the scope of the Standard Model’s framework which scientists hope will answer some the fundamental questions about matter. To do it, the science community is […]

Physicists call it the Standard Model. It’s a theory which describes the best current understanding of the building blocks of matter and their presumed interactions.  But it’s discoveries well beyond the scope of the Standard Model’s framework which...
Semiconductor 'Solder' to Usher in a New Wave of 3D Printed Electronics

Semiconductor 'Solder' to Usher in a New Wave of 3D Printed Electronics

A research effort led by Dmitri Talapin, a chemistry professor at the University of Chicago, has demonstrated how semiconductors could be soldered – and even 3D printed — and still deliver the proper electronic performance. The classical method of manufacturing processes in the silicon industry does not require soldering; instead, engineers create a large silicon crystal which […]

A research effort led by Dmitri Talapin, a chemistry professor at the University of Chicago, has demonstrated how semiconductors could be soldered – and even 3D printed — and still deliver the proper electronic performance. The classical method of manufacturing...
Making Discoveries about Human Evolution Using 3D Technology

Making Discoveries about Human Evolution Using 3D Technology

It has already been demonstrated numerous times that 3D printing replicas of delicate or rare artifacts and fossils is an excellent way of sharing them with students and conveying the sum of human knowledge about them in a more concrete, tactile way. What is less often realized is that there is new knowledge being created […]

It has already been demonstrated numerous times that 3D printing replicas of delicate or rare artifacts and fossils is an excellent way of sharing them with students and conveying the sum of human knowledge about them in a more concrete, tactile way. What is less...
Studying the Fossil Record Using 3D Technologies and Reality Computing

Studying the Fossil Record Using 3D Technologies and Reality Computing

If you lived in Scotland over 410 million years ago, you might have seen a creature called a trigonotarbid, a member of a now extinct group of arachnids. Assuming, however, that you had no such luck, there is no longer any need to worry that you will spend the rest of your existence on this […]

If you lived in Scotland over 410 million years ago, you might have seen a creature called a trigonotarbid, a member of a now extinct group of arachnids. Assuming, however, that you had no such luck, there is no longer any need to worry that you will spend the rest of...
Research Scientist Siblings Create 3D Printed Lamp Demonstrating Fruit Fly Brain Activity Data

Research Scientist Siblings Create 3D Printed Lamp Demonstrating Fruit Fly Brain Activity Data

I have a thing for lamps, but until now I’d never considered adding one to my collection that in its illumination is a 3D printed map relaying scientific data from a fruit fly brain. While delighted at the thought of trying to explain this to someone admiring it in my living room, I am not so sure about […]

I have a thing for lamps, but until now I’d never considered adding one to my collection that in its illumination is a 3D printed map relaying scientific data from a fruit fly brain. While delighted at the thought of trying to explain this to someone admiring it in my...
Hold Your Brain in Your Hands: New Zealand Company Will 3D Print Your Brain

Hold Your Brain in Your Hands: New Zealand Company Will 3D Print Your Brain

Just in time for Halloween (or for those of us who just have brains on our minds), New Zealand-based Brainform is up and running! While the company and its website are still in beta, a high quality 3D printed brain can be yours now. The company’s mission is simply stated on its website: We 3D […]

Just in time for Halloween (or for those of us who just have brains on our minds), New Zealand-based Brainform is up and running! While the company and its website are still in beta, a high quality 3D printed brain can be yours now. The company’s mission is...
130,000 lbs Dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, 3D Scanned, and Miniature Versions Being 3D Printed

130,000 lbs Dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, 3D Scanned, and Miniature Versions Being 3D Printed

Q: How do you study a 130,000-pound dinosaur? A: Any way it wants you to. We have seen numerous ways in which 3D technology has assisted in the research, documentation, and dissemination of information about dinosaurs. High school children have used 3D printers to replicate the bones of dinosaurs in order to study both the […]

Q: How do you study a 130,000-pound dinosaur? A: Any way it wants you to. We have seen numerous ways in which 3D technology has assisted in the research, documentation, and dissemination of information about dinosaurs. High school children have used 3D printers to...
3D Printed Jewelry Shows There is no Divide Between Science And Art

3D Printed Jewelry Shows There is no Divide Between Science And Art

Science has long been a source of inspiration for art. Though some believe there is a sharp divide between art and science, both historical and present practice belie the existence of such a division. From the macro to the micro scale, the world is filled with inspiring natural occurrences; whether in mountainous cumulus clouds or […]

Science has long been a source of inspiration for art. Though some believe there is a sharp divide between art and science, both historical and present practice belie the existence of such a division. From the macro to the micro scale, the world is filled with...

Roos Meerman Creates Art By Blowing Air Into Heated 3D Prints

Many people believe that there is a divide between science and art, but this false duality is belied by some of the greatest minds in history – from Aristotle, to da Vinci, to Einstein, to name just some of the heavyweights. There is no need to build a bridge between these two cultures of human […]

Many people believe that there is a divide between science and art, but this false duality is belied by some of the greatest minds in history – from Aristotle, to da Vinci, to Einstein, to name just some of the heavyweights. There is no need to build a bridge...

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