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Marine Biologist Modifies Bioprinting for the Creation of Bionic Coral

Corals are dying globally. In the face of climate change and global warming, we can expect some severe consequences, which in turn directly affects marine life. In what is panning…

Fabricating Bionic Corals Could Improve Bioenergy and Coral Reefs

Replicating structures with live cells have the potential to create environments to study processes and cell development that could become very beneficial to scientists and one of Earth’s largest ecosystems,…

3D Printed Devices House Tools to Detect Cancer and Gastrointestinal Issues

Cancer often requires surgical intervention to remove the affected tissue, and it’s not always easy. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what is healthy tissue and what is cancerous during an…

UCSD Helps Preserve Sea Turtle’s Health with 3D Printed Brace

In 2013, a young loggerhead sea turtle was found in the cooling canal of a New Jersey power plant. She had several physical problems when she was found – there…

Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology and Chemistry to Develop a Way to Power Wearable Electronics Using Human Sweat

Sometimes, if the weather is nice and I’m feeling motivated enough, I’ll go for a brisk walk around the neighborhood, but I can’t make it very far if I don’t…

UC San Diego Researchers’ Soft Robot Can Walk Over Rough Terrain with Four 3D Printed Legs

We’ve seen some pretty fascinating 3D printing research in the medical field out of the University of California San Diego over the last couple of years, like a 3D printed…

Crohn’s Disease Patient Invites the Public to Look Inside His Virtual Colon, Shows 3D Model to Surgeon Before Procedure

Crohn’s disease is a painful and sometimes scary condition, but for Larry Smarr, it was a fascinating learning opportunity – not only for him, but for the general public he…

UC San Diego Breakthrough: 3D Printed Blood Vessel Network Survives and Functions Within Mice

One of the most difficult roadblocks in the quest to 3D print functional, transplantable human organs isn’t the printing of the organ itself – it’s the creation of the critical…

Artist Builds Ceramic 3D Printer, Gives Over Control as It Builds a Scaled Model of Devil’s Tower

The summer before I began high school, my family and I embarked on a road trip with my grandparents, aunt, and uncle, from Ohio to Montana, where my grandfather was…

UCSD Researchers Develop 3D Printed Electronics That Heal Themselves

The ability of the human body – and the bodies of the entire animal kingdom – to heal itself never ceases to amaze. It’s something we take for granted on…

Look Out, NASA – Here Comes Vulcan-1! Students Successfully Launch Rocket With Fully 3D Printed Engine

Sorry, NASA, you’ve been usurped – for the moment, anyway. It’s no secret that the agency has been working towards building a rocket engine made completely from 3D printed parts,…

3D Printed Claw Device Takes Inspiration from Pacific Sea Urchins

As with most politically aware, socially conscious citizens of the world, you have probably caught yourself wondering: “I know that sea urchins are nice and all…but what have they done…

UC San Diego: Team Creates 3D Printed Gas Delivery System for Pulmonary MRI Research

3D printing is responsible for propagating a host of innovations in every sector, and in virtually every part of the world, thrilling artists, engineers, architects, and designers of all sorts…

University of California San Diego’s 3D Printed Liver Tissue May Be the Closest We’ve Gotten to a Real Printed Liver

While scientists have been working on 3D printing all types of human tissue, there’s been a particular focus on the liver – for good reason. The organ plays a critical…

Researchers Are Making Some Amazing Advances Thanks to Fish, Real and 3D Printed

Biomimicry is nothing new. For years, scientists, engineers and designers have been studying nature and creating machinery, buildings, and other products based on the structures of plants and animals. For…