Your very own Wall-E? It may not be too futuristic a prospect if Intel has anything to do with it. The company just showed off a DIY kit at the Code Conference that will let you 3D-print your very own robot for around $1,600/£1,000.
Shark skin is sleek and dragless, the envy of swimsuit designers. Perhaps less famous is what shark skin's oddly rough surface looks like up close: an eerie matrix of microscopic tooth-like scales. Now, scientists are 3D printing artificial shark skin in hopes of unlocking its swimming secrets.
3D printing is pretty futuristic technology, and is currently the closest thing we have to the replicators made famous by Star Trek. Well, the Zeus takes 3D printing not one, but two steps further. It's a 3D printer that has a built in 3D scanner which lets you "fax" items elsewhere.