design
This Intricate Creature Skitters Across Your Desk on 3D-Printed Legs

As a genre, "desk toys" are usually pretty corny, from Newton's Cradle sculptures to creepy meditation balls. But these tiny creatures—which are miniatures of the giant self-propelled sculptures designed by Dutch artist Theo Jansen—are anything but. Read More >>

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An Army of 3D-Printed Bears Went Into This Adorable Animation

Well, shucks: this Bears on Stairs stop-motion clip is just adorable, and it's as impressive as it is cute. London-based creative agency DBLG 3D-printed a different figurine for each and every frame of the clip, resulting in surprisingly realistic movement for an angular white mammal. Read More >>

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This Bike Ride Filmed as a 360º Panorama is Amazing

Do you feel like you're on top of the world when you're riding a bike? Well, you're definitely on top of a mini-world at least, in this awesome video version of those familiar 360º panorama planets. Six GoPro cameras were used to turn biking on an ordinary trail into this trippy ride. Read More >>

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How a Chinese Company 3D-Printed Ten Houses in a Single Day

This month, architects in Amsterdam started work on the world's first completely 3D-printed house. It'll take three years and quite a bit of money to finish. Meanwhile, in Shanghai, a company claims to have printed ten houses with inexpensive industrial scraps in less than a day. What's the difference? Read More >>

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How 3D Printing Will Create On-Demand Swarms of Disposable Drones

New advances in 3D printing are making it not only possible but also viable to manufacture cheap, print-on-demand, disposable drones designed simply to soar off over the horizon and never come back. Some British engineers did just that, and this is only the beginning. Read More >>

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Watch a Woman Get a New 3D-Printed Skull

It's not news that we can 3D print bones or even successfully implant 3D-printed skull fragments. But a team of Dutch brain surgeons has taken things to the next level by replacing the bulk of a woman's skull with a 3D-printed dome. It's a little bit gnarly to watch. Read More >>

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The World’s First 3D-Printed Kayak is Adorably Colourful

The first ever entirely 3D-printed kayak isn't just an impressive feat of engineering—it's adorably child-like in its rainbow colour scheme, too. Read More >>

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Inflatable Huggable Robots Could Replace Complex Mechanical Automatons

All of those images of a dystopian future where mankind is enslaved by robots don't seem so terrifying if these inflatable air-powered alternatives are realised. Not only do they seem downright adorable and huggable, they're also incredibly easy to make once a mould has been 3D printed. Read More >>

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3D-Printed Adapter Turns Bamboo Skewers Into an Easy-Clean Whisk

If there's one tool that's a necessary evil in your kitchen it's the whisk. Its ability to blend and whip is matched only by its resistance to being cleaned. But if you have access to a 3D printer and a bag of bamboo skewers, this simple adapter could mean you'll never have to clean out the nook and crannies on a whisk ever again. Read More >>

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A German Concept Car Designed to be 3D-Printed in One Piece

German engineering firm EDAG's concept Genesis gives a peek at the sweeping, sci-fi future of car design, where entire vehicle bodies are 3D printed in one piece rather than being assembled from thousands of components. Our gearhead friends at Jalopnik took a closer look during the Geneva Motor Show. [EDAG] Read More >>

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Visit This House Being 3D Printed in Amsterdam Right Now

If you think 3D printing is only good for making flimsy paperweights, then you're pretty much right. A group of audacious Dutch architects, however, have just begun 3D printing an entire canal house in Amsterdam. Is the first 3D printed house a gimmick? Definitely! Is it an experiment that pushes the possibilities for 3D printing technology and architecture ? Maybe! Read More >>

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3D Printing Helps Rebuild Motorcyclist's Crushed Face

Despite wearing a helmet, Cardiff biker Stephen Power managed to break his cheek bones, upper jaw, nose and fracture his skull in an accident in 2012, one that required a four-month hospital stay as part of his recovery. Now, to patch his face up, doctors are inserting 3D printed parts. Read More >>

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A New Flexible Filament Lets You 3D Print Custom Trainers

Are you tired of waiting for Nike to design the perfect trainers for your tastes? Thanks to a new flexible filament from Recreus that can be used in standard 3D printers without clogging the nozzle, you can finally design and print your own shoes in a wide variety of colours. The only limiting factors are your imagination and sense of taste. Read More >>

medicine
Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep Your Heart Beating Perfectly Forever

You're looking at a rabbit's heart beating outside the animal that once hosted it. It's alive, pumping blood on its own thanks to a revolutionary electronic membrane that may save your life by keeping your heart beating at a perfect rate. Read More >>

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How it Feels to Ride an Electrified Boris Bike

If you've ever ridden a Barclays 'Boris' Bike (or Citibike, or any similar bike-share bicycle) you know: those suckers are heavy. And, if you've ever ridden up anything near an incline, you know that heavy bikes absolutely suck on hills. Wouldn't it be great to just push a button instead? Read More >>

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Tackle This 3D-Printed Spherical Rubik's Cube if You Hate Yourself

If you've solved a Rubik's Cube so many times that it no longer offers you a challenge, maybe it's time to try a new shape? The Marusenko Sphere puts 54 spinning and sliding pieces into a globe-shaped puzzle that comes in five different levels of difficulty. Read More >>

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