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3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand

3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand | Technology | Scoop.it

Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a futuristic dream remains far from reality, but university labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3D-printing technology to build tiny chunks of organs.


Via Szabolcs Kósa
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After reading this article, I thought that creating organs instead of taking them from donors would be so much more efficient in the world today. The only problem is that we are very far from doing so. However, we already have people creating the first steps to creating functioning artificial organs. This would very efficient and helpful for people with major health problems. The furthest they've made it was by building tiny chunks of organs, but that's still revolutionary. My connection to the U.S. is that with the number of accidents in our country, this could help with a ton of medical problems people experience.

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Robert Sales's comment, September 27, 2013 2:21 PM
Ok that is weird, and why would you want a printed organ? I realize that people could get desperate if they really need an organ but having one just because you would like a new organ is sick. The article talked about make skin and that is even weirder. Even though this technological break though could be great for the medical world it is still gross.
Kristy Schofield's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:31 PM

so strange!

Saghit Rethmeier's comment, October 4, 2013 9:29 AM
This is amazing, Its crazy that out techonology is advanced enough to be able to do this. Im interested to see how far it will be taken and what possibilitites there are in the future.

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Tesla opens showrooms to show off its electric Model S cars

Tesla opens showrooms to show off its electric Model S cars | Technology | Scoop.it

"Black Friday shoppers on the market for an electric car might want to drop by a Tesla showroom this weekend. The company has put its vehicle technology on display, with prototypes of the new Model S Beta electric sedan appearing in stores around the U.S. and Canada.

The technology tour will be rolling out in selected cities across the country, showing off the vehicle’s drive train and electric motor, as well as the battery pack, front suspension and rear drive unit.

The idea is to let people get up close and personal with the new car, and experience an electric car not as some luxury toy, but as something they might one day own.

“Tesla stores are designed to let people explore and learn about Tesla’s technology for themselves,” said vice president George Blankenship, in a statement. “You’ll never see a ‘Don’t Touch’ sign in a Tesla store. We want everyone — from kindergartners to grandparents — to come in and see for themselves why driving electric is the future.”

Blankenship was hired by Tesla to design its retail facilities after successfully contributing to the signature look of Apple’s retail stores. He was Apple’s vice president for real estate from 2000 to 2006. ..."

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The car company Tesla is showing of their new showroom of electric cars. They explain how electric cars is going to be the future with the depeletion of fossil fuels. Their cars would be a lot more efficient in my opinion. Encouraging the use of electricity over unrenewable resources is great. Many of these cars are showing up in stores all around the U.S. and Canada and you just have to wonder how much good you'll be doing the environment.

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New technology makes troops invisible

CNN's Chris Lawrence takes a look at technology that aims to camouflage people in the military. For more CNN videos on YouTube, check out http://www.youtube....
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That is seriously mind blowing to see this new technology that could be introduced to U.S. troops. The other thing is how it actually works well and the technology it uses to bend light and eliminate your human image. Releasing this into the military would be almost unfair, some may call it cheating. However, this technology would be very helpful in future disputes with other countries. If the issue with Syria escalates, we could see this new technology rather soon.

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China hackers are after U.S. military drone technology | Impact Lab

China hackers are after U.S. military drone technology | Impact Lab | Technology | Scoop.it

This is the largest campaign we’ve seen that has been focused on drone technology. Chines hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense


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I find it almost scary that China, the most populated country in the entire world is replicating U.S. military drones. They also have the largest military in the world by far. I would take that kind of personally if China is almost taking the U.S. ideas for their own military benefit. Good thing they're the U.S.'s ally, or else their would be a major dispute between the U.S. military and China's military. It reminds me of Iran shooting down the U.S. drone and trying to find out how to make one.

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3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand

3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand | Technology | Scoop.it

Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a futuristic dream remains far from reality, but university labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3D-printing technology to build tiny chunks of organs.


Via Szabolcs Kósa
Joshua Zemanek's insight:

After reading this article, I thought that creating organs instead of taking them from donors would be so much more efficient in the world today. The only problem is that we are very far from doing so. However, we already have people creating the first steps to creating functioning artificial organs. This would very efficient and helpful for people with major health problems. The furthest they've made it was by building tiny chunks of organs, but that's still revolutionary. My connection to the U.S. is that with the number of accidents in our country, this could help with a ton of medical problems people experience.

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Robert Sales's comment, September 27, 2013 2:21 PM
Ok that is weird, and why would you want a printed organ? I realize that people could get desperate if they really need an organ but having one just because you would like a new organ is sick. The article talked about make skin and that is even weirder. Even though this technological break though could be great for the medical world it is still gross.
Kristy Schofield's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:31 PM

so strange!

Saghit Rethmeier's comment, October 4, 2013 9:29 AM
This is amazing, Its crazy that out techonology is advanced enough to be able to do this. Im interested to see how far it will be taken and what possibilitites there are in the future.
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The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type

The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type | Technology | Scoop.it
A Daily Beast investigation on what your iPhone doesn’t want you to say.

Via IDG Connect, TechinBiz
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It's astonishing that the American based company Apple prohibit's the spelling of questionable words like abortion. Although the iPhone's spell check is great and highly superior, it will not spell check words like abortion, even if it's slightly mispelled. It almost seems as if the company doesn't want to have responsibility of these conversations that include those questionable words. The iPhone user can still type out the word, but they won't get any assistance or word suggestions.

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Payton Shull's comment, October 3, 2013 8:55 AM
Wow this is amazing. I think this is amazing. That way they are watching out for us and this is amazing. Technology is amazing. Thanks for sharing this with me Joshua
Payton Belloma's comment, October 3, 2013 8:56 AM
WOW. WOW JOSH. I think it's odd how apple is trying to stay away from the bad things in our conversations. I think it's nice that they don't want us to say naughty things.
Saghit Rethmeier's comment, October 4, 2013 9:28 AM
WHAAATTTT that is so crazy, Thanks sharing this joshy :) its so weird that they did that. Its nice they are looking after us :)
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NASA Goes Low-Tech: Sends Balloon to Study Comet ISON

NASA Goes Low-Tech: Sends Balloon to Study Comet ISON | Technology | Scoop.it
As stargazers keep their hopes up for an awesome show from ISON, dubbed the "comet of the century," a balloon NASA sent into space is intended to bring back more information about the celestial event
But this is not your average balloon.

Via Thomas Faltin
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NASA is sending up a massive balloon, 641 feet tall which is almost as tall as the St. Louis Arch, to climb 140,000 feet into the Earth's atmosphere to gather infared photos and other information of the comet ISON. ISON will be a brilliant comet as it streaks past the sun in late November. It will be a great source entertainment to star gazers and the immense "BRRISON" balloon will surely help out. Some say that NASA is going very low-tech to study the comet.

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EonVision to Reveal the First Hollywood-Produced, Fully Interactive, 4D Multi-Sensory “Idome” - EON Reality

EonVision to Reveal the First Hollywood-Produced, Fully Interactive, 4D Multi-Sensory “Idome” - EON Reality | Technology | Scoop.it
IRVINE, Calif., September 13, 2013 – EonVision, Inc, a joint venture between EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, and Vision 3 Experiential (V3E), an entertainment industry frontrunner in multi-media content and...

Via Gary Hayes
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This Idome really reminds me of IMAX 3D theaters, but brings it to a whole different level. The Idome involves human interaction and makes it seem as if you're actually there. If EonVision can really pull this off, it would be revolutionary to technology and how we view moving pictures. It would be a great addition in entertainment to add to malls and public areas and would boost spending in the U.S. economy. My only concern is how successful it would be and the expense of the 4D theater.

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EonVision Idome has a tiered seating platform that accommodates 30 guests.  It is semi-portable and can be re-deployed quickly and economically.  EVId is perfect for malls, museums, science centers, theme parks and other high traffic areas.

“The market for ‘Edutainment’ is experiencing a rapid global growth.  To meet these market demands, EonVision has developed a strategy with local partners to optimize the introduction of these state-of-the-art ‘Edutainment Showplaces’ in each key region,” said Mats W. Johansson, President of EON Reality.  “This includes a turnkey solution delivering all hardware, software, content, installation, training, maintenance and support.”

V3E’s CEO, Pierre de Lespinois, said, “We’re very excited to launch our EonVision Idome!  I believe this combination of VR technology, immersive interactivity and visual storytelling has never been seen quite like this before.  This is how we SHOULD learn and how we WILL WANT to be entertained in the future.”

“EonVision Idome lets audiences navigate our oceans with whales, careen down canyons with extreme sports junkies or survive a black hole in deep space.  These are the first round of amazing experiences now being produced, with future adventures including the human body, prehistoric Earth, energy, web of life and nano-worlds, to name just a few,” stated Aaron Sims, Creative Director, V3E."

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Future iPhone Displays Could Use Sapphire Crystal Instead of Glass | MacTrast

Future iPhone Displays Could Use Sapphire Crystal Instead of Glass | MacTrast | Technology | Scoop.it
While Apple's iPhone designs always get high marks for pure aesthetic value, the company has often been criticized over the durability of their devices - especially larger displays on the iPad and iPad mini, and the iPhone 4 and 4S, which featured...

Via Virginia Gordon
Joshua Zemanek's insight:

I had no idea that Apple used a sapphire camera lens on their new iPhone 5. That practically makes the phone's camera somewhat indestructible to an extent. I think it's very interesting how some smartphone companies are figuring out how to use the sapphire technology on the screen of the phone. I think that it may be quite costly to use sapphire on every phone screen and may not be worth the effort.

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Chase Van Sant's comment, October 2, 2013 12:12 PM
That's really cool! I think that that could be really expensive also. I wonder if it really would be indestructible to an extent. I don't think that you couldn't do anything to break it.