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3D-Printed 'Bionic' Ear Can Hear Beyond Human Ability

3D-Printed 'Bionic' Ear Can Hear Beyond Human Ability | The Future is Now: 3D Printing | Scoop.it
Princeton scientists developed a "bionic" ear that can hear radio frequencies human can't, by using 3D-printed materials combined with special electronics.
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3D-Printed Sugar Sculptures Too Sweet to Eat [PICS]

3D-Printed Sugar Sculptures Too Sweet to Eat [PICS] | The Future is Now: 3D Printing | Scoop.it
You’ve heard of 3D-printed clothes and 3D-printed buildings, but 3D-printed food? We are truly entering sci-fi territory. The Sugar Lab takes simple white sugar as its base mate...
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The Audacious Plan to End Hunger With 3D-Printed Food

The Audacious Plan to End Hunger With 3D-Printed Food | The Future is Now: 3D Printing | Scoop.it
Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. ...
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3D Printing Coming to Vending Machine Near You

3D Printing Coming to Vending Machine Near You | The Future is Now: 3D Printing | Scoop.it

 "If vending machines can dispense beer, pizza and movies, why not 3D-printed objects? 

 

Users can upload or choose a design online, or upload designs via a USB stick at the machine. If they don’t have their own 3D models, customers can select one from a catalog of designs or use one of the many apps that help customize a model. Once an item is selected for printing, it’s sent to the nearest Dreambox and added to the queue.

 

Upon completion, the object is automatically removed from the build surface and dispensed into a private locker within the machine. The customer is then alerted via text that their creation is ready for pick-up. The text also includes a unique code to open the locker."

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