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Printing a human ear

Printing a human ear | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
Photo credit: 3Ders.org. used 3D scanner to scan the patient's ear and then the data was sent to the 3D printer. Using processed starch the printer laid down material in layers and completed the printing job in just an one hour.

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World's Lightest Running Shoe Created With 3D Printer By Student

World's Lightest Running Shoe Created With 3D Printer By Student | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it

A design student has created what might be the lightest running shoe ever made. Luc Fusaro, who is also part of the team which designed the London 2012 podium, made the shoes while a student at the Royal College of Art in London. The shoes are custom-made for each athlete, and are produced using a 3D printer. Weighing just 90 grams, they are among the lightest ever made. Fusaro thinks they could be ready for competition by the 2016 games in Rio - and even the current prototypes could shave fractions off a 100m time.

 

"The current mass-manufacturing process only allows to produce shoes with standard mechanical properties and geometries," his website explains. "Using the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing... opens up the possibility of whole new generation of athlete-specific footwear." French-born Fusaro previously studied General Engineering at Ecole Centrale Lyon - but also competed in athletics "at a national level" for a number of years.

 

More fine-tuning is needed - the upper part of the shoe is reportedly too stiff and more comfort needs to be added. But Fusaro said they still showcase the "unlimited potential" of 3D technology.

 

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An Earth-Killing Asteroid Could Be Deflected With Paintballs - Forbes

An Earth-Killing Asteroid Could Be Deflected With Paintballs - Forbes | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
If a giant asteroid threatened to wipe out civilization, we might be able to divert it with something as simple as paintballs. A lot of paintballs.
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BOOK REVIEW: Trucker Ghost Stories | Truck News

BOOK REVIEW: Trucker Ghost Stories | Truck News | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
A UFO abduction at Deacon’s Corner Truck Stop in Winnipeg and a female trucker gets French-kissed by a ghost in her Peterbilt bunk.  A trainee and his over-the-road mentor on a driving test run hit a mother and her baby, but...
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DUI on Three Wheels, Cat Bites Man and Other Unusual News

DUI on Three Wheels, Cat Bites Man and Other Unusual News | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
Unusual polices news from Fairfield and New Haven Counties.
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Alanis Morissette Sparks Florida Couple's Fight

Alanis Morissette Sparks Florida Couple's Fight | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
Not ironic, just sad Complex.com: The original buyer's guide for men.
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Connecticut Shelter Dog Returns Favor by Saving Baby

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Connecticut Shelter Dog Returns Favor by Saving Baby ABC News’ Dan Harris and Natasha Singh report: A Connecticut shelter dog is being credited with saving the life of an infant who had stopped breathing.
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Felix Baumgartner Getting Ready to Try a 22-Mile Fall

Felix Baumgartner Getting Ready to Try a 22-Mile Fall | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
Felix Baumgartner and his team are preparing for what could be the highest jump in history, which could make him the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.
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U.S. Group Working on 3D Printing Guns | News | Product Design & Development

U.S. Group Working on 3D Printing Guns | News | Product Design & Development | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
Who would have thought it? Printing guns is frowned upon. Even in the US.
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Skin cells become 'grandparents'

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Stem cells have become "grandparents" after generations of life were created in experiments by scientists in Japan.
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More than 80,000 lbs. of walnuts stolen

Two companies who recently bought walnuts from Tehama County each reported around 40,000 pounds of the processed nuts stolen in the last two weeks, and deputies are searching for a suspicious delivery driver with a Russian accent who they say is...

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Wounded Eagle Gets New 3D Printed Beak

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After being shot in the face by a poacher seven years ago, Beauty the bald eagle lost most of her beak. Without it, the eagle couldn’t feed herself, and likely would have died in the wild. But now, Beauty’s getting a second chance at survival in the form of a 3D printed beak. A team of researchers, engineers and dentists created the world’s first prosthetic beak, which was modeled with CAD software and 3D-printed from nylon polymers. After a two-hour-long procedure, Beauty can now eat and drink by herself, though she’s not ready to be released back into the wild. The eagle remains at Birds of Prey Northwest, the conservation facility that spearheaded the recovery project.


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That's Hot! Beetles Dance on Poop Balls to Keep Cool

That's Hot! Beetles Dance on Poop Balls to Keep Cool | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
Balls of excrement act as natural air conditioning.
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Dog Poisoned And Buried Alive - Back From Dead

Dog Poisoned And Buried Alive - Back From Dead | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
A Jack Russell terrier left "completely cold" and "barely breathing" survives after a passer-by spots the ground moving.
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Complex Body Parts Could Soon Be Lab-Grown

Complex Body Parts Could Soon Be Lab-Grown | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it

Various groups of scientists have recently created thyroid cells in the lab, grown a new ear in the skin a woman's own arm, and won a Nobel Prize for figuring out how to reprogram cells so that they can turn into a variety of cell types.

In the future, there may be no limit to the kinds of organs and body parts that can be created from scratch.

One hope is to make donor organs obsolete, or at least far less necessary, eliminating long waiting lists for transplants. By using a patient's own cells, the new wave of regenerative medicine also circumvents ethical arguments and reduces the chance that recipients will reject their new parts.


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Oregon man sues orthodontist for leaving braces on 11 years

Oregon man sues orthodontist for leaving braces on 11 years | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
An Oregon man has sued his orthodontist for leaving his braces on for 11 years, resulting in straight but rotten teeth.
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Mystery of Giant Eye on Beach Solved

Mystery of Giant Eye on Beach Solved | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
Those who spent the weekend waiting impatiently for the mystery of the softball-sized eyeball in Florida to be solved can now start the new week with a sigh of relief. It in all likelihood came from a swordfish.
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The cities of the future will be grown, not built (Wired UK)

The cities of the future will be grown, not built (Wired UK) | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it

How building a chair out of a giant mushroom might herald a new urban ecology...


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:14 PM

This is one approach to achieving Zero Footprint, by deeply integrating our lives with nature, working with it rather than against it. We will need to make our current cities thoroughly green in any event. Another approach is to isolate our presence from nature, creating a completely artificial environment in places that life is not currently occupying (much). A hybrid of the two is more likely the path we will take.

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$4,500 in Gas Siphoned in Latest Calif. Pump Heist

$4,500 in Gas Siphoned in Latest Calif. Pump Heist | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
With the price of gas in California reaching record highs, thieves are increasingly targeting gas tanks with the most recent heist siphoning more than $4,500 from a gas station over a span of three days.
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Police: Florida man carjacks vehicle to take pregnant girlfriend to the hospital

Police: Florida man carjacks vehicle to take pregnant girlfriend to the hospital | You Can't Make This Stuff Up | Scoop.it
A central Florida man carjacked a driver in a desperate attempt to get his pregnant girlfriend to the hospital, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
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