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Novameat’s 3D-printed ‘steak’ looks gross, but could it save the planet?

Does your mouth water at the prospect of a nice juicy steak? How about a nice juicy 3D-printed steak, made using a paste composed of vegetable-based materials like rice, peas, and seaweed? That’s what a new Spanish startup, Novameat, is working hard to bring to market. “I developed the first 3D-printed plant-based beefsteak while I […]

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Need an outfit for Halloween? Check out these 3D-printed costumes

So it’s getting closer to Halloween and you’re scrambling for a costume idea, or you’re missing that special piece to tie it all together. Well, instead of frantically buzzing around town looking for the right shop with the right stuff, have you considered 3D printed Halloween costumes? Fire up that printer and check out our […]

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Forget hands — this 3D-printed clock keeps time using nothing but marbles

[embedded content] Thanks to wearables like the Apple Watch, there’s no doubt that our timepieces are getting smarter and more high-tech. However, if you really want an attention-grabbing way to tell the time (albeit a slightly less convenient one), look no further than student Görkem Bozkurt’s amazing 3D-printed clock. Based on a “rolling ball clock” […]

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Watch YouBionic’s 3D-printed robotic hand make freakishly lifelike movement

[embedded content] We’ve been covering the work of bionic prosthesis company YouBionic for some time now. As with any continuously iterating gadget or device, it has been fascinating to watch the concept evolve from a rough-hewn early prototype to what increasingly looks like a solid, well-engineered finished product. Well, maybe not quite “finished” yet — […]

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Weekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer

Unfortunately, you can’t 3D print your own furniture quite yet — at least not easily. Unless you have access to industrial-level machinery or are willing to print a gazillion pieces on your Makerbot, printing home furnishings on demand just isn’t possible for most of us. However, despite the fact that printing an entire coffee table […]

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These 3D-printed houses could be one-tenth the price of regular homes

Jüri Liiv Thanks to advances in 3D printing, it’s possible to use additive manufacturing to print just about anything these days — houses included. But can you produce these houses in a way that results in energy-efficient properties, can be done at a low cost, and uses locally available resources? Because if you can’t, it’s […]

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This 21-year-old’s 3D-printed aquatic jetpack makes scuba fins look prehistoric

Previous Next Exterior. An expensive hotel in somewhere like the Amalfi coast that costs more per night than you or I make in a couple of months. Bored, bronzed beautiful people are doing laps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Suddenly, here comes our man: ruggedly handsome with a mischievous streak and a pair of pricey […]

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3D-printed mini-submarine can move in water without a motor

[embedded content] A motorless mini-submarine has been created by researchers from ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology. The 3D-printed vessel moves using a new propulsion concept designed for swimming robots, enabling it to paddle without engine power. By responding to temperature changes in water, the robot moves its paddles back and forth, gently […]

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Researchers can now create 3D-printed structures made entirely of liquid

[embedded content] Scientists at Berkeley Lab, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, have devised a way to construct 3D structures completely made from liquid. They used a modified 3D printer to inject tiny streams of water, some as small as one millimeter in diameter, into silicone oil to sculpt tubes of liquid within another […]