Goddard's storied tradition potentially expanded through 3-D manufacturing
For the past two years, the Internal Research and Development, or IRAD, program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has awarded funding to a small number of researchers who are investigating ...
New bone-like material is lighter than water but as strong as steel
Materials shape human progress – think stone age or bronze age. The 21st century has been referred to as the molecular age, a time when scientists are beginning to manipulate materials at the atomic level ...
Chemists unveil 'water-jet' printer (w/ Video)
Like any ordinary printer, this machine ingests a blank page and spits it out covered in print.
3D printed soil reveals the world beneath our feet
Soil scientists at Abertay University are using 3D printing technology to find out, for the very first time, exactly what is going on in the world beneath our feet.
US kids read little on e-readers, tablets: study
Two-thirds of young children in the United States now have access to an e-reader or tablet, but only half of them actually use the device to read, a research institute said in a study published Friday.
Warwick helps students with disabilities 3D-print objects to ease their everyday lives
The University of Warwick is helping students with physical disabilities from a local college become their own product designers so they can 3D-print personalised objects that help them in their everyday ...
What price our fascination with cheaper 3D printing?
The future of 3D printing is firming up as it moves from do-it-yourself tinkerers to key players selling complete consumer solutions. This shift brings important ecological and socio-economic implications.
Targeted audiences and websites can help magazines whether the onslaught of online competition
There is a ray of hope for magazines that do it right.
The hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K TVs
The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees. This year, "wearable" computing was big, along with various 3-D technologies, ...
3-D printing set to break out of niche
Some of the oddest items on display this week at the International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye.
3D printing poised to shake up shopping
A 3D printing trend playing out at the Consumer Electronics Show bodes a future in which shoes, eyeglass frames, toys and more are printed at home as easily as documents.
Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed
(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.
3-D printing creates product liability issues, scholar says
While 3-D printing technology empowers people to create amazing objects once unimagined, it also raises red flags on the legal concept of strict product liability, according to a Stanford law professor.
3-D printed implants may soon fix complex injuries
In an age where 3-D printers are becoming a more and more common tool to make custom designed objects, some researchers are using the technology to manufacture replacement parts for the most customized a ...