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Your Desktop 3D Printer Could Pose A Health Risk

Low cost desktop 3D printers are becoming more and more accessible to the general public, finding a place in offices and hobbyists’ homes as well as professional workshops. Recent research has revealed that some commercial desktop printers may pose a health risk because of their emission of ultra-fine particles or UFPs.


This 4D-Printed Flower Twists And Curls All By Itself

While 3D printing has yet to fully prove itself to some people, that doesn’t stop scientists from pushing on with 4D printing — a similar process that creates objects able to transform themselves over time. Now, a Harvard lab has produced these delicate folding flowers using the approach.


You Probably Won't Live Long Enough To Solve The World's Largest 22x22 Rubik's Cube

The last time the folks at Coren Puzzle tried to solve their ludicrous 22×22 custom Rubik’s Cube, the whole thing exploded in their hands. But that was just a minor setback it seems, because they finally having a version that works perfectly — if you have the patience.


Here's Your Best Look At The World's Largest Dinosaur Skeleton

Video: Meet the titanosaur. It’s the newest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, and it’s a dinosaur cast so large it doesn’t even fit into a single room.


These 3D Printed Trilobites Are Absolutely Stunning

Trilobites are everywhere: you’ve probably seen them in museums, or if you’re lucky, in the rocks near where you live. While we’re used to seeing the fossils, one scientist has turned to 3D printing to bring these creatures back to life.


Microscopic 3D-Printed Gold Walls Could Make More Sensitive Touchscreens

Touchscreens use a mesh of almost-transparent electronics to detect where they’re being touched. Now, a new microscopic 3D printing technique could provide greater transparency and higher sensitivity than the existing state-of-the-art technology.


Practical 3D Printing Looks Like A Crazy $6370 Coffee Table

3-D printing, the technology that will change retail stores forever, still has a long way to go to best injection-moulded plastic. But if you want one application where 3-D printing kicks the arse of conventional tooling, look no further than this Inception-inspired coffee table.


New 3D Printing Method Creates Ceramic Structures That Withstand 1371C

Ceramics are amazing materials — strong, light and with amazing thermal properties. Now, researchers have developed a new way to 3D print the materials more effectively than in the past, and the results can withstand temperatures of 1371C.


How To Control Thermite Pyrotechnics With 3D Printing

Thermites are a class of materials known for producing dazzling pyrotechnic displays in high school chemistry classes, and they’re used in all kinds of real-world applications. But these reactions are very unpredictable, releasing a lot of energy all willy-nilly. Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have figured out how to use 3D printing to exert more precise control over such materials, describing their work in a new paper in Advanced Materials.


This 3D-Printed Digital Sun Dial Is As Easy To Read As A Cheap Digital Watch

Try wrapping your head around this one. An Etsy seller in France has somehow managed to design a remarkable 3D-printed sundial that shows the time as digital numbers that actually change as the day progresses and the sun moves across the sky.


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