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A Real-Life Version Of Doom's BFG Reveals Just How Gigantic It Really Is

Doom is known for being one of the original multiplayer first-person shooters that let you and your friends run around blasting each other to pieces. But most players probably instead remember it fondly for the BFG, the ultimate blaster upgrade that now exists in real-life, too.

These 3D-Printed Earrings Catch Apple's AirPods When They Fall Out

Good news! Our most concerning first world problem might finally be solved, if you’re willing to properly accessorise. M3D, makers compact 3D printers, have designed a pair of earbud-catching earrings that promise to save your Apple AirPods from falling into the toilet when they inevitably slip out of your ears.

Trippy Video Uses 3D Printing And Stop-Motion Animation To Make A Statue Sing

Video: Here’s a really cool music video that uses 3D printing, stop-motion animation and projection mapping to make a model come alive to sing a song. It’s a especially trippy, because it’s like seeing a statue start talking out of nowhere.

This Smartphone Microscope Lets You Play Games With Microbes

Introducing the LudusScope, a 3D-printed, open-sourced system that lets you control and play games with living microbes on your smartphone. Tormenting single-celled organisms has never been so much fun.

How A Roller Coaster Can Help You Pass A Kidney Stone

A team of researchers rode a roller coaster more times than they probably care to remember, just to figure out why roller coasters trigger the passage of small kidney stones. With the further help of a 3D-printed model of a kidney filled with urine, they think they have solved the puzzle.

Home 3D Printing 'Just Not There Yet' Admits MakerBot

MakerBot was going to change the world. It was going to bring 3D-printing, long a product limited to designer offices and workshops, into the home (or at least the garage). But earlier today, under a veil of marketing speak and glitzy videos, the company announced a new focus on commercial — not consumer — products, and in so doing, finally admitted what we’ve all known for a while. No one really wants a 3D printer in their house.

3D Printing Prosthetic, Real And Bionic Ears For Kids Born Without Them

FutureHear is part of a partnership between QUT and Hear and Say, a charity providing hearing, listening and speaking solutions for children, to develop next-generation 3D printed prosthetic ears.

The prosthetic ears are the first step in a program that will eventually create real tissue and bionic ears as well, and the team is turning to crowdfunding to finance the project.

This Simple 3D-Printed Door Handle Works Without Any Moving Parts

Instead of just working on improving what 3D printers are capable of, researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut are also finding ways to make everyday objects more 3D printer-friendly, including those that rely on moving parts that can’t be reproduced during the printing process.

Build Your Own Starfleet With These Customised 3D-Printed Star Trek Ships

In Star Trek Online, aspiring captains can take the helm of one of more than 400 different ships that can be further personalised with custom colour schemes, materials, shields, and capabilities. And now thanks to Eucl3D, a 3D printing company, those ships can be brought into the real world.

Watch A Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Melt Away In The Most Horrific Way Possible

Video: These days all you need to recreate Hollywood-calibre visual effects is a fast PC and some expensive 3D software. But if you want to try your hand at recreating old-school special effects, find yourself a 3D printer, make a miniature version of Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and go to town with a blowtorch.

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