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+ - Architect Reveals Plans to 3D Print Entire Concrete Village->

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "We've seen and heard about 3d printed houses, apartments and even entire estates being erected all throughout the world. Now, one architect, who happens to be the man who brought us the first 3d printed castle, looks to create an entire village using a 3d printer. Andrey Rudenko has revealed his plans to create an entirely 3D printed village which he hopes will allow students and engineers to experiment with the capabilities that 3d printing offers the construction industry, while at the same time, create a tourist destination like none other."
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+ - Graphene: Reversible method of magnetic doping paves way for semiconductor use->

Submitted by concertina226
concertina226 (2447056) writes "A team of physicists at University of California, Riverside have discovered how to induce magnetism in graphene in a way that still preserves the material's electronic properties, which paves the way for graphene to be used as a semiconductor.

The researchers grew a sheet of yttrium iron garnet using laser molecular beam epitaxy in a laboratory. Magnetic substances like iron are known to disrupt graphene's electrical conduction properties, but yttrium iron garnet works well as it is an electric insulator.

When a graphene sheet was placed on top of an atomically smooth sheet of yttrium iron garnet, the graphene borrowed the magnetic properties from the yttrium iron garnet and became magnetised without the need for doping."

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+ - Researchers Create a Teleportation Method via Destructive 3D Printing-> 2

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "Researchers from German-based Hasso Plattner Institute have come up with a process that may make teleportation a reality — at least in some respects. Their 'Scotty' device utilizes destructive scanning, encryption, and 3D printing to destroy the original object so that only the received, new object exists in that form, pretty much "teleporting" the object from point A to point B. Scotty is based on an off-the-shelf 3D printer modified with a 3-axis milling machine, camera, and microcontroller for encryption, using Raspberry Pi and Arduino technologies"
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+ - MIT's "Better Siri" Helps You Get There on Time->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Researchers at MIT are building a sophisticated algorithm to help with time-sensitive planning, estimating your chances of success and even suggesting alternate approaches that are more likely to succeed. The software, described by its creators as "a better Siri," could help plan projects on all scales, from long drives to air travel to multi-billion dollar NASA missions."
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+ - Shanghai Company 3D Prints 6-Story Apartment Building and an Incredible Home->

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "Last year, a Shanghai based company made news by 3d printing a bunch of houses. Now that same company, WinSun has accomplished something never seen before. They have successfully 3d printed a 6-story apartment building as well as a very incredibly detailed home. These structures were unveiled at the Suzhou Industrial Park."
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+ - Designer Creates 3d Printed Skin That Imitates & Feels Like Human Skin->

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "Industrial designer Hamish McIntosh, in working on a thesis for his Master’s degree at New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington, has been working on solving the problem of medical training in the area of suturing. His answer has been to develop a 3D design that simulates skin. The 3D printed material imitates real skin in that it is flexible, pliant, and has the same amount of fluidity. The 3D printed skin may have the potential to change the course of medical training."
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+ - Deep-Frying Graphene Microspheres For Energy Storage->

Submitted by ckwu
ckwu (2886397) writes "Materials scientists have constructed round, pom-pom-like graphene microparticles by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a hot solvent—a process akin to deep-frying. The technique could provide a simple, versatile means to make electrode materials for batteries and supercapacitors, possibly leading to devices with improved energy and power densities, the researchers say. The microparticles contain graphene nanosheets radiating out from their centers, which increases the exposed surface area of the graphene and creates open nanochannels that can enhance charge transfer. Electrodes made with the graphene microspheres had higher capacitance than those made with unassembled graphene sheets, demonstrating that the 3-D structure of the particles improved performance."
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+ - ORNL 3D Prints Working Shelby Cobra Replica — President Obama Approves->

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "In 2014, we saw the first 3D printed car by a company called Local Motors. Already in 2015, we have seen this company one-upped by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They have 3D printed a working Shelby Cobra replica, which looks and feels like the real thing. On top of this "the vehicle turned out to be half the weight, and three times as strong as the original Shelby Cobra, with increased performance and safety." President Obama and VP Joe Biden got the first look and they approved."
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+ - South African Man 3d Prints a Working Lawn Mower in Just 9 Hours->

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "Hans Fouche of South Africa has used his unique "Cheetah" 3d printer to created what is believed to be the first ever 3d printed lawn mower. The Cheetah is a super fast 3D printer that printed this entire lawn mower in just 9 hours. Fouche plans to begin selling these 3d printers sometime in the near future for a little over $10,000. Unlike most printers on the market today, the Cheetah prints using raw materials that costs just 1/10 that of normal printer filament."
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+ - What Language Will the World Speak in 2115?-> 2

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An anonymous reader writes "Throughout human history, different languages have emerged and died, waxed and waned in relative importance, evolved, and spread to new locales. An article in the Wall Street Journal considers what languages the world will speak a hundred years from now. Quoting: "Science fiction often presents us with whole planets that speak a single language, but that fantasy seems more menacing here in real life on this planet we call home—that is, in a world where some worry that English might eradicate every other language. That humans can express themselves in several thousand languages is a delight in countless ways; few would welcome the loss of this variety. ... Some may protest that it is not English but Mandarin Chinese that will eventually become the world’s language, because of the size of the Chinese population and the increasing economic might of their nation. But that’s unlikely. For one, English happens to have gotten there first. It is now so deeply entrenched in print, education and media that switching to anything else would entail an enormous effort. We retain the QWERTY keyboard and AC current for similar reasons. ... Yet more to the point, by 2115, it’s possible that only about 600 languages will be left on the planet as opposed to today’s 6,000. Japanese will be fine, but languages spoken by smaller groups will have a hard time of it.""
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+ - Ö Bluetooth Ring is One of the Tiniest Personal Computers You Will Ever See->

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "There are smartphones, smartwatches, and now apparently smartrings. The Ö Bluetooth Ring features a 64x32 pixel screen and is able to display emails, tweets, texts and more. It can also display a clock, as well as graphics on the convenience of your finger. While the ring is not yet available for purchase, Arduboy plans on mass producing them and making them available soon."
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+ - Stumpy, The 3-Legged Turtle, Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg->

Submitted by ErnieKey
ErnieKey (3766427) writes "Turtles live for decades, and some can outlive human beings. For one box turtle named Stumpy, he was looking at living another 20-30 years with only 3 legs. Turtles are slow enough on 4, so you can only imagine how slow Stumpy was. Thanks to a 5th grade class, and a very creative veterinarian, Stumpy is now the new owner of a 3d printed prosthetic leg, which allows him to live a normal turtle life. 3d printed prostheses apparently are not just for human beings anymore."
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