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Submission + - Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants (

jigmypig writes: Two patients in South Africa that have had their lives and more specifically their jaws severely affected by cancer, have just received 3D printed jaw implants. The jaws were 3D printed using a laser sintering process that melts powdered titanium, one layer at a time. The process saves a ton of money, and unlike traditional manufacturing of titanium jaws, it doesn't waste any materials. Traditional manufacturing wastes up to 80% of the titanium block used in the process, whereas with 3D printing there is little to no waste at all. This new process also allows for a fully customizable solution. The models are drawn up in CAD software, and then printed out to precisely fit the patient to a tee.

Submission + - Japanese Woman Arrested to Selling 3D Printable Files of Her Vagina (

jigmypig writes: A woman in Japan has been arrested for selling 3D printable files of her vagina to random men via the internet. The files included items such as 3D printable smartphone cases engraved with nothing else but her genitalia. To do this, she scanned her vagina and then put them into a 3D printable file. Men were then able to purchase the files directly from her, and she would deliver them via email. As you know, the rules in Japan concerning the exposure or depiction of female genitalia are very strict. There is already a petition being passed around trying to get her released.

Submission + - 15 Year Old Is Developing a 3D Printer 10 Times Faster Than Anything Ever Create (

jigmypig writes: One of the main issues with 3D printers today is that they lack in one area; speed. A 15 year old boy named Thomas Suarez is developing a 3D printer that he says is the most reliable, most advanced, and faster than any 3D printer on the market today. In fact he claims it is 10 times faster than any 3D printer ever created. His company, CarrotCorp plans to release more details soon.

Submission + - Nestle's 'Iron Man' Project Seeks to Make 'Star Trek' Replicator (

An anonymous reader writes: Swiss company Nestle is looking to create a Star Trek Replicator-like device for food. The company has a team of 15 scientists working to produce a machine that can somehow materialize food via powdered nutrients and other ingredients. The Chief of Nestle's Institute of Health and Science says that they eventually want to create a replicator like that in Star Trek.

Submission + - Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Building (

An anonymous reader writes: The Minibuilder lineup consists of three different robotic devices, which are also 3D printers, They each have dimensions no larger than 42cm. Despite their small size, they are capable of printing buildings of almost any proportion. All three robots, all responsible for different functions, are required during any large 3D printing project. The 'Minibuilders' are the work of a research team at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia .
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Submission + - LTE and GSM wireless getting hitched thanks to new technology

alphadogg writes: In the hunt for more spectrum to speed up mobile networks, Vodafone and Huawei Technologies have successfully tested a technology that lets LTE and GSM share the same frequencies. The speed of future mobile networks will depend on the amount of spectrum mobile operators can get their hands on. The more they get, the wider the roads they can build. One thing they can do to get more space is to reuse frequencies that are currently used for older technologies such as GSM and 3G. But that isn’t as easy as sounds, as operators still have a lot of voice and messaging traffic in those older networks. However, using a technology called GL DSS (GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) Vodafone and Huawei have shown a way to allow GSM and LTE to coexist.

Submission + - 3D Printing From Space Will be Available to the General Public (

An anonymous reader writes: Made In Space has informed that they will soon open up an additive manufacturing facility on the International Space Station (ISS). Instead of only using it for the purposes of NASA and other space agencies, they will allow business's and individuals to 3D print from space for a fee. An example where this would be beneficial is with companies who want to launched Cubesat devices. Instead they can print the Cubesats and assemble them from the ISS, launching them at virtually no additional cost. more details:

Submission + - 3D Printed Super Human Organs on Their Way? (

An anonymous reader writes: Dr. Ozbolat from the University of Iowa recently spoke with reporters. Ozbolat is currently working on 3D printing a human pancreas to cure diabetes. That wasn't the most impressive part of his discussion however. He predicted that very soon we will have the capability to 3D bioprint enhanced human organs, even organs which generate electricity to function as self powered pacemakers for the heart. More details here:

Submission + - Harvard Researchers 3D Print a Self Assembling Lamp (

An anonymous reader writes: Harvard researchers were able to 3D print a lamp in one piece which self assembles. The only parts of the lamp which were not 3D printed were the LED light, and the Arduino board. The mechanical switches, wiring, and sensors were all 3D printed within a special polymer which shrinks when heated to assemble itself into a boxed shape lamp. More details:

Submission + - Mesa 10.2 Improves Linux's Open-Source Graphics Drivers (

An anonymous reader writes: Mesa 10.2 was introduced this week as the new shining example of what open source graphics (and open source projects in general) are capable of achieving. The latest release of this often underrepresented open source graphics driver project has many new OpenGL and driver features including a number of new OpenGL 4 extensions implemented, the reverse-engineered Freedreno driver now poses serious competition to Qualcomm's Adreno driver, an OpenMAX implementation was added for Radeon video encoding support, Intel Broadwell support now works better, the software rasterizer supports OpenGL 3.3, and many other changes are present.

Submission + - Vincent Van Gogh's Ear 3D Printed From Living Tissue and DNA (

An anonymous reader writes: Talk about an amazing piece of art. An America artist named Diemut Strebe has 3D printed Vincent Van Goghs cut off ear. Not out of plastic, but out of human cells. Not any human cells, but cells which have van Gogh's own DNA in them. The incredible piece is on display in Germany as we speak, and is alive. Details:

Submission + - The Windows 8 Start Menu May Not Return Until 2015 (

creativeshory writes: Are you ready for the Microsoft's new 'mini' Start Menu? Well, the Start Menu won’t be returning to Windows 8.1 later this year as part of Update 2. An update to Windows 8.1 coming in August was rumored to include it; Start Menu has been delayed until 2015, according to ZDNet.
Microsoft had reportedly planned to include the pop-up menu in an update around August of this year. However, it now appears Microsoft has changed its mind, Foley's sources say this feature may get pushed back until the next full version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, tentatively called Windows 9 in April 2015.

Submission + - Swedish Artist Tries To 3D Print a Red House on the Moon ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: A Swedish Artist named Michael Genberg is seeking the help of crowdfunding to 3D print a little red house on the moon. He is hoping to get $15,360,000 via his crowdfunding site in order to create the first art project on the moon. The house will have an area of 65 Square feet, and be roomy enough to technically house one person. More details:

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