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Next Generation 3D-Printed Optical-Electronic Integration

Next Generation 3D-Printed Optical-Electronic Integration

FsLDW allows the fabrication of higher-level microstructures to manipulate light signals, including the waveguide coupled microdisks for light remote control and the coupled double-microdisk resonators for laser mode selection
NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Are You a Whiz At Cad? NASA Offers $2.25 Million Prize for Best Space Habitat Design

NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are hoping that additive construction innovators will design a deep space exploration habitat and then fabricate it in a new competition worth US $1.1 million for each of two winners. Phase One registration opened at the Bay Area Maker Faire on Saturday, and the second stage begins September 27.

Printing in Fabric—Disney’s Research Division Takes 3D Printing to Another Level

Combining the appeal of custom-made products and the concept of integrative technology, allowing consumers to interact with what they’re wearing or what their using, Disney’s Research Program is invested in finding a new method of melding the two in a soft, yet viable form—and they’re using a 3D printer to get the job done.

Comfortably Numb—How College Freshmen are Making The Doctor’s Office and Easier Visit

3D printing has done it again, and this time it may even get me to willingly go to the doctors. In a new study created by a team of undergraduate students at Rice University, the researchers reveal a rather ingenious way for making a trip to the phlebotomist “comfortably numb”, making the shots we abhor from doctors visits a painless procedure to say the least.

Intricate Organic Molecules—Yeah, We Can 3D Print That

Perhaps you’re a neurobiologist looking to isolate endocanibinoids from human brains. Any volunteers to offer their brains up for study? You’re not likely to find any takers, but now thanks to some researchers at the University of Illinois, you may just be able to print your own. That’s right, print. In what the researchers are calling the next step in 3D-printing, with a version specifically designed to tailor to researchers, University of Illinois chemists led by lead researcher Martin Burke have develop a machine that can systematically synthesize thousands of different molecules basically from scratch.
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