3D Printing

Rocket Lab lifts off in New Zealand.

New Zealand Sent a 3D-Printed Rocket to Space

Will the Electron usher in a new era for satellites?

A low-cost drone built by marines

Giving Marines the Tools to Build Drones on the Battlefield

Through a program called Marine Makers, they're learning how to build devices, and to be more innovative thinkers

The 3D printed ovaries

Mice With 3D-Printed Ovaries Successfully Give Birth

The gelatin-scaffold ovary could one day help restore endocrine function in young cancer patients and treat infertility

This honeycomb structure was printed in fused silica glass.

You Can Now 3D Print Glass

German researchers have developed a technique for 3D printing strong, transparent glass products, such as jewelry, lenses and computer parts

The company fills pills with 15 different supplements, each in amounts from 0 to 100 percent recommended daily allowance.

What If You Could Take a Vitamin 3D Printed to Meet Your Personal Nutrition Needs?

Fred Parietti, CEO and cofounder of Multiply Labs, wants personalized nutritional supplements to start a whole new movement

An early cotton-candy machine.

People at the 1904 World's Fair Paid Half the Price of Admission for a Box of Cotton Candy

Celebrating cotton candy's sugary, innovative goodness

A visualization of Eyal Gever's #Laugh art project

This Artist Wants to Send a Sculpture of Your Laughs Into Space

#Laugh is on orbit to become the first art piece created in space

Anthony Antala

Need a New Organ? Surgeon Anthony Atala Sees a Future Where You Can Simply Print It Out

When you can order a new body part online, you’ll have this doctor to thank

The LudusScope is an open-source, 3D printed, smartphone-integrated microscope.

With This Smartphone Microscope, You Can Play Soccer and Pac-Man With Microbes

Stanford engineer Ingmar Riedel-Kruse built a 3D-printed microscope that allows students to not only observe but also interact with tiny creatures

A reef off the coast of Bonaire

Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Is 3D Printing Coral Reefs

Fabien Cousteau, descendant of the famous sea explorer, is working on a project to bring 3D printed coral reefs to the Caribbean island of Bonaire

Meet Octobot.

This Robot Is Soft and Squishy Inside and Out—No Wires or Batteries Necessary

"Octobot" uses a deceptively simple fuel source and inspiration from the depths of the sea

A 3D printed dish made with the lab's printer

3D Print Your Own Breakfast

A team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a 3D food printer capable of printing and cooking multiple ingredients at one time

Police Request 3D-Printed Copy of a Dead Man’s Fingers to Unlock His Smartphone

No more guessing passwords

A 3D view of the console of the Apollo 11 "Columbia" command module.

Explore the Apollo 11 Command Module in 3D

For the first time, you can peek inside the craft that enabled “one giant leap for mankind”

A mudskipper clings to a rocky embankment.

Awkward Robots Show How Tails Propelled First Land Walkers to New Heights

A 3D-printed bot designed to move like amphibious fish suggests that the first land animals needed tails to climb slippery slopes

Researchers in Singapore have been able to print the polymer components of a "personalized" pill.

Scientists May Be Able To Pack All Your Medications Into One "Personalized" Pill

And nine other things you never thought could be made on a 3D printer

"Kinetic" dress

Iris Van Herpen Is Revolutionizing the Look and Tech of Fashion

The Dutch designer redefines what it means to be fashion forward

Every single one of the 148 million pixels in this portrait was based on Rembrandt's body of work.

"New" Rembrandt Created, 347 Years After the Dutch Master's Death

The painting was created using data from more than 168,000 fragments of Rembrandt’s work

The secretly-made 3D scan of Nefertiti's bust.

Thanks to Sneaky Scanners, Anyone Can 3D Print a Copy of Nefertiti’s Bust

Scans of the famous sculpture are free for the taking

Scientists used an an integrated tissue-organ printer, or ITOP, to create this ear.

Scientists Printed a Human Ear

The scientific breakthrough is more than a creepy experiment—one day, it could save lives

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