3D printed objects may be toxic

Parts produced by some commercial 3D printers may be toxic, according to a new study that raises concerns about how to dispose of parts and waste materials from the devices which are becoming increasingly popular. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside studied two common types of 3D printers, one that melts plastic to build a part, and another that uses light to turn a liquid into a solid part. They found that parts from both types of printers were measurably toxic to zebrafish e...
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Grow herbs with zero effort

With Click & Grow smartpots, the technology does all the work. This is where nature and technology meet to make dreams come true. Click & Grow was made to take complete care of your plants while you enjoy your life to the fullest. The company makes a little capsule of seeds that requires water and batteries, and it sells the plastic box that does all the work for you. All plants are grown using automatically controlled technology in a unique and specially developed Smart Soil. The Sma...
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Wikipearls: Bite-sized foods wrapped in edible Food packaging

WikiFoods, Inc. has developed a revolutionary, plastic-free food and beverage packaging technology that delivers Triple Good called WikiPearls™ which are good for you, good for the environment, and just plain good. Created by David Edwards, a Harvard professor and biomedical engineer, the intention of the WikiPearl is to kill the packaging and make its relationship with food symbiotic. WikiPearl skins are inspired by the way nature packages fruits and vegetables. These skins are delicious ...
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Sugru: First ever Moldable Glue that Turns into Rubber

Sugru is a moldable putty made out of silicone rubber and can be used to repair electronics along with its many other uses. Designer-inventor Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh’s unique silicone technology, Sugru feels like play-dough, and it's that easy to use too. Sugru is a moldable putty made out of silicone rubber and can be used to repair electronics along with its many other uses. The product adheres to many surfaces, fills in gaps better than most glues and sets in 30 minutes giving you tim...
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Unique 3D Pen that Draws In The Air

3Doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen. The pen, created by science inventors Max Bogue and Peter Dilworth is called the 3Doodler, and allows the user to draw in the air. It does not require any software but simply needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet for use. This pen has been fed into with colorful plastic thread. The thread is then extruded as heated plastic that cools and solidifies instantly as it exits the tip. This allows solid 3D structures to be drawn on any surfac...
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World’s first 3D-printed electric car

Order and pick up your customized personal car. That's the vision of Arizona-based company Local Motors. Local Motors plans to transform the traditional automotive world with the launch of a three dimensional (3D) printed car next year. Strati is an electric car developed by Local Motors and manufactured in collaboration with Cincinnati Incorporated and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is made from ABS plastic that has been enforced with carbon fibre. The car was manufactured using a Larg...
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A unique self-healing bio plastic

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University have create a power plastic that sticks together with a drop of water. This mold-able polymer heals itself when exposed to water. It was observed that all squids around the world had proteins in their system which allow them to self-heal. This observation was the basis for creating this polymer. The yield of these proteins is quite low per squid meaning that many animals would have to be processed in order to obtain a usable amount for use in pol...
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