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Engineers Create Teleporter that Doesn’t Actually Teleport Anything

…but it’s still pretty cool. The device, designed by German engineers, is actually a modified 3D printer, dubbed “Scotty” after the Starship Enterprise’s chief engineer in Star Trek. The process works like this: Place an object inside Scotty #1, press the teleport button, and the object is scanned by a camera one layer at a time …

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NASA Grants Funding for Food Printer, Orders A Pizza

NASA has just awarded a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor to create a 3D printer that prints…food. The printer, based on open-source hardware called RepRap, will use a kind of nutrient powder and oil to construct foods, which will be available in specially-designed cartridges. And the first item on the menu? Pizza.

Scientists Create 3D-Printed “Bionic” Ear

Scientists at Princeton University have successfully created a printable “bionic” ear, combining a small coil antenna with cartilage using “off-the-shell” 3D-printing tools and nanoparticles. Yeah, bionic. According to lead researcher Michael McAlpine, there are usually “mechanical and thermal challenges” when combining electronics with biological materials. The key to overcoming these challenges, he says, lies in …

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InMoov, The 3D-Printed Open Source Robot

Meet InMoov, a fully 3D-printed robot created by sculptor Gael Langevin. The robot can be printed out, piece by piece, using a 3D printer, then put together and programmed using a couple Arduino Unos. It comes (mostly) complete with all the basic body parts and voice commands, though there’s still a lot of assembly required …