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3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive...

A new method allows anyone to print interactive 3D objects

Slowly but surely, pretty much everything is being printed on 3-D printers. Eyeglasses, buildings, hearing aids – even new hip bones – can now...

Lab devises plan to reduce defects in 3D metal printing

Combining high-fidelity computer simulations with ultra-high-speed X-ray imaging, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have discovered a strategy for reducing or even eliminating...

3D-printable medical mask inspired by the nasal structures of animals

A multi-institution team, including a Cornell researcher, has received a National Science Foundation grant to design an open-source, 3D-printable medical mask inspired by the...

Researchers 3D-print minerals in order to better predict fracture formation

Cracks are everywhere, and they often mean trouble. In the foundation of your house, in your windshield, in the tectonic plates below your feet....

A 3-D-printed brain could make it easier to find cancer treatments

Glioblastoma is the deadliest form of brain tumor—less than 10 percent of people who are diagnosed with it will survive more than five years. A...

Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

The brain is one of our most vulnerable organs, as soft as the softest tofu. Brain implants, on the other hand, are typically made...

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