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Imagine the following scenario: A chemistry grad student sneaks into the 3D printer lab late at night. He’s downloaded a file he got off the internet, a molecule that’s never been synthesized. It’s a modified version of an existing drug, an analogue, a single tweak on a corner of a benzene ring. The machine whirs […]

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Gone are the days of Lincoln and Washington’s plaster casts. President Obama’s portrait 3D-printed. Recently produced by the Smithsonian Institution and a team of experts form the University of Southern California, the bust only required five minutes of the president sitting to get his face scanned by handheld 3-D cameras. Then, after an additional 40-hour-long process of digitally programmed plastic-melting, ta-da: […]

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Have you heard? A gold iPhone coming out soon and people are freaking out. Apple re-re-re-re-release improvements may be incremental, but Apple fans enamored with the device are already searching high and low for the quickest to get their hands on the exclusive new upgrade. You’re in luck! Thanks to 3D-printing and F.A.T. lab’s Addie Wagenknecht, you don’t […]

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