Have you ever heard of a tardigrade or “water bear” before? These are some of the most resilient creatures on earth and nearly immortal. According to National Geographic:
“Tardigrades can go up to 30 years without food or water. They can also live at temperatures as cold as absolute zero or above boiling, at pressures six times that of the ocean’s deepest trenches, and in the vacuum of space.”
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This Easter isn’t broken, it’s just different. Enjoy this special weekend!
I saw the still in this video and was in awe. My first thought was, “that’s Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa!” So after watching the video the answer was, well sort of. It is indeed a Sky Rocket II by Premier Rides (which Tigris is as discussed previously), Continue reading
As a subscriber to MIT Technology Review I was thrilled to see this article by Erin Winick about how she 3D printed her entire wedding. I thought it was cool years ago when a buddy designed and printed his wife’s ring, but Erin took things to another level. Continue reading
Have you tried the Impossible Whopper at Burger King yet? In my opinion it’s pretty impressive and these products are popping up everywhere. You don’t see slaughter-free ribeye on the market though. This is because the texture of ground meat products are relatively easy to mimic as compared to fully-textured meat such as a steak. The company Aleph Farms is trying to change this and if that wasn’t hard enough they’re doing it in space! Continue reading
Today is Halloween and hope you can find some way to incorporate 3D printing. Etsy is full of things to buy and of course you can come up with your own too. Note the picture up above is from a video rental store on my way to work. Yep, they still exist.
As a kid I didn’t have too many hobbies other than sports and video games, but one I did love was model rocketry. I remember riding my bike over to the local hobby store to get the latest Estes rocket to put together and launch (probably losing to a roof, tree or just in short order). From childhood rockets have always been a thing for me, so when I saw Relativity Space marrying together rockets and 3D printing I was thrilled. Other companies have 3D printed select components, but Relativity Space is essentially 3D printing the whole darn thing. Continue reading
Here’s your chance to fund an amazing game based on 3D scanning of Chernobyl on Kickstarter, but you only have a day or so left to do it! Continue reading
Maybe you’ve bought a print of a favorite painting. It’s of course not the original, but it looks beautiful in your home. Maybe 3D printing could provide the same thing for sculpture? One of the first examples I’ve seen of this is the art of Judith Klausner who has sculpted Oreo cookies of all things! Continue reading