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Tech Biz Chinese Scientists Are 3D Printing Ears and Livers – With Living Tissue Specially modified 3D printers use live cells that could theoretically be transplanted. Researchers in China have been able to successfully print human organs using specialized 3D printers that use living cells instead of plastic. Researchers at Hangzhou Dianzi University actually went as far as inventing their own 3D printer for the complex task, dubbed the “Regenovo.” “Xu Mingen, Regenovo's developer, said that it takes the printer under an hour to produce either a mini liver sample or a four to five inch ear cartilage sample. According to Xu, the Regenovo can print in a sterilized environment with temperatures ranging between 23 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Xu admits that the science fiction-inspired body part printer is still in its infancy, with much fine-tuning needed to realize the Regenovo’s full potential. “Before printing you can preview the print path of each layer and determine suitable speed and temperature. Here is a video of Dr.

Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks | Map This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. Red triangles indicate attacks on vaccinators and healthcare workers, as well as announcements from both governments and non-state actors that have had an impact—either positive or negative—on the successful implementation of vaccination programs. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news media, governments, and the global health community on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable, and examine the factors that threaten the success of eradicating preventable illnesses such as polio. Learn more about Global Health. On to the Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks map

Ray and Terry's Longevity Products Imprime-moi un organe | Monde Académie Sciences 60 secondes : c’est le temps qu’il faut aux chercheurs du Nucleolab de New York (Etats-Unis) pour reconstituer par bio-impression en 3D le corps entier d’une jeune patiente de 22 ans, Leeloo Dallas. L’opération est réalisée grâce aux cellules retrouvées dans un fragment de son bras, après le crash du vaisseau Mondo-shawan. Nous sommes en l’an 2263, dans le film culte de Luc Besson, le Cinquième Elément. L'imprimante 3D du laboratoire de l'Inserm de Bordeaux © Ludovic Lescieux - Alphanov / Inserm Depuis l’invention dans les années 1980 de l’imprimante 3D, une technologie de fabrication qui consiste à reproduire couche après couche un objet conçu par ordinateur, les scientifiques ont réalisé des progrès notoires dans son application au domaine médical. Au-delà même de l’impression d’implants inertes qui, réalisés sur mesure, s’adaptent parfaitement à l'anatomie du patient, les chercheurs s’attaquent depuis une dizaine d’années à l’impression du vivant. Une alternative au don d’organes

DNA Sequencing Costs DNA Sequencing Costs Data from the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program (GSP) Overview For many years, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has tracked the costs associated with DNA sequencing performed at the sequencing centers funded by the Institute. This information has served as an important benchmark for assessing improvements in DNA sequencing technologies and for establishing the DNA sequencing capacity of the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program (GSP). Here, NHGRI provides an analysis of these data, which gives one view of the remarkable improvements in DNA sequencing technologies and data-production pipelines in recent years. The cost-accounting data presented here are summarized relative to two metrics: (1) "Cost per Megabase of DNA Sequence" - the cost of determining one megabase (Mb; a million bases) of DNA sequence of a specified quality [see below]; (2) "Cost per Genome" - the cost of sequencing a human-sized genome. Cost Categories DNA Sequencing Technologies Quality

Wohlers Associates - Terry Wohlers Terry WohlersShort Biography Industry consultant, analyst, author, and speaker Terry Wohlers is president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 27 years ago. The company provides technical and strategic consulting on the new developments and trends in rapid product development, additive manufacturing, and 3D printing. Through this company, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 240 organizations in 24 countries. Also, he has provided advice to 150+ companies in the investment community, most being institutional investors that represent mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity valued at billions of dollars. For 30 years, Wohlers has focused his education, research, and practice on design and manufacturing. Wohlers has been cited by Bloomberg Businessweek, CNBC, CNNMoney, Computerworld, Discovery News from the Discovery Channel, The Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, and Inc. magazine. Achievements in the Industry - Live flight tracker! In order to save data consumption Flightradar24 web page times out after 30 minutes. Please reload the web page to get another 30 minutes. or get a Flightradar24 Premium subscription and will not time-out again! Pirate3D Buccaneer Pirate3D lance Buccaneer, l'imprimante 3D grand public à assembler pour 347 dollars. Bien que l'impression 3D tende à se démocratiser, les imprimantes 3D restent tout de même relativement peu accessibles pour la plupart des intéressés. Pirate3D, une entreprise basée à Singapour, ambitionne d'ouvrir la technologie au plus grand public, rivalisant ainsi avec la Cube et la Replicator de Makerbot, respectivement vendues 1299 dollars et 1956 dollars. L'imprimante, fabriquée en acier estampé, est à assembler soi-même. Ultra minimaliste et compacte, elle sera facile à placer sur 25 x 25 cm d'un bureau, car ses dimensions sont des plus raisonnables : 15 x 10 x 12 cm. Toutes les explications sont illustrées dans une vidéo : Pour illustrer les caractéristiques techniques de l'engin, Pirates3D établit un comparatif avec la Replicator 2, sa principale concurrente et leader du marché. > L'impression 3D : du virtuel à l'objet sur-mesure

Patents: A beginner's guide to intellectual property Like many specialist subjects the world of patent litigation is chock-full of acronyms and jargon. The following glossary should help make sense of what some of the key terms mean: Abandonment The person applying for the patent may decide to give up on the process before their filing is approved. Abstract A brief summary of the invention providing technical information about it, both as an overview for readers as well as to help make it easy to find via searches. Application To be granted a patent the author must first file a specification describing their invention, the draft patent claims sought, an abstract and any relevant illustrations. Claims These are the heart of a patent application. Copyright Separate to patents, copyright refers to the rights granted to the creator of an idea embedded in a tangible medium, including literary, musical, dramatic, and artistic works. Damages The amount of money the patent owner is owed as a result of an infringement. Defensive patent aggregator (DPA)

Beehive Beehive has been using 3D printing to make eyewear for a long time. Now we want you to do it too. We’re developing an online interface for you to create glasses frames with some really simple tools. We mean really simple. Even my mum can use it. Check out what’s on offer here. Beehive. We’ve been playing around with our BFB 3000 Plus (a temperamental little devil) and managed to pop out some prototypes for our 3D Printed Custom Eyewear Interface that we’re working on. While they may look rough & chunky, we think that’s part of their FDM (Fused Deposition Modelled) charm . Beehive debuts at the world-famous Bondi markets! Thanks to all who came and chatted, the Beehive Team (and Friends) had a top day. We’ll see you at another market shortly - stay posted for details :) Wooden Eyewear It seems to me that there’s been a recent boom in the wooden sunnies market. Why? Either way, we’ve started playing around with our laser cutter and some managed plantation Mahogany - the good stuff. “Well….