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    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2013
     
    Posted By: TrimInhabitat

    NASA Backs Star Trek-Style Replicator That Could 3D Print Pizza In Space!

    http://inhabitat.com/nasa-backs-star-trek-style-replicator-that-could-3d-print-pizza-in-space/


    "Print-A-Pizza" coming to vending machine near you. SOON! ;)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
     
    DM

    UK firm Maplin sells 3d printer for £700 in high street.

    I am tempted but I am really waiting for a Logo like turtle with some 'Doodlers' attached so you are not limited to a small working area, 20cm³ printable area in this case.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2358357/Velleman-K8200-First-3D-printer-available-high-street-goes-sale-700.html?ico=sciencetech^headlines
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
     
    I`ll wait for the 3D printer/vending machine in Tesco's, much better resolution. ;)

    "Need a hand with that?", No thanks, it's printing one for me. :)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
     
    Why do you want a plastic hand?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2013
     
    Posted By: TrimWhy do you want a plastic hand?
    Having an extra hand to hand is always handy you know.
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    Actually, building robot parts with this is a handy [sic] app
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
     
    NW

    Desktop printing at the nano level could revolutionize nanotechnology fabrication.

    http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=31440.php
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    Well, sure. You should be able to use your 3d printer to print a smaller version of itself. Then keep doing that, all the way down. Pretty soon all loose matter on the planet will be turned into tiny selfreplicating printers.
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    Honey, I printed the kids!
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinWell, sure. You should be able to use your 3d printer to print a smaller version of itself. Then keep doing that, all the way down. Pretty soon all loose matter on the planet will be turned into tiny selfreplicating printers.


    The trouble with that scenario is that intelligent bacteria will be able to reverse the procedure and dominant our world even more than they do now.
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    Maybe they already have, and we are just dumb monkey bodies, inhabited by collective bacteria minds running inside our little-understood astrocytes and neuroglia.
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    I suddenly have the strange impulse to spit into the mouths of strangers
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
     
    Well there already more 'foreign cells' in our body than what our own germ cells produced.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2013
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI suddenly have the strange impulse to spit into the mouths of strangers



    Thanks be for the internets!
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI suddenly have the strange impulse to spit into the mouths of strangers
    EEEWWWWWWWWW!!!
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI suddenly have the strange impulse to spit into the mouths of strangers
    Inside thoughts Andrew. Inside thoughts.
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    Not me guv, honest it ain't. It's me bacteeeeria, mate; they're playing up summink terrible these days.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2013
     
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    Posted By: TrimtE

    Patterns in 3D-printed objects could replace bar codes.

    http://www.theengineer.co.uk/channels/production-engineering/news/patterns-in-3d-printed-objects-could-replace-bar-codes/1016776.article

    I read an article some time ago that detailed how the FBI was able to identify and trace a suspect by the unique pattern made by the faded coloration along the inside leg seams of his Levis. It's like a "barcode" or fingerprint that is unique to an individual pair of jeans, and even captures a chunk of time, as the pattern changes a bit with every washing.