The latest development in the world of 3D printing is an edible raspberry – but is it anything like the real thing? Vaiva Kalnikaite of Cambridge-based tech company Dovetailed told the BBC’s Waseem Mirza that the 3D fruit was a good alternative to the real thing.
BBC News – 3D printing reveals the power of shark skin
Scientists have used a 3D-printed model of shark skin to show how tooth-like scales help the predators to cruise efficiently.
Viewed up close, a shark’s skin bristles with tiny teeth or “denticles” which aid swimming.
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house.
It’s also making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D printers into schools in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The camera which captures 360 degree images up in air
The Panono camera ball takes 360 degree photographs when it is thrown in the air.
The sphere is covered by 36 cameras which, once airborne, simultaneously capture individual images – these are then pieced together in the cloud to produce a 108 megapixel image which can be explored in any direction.
‘How to hide from surveillance’
Is Big Brother watching us? Every day, street cameras monitor our movements and phones give our location and other information about us away.
New York artist Adam Harvey is working with surveillance, fashion and privacy, with a view to using fashion to help keep our lives more private.
Create 3D worlds using only photos
Rendering images in 3D has traditionally taken more processing power than available to the average consumer but the use of cloud computing is opening up the possibility of home-made lifelike 3D images.
‘Why I 3D printed an iPhone shoe’
After around a decade of practice 3D-printing designers have become comfortable with the technique and are now playing with its possibilities like never before – especially as new materials become 3D-printable.
Many of these expert designers are drawn to an area around northern Belgium and the western parts of the Netherlands – including the so-called “ELAt”, the Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen triangle that markets itself as Europe’s hi-tech hub.