Author: Paul Gordon

Major Breakthrough Could Explode BioPrinting Industry

Bioprinting may have taken a hughe leap forward thanks to a research project conducted by a team from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. The team believes they have found a way to 3D print materials that allow for blood-transporting capillaries to form, something that has been a major impediment to the development of bioprinting. from http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170711-houston-researchers-grow-functioning-capillaries-move-one-step-closer-to-3d-bioprinting-organs.html Jul 11, 2017 | By Tess A joint research team from Houston’s Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine says it is one step closer to creating implantable tissues with functioning capillaries—a crucial step in the direction of 3D printing transplantable...

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Nanobots in Eyedrops to Fix Your Eye…..Coming Soon

Got an eye issue that may require surgery to fix? Well, help might be on the way in the form of eye drops with nanobots in them that can fix the problem without invasive surgery. from https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/science-and-vision/research/2017/07/11/nanotechnology-makes-quantum-leap-into-eye-drops Researchers are investigating the use of tiny particles found in the latest electronic displays to fight eye infections. Quantum dots are small semiconductor particles that are a key component in nanotechnology. A new study, published in ACS Nano, reported on the use of quantum dots as an ingredient in eye drops for the treatment of bacterial keratitis. Researchers manufactured quantum dots by...

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Apple Working on New 3D Printer, ARKit, that Could Take 3D Printing Mainstream

If you believe these claims, Apple could soon develop a commercial 3D printer that could make 3D printing a mainstream reality. from http://www.computerworld.com/article/3205874/apple-ios/apple-s-arkit-will-make-3d-printing-mainstream.html Imagine your imagination. Imagine being able to build the items that you see in your mind’s eye in 3D space, using gestures and a pen. Then imagine being able to bring those creations into the real world with a 3D printer. Life after ARKit That’s the potential we’ll see unleashed in the coming months as the perfect storm of technology advancements empower this section of the industry. Apple’s move to introduce AR support at a platform...

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Will the Tesla Model 3 Finally Make Electric Car Affordable?

Tesla is set to produce its first affordable car with the Model 3. from https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608210/tesla-model-3-first-affordable-car-entering-production/ Elon Musk has announced that the Model 3, his automaker’s cheapest car yet, will begin to roll out of the factory as soon as Friday. The vehicle, which will cost around $35,000, is Tesla’s first attempt at winning over mainstream car buyers. In the past, the automaker has produced vehicles squarely targeted at the luxury end of the market—with its Model S costing almost $70,000 before any extras are added. Tesla will deliver the new Model 3 sedan to its first 30 customers on...

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California Runs Out of Money to Pay Electric Car Rebates

Government rebate program for electic car purchases runs out of money….again…. from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1111465_california-electric-car-rebates-out-of-cash-again-legislature-neglected-to-fund-them Incentives for the purchase of a plug-in battery-powered vehicle continue to be a powerful motivation to get new buyers to consider electric cars. The federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 has long been supplemented by various state programs, including a purchase rebate in the crucial California market. Now the California Clean Vehicle Rebate program is putting new applicants for its “check in the mail” incentives onto a waiting list. DON’T MISS: California to test electric-car ‘point of purchase’ rebate for electric cars Program administrators say...

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