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Light-powered 3-D printer creates terahertz lens (w/video)

Researchers have used metamaterials and 3-D printing to develop a novel lens that works with terahertz frequencies. Not only does it have better imaging capabilities than common lenses, but it opens the door for more advances in the mysterious realm of the terahertz.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2016

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Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder (w/video)

Researchers have designed and tested an open-source system that uses a laser to melt powdered plastics and biomaterials into intricate 3-D designs. The OpenSLS selective laser sintering system costs about 40 times less than its commercial counterparts and allows researchers to work with their own specialized powdered materials.

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2016

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