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Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

Researchers investigated a new combination of 3-D printed microfiber scaffolding and hydrogels. The composites they tested showed elasticity and stiffness comparable to knee-joint tissue, as well as the ability to support the growth and cross-linking of human cartilage cells.

Posted: May 15th, 2015

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3D-printed webs

Researchers explore mechanics of silk to design materials with high strength and low density.

Posted: May 15th, 2015

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Researchers create solar electric forest with 3D-printed trees (w/video)

Scientists at VTT in Finland have developed a prototype of a tree that harvests solar energy from its surroundings - whether indoors or outdoors - stores it and turns it into electricity to power small devices such as mobile phones, humidifiers, thermometers and LED light bulbs. The technology can also be used to harvest kinetic energy from the environment.

Posted: Feb 19th, 2015

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