3D-printed architecture has been getting a lot of press from The Optimist Daily lately. Most recently, we shared a story out of Oakland where a startup called Mighty Buildings is using a 3D printer to create not only the walls and floors of a home but also other elements like the … [Read more...] about Could we 3D-print buildings using local soil instead of concrete?
Like in many other parts of the world, coral presence in Hong Kong has suffered a significant decline in recent years, due to many pressing challenges, including rising ocean temperatures, overfishing, and pollution. This is troubling since coral reefs are some of the most … [Read more...] about Scientists 3D-printed terracotta tiles to restore degraded coral reefs
Lately, medical scientists have been increasingly tapping into the potential of 3D-printing technology to develop scaffolding-like biomaterials that can help heal bone injuries. A new one is claimed to be particularly versatile, as it’s inspired by Lego building … [Read more...] about Lego-like 3D-printed biostructure helps heal injured bones
The possibilities of 3D printing seem to have no bound after scientists at the University of Minnesota managed to 3D print a human heart pump capable of beating on its own. The pump is just 1.5 centimeters long, but the researchers believe the tiny organoid could have a huge … [Read more...] about Incredible: Scientists 3D print a heart pump that beats on its own
A group in the Czech Republic is building a 3D printed house, which, on its own, isn't anything we haven't seen before. What sets this house apart from the others, though, is its final destination: Prague's Vltava River. "I dare say it's the first-ever floating 3D printed … [Read more...] about Prague will soon be home to the first floating 3D-printed house