Tagged: 3d printing

Want to build a moon base? Easy. Just print it - Guest Work

Guest Author May 18, 2016

By Morgan Saletta, University of Melbourne Planetary Resources, a company hoping to make asteroid mining into a trillion dollar industry, earlier this year unveiled the world’s first 3D printed object made from bits of an asteroid. 3D printing, and additive manufacturing processes more generally, have made many advances in recent years. Just a few years … Read More

Life, extended - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Jun 07, 2014

Myths and legends, as well as more recent stories, have cautionary tales about those seeking immortality. But there are still those who long not just for a few more years of life, but decades extra before shuffling off this mortal coil. There seems plenty going on in the life extension world at the moment. Some good serious research, and others … Read More

Science Street Fair - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 02, 2014

Want your picture taken by the glow of bioluminescent bacteria? Then come along to Auckland’s inaugural Science Street Fair this weekend! Those in Auckland this weekend should come along to MOTAT on Sunday for the inaugural Science Street Fair. They’ll be a whole heap of science on display, including a hovercraft, 3D printing, DNA extractions and … Read More

Art (& Science!) in the Dark - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 10, 2013

This weekend, Western Park in Auckland was transformed with the installation of 40 works of art. And a little bit of science…. Craig Neilson and Reza Fuard’s piece, Penduluminosity, takes the form of a series of giant glowing swinging pendulums, which trace a series of wave-forms when set in motion. Glimpsing the double helix of a … Read More

Monday Micro: Glowing squid to appear in Auckland! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 04, 2013

Who wouldn’t want to see a load of 3D printed squid filled with glowing bacteria?! For three nights this week (Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th November), Auckland’s Western Park will be transformed into a place of wonder and delight as the annual Art in the Dark festival takes place. This year over 40 artists will … Read More

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