How close are we to printing replacement body parts?

Erin Bedford, Technology and Engineering co-editor Three-dimensional (3D) printing, the technology used to turn a three-dimensional digital design into an object by depositing material one layer at a time, has taken off in recent years. It now seems like almost anything can be 3D printed—shoes, airplane parts, houses—so why not print body parts too? It […]

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Old science learns new tricks—applications of new technology in the geosciences

By Tanya Samman, Earth and Environmental Science Co-editor In recent years, many areas of the geosciences, including palaeontology, have adopted cutting edge technology and techniques—sometimes in unexpected ways. There are lots of potential applications! Today I’m describing three examples: mapping fossil sites; obtaining soft tissue information from fossils; and armchair geoscience. The first two illustrate […]

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