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  • 3D bio-printers to print skin and body parts.

    (PhysOrg.com) -- The range of uses for three-dimensional printers is increasing all the time, but now scientists are developing 3D "bioprinters" that will be able to print out skin, cartilage, bone, and other body parts.

    3D printers print by depositing material line by line and then vertically layer by layer. They have been used to make sculptures and repair sculptures, to make three-dimensional objects out of plastics and polymers, and even to print food.

    Professor James Yoo, from the Institute of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) his group is developing a system that will allow them to print skin directly onto burn wounds. Yoo


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    technology keeps progessing, yet the lives of ordinary people are in decline...

    Originally Posted by Noam Chomsky


    Whenever you hear anything said very confidently, the first thing that should come to mind is, wait a minute is that true?

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    • Davo17
      Davo17 commented
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      radomu wrote:

      technology keeps progessing, yet the lives of ordinary people are in decline...


      Ordinary people have never had a better existence, boy.


    • Daryl Flynn
      Daryl Flynn commented
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      radomu wrote:

      technology keeps progessing, yet the lives of ordinary people are in decline...


      Wow, I actually agree with you on something.


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    normh wrote:

    At any rate, kicking and screaming we are moving into a more trekian world.  I do not see us traveling at warp speed or meeting Q anytime soon, but....


    You may be wrong about that warp speed.


    A physicist named Harold White recently made the landmark announcement that he and his team at NASA were beginning work on a faster-than-light warp drive. And he doesn

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