Can you imagine if an entire subdivision here in Downers Grove could go up in 1 day? With the expansion of 3D printing, it could happen in the near future! A company in China named Winsun said that it was able to build TEN 3D printed houses in just ONE day, at a cost of just $5000 per house!
When DGPL first got a 3-D printer, there was great excitement in the IT department! In an effort to “stress-test” the printer, many different items were printed. The most practical one was a screwdriver handle into which various tips could be inserted to mimic the function of many different types of screwdrivers.
You’ve all heard of Euros, Pesos, Rubles, Rupees, and of course Dollars. But have you heard of the newly created digital currency called Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a decentralized (not created by any one government) peer-to-peer, electronic currency that only exists online. There is no central body controlling the Bitcoin network, and it's managed and regulated by its users.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed an electronic tattoo that can be “printed” directly on the body and can be worn for an extended period while doing normal daily activities. This device would track patients' symptoms by measuring heart rate and temperature, strain and hydration and then sending the information back to a doctor. E-tattoos like this could be used to track health and monitor healing near the skin’s surface, as in the case of monitoring surgical wounds after a patient leaves the hospital.
Next time that you print something from your computer, think about the fact that research is being done to print an actual human heart from a 3-D printer!
Scientists hope that they will be able to use a 3-D printer to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells. They could then transplant it into the patient, and because the heart was ‘built’ from the patient’s own cells, he or she would not need anti-rejection drugs.
Security researchers have recently discovered a serious bug, nicknamed Heartbleed, that affects nearly two-thirds of all websites and could be one of the biggest security threats ever seen on the Internet. If you have logged into any of the affected sites over the past two years, your account information could be compromised, allowing cybercriminals to snap up your credit card information or steal your passwords.