A new dimension in technology: 3-D Printing

Gun with plastic lower receiver made with 3-D printer

Gun with plastic lower receiver made with 3-D printer

A new technology that has been widely touted as having the potential to revolutionise industry and science also has a dark side. 3-D printers are marvels of fabrication technology that can produce everything from a model aeroplane to mixtures of stem cells to guns. Yet again, the world is confronted by a technology of amazing potential – and frightening risks.

Recommended Reading
Tools of Modern Gunmaking: Plastic and a 3-D printer (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/science/surprising-tools-of-modern-gunmaking-plastic-and-a-3-d-printer.html?_r=0

3D printer spits out human embryonic stem cells (Live Science)
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/02/06/3d-printed-human-embryonic-stem-cells/?intcmp=features

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