• Can mushrooms be the platform we build the future on?

    9 days ago - By Fast Company

    Ecovative thinks it can use mycelia, the hair-like network of cells that grows in mushrooms, to help build everything from lab-grown meat to 3D-printed organs to biofabricated leather.
    When the first bioreactor-grown “clean meat” shows up in restaurants-perhaps by the end of this year -it's likely to come in the form of ground meat rather than a fully formed chicken wings or sirloin steak. While it's possible to grow animal cells in a factory, it's harder to grow full animal parts. One solution may come from fungi: Mycelia, the hair-like network of cells that grows in mushrooms, can create...
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  • French designers build a 3D-printed metal watch

    9 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    French watchmaker Unitam and 3D printing company Stainless teamed up to build a unique 3D printed watch, essentially the first of its kind. The team created the watch case using laser sintering to melt stainless steel 316L powder on a Renishaw AM250 printer.
    The watch, which uses French-made hands and a Miyota movement, isn't completely 3D printed. However, because 3D printing is now nearly foolproof and almost as good as injection molding, the teams will begin mass producing and selling these watches in the Unitam in Paris.
    The watchmaker and the metals company showed off their watch at...
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