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This 3D printer ink is alive

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge (credit: A. Duraj-Thatte, A. Manjula-Basvanna et. al./Nature ) 3D printing has already been put to use in many interesting applications, from large-scale homebuilding to robot hands that are good at Super Mario Bros.- and even creepy materials that can shape-shift into a human face. But researchers Anna M. Duraj-Thatte and Avinash Manjula-Basavanna have something more lively in mind. A new type of 3D printer ink with self-assembling properties may play a role in the future of renewable building materials and even ink that grows itself.
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