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This microscopic 3D-printed Star Trek Voyager can move on its own

Physicists from Leiden University have 3D-printed a miniature version of an Intrepid-class starship from Star Trek (via PC Gamer). The idea of a tiny starship is probably something you haven’t considered outside of the plot of a Star Trek episode, but this microscopic model is actually part of a larger research experiment the physicists published in the scientific journal Soft Matter.

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New 3D printed non-contact, wearable, portable sensors can measure the amount of moisture that leaks through a face mask

A team of researchers at Cambridge University in the UK has now developed non-contact, wearable, portable sensors that measure the amount of moisture that leaks through a face mask during normal breathing, rapid breathing and coughing. The new devices are based on transparent, micron-sized electronic fibres, and the researchers report that they significantly outperform comparable commercial sensors.

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Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.

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World’s smallest, flexible scope developed with 3D micro-printing

Imaging the body’s tightest spaces without causing damage can be tricky and necessitates camera-like devices that are smaller than was previously possible to engineer. An international team of researchers has now overcome these technical challenges to produce a camera that is small enough to see inside even the narrowest blood vessels.

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