March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

Poking a golden tortoise beetle (“goldbug”) triggers the insect’s color to change from gold to a red-orange. Inspired by the natural system underlying that insectoid superpower, MIT researchers have developed flexible sensors circuits that can be 3-D printed. Eventually, the technology could lead to sensor-laden skin for robots. From MIT…

March 22, 2017 Steven Avery

Why it matters to you The key to creating bespoke custom 3D-printed materials like graphene may involve using printed bacteria. Want to know what the future of 3D printing might hold? How about the possibility of printing custom materials such as graphene by using 3D-printed bacteria? That’s exactly what scientists…