This 3D-Printed Bunny Could Be the Future of Data Storage

This rabbit contains the instructions for how to replicate itself, just like all our living cells do. Even though it’s very clearly not alive, its instructions are encoded into DNA and then embedded into this 3D-printed plastic object. This… is an advanced proof of concept for DNA as data storage. Think about it: just like […]

NASA’s Challenge to 3D Print Future Habitats on Mars

Right now, you’re looking at renderings of human settlements on Mars. These designs were part of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a 4-year long competition aimed at engineering homes for another planet. The brightest architects and engineers from across the globe put their skills to the test, culminating this year in a nail-biting finale. Two […]

GIANT 3D Printers Make Ten Houses in Only a Day!

Looking for your dream home? Just press print. You know, I love 3D printing. I’ve talked about it a lot, in fact the second episode ever of Fw:Thinking was about 3D printing. And it was pretty thorough. But I’ve got to talk about it some more, so here’s a way to catch up. It’s also […]

60MPH 3D Printed Eco Car

00:09 COMM: Using newly developed large scale 3D printing technology this vehicle is a part of an ambitious project to produce a car and building that can run on sustainable energy and even provide power to each other. 00:22 PHIL ENQUIST: We didn’t want to think conventionally, we wanted to try to follow the clues […]

A Spacecraft Is Going To Build Its Own Solar Panels In Space: Archinaut One

As I’ve mentioned in several episodes now, humanity is in a bit of a transition period, a time when it makes sense to launch material up and out of Earth’s gravity well into orbit, and beyond. But it’s really expensive, costing up to $10,000 per pound you want in orbit, and 10 times if you […]