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Living in Star Trek

Looks like some folks at MIT are trying to make a flute that can be printed on a 3D printer:

So now we have a PADD, we all have bridge screens in our living rooms, we talk regularly on communicators, and now we’re getting simple replicators.

Hat Tip to Instapundit

4 Responses to “Living in Star Trek”

  1. FatWhiteMan says:

    I don’t need a phaser or disrupter but a Tri-Corder would be cool so I can find out how much natural gas is on my property or what is causing my kid’s fever.

  2. Jake says:

    FWM:
    We’re getting there.

    The NASA iPhone/gas sensor is pretty cool.

  3. Alpheus says:

    CNC machining also fits in this nicely. It’s my understanding that a lathe can be used to replicate itself as well.

  4. Exodus says:

    Sebastian, have you seen the stereolithographic printer (that’s what these 3D printers are called, as I understand) that can…

    … build ORGANS from living tissue used as ink?

    http://www.impactlab.net/2008/11/09/emerging-field-of-organ-printing/

    One Klingon spinal column, comin’ up! :)

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