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(io9)   I said, RESEARCHERS USE A 3D PRINTER TO HELP GROW AN EAR   (io9.com) divider line 24
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2013-02-21 03:18:40 PM
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Way to be 16 years late to that party.

/hot as Loomis' new ear.
 
2013-02-21 03:29:10 PM
No, I read in a fark thread that 3D printers are just a rich geek's toy and will stay that way in our lifetime.
 
2013-02-21 03:31:45 PM
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2013-02-21 03:32:37 PM

RESEARCHERS USE A 3D PRINTER TO HELP GROW AN EAR


HE SAID THE SHERIFF IS NEAR.
 
2013-02-21 03:47:17 PM
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This is good news for the Vacantian earmouse, which had been hunted to near-extinction thanks to poachers harvesting the human ears that grow on their backs.
 
2013-02-21 03:48:28 PM
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He'll be glad to hear that.
 
2013-02-21 03:55:34 PM

neversubmit: No, I read in a fark thread that 3D printers are just a rich geek's toy and will stay that way in our lifetime.


I always get a kick when people say a current technology won't make modest improvements... in our entire lifetime. Hilarious.
 
2013-02-21 04:01:12 PM
Great, soon we'll get those copies from Eureka. Course I don't think I would mind an evil Felicia Day
 
2013-02-21 04:14:06 PM
Too bad Anne Franke didn't have this kinda technology when she was sewing that American flag.
 
2013-02-21 04:16:04 PM
In before the pics of an ear growing out of some woman's arm...
 
2013-02-21 04:55:06 PM
Wake me up when they figure out the rest of the head.
 
2013-02-21 05:34:17 PM
How is this different from sculpting an ear and letting the cells grow in a mouse? Oh wait, instead of making a mold of an ear, we used a 3D printer to make the matrix. Therefore, 3D printing is the future, right?

Years ago:
news.bbc.co.uk

neversubmit: No, I read in a fark thread that 3D printers are just a rich geek's toy and will stay that way in our lifetime.


Nobody 3D printed an ear. It was just part of a process. Did we also say that electricity grew an ear since the printer must have been plugged in at some point?

LasersHurt: neversubmit: No, I read in a fark thread that 3D printers are just a rich geek's toy and will stay that way in our lifetime.

I always get a kick when people say a current technology won't make modest improvements... in our entire lifetime. Hilarious.


I think it's hilarious when people think a modest technology means Star Trek next week.
 
2013-02-21 06:17:21 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: How is this different from sculpting an ear and letting the cells grow in a mouse? Oh wait, instead of making a mold of an ear, we used a 3D printer to make the matrix. Therefore, 3D printing is the future, right?

Years ago:
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neversubmit: No, I read in a fark thread that 3D printers are just a rich geek's toy and will stay that way in our lifetime.

Nobody 3D printed an ear. It was just part of a process. Did we also say that electricity grew an ear since the printer must have been plugged in at some point?

LasersHurt: neversubmit: No, I read in a fark thread that 3D printers are just a rich geek's toy and will stay that way in our lifetime.

I always get a kick when people say a current technology won't make modest improvements... in our entire lifetime. Hilarious.

I think it's hilarious when people think a modest technology means Star Trek next week.


No, Star Trek comes out May 15, not next week.
 
2013-02-21 06:22:14 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: How is this different from sculpting an ear and letting the cells grow in a mouse? Oh wait, instead of making a mold of an ear, we used a 3D printer to make the matrix. Therefore, 3D printing is the future, right?
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Nobody 3D printed an ear. It was just part of a process. Did we also say that electricity grew an ear since the printer must have been plugged in at some point?
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I think it's hilarious when people think a modest technology means Star Trek next week.


The giant link in TFA (and TFA itself) say how it's different:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.00 5 6506

Autologous techniques for the reconstruction of pediatric microtia often result in suboptimal aesthetic outcomes and morbidity at the costal cartilage donor site. We therefore sought to combine digital photogrammetry with CAD/CAM techniques to develop collagen type I hydrogel scaffolds and their respective molds that would precisely mimic the normal anatomy of thepatient-specific external ear as well as recapitulate the complex biomechanical properties of native auricular elastic cartilage while avoiding the morbidity of traditional autologous reconstructions.

I don't know why "modest improvements in our entire lifetime" somehow  = "Star Trek next week", but it isn't like sitting there poo-pooing other peoples' research is breaking down any walls either. They just used a relatively new technology to do something that, yes, someone has indeed done before in a different and probably less efficient and controlled way.

At least, if I was getting a new ear I'd ask for the plastic one over the mutant mouse approach.
 
2013-02-21 07:13:17 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: LasersHurt: neversubmit: No, I read in a fark thread that 3D printers are just a rich geek's toy and will stay that way in our lifetime.

I always get a kick when people say a current technology won't make modest improvements... in our entire lifetime. Hilarious.

I think it's hilarious when people think a modest technology means Star Trek next week.


That's a clever strawman, but who is saying that?
 
2013-02-21 08:19:45 PM
Yet DDD stock dropped 9%.  What's the matter with investors?  Look!  EARS!  It's a gold mine, Jerry!
 
2013-02-21 11:51:45 PM

LasersHurt: That's a clever strawman, but who is saying that?


The voices in his head that also tell him that we would all be living to 200, at least, if we'd only spent the money we gave to NASA on medical research instead.
 
2013-02-22 12:31:21 AM
I can't wait until the day comes when we are 3D printing new organs to extend our lives, just to see QA' s head explode.
 
2013-02-22 02:48:10 AM
The doctor who figures out how to make a 14 inch dong that can be transplanted onto a man (and function well) is going to be rich, rich as nazis...
 
2013-02-22 05:55:48 AM
Here for Space Bevets, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-22 06:19:13 AM
I just woke up, and I somehow read the headline too quickly/sleepy as Hipsters use a 3D printer. to help grow an ear, and thought it was pretty appropriate that some people may have not heard about this.

/true story
 
2013-02-22 08:01:37 AM
wake me up when they can grow oxycodone capsules
 
2013-02-22 10:28:37 AM
We are all fools. QA is right in everything they say and 3D printing has never worked for any purpose and will never work for any purpose. It is pointless to speculate on future tech because atoms have no age. There are 4 days in each day. We should try to cover the entire earth in a 500 meter pile of immortal bodies before anyone else steps on another celestial body. Space travel will never happen.

Give up your dreams, the dismissive earth bound oracle has spoken.
 
2013-02-22 05:47:31 PM
Really?  No one?

Alright then...

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