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(Business Insider)   Scientists can make working eye cells on a printer but you can't print a double-sided document at the office without the damn thing jamming at every other sheet   (businessinsider.com) divider line 31
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2013-12-18 05:53:44 PM  
Ehh, I used to have a giant HP with a duplexer. I forget the format, but it could print out building wiring diagrams...
 
2013-12-18 06:00:09 PM  
EVERYONE KNOWS 3D PRINTING IS USELESS!!!! WHARGARBL!
 
2013-12-18 06:01:06 PM  
"Neuroscientists on Tuesday said they had used an inkjet printer to print cells from the eye, making a practical step in the quest to grow replenishment tissue for damaged or diseased organs."

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Yeah, somehow I don't think that's what the scientists actually said.

I thought 3D printing anything of worth was a pipedream of those who worship at the altar of imaginary FTL space travel or some silly shiat like that.
 
2013-12-18 06:08:01 PM  

wildcardjack: Ehh, I used to have a giant HP with a duplexer. I forget the format, but it could print out building wiring diagrams...


I used to work in a lab that had something sort of like that, but it fed off of a big roll rather than used individual sheets.  It had a cutter that would divide it into ANSI E-size pages if you wanted it to, or just print out all of your drawings in a big scroll so you could pretend you were building a pyramid or something.
 
2013-12-18 06:08:10 PM  

whosits_112: EVERYONE KNOWS 3D PRINTING IS USELESS!!!! WHARGARBL!


Nobody 3D printed anything here, chief. The cells themselves came from where? How do you get these cells into the eye? How do you get them to connect to the optic nerve?

Nothing here except someone had to publish or perish.

You're an idiot if you think this is anything more than a soundbite. No one 3D or 3D printed anything even remotely resembling "working eye cells".

"Look! We'll take these cells that USED to work in an eye (ah ha) and do something with them!"

And again, even if this was one tenth as useful as they claim, the "3D printing" is just one tiny little part of chain of events. No one's 3D printing these at home and poking their eyes out to test it.
 
2013-12-18 06:08:58 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad:
I thought 3D printing anything of worth was a pipedream of those who worship at the altar of imaginary FTL space travel or some silly shiat like that.


Now where could you possibly have gotten that idea?
 
Zel [TotalFark]
2013-12-18 06:12:39 PM  
Tissue engineering actually does use technology more similar to an inkjet printer than it is to a laser or 3d depositor.
The point is a cartridge head run by a computer lays down layers of cells in a programmed way. It's carefully manipulated at scaled human hands can't do. It's actually just like inkjet.
 
2013-12-18 06:12:43 PM  
Why do I need a printer that can see me?
 
2013-12-18 06:14:26 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: whosits_112: EVERYONE KNOWS 3D PRINTING IS USELESS!!!! WHARGARBL!

Nobody 3D printed anything here, chief. The cells themselves came from where? How do you get these cells into the eye? How do you get them to connect to the optic nerve?

Nothing here except someone had to publish or perish.

You're an idiot if you think this is anything more than a soundbite. No one 3D or 3D printed anything even remotely resembling "working eye cells".

"Look! We'll take these cells that USED to work in an eye (ah ha) and do something with them!"

And again, even if this was one tenth as useful as they claim, the "3D printing" is just one tiny little part of chain of events. No one's 3D printing these at home and poking their eyes out to test it.


LUDDITE!!! COMPUTER MEMORY!!! WHARGARBL LIFE EXTENSION!!!
 
2013-12-18 06:16:19 PM  
PC LOAD EYEBALL
 
2013-12-18 06:18:07 PM  

tinyarena: Dingleberry Dickwad:
I thought 3D printing anything of worth was a pipedream of those who worship at the altar of imaginary FTL space travel or some silly shiat like that.

Now where could you possibly have gotten that idea?


Who 3D printed anything at all in this story? Are you people suffering from dementia praecox?

Go to the story, press ctrl-f and type 3d.

You see anything? Are you completely batshiat insane? I don't even know what the headline has to do with the story: no one printed cells, someone printed WITH cells.

Bit of a difference there. We're not quite getting Geordi new eyes just yet you illiterate naive cretin.

"Researchers at England's University of Cambridge extracted two types of cells from rat retinas and sent them through a printer nozzle to see if they survived."

How are you people qualified to interpret these stories?
 
2013-12-18 06:20:57 PM  

Robo Beat: wildcardjack: Ehh, I used to have a giant HP with a duplexer. I forget the format, but it could print out building wiring diagrams...

I used to work in a lab that had something sort of like that, but it fed off of a big roll rather than used individual sheets.  It had a cutter that would divide it into ANSI E-size pages if you wanted it to, or just print out all of your drawings in a big scroll so you could pretend you were building a pyramid or something.


It was a duplexing laser with something akin to an A2 capacity. Still had a letter size tray and could sit on a desk. The biggest lasers I see now are A3, but that was 13 years ago.
 
2013-12-18 06:27:36 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: tinyarena: Dingleberry Dickwad:
I thought 3D printing anything of worth was a pipedream of those who worship at the altar of imaginary FTL space travel or some silly shiat like that.

Now where could you possibly have gotten that idea?

Who 3D printed anything at all in this story? Are you people suffering from dementia praecox?

Go to the story, press ctrl-f and type 3d.

You see anything? Are you completely batshiat insane? I don't even know what the headline has to do with the story: no one printed cells, someone printed WITH cells.


Bit of a difference there. We're not quite getting Geordi new eyes just yet you illiterate naive cretin.

"Researchers at England's University of Cambridge extracted two types of cells from rat retinas and sent them through a printer nozzle to see if they survived."

How are you people qualified to interpret these stories?

From TFA


"Three-dimensional printing is one of the new frontiers in engineering.
In that field, liquid or powdered polymers are substituted for ink. Sprayed in layers, the plastic forms a 3-D shape -- a boon for designers or exporters, for example, who want to show off a model of their product.
But biotechnologists are also interested in printing, given the potential it offers for building artificial tissue in layers.
This is the first time that the technology has been used to successfully print mature cells from the central nervous system, the scientists said. They cautioned, however, that much work lay ahead."

Since you're too lazy and trollish to actually read.
 
2013-12-18 06:28:22 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: tinyarena: Dingleberry Dickwad:
I thought 3D printing anything of worth was a pipedream of those who worship at the altar of imaginary FTL space travel or some silly shiat like that.

Now where could you possibly have gotten that idea?

Who 3D printed anything at all in this story? Are you people suffering from dementia praecox?

Go to the story, press ctrl-f and type 3d.

You see anything? Are you completely batshiat insane? I don't even know what the headline has to do with the story: no one printed cells, someone printed WITH cells.

Bit of a difference there. We're not quite getting Geordi new eyes just yet you illiterate naive cretin.

"Researchers at England's University of Cambridge extracted two types of cells from rat retinas and sent them through a printer nozzle to see if they survived."

How are you people qualified to interpret these stories?


Quanto, it's getting old, why don't you open a day-care or something
 
2013-12-18 06:29:11 PM  
Luddites detected

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20898935

They didn't even mention space! What a bunch of losers.
 
2013-12-18 06:31:30 PM  

Treygreen13: PC LOAD EYEBALL


Aaaaaaaand we're done here.
 
2013-12-18 06:33:10 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: How are you people qualified to interpret these stories?


Luckily we have you to do that for us, and rub our noses in it for good measure.
 
2013-12-18 06:33:42 PM  
I await my new eyes with mantis shrimp cones.  I want to see in near UV and far Infrared.
 
2013-12-18 06:34:38 PM  
Everyone knows its cheaper to just buy a new eyeball instead of replacing the cells.
 
2013-12-18 06:35:26 PM  

cranked: Quantum Apostrophe: How are you people qualified to interpret these stories?

Luckily we have you to do that for us, and rub our noses in it for good measure.


Sadly he can't even do that right.
 
2013-12-18 07:57:42 PM  
www.punkoryan.com
 
2013-12-18 08:40:39 PM  
 
2013-12-18 08:49:59 PM  
Double sided? Just try printing 11 x 17. All you get is Chinese fans and accordions jammed in tray c all day long.
 
2013-12-18 09:28:42 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: And again, even if this was one tenth as useful as they claim, the "3D printing" is just one tiny little part of chain of events. No one's 3D printing these at home and poking their eyes out to test it.


I'm left wondering if you will apply the same dismissive attitude, and same standard of validity, when researchers start using prosaic technology to make life extension breakthroughs? Because you know that used but still serviceable gene sequencers are on the used market for low dollars, and it's only a matter of time before people start sequencing genetic fixes at home, right?

Oh, wait...that's already happening. People are buying used sequencers off eBay and reagents and nutrients off the internet, and sequencing their own genes. But it's all just cheap junk right? Same as NASA 3d printing entire Saturn rocket engines, researchers 3d printing medical prosthetics, the scaffolding for replacement heart valves and livers, ears. etc. Just cheap junk.

Idiot.
 
2013-12-18 09:55:00 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: I await my new eyes with mantis shrimp cones.  I want to see in near UV and far Infrared.


I think your brain will need a retrofit to interpret the signals.  Get yourself ready with a steady regimen of LSD and Ambien, and you should be good to go in no time.
 
2013-12-18 10:01:49 PM  
They should have used an iPrinter.
 
2013-12-18 10:05:14 PM  

PacManDreaming: "Why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam?!"

(mildly NSFW language)


My printer at work is named Bob Marley. It jams all day long.
 
2013-12-18 10:20:28 PM  
Yeah yeah yeah. How about just coming up with eyedrops that restore the elasticity to the lens? Some of us who are rapidly aging would like to be able to read our watches without glasses again.

//Or, just work on arm extensions
 
2013-12-18 11:02:33 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Mr. Eugenides: I await my new eyes with mantis shrimp cones.  I want to see in near UV and far Infrared.

I think your brain will need a retrofit to interpret the signals.  Get yourself ready with a steady regimen of LSD and Ambien, and you should be good to go in no time.


Actually, there's some evidence our brain/eyes can already interpret UV to some extent. People that have had cornea/lens replacements with an artifcial substitute (I think as a.. I can't remember. Glaucoma? extensive scratching/damage? It was for a medical reason)-

Anyways, the arificial substitute doesn't block UV light, while our natural lens does-

And they were able to discern/faintly detect UV.

And given how plastic the brain is.. I think if you just hooked up an eye able to see infra-red, it would eventually figure out how to interpret it?
 
2013-12-19 01:18:37 AM  
Ah, there was an astronomer who got cataract surgery and artificial eye lenses.

He could see UV emitting targets in his 'scopes better afterward.
 
2013-12-19 08:44:19 PM  
I just do eyes.
 
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