How Did Lucy Really Die? Discussion Heats Up as Researchers Worldwide 3D Print Her Bones

I find the story of Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis found in Ethiopia in 1974, to be utterly fascinating, as does most of the rest of the world. 3D Printing 3D Scanning 3d printed fossils 3D printed Lucy fossils 3d printing hominin bones 3d scanning fossils Australopithecus Ethiopia homo naledi morphosource University of Texas at Austin

3D Printing and Global Cooperation to Create New Cost-Effective Field Kit for Disease Diagnosis

3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed diagnostic tools 3d printed microscope 3d printed prototype 3d printing kit Adelaide’s Flinders University australia collaboration Ethiopia field testing Flinders University Objet 3D printer Objet Connex PandemicTech smartphone attachment Stratasys Connex 3D printer texasAccording to the World Health Organization, there are up to 1 million new cases of leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread through the bites of sandflies, each year.

3D Printed Housings Help Track Vanishing Vultures


A bearded vulture flies in Ethiopia [Image: HawkWatch International]. 3D printed GPS housings. Read the whole entry. » » usage

Nearly Half Of US Jobs Could Be Replaced By Machines

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Ethiopia, for example, carries an 85 percent risk of job automation — the highest in the study. By Katie Mohr,

Global collaboration to develop 3D printed field test kit to combat disease


In order to diagnose a deadly disease, researchers from South Australia, Texas and Ethiopia are collaborating with 3D printing technology to find pesky parasites.

38-year-old Chinese man receives 3D printed titanium mandible implant after being shot in the face


Yet for one Chinese man who was shot in the face while working in Ethiopia, 3D printing recently helped provide him with nearly an entirely new face.

3D printing may help solve the mysterious death of the worlds most famous human ancestor, Lucy


million years ago, an adult female specimen of Australopithecus afarensis – which could be one of the ancestors of modern man – died in what is now Ethiopia. It’s probably the coldest case in the history of our species. Fortunately, a considerable portion of her skeleton was preserved for all time and holds important clues about the evolution of mankind. Known throughout the world as Lucy, she also generated considerable controversy as no one could agree about how she actually died.