Tokyo's cool beasts of fashion

| Aug 8, 2015

Tokyo's cool beasts of fashion

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Monstrously cute dining in Harajuku On Aug. 1, creative director Sebastian Masuda opened the Kawaii Monster Cafe, a curious place that brings Harajuku to life in storybook style. Designed to look like you’re entering the belly of a beast that “swallowed Harajuku whole,” the ...

Robot to 3-D print Amsterdam bridge

Jun 17, 2015

Robot to 3-D print Amsterdam bridge

A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world’s first 3-D printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal, a technique that could become standard on future construction projects. Using robotic printers “that can ‘draw’ steel structures in 3-D, we will print a (pedestrian) bridge ...

Mar 2, 2015

Cyfuse said to raise ¥1.4 billion for human tissue printing

Cyfuse Biomedical K.K., the Japanese developer of a 3-D printer that produces human tissue, has raised ¥1.4 billion ($11.8 million) from investors including robotic-limb maker Cyberdyne Inc., people familiar with the matter said. Cyfuse agreed to sell a stake to 12 domestic investors including ...

First-ever 3-D printed jet engines unveiled

Feb 26, 2015

First-ever 3-D printed jet engines unveiled

Australian researchers unveiled the world’s first two jet engines created with 3-D printing on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets. Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co. Airbus ...

Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again

Dec 3, 2014

Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again

An artist who made a kayak modeled on her own vagina was arrested again on Wednesday, police said, in a case that has garnered international attention and sparked accusations of censorship. Megumi Igarashi, who calls herself Rokudenashi-ko — which loosely translates as “reprobate child” ...

First 3-D printed rocket set for takeoff

Oct 25, 2014

First 3-D printed rocket set for takeoff

Fueled by beer and the enthusiasm of amateurs, a British team recently said it was preparing to launch the world’s first ever 3-D printed rocket. Showing off the human-sized rocket in a London office, Lester Haines, head of the Special Projects Bureau at technology ...

Jul 14, 2014

Female artist held over sending 3D data on genitals

A female artist has been arrested on suspicion of distributing data that could be used to reproduce her genitals with a 3-D printer, Tokyo police said Monday. The suspect, identified as Megumi Igarashi, 42, a resident of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, works under the name ...

Nov 9, 2013

Texas firm makes world's first 3-D-printed metal gun

A Californian engineering company says it has produced the first metal gun made on a 3-D printer, releasing a video showing the firearm scoring repeated bull’s-eyes in successful tests. But Solid Concepts, which describes itself as a world leader of 3-D printing services, said ...