The Surprisingly Complex Design of the Ziploc Bag

The Surprisingly Complex Design of the Ziploc Bag

Everyone takes resealable bags for granted, but there’s a lot of R&D behind them.

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The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts

The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts

A few years ago, if a horrific infection ate your jawbone, doctors had to build makeshift mandibles from your fibula, a process that left you sliced open as surgeons painstakingly whittled away at replacement bone. Yech. Today they can just hit Control-P: Based on MRI and CT scans of your busted-up body parts, hyperspecialized 3-D […]

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The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts

The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts

A few years ago, if a horrific infection ate your jawbone, doctors had to build makeshift mandibles from your fibula, a process that left you sliced open as surgeons painstakingly whittled away at replacement bone. Yech. Today they can just hit Control-P: Based on MRI and CT scans of your busted-up body parts, hyperspecialized 3-D […]

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Darwin’s Creepiest Experiment Brought Back to Life

Charles Darwin liked to freak out his friends?for science. Guests visiting the famed naturalist in 1868 were shown a set of “ghoulish” photos of a guy being prodded in the face with an electrical current. Darwin then asked his guests-cum-guinea pigs to describe the emotion displayed in each photo. Now scientists are recreating the experiment.