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3-D Printing

Princeton Researchers Use 3-D Printer to Create ‘Bionic Ear’

Princeton, NJ, July 5, 2013 — The Associated Press reports that, with a 3-D printer, a petri dish and some cells from a cow, Princeton University researchers are growing synthetic ears that can receive — and transmit — sound.

The scientists send bovine cells mixed in a liquid gel through the printer, followed by tiny particles of silver.  The printer is programmed to shape the material into a “bionic ear,” and forms the silver particles into a coiled antenna.  Like any antenna, this one can pick up radio signals that the ear will interpret as sound. Continue reading