3D-Printed Vertebrae: A Landmark Surgery

(DGIwire) – In late 2015, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, met a patient who suffered from a form of cancer called chordroma, according to a Mashable report. The patient had a tumor in a particularly inaccessible location: two vertebrae at the top of the neck involved in rotation of […]

Landing Enemy Drones Safely: Here Comes the Technology

(DGIwire) – It’s always impressive to see a drone take flight. But what may be even more impressive, according to a recent report in Silicon Beat, is the ability to safely land a hostile drone before it is able to do any damage. One device, unveiled in October 2016 at the PacSec 2016 security conference […]

3D Medical Printing: A Tool Against Tongue Cancer

(DGIwire) – When a 53-year-old man came to Health Care Global in Bangalore, India, complaining of a mouth ulcer, at first that’s all the doctors found, according to 3DPrint.com. As he had been treated for tongue cancer two years previously, however, an MRI was taken, and the results weren’t good—the tumor had returned and was […]

A World’s Record for Aerospace 3D Printed Parts

(DGIwire) – What is the largest solid 3D-printed part ever made? According the Guinness Book of World Records, as of August 2016, the record-holder comes from the aerospace industry. That month, Guinness awarded this accolade jointly to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and aerospace company Boeing, for a 3D-printed trim tool used […]

Industrial Internet of Things: Ensuring Quality Control on the Factory Floor

(DGIwire) – Many people have heard of the Internet of Things, in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data. This paradigm has already started transforming the world of industry in myriad ways. At its core, the so-called Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is about using Big Data to create […]

College Dorm Set Up 101: There Will Just Never Be Enough Outlets

(DGIwire) — Your oldest child is off to college. You’ve read the list of recommended purchases provided by the school. You’ve downloaded more lists online. You even took more lists from the four different stores where you shopped with your original lists, just to make sure your sweet firstborn doesn’t go without. Here’s something that […]

6 Things to Know About 3D Printing

(DGIwire) – Excited about 3D printing? There are many amazing things about this breakthrough technology, such as how quickly it is evolving and the sheer range of items that can be created using 3D printers. But those two are just a start—here are five other fascinating facts about this futuristic-but-real technology: 3D printing was born […]

It’s Time to Cut the Cable Box Cord and Get Green with the Mohu ReLeaf

(DGIwire) — Does this sound familiar? Moving to a new place, trying to set up a home theater – only to wait for hours, days weeks for someone in a polo shirt to flip a switch (i.e. “install” cable)? What about bills that skyrocket monthly only to have the privilege of lousy service? The option […]

Now in Earth Orbit: 3D Printing

(DGIwire) – The International Space Station (ISS) is a technological marvel in itself—but lately its crew members have been engaged in yet another cutting-edge technology: 3D printing. In June 2016, NASA announced that ISS members installed a 3D printer for a new experiment, “3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration,” to show that a 3D printer […]

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