Kidneys represent the human organ in highest demand in the U.S. Researchers hope that new generations of 3D printers can use living human cells to build replacement organs layer by layer.
The liver's ability to naturally regenerate makes it an ideal match for bioprinting — the field of using 3D-printing technology to print living cells layer by layer with computer-guided precision.
Tiny lab-grown organs connected by an artificial blood system on a 2-inch chip could greatly improve drug testing as part of a new project funded by $24 million from the U.S. Department of Defense.
3D printing will change the world. Learn about the science and technology that makes 3D printing work, how 3D printing is used and what the future holds.
Google's planned visit to North Korea might pave the way for opening Internet access in the secretive country.
The inn where King Richard III stayed before his death in battle has been recreated as a 3D-printed miniature.
A U.S. military workshop will look at the possibility of predicting suicide risks among individual troops.
A science pageant presents the extreme case for using beauty and brains to counter geeky stereotypes.
Edison artifacts requiring repair include the inventor's lab coat and possibly the world's oldest movie screen.