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World's first 3D printed metal gun blows through 50 rounds

The pistol is a 3D-printed replica of the storied .45-caliber, M1911 semi-automatic that served as the U.S. military’s standard-issue sidearm for more than 70 years.

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Juicing electric cars though manhole covers among new wireless charging experiments

Automakers and municipal governments are testing new technologies that would make it possible to offer wireless charging stations embedded in the pavement or even in manhole covers -- thus removing the power cords from electric vehicles.

on techhive.com

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Scientists use 3D printers to contain, study bacteria

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have created microscopic enclosures to group certain forms of bacteria together to discover how they interact to spread disease.

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Chip advance could boost thumb drive speed by 50%

Silicon Motion announced it is sending samples of a new USB 3.0 controller chip that will boost performance in flash drives by up to 50%.

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3D printer program generates a custom toothbrush

A new toothbrush tailored to your mouth through 3D imaging can automatically clean teeth in seconds by just biting and grinding on it.

on techhive.com

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DRAM prices jump after Hynix manufacturing facility fire

DRAM prices are already up 35 percent since the recent fire at Hynix's plant in Wuxi, China, and supply is not expected to be restored until the first half of 2014.