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Pi-Top: The 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop anyone can build

In the interests of making computer-building -- and computers -- accessible to all comes the Pi-Top, a do-it-yourself, 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop.

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iPhone sales records and 3D printing in space

Apple reaches new records for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch weekend, HTC is said to be working on the Nexus 9 tablet, and a 3D printer will build tools in space.

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3D printer heading to space could enable lunar exploration

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have a new high-tech tool at their disposal. CNET's Sumi Das visits Made In Space, the startup that's developed a 3D printer which works in microgravity, allowing crews to print tools, parts and more on demand.

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This little device costs just pennies in plastic.

Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Your next great scientific discovery is a 3D printer and less than $1 worth of materials away when you print your own smartphone microscope.

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3Doodler printing pen hits 100,000 sales, gets new foot-pedal accessory

Maker WobbleWorks claims the sales milestone makes the 3Doodler the world's most popular 3D-printing device.

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3Doodler accessories include extra nozzles, new plastic-pushing pedal

The 3D-printing gadget is no longer a standalone pen. Check out our photos of its accessories, including a foot pedal that's new for IFA 2014.

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The 3D printer during assembly at Made in Space.

NASA flying first zero-gravity 3D printer into space

Printers in space! Astronauts on the space station may not have to wait for the next resupply mission if they can print out needed parts right onboard.

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Forget filaments; Sculptify 3D printer uses pellets

A 3D printer on Kickstarter hopes to turn the tide away from filament and over to pellets to save techies money and expand printing options.

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3D printing still years away for most consumers -- Gartner

Although the popularity of 3D printing is growing in certain niches, mainstream consumer adoption is five to 10 years away, says research firm Gartner.

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3D-printed face implant gets FDA approval

FDA gives the nod to a 3D-printed facial implant that can be customized for individual patients in need of facial-reconstruction surgery.

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A tool for creating crazy paper airplane designs (pictures)

Pteromys, from Autodesk Research, is a tool that uses science and complex computation to make nearly any-user designed paper airplane fly.

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3D-printed saxophone makes sweet plastic music

The creator of a 3D-printed band tackles the making of an alto saxophone and delivers a surprisingly soulful instrument.

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