Amputee duck gets a high-tech 3D-printed foot, waddles into our hearts

Buttercup the duck was born last November in a high school bio lab with his left foot facing backwards. The foot was later amputated, but Buttercup has a new, 3D-printed foot now, and watching him put it to use is making us kind of misty-eyed. » 7/03/13 9:20am 7/03/13 9:20am

Flower Vase Made of Human Fingerprints

The bumps and ridges on this vase are created from a real human fingerprint. Made with rapid-prototyping tech that "reads" your prints and converts them into a 3D object, the vase is designed by Kris Lovett and called "Embossed." The process for creating it is actually fairly simple, and you can get Lovett to make… » 1/23/08 4:00pm 1/23/08 4:00pm