Print Me Up A New Arm, Please

from the replicators-with-inkjet-nozzles dept

The old inkjet printer has been getting some more interesting uses lately. There are those who are printing electronic circuits with them, and those who are printing food with them -- but why stop there? Some researchers are working on a way to use inkjet printers to spray live human cells on a patient to help regenerate bone and muscle. As you might imagine, it's still quite a ways off, so don't expect to be able to print yourself new body parts just yet. Of course, when old fashioned ink costs more than fine champagne or expensive perfume just imagine how much a bit of muscle tissue is going to set you back.

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    Rajesh, Apr 6th, 2005 @ 12:51pm

    Where are the DMCA cops?

    If companies can't refill ink wells and resell them because of DMCA "violations", how can this be legal! Eagerly awaiting the HP and Lexmark lawsuits ;)

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    blorpus, Apr 6th, 2005 @ 10:06pm


    How can I print an anti-dorpus?

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    thecaptain, Apr 7th, 2005 @ 7:19am

    No Subject Given

    God I can see the spam now..


    Order the 26000 Bio-Inkjet with groinal attachment TODAY!!!! for 199.99!!!

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