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[io9]Regular old ink-jet printers could soon be making replacement human skin

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With the simplest of modifications, a normal ink-jet printer becomes a high-tech 3-D printer, able to build replacement skin for those desperately in need of grafts. The latest breakthrough saw a plastic "ear" being printed out over just a half-hour...and it's only a matter of time before we can do that with skin as well.
http://io9.com/#!5765716/regular-old...ent-human-skin
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I have a few of those lying around, maybe I'll start selling some counterfeit skin!~

On a serious note: Pretty damn cool stuff!
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PanicProne, your avatar mimics my expression after reading this article.
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and it will take 15 hours to do 1 square nanometer
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I envision the pork rind business booming.
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does this mean i can make pork scratching in my home using my printer?
    
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Cool. Now it would be even more cool if they could get it to work on a laser printer - 17 pages of skin per minute...
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Good to know for the apocalypse.
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This way isnt good enough. The skin still takes weeks to heal and adhere in the best possible scenario and most people are in the hospital for a year or more, where this only takes 4 days.

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Originally Posted by rduffy123 View Post
This way isnt good enough. The skin still takes weeks to heal and adhere in the best possible scenario and most people are in the hospital for a year or more, where this only takes 4 days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXO_A...layer_embedded
That is absolutely awe-inspiring.
     
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