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We all know and respect the 11th of November as Remembrance Day, the day when we honour those brave servicemen and women who gave their lives defending our country. This year, the 11th of November falls in the 11th year of the century. 11/11/11. The first century of every thousand years is the only time we really have licence to shorten the year to the last two digits. In a hundred years time, 2111, it just seems wrong that we would abbreviate the year to 11.
So to celebrate this momentous once in a millennia occasion, CartridgeMonkey have decided to bring you 11 interesting facts about the number 11.
A pioneering regenerative medicine specialist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre, Dr Anthony Atala, may have unearthed a solution for the future. He has discovered a way for 3D printers to print organs, which he hopes will help save the lives of transplant patients in the future.
In our latest article about how 3D printers are being used to save lives, the Fraunhofer Institute have announced how they have designed a robotic spider using a 3D printer which they hope will be deployed in areas where humans cannot go. The relatively inexpensive robot has been created based on the design of a real spider.
It’s the turn of the humble inkjet printer to save lives, in particular the lives of servicemen and soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and numerous civilians. Designnews.com have reported that scientists from The Georgia Institute Of Technology have designed a wireless sensor device that can detect even minute traces of the key chemical ingredients used in the manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).