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USA | U.S. Navy will rely on 1,000 3D printed parts by end of 2018

The U.S. Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) is ramping up production of 3D printed parts.

System Command estimates that it will have approximately 1,000 3D printed parts approved for use across the fleet before the end of 2018. Currently only 135 3D printed parts are authorised for use.

USA | Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

by Melia Robinson

In San Francisco, autonomous crime-fighting robots that are used to patrol parking lots, sports arenas, and tech company campuses are now being deployed to keep away homeless people.

USA | Silicon Valley is not your friend

Noam Cohen

Police 3D-printed a dead man’s finger to unlock his iPhone

by Nathaniel Mott

Now might be the time to disable any biometric sensors on your smartphone, unless you want the police to 3D print a replica of your fingers and unlock it with ease.

Police recently approached Michigan State University professor Anil Jain and asked him to 3D-print a dead man’s fingers so they could unlock his smartphone using its biometric sensors. The man was a murder victim, and police investigators though his phone might contain information pertinent to the case.

Scientists unveil new form of matter: time crystals

To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors.
To Norman Yao, these inert crystals are the tip of the iceberg.
If crystals have an atomic structure that repeats in space, like the carbon lattice of a diamond, why can’t crystals also have a structure that repeats in time? That is, a time crystal?