“I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.” -Jacques Yves Cousteau

I mentioned before that I like to track scientific and technological advancements and generally be a geek about them, even though I couldn’t begin to tell you how they work. I think part of it is because I really like the idea that we keep advancing as a species, and even though I know there’s some really cool stuff that has happened in my lifetime (like how the Internet and I are pretty much the same age), it’s still a lot of fun to see stuff that I can hardly believe, and be all:

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And so what I’m here to tell you is that between Blood Tests for Alzheimer’s* and Autonomous Cars**, there’s a lot of up-and-coming things to be excited about.

You’ve probably already heard about one of my favorite recent-ish inventions: the 3D printer. If you don’t know about this technological marvel, here’s a link about it, or you can just take my word when I say that this device is as amazing as it sounds.

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This is a thing that can print real objects, in 3D, and is awesome.

Here’s X instances where 3D printers did awesome things:

-When a man printed his son an artificial hand:

-When a doctor practiced surgery on a model heart and saved a child’s life:

Also,

-Every time in the future that 3D printing will be awesome! There’s more videos on www.3ders.org

So, once again, science is mind-boggling and I’m just:

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*= Which is still kinda iffy, but very cool despite the setbacks.

**= Which better be called “Auto-autos.” You know, like Autonomous Automobiles? No? Ugh, you’re no fun.

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