11 03, 2020

Turn Used Cooking Oil Into Raw Material For 3D Printers (Cool Weird Awesome 256)

By |2020-03-11T09:00:08-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Researchers at the University of Toronto have an idea: maybe the old cooking oil from fast food chains could have new life as resin for 3D printers. Plus: this weekend in Mansfield, Texas, it’s the one and only Pickle Parade!

10 02, 2020

4D-Printed Microneedles Could Take The Shots Out Of Getting Shots (Cool Weird Awesome 234)

By |2020-02-10T08:59:48-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Here’s one instance where the doctor really CAN say “this won’t hurt a bit.” 4D-printed microneedles could perform of the medical functions of hypodermic needles - giving us vaccines and medicines, taking blood samples - except no shots. Plus: the story of a cat and her 3D-printed titanium paws.

6 01, 2020

Math Says You Get More Pizza With A Large Instead Of Two Mediums (Cool Weird Awesome 209)

By |2020-01-06T06:50:59-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Obviously one large pizza gets you more than one medium or one small, but what if you’re offered one of those deals where you could get two mediums for a special price? A bold group of pizza researchers studied how you can get the most pizza for your money. Plus: meet the Cocoa Press, the 3D printer for chocolate the world has always needed, even if we didn't realize we needed it.