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The Morning Briefing: 3D printing

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about three dimensional printing.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about three dimensional printing.

1.) Let's all 3D print our houses, what could possibly go wrong? A USC professor is working on a means of using 3D technology to wholly disrupt the construction business.

2.) Stone Spray project uses 3D printer to build long-lasting, intricate sandcastles. Researchers have created a 3D printing robot that uses organic materials to build some truly stunning sandcastles.

3.) 3D-printed exoskeleton gives a little girl use of her arms (video)

4.) Students build 3D printer that fits into a briefcase. Technology is getting smarter by the day, and some gadgets are on their way to becoming more and more portable. Two students, Ilan Moyer and Nadya Peek, from the MIT CADLab and MIT Center for Bits and Atoms respectively have built a 3D printer that can fit into a briefcase.

5.) DIY: 3D printing a custom iPhone case. Sharon Vaknin dives into the world of 3D printing to find out what it takes to print a custom iPhone case.

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Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure