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3D printed dentures to prevent fungal infections

The University at Buffalo has researched and found a way to build and print dentures using microscopic capsules through 3D printing. These capsules are said to release Amphotericin B periodically, which is an anti-fungal medication used to prevent denture-related stomatitis. This process can potentially save time and money as the technology can allow dentists to quickly build and make customisable dentures for their patients, instead of having to wait weeks to alter the current conventional manufacturing system. Other areas within the medical field may also benefit from this quicker and money-saving process by researching ways to use 3D printing for casts, prosthesis, splints and stents. You can read more here on The Engineer. Photo Credit: The Engineer

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Reaction Engines invested in by Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Rolls-Royce

After developing hybrid engine blending jet and rocket technology, Reaction Engines have now secured backing from Rolls-Royce and Boeing HorizonX Ventures, raising them £26.5m in the process. The two will join the BAE systems which invested in Reaction Engines for £20.6m back in 2015. As well as investing further, Reaction Engines will also be invested by Baillie Gifford Asset Management and Woodford Investment and will also be anticipating further investments from other financial institutions. This funding will be used to develop Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (also known as SABRE). SABRE is said to be capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and Mach 25 for space flight in rocket mode. Through SABRE, an ultra-lightweight heat exchanger has been developed which has been des

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