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Designer uses 3D printer for running shoes

Designer uses 3D printer for running shoes

So long, Nike. The next big thing in the world of shoes might not come from an overseas factory but from a printer. A 3D printer, that is. Designer and engineer Luc Fusaro is working on creating a pair of shoes that can be manufactured from the comfort of a 3D printer. What's special about his is the inclusion of spikes, which make for a more athletic appeal and distinguish them from the existing slate of 3D-printed shoes.

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Martin Sheen and Sally Field talk Amazing Spider-Man with SlashGear

Martin Sheen and Sally Field talk Amazing Spider-Man with SlashGear

This past month, SlashGear had the opportunity to speak with the rogues gallery of stars from the biggest comic book sci-fi action film in the theater right this minute: The Amazing Spider-Man. Amongst these actors and actresses were none other than two of the most well-known actors in the business: Martin Sheen and Sally Field. These two play Uncle Ben and Aunt May, the guardians of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, and holders of the keys to this young man's past.

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Michael Fassbender signed for Assassin’s Creed movie

Michael Fassbender signed for Assassin’s Creed movie

The undeniably popular video game series Assassin's Creed has a film adaptation in the works and this week none other than Michael Fassbender has signed on for the full ride. The most recent entry in the Assasin's Creed video game series features a set of assassins who throughout history have been cutting down England's Knights Templar, finding themselves once again murdering the lot of them in Revolutionary War - aka the American War of Independence if you're reading this from the UK. Fassbender will likely be playing Desmond Miles, a modern-day barman sent back in time to live in the role of one of these legendary assassins.

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University researchers print blood vessels with 3D printer

University researchers print blood vessels with 3D printer

With all the novelty stories that 3D printing has brought about over the past several months, there haven't been many advancements in using the technology for medical and scientific purposes. That changes now, as researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT have created the ability to use sugar to create artificial blood vessels, using the RepRap 3D printer.

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The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

With The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters this week, it's high time you read up on the making of the film and it's future as spoken by the stars themselves, today's interview being with none other than Dennis Leary. Playing the role of Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy's father, Leary lets it be known that he's not letting go of the series as easily as the classic plot-line surrounding his character would suggest. Note that this interview is especially littered with swearwords and spoilers galore, so if you're rather young or don't want to know what happens to Leary's character in the movie specifically, watch out - otherwise dip in on this rather candid talk with the actor.

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Andrew Garfield speaks candidly on playing The Amazing Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield speaks candidly on playing The Amazing Spider-Man

The next blockbuster comic book film headed to theaters this summer is The Amazing Spider-Man, and we got the opportunity earlier this month to speak to none other than the friendly neighborhood super-hero himself: Andrew Garfield. As part of a press junket in New York City that included everyone from Emma Stone to Martin Sheen [our talk coming up later this week], including the director Marc Webb as well, it was Garfield who came off as the single most jolted and excited cast or crew member involved. Have a read on how Garfield jumped into the role of Peter Parker and his superhero alternate identity Spider-Man below, and don't forget to keep your mask on!

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Saturn Titan moon ocean hypothesis strengthens

Saturn Titan moon ocean hypothesis strengthens

Scientists now believe more than ever that Saturn's largest moon has an underground ocean. The discovery that presents this latest solid evidence is that Titan has been found to warp during its gravitational tides. This is leading science experts to believe that a large body of water slosed around under its outer shell.

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3D printer enthusiasts create cake-icing machine

3D printer enthusiasts create cake-icing machine

We might not quite be at the level of technological brilliance that allows us to sit at home on the computer, press the "print" button, and have a cake appear next to you in a few minutes. But that didn't stop a group of creative 3D printing fanatics from using similar technology to create a machine that autonomously prints icing onto a cake, allowing custom, advanced designs.

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The Amazing Spider-Man movie: our first look

The Amazing Spider-Man movie: our first look

This month we had a chance to take a look at an early screening of the upcoming blockbuster action film The Amazing Spider-Man, and what little we can tell you at the moment includes this: the visual effects here take the cake. While the refresh of the Spider-Man movie series has a story that is thrilling in its relative newness, it's the mise en scene that will strike you hardest. If The Avengers proved to us that its prime time to bring the Marvel Universe to the big screen in a massive way, Spider-Man is the knife that cuts all the sweetest bits of this delicious visual cake and serves them up with the friendly neighborhood kid this superhero was always supposed to be.

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Mars One project wants to put a reality show on Mars. No, seriously.

Mars One project wants to put a reality show on Mars. No, seriously.

If you think there are too many reality shows on this planet, just wait. If a pioneering Dutch company has its way, you'll be watching people live on an entirely different planet in a little over a decade from now. The project is called Mars One, and it aims to send people to the Red Planet in the year 2023, for the enjoyment of us Earthlings. This is a legitimate project, but of course we're skeptical about whether or not it will actually happen.

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