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Princeton engineers have created a functioning.
3-D print -- The lead researcher in the project and Princeton assistant professors Michael McAlpine and he's here with me in that New York City on the set Michael welcome to the program I think for that you gotta get me -- right now how this works.
You go to three deeper into how much because it only cost 2000 dollars that's it you get it at three different for a thousand box office I'll just -- -- okay.
What did you put into this 3-D printer so prints out -- -- Well most of -- used.
Your printer to print plastics made jewelry and things like that but we actually put cells and electronics into the printer to print a bionic -- -- -- You just a fumble and deploring in tissue from a cow and you pouring in electronics from a different angle and he prints out and -- Really the president has -- that whatever shape you design -- so we designed in a tape of an here.
So that's how we did it how far away are you from creating printing.
Something that if I lose might be literally I can stick one of these things on how far away from that.
Well I think we're pretty close maybe about five years the tough part is adding that's glitter to it for blood flow so but three printers haven't shown to be able to do that too.
You think Indians.
I think we've created it's inevitable any staff -- you can do that.
Yeah well the other interesting thing about this is his -- on -- here so actually has expanded capabilities beyond human the range of human hearing a connection here.
Into the radio frequency range so that's what we caught up by ironic here is not science fiction I mean I thought this was pure science fiction when we -- about this story.
I and we got a picture of it that we've got a picture of the he actually can we put that couples on the yet there it is so that's the 3-D -- of printing it out is that right Michael we'll -- -- month that's he's being printed.
Right that that's how it is -- printed directly out in the shape that we designed it -- yeah.
So you could design it anyway you like.
Yes it's what do you like it's not just in here or -- there was also a coral and it and it and a cockpit so is it true rebound appear to have electronics interwoven into it.
He get a patent this process and some -- It was already past it's already been -- it's 3-D -- it was patented in the first place.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But the idea we have with this project is to actually print -- here -- even an average person can -- to here beyond -- oriented hearings so for example you and your wife can both listen to the same.
Stereo -- here complete different tune into different frequencies and hear different music from it could you make deaf people here.
We hope to do something like that yet because we can as long it's just like a -- implant -- you can simulate that the nerve endings.
Then we should be able to do something like that.
I mean it's pure science fiction to me that how many years away all -- from you printing out -- -- Something as complex -- that actually be -- have.
-- in the past month there's been a company that's printed delivered a very small liver but they've been able print though liver so this cannot about a month ago yes what you put in I mean he.
I'm totally imagine the formal the -- -- stuff into the printer in the first place was this thousands of people -- settles -- you can put any kind of any material from wood plastic thing human cells in these things a cell from an Italian built it up layer by layer by layer.
So with the liver they present itself by -- in our case we printed a Selznick cultured it in addition and an infinite cartilage issues did that's a few ways that one can -- Well Michael -- and I'm sorry that we're out of time and we are at a time that was -- facet.
I thought come on board again soon please because this just knocks me down Franklin -- Michael -- count on Princeton associate for assistant or associate assistant -- assistant professor -- a lot of young man.
Thank you very much for joining us -- a lot more --
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