Here are two others, a miniature and a full-sized replica. This is another, similar service for a doll-sized replica, My3DTwin: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2348962/3D-printer-make-doll-sized-twin-24 And perhaps much weirder, a Japanese roboticist has made a full-sized twin of himself: http://japandailypress.com/japanese-robotics-scientist-hiroshi-ishiguro-unveils-body-double-robot-1730686/
While perusing the museum the other day I saw a detailed bust of a Neanderthal. Having just read an article on 3d printing, I thought it would be amusing to arrange to have someone who accompanies you to the museum to be scanned, so it can be THEIR FACE in the display case by the time you get to the bust of the Neanderthal. Record their reaction on videotape.
At present, an expensive joke, but pricies WILL come down.
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Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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