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Printing ideas into 3-D reality

  • Aired: 02/12/2014
  • 08:25
  • Rating: NR
With the push of a button, the emerging technology of 3-D printing can produce food, plastic phone accessories, even human tissue. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores how businesses and schools are creating everything from speakers to ballet shoes, as well as serious challenges and risks presented by ever-widening printing possibilities.
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