Singapore Researchers and students come up with stackable fish farm

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_748702.html

  • Researchers and students have come up with a stackable fish farm that is among the first such in the world.
  • The method uses 1 sq m, connected cubes filled with water to rear fish on land….
  • The cubes can be stacked up to four levels….
  • ….now produces up to eight tonnes of fish a year, but this can be ramped up to 36 tonnes…..

Engineers pioneer use of 3D printer to create new bones

  • A 3D printer is being used to create “bone-like” material which researchers claim can be used to repair injuries.
  • The researchers say doctors should be able to use the process to custom-order replacement bone tissue in a few years time.
  • Their breakthrough came when they discovered a way to double the strength of the main ceramic powder – calcium phosphate – by adding silica and zinc oxide.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15963467