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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals

Canada has issued a guideline for the Duke and Duchess’ visit in the country.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two adorable children, George and Charlotte, landed in Canada this Saturday, September 24.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two children have started their official Canadian tour today.

Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is no stranger to fashion, elegance and high class.

Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

In a rare interview, Pippa opened up about her new book, her fiancé and the difficulties of being Duchess Kate’s sister.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals
Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed
Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon
Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

3D printer helps scientists make bone-like material

by Nicole
December 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Scientists at the University of Washington have been able to reconstruct bones or bone parts with the help of a printer.

This technology uses a ceramic compound to reproduce bone substitutes, intended to eventually replace metallic implants.

Tested on rats and rabbits, these prototypes are promising, according to Susmita Bose, co-author and a professor in WSU’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, but it will take another decade or more before the surgeons can use it on a regular basis.

“If a doctor has a CT scan of a defect, we can convert it to a CAD file and make the scaffold according to the defect,” Bose says.

The invention is the result of four years work involving knowledge of chemistry, materials engineering, biology and manufacturing technologies.

According to experts, the resistance of the material is due to the addition of silicon and zinc, which double the resistance of the basic material – calcium phosphate, the main mineral substance human bones contain.

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