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  • Making Health: Inspiring Innovative Solutions for Research and Clinical Care

    The National Week of Making (June 17-23, 2016) celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of the diverse community of inventors in the Maker Movement. Join in celebrating the National Week of Making with a special symposium at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) titled “Making Health: Inspiring Innovative Solutions for Research and Clinical Care.”

  • All about APIs: From Access to Practical Uses to Be Held May 23

    Have you ever wondered how to extract the bibliographic data contained within key resources (PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Scopus) for internal projects? Scholarly publishers and databases offer APIs (application programming interfaces) to allow users the ability to systematically access data to serve a variety of research purposes.

  • Introduction to 3D Modeling with Blender

    Blender is a powerful, open source program that allows a wide range of creative work. This free class will focus on how to use Blender to create 3D models that can be printed on one of the NIH Library’s 3D printers.

  • BioBots Bioprinter Demonstration December 10

    The BioBot 1 is a desktop bioprinter that builds 3D tissues from cells. It has a dual extruder system that uses visible blue light to cure biomaterials without harming cells, and it has 100 um resolution.

  • NIH Celebrates Pi Day

    The Greek letter π is the symbol for the irrational number representing the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is approximately 3.1415926. Pi Day is an annual celebration on March 14th (3/14), with this year’s being a very special Pi Day (3/14/15).

  • Print for Free @ the NIH Library

    Through the NIH Library’s Technology Sandbox, a 2014 trial of 3D printers exposed NIH staff to cutting edge technology for work and research. The pilot was so successful that the Library is now permanently offering free 3D printing services. ​​