During the COVID-19 pandemic, “makers” have come together to design, 3D print, and distribute medical supplies.
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The NIH Library now offers full-text search capabilities of articles directly from the main search box on the Library’s homepage.
Have you ever been doing online research and come across the NIH Library’s Full-text Plus! button? If so, you have experienced how the NIH Library staff is working behind the scenes to make sure you have seamless access to full-text content. We are always looking for ways to improve these services. Starting in October, we are introducing NIH Library Go, which will replace the Full-text Plus! button.
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.
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.
In conjunction with the NIH Research Festival, the Library’s open house will showcase why we truly are “Your Partner in Research.” New this year will be a demonstration of the data visualization touch screen provided by the NIH Office of the Associate Director for Data Science.
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.