By collecting DNA samples belonging to philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), researchers were able to create a 3D printed "vocal tract and larynx" using DNA-based prediction, allowing for the simulation of his voice.
The application of 3D printing in tissue engineering has enabled new methods for the fabrication of organs and body parts using inkjet techniques. Synthetic biopolymers have been developed and combined with nanofibers and nano-structured particles to fabricate materials with selective bioactivity, as well as physical and chemical properties. Since 2014, the synthesis of biopolymers can be computer-tailored to spatially encode gene properties.
Bio-measures inferred from Nietzsche’s voice profile data were used to build a 3D model of a vocal tract and larynx through which artificial voiced sounds were organically computed. The M-shaped model was 3D-printed with biopolymer-based composites (collagen, chondroitin sulphate, chitin) at subcellular resolution. Tissue-engineered constructs integrated phonatory aerodynamics, muscle contractions, viscoelastic properties, thermal agitation, glottal flow rate, phonatory fluid-structure interactions, frequency, vocal weight, texture, timbre, and prosody. Additional voice determinants (such as age and geography of accent) were manually input.
|Can A Narrow Signal Carry Intelligence?|
|Zoology of numbers|
|Junk alert for space station crew|
|Many of the most successful scientists in the world today are mathematically no more than semiliterate.|
|A Cannon for Shooting Supplies into Space|
|“An ingenious con to squeeze everyone for more money through recurring subscription fees from multiple streaming services.”|
|“We are undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our history, and we are dealing with it by pretending nothing is happening.”|
|“No one is coming to save us.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“The golden age of YouTube [...] is over.”|
|What Nothing Really Means in Seinfeld|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|“Reality might be a video game.”|
|If Sir David Attenborough Restored Vintage Toys|