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Yahoo Japan develops 3D search engine-printer

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Yahoo Japan Corp. has developed a voice-activated Internet search that links to a 3D printer, letting users look online for blueprints to deliver solid objects in a few minutes, the company said. The search engine scours the Internet for information that it can use to print palm-sized renderings of items as diverse as hippopotamuses or fighter jets. Heralded as a technology that is potentially as game-changing as the steam engine was in its day, 3D printers have become a more commonplace reality over the last few years. The devices use slices of information about a 3D object and gradually deposits fine layers of material -- such as plastic, carbon or metal -- to build a copy.

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