3D-printed TSA master keys put travellers' luggage at risk

Lockpickers took advantage of US Transportation Security Administration breach in which photos of its ‘approved’ locks were posted online

Anyone with a 3D printer can now unlock every single TSA-approved padlock, thanks to a security lapse by the American government agency.

The Transportation Security Administration, created following the 9/11 attacks to ensure the safety of travellers into and around the US, requires any lock on bags to be branded as “travel sentry approved”, to enable them to carry out searches without having to break the lock or bag.

Astronauts get a 3D-printed whisky glass – but the taste may disappoint

Ballantine’s reveals ‘space glass’ prototype, but what gets put in it may taste of ‘antiseptic lozenges and rubbery smoke’

In space, no one can hear you scream. But on the plus side, you may be able to sip your glass of whisky without splashing it all over the cabin.

The alcohol brand Ballantine’s has revealed a prototype design for “space glass”, a whisky glass designed to be used in a galaxy not so far away.

Welcome to the complex world of 3D-printed drugs

Approval of a 3D-printed drug opens up a new world of customised medication, but also the possibility of counterfeit drugs, mislabelling and a regulatory vacuum

The prospect of tailor-made drugs that are customised to your individual needs has moved a step closer with the recent announcement of the first 3D-printed (3DP) drug to gain approval from the US food and drug administration (FDA).

FDA approves first prescription drug made through 3D printing

Printing system can package up to 1,000m of the drug Spritam, for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said on Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. The tablet is manufactured through a layered process via 3D printing and dissolves when taken with liquid.


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