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Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky ’3-D pen’

A 3Doodler pen and a packet of plastic sticks are arranged for a photo, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in New York. A plastic stick goes in one end of the glue gun-like device and comes out, melted, at the tip. As you move your hand, it leaves a thin trail of cooling, solidifying plastic. Move it around with a plan, laying down string upon string, and things start taking shape.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It’s a cool technology, but it’s not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

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UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

In this July 17, 2014 photo, an original mouthpiece for a 19th-century saxophone built by Adolphe Sax, second from top left, sits among 3D copies on at the University of Connecticut's Depot campus in Mansfiled, Conn. UConn researchers are using CT scans and 3D printing to help study and restore antique musical instruments. (AP Photo/ Pat Eaton-Robb)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of ‘Godzilla’

Japanese Godzilla devotees Yoshihiko Horie, left, and his wife Shizue look at a scale model of Godzilla at Godzilla Expo in Tokyo, Friday, July 25, 2014. Horie, a driver and husband of Godzilla fan Shizue Horie, believes Godzilla must be an extraordinary entity but also one people can emotionally identify with. There are other must-have trademarks: bumpy skin and that roar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.

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