What a neat story about using 3D printing to make the world better! A bald eagle named Beauty was missing most of her beak, which had been shot by a poacher. Researchers scanned what was left of her beak, then designed and 3D printed a prosthetic beak to match. Beauty can now preen her feathers and eat on her own.
Get the full story with video at http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/grrlscientist/2012/sep/08/1?CMP=twt_fd.
Image credit: Jane Fink Cantwell/Birds of Prey Northwest.