Ancient Toy Inspires Tool for State-of-the-Art Science

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The 3D-Fuge utilizes 3D-printed disks designed to hold small vials of liquid. Simple yarn is used to spin the disks. (Photo: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech).

Gaurav Byagathvalli, a senior at Lambert High School in Forsyth County, Georgia, demonstrates an inexpensive centrifuge created with a 3D printing process. M. Saad Bhamla, a Georgia Tech assistant professor, observes the device, which can be part of a "lab in a backpack." (Photo: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

A sample vial is placed into the disk of a 3D-Fuge for separation. (Photo: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)