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3D Dragon Breathes Life into 7-year-old Girl’s Vision in Australia
Written by Kevin Rennie On 11 January 2014 @ 6:33 am | No Comments
In Australia, English, Good News, Oceania, Technology, Weblog
Earlier this week we posted about a letter  we received from Sophie, a 7-year-old girl. All she wanted was a dragon.
“Our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety. And for this Australia, we are sorry,” we replied.
…We couldn’t sit here and do nothing. After all, we promised Sophie we would look into it.
So this morning at 9:32 a.m. (AEDT), a dragon was born.
You can watch  it being made here:
Tech news site Gizmodo Australia’s reaction on twitter was typical and has been retweeted numerous times:
CSIRO 3D-Printed A Dragon Made Of Titanium For A 7-Year Old Girl, Because It Could – http://t.co/ukdVvvQLjx 
— Gizmodo Australia (@giz_au) January 11, 2014 
KMB clearly enjoyed some uplifting news:
— KMB (@rich_tapestry) January 10, 2014 
So did Rachael McDiarmid:
— Rachael McDiarmid (@RJMcDiarmid) January 8, 2014 
Damon Meredith saw the implications in this public relations coup for a government organization:
— Damon Meredith (@DamonAM) January 9, 2014 
Hugh Jørgensen was explicit about funding cutbacks:
— Hugh Jørgensen (@hughjorgensen) January 10, 2014 
However, there was a sour note from John Derry:
I don’t give a crap about Sophie or her dragon. #csiro 
— John Derry (@johnlderry) January 10, 2014 
But Penny Timms liked the happy ending:
— Penny Timms (@pennytimms) January 11, 2014 
It is a girl so its name is ‘Toothless’ as requested by Sophie Lester.
Mrs Lester said Sophie was overjoyed with the CSIRO's response and has been telling everyone dragon breath can be a new fuel.
”All her friends are now saying they want to be a scientist and Sophie says she now wants to work in the CSIRO. She's saying Australian scientists can do anything,” she said.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151943111283843&set=a.161217598842.121962.142468583842&type=1&theater
 blog: http://csironewsblog.com/2014/01/10/here-be-3d-printed-dragons/
 we posted about a letter: http://csironewsblog.com/2014/01/06/accelerating-our-dragon-rd-program/
 watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oc8GoOOUo4
 http://t.co/ukdVvvQLjx: http://t.co/ukdVvvQLjx
 January 11, 2014: https://twitter.com/giz_au/statuses/421816310830338048
 @CSIROnews: https://twitter.com/CSIROnews
 http://t.co/pJ916dOkc0: http://t.co/pJ916dOkc0
 January 10, 2014: https://twitter.com/rich_tapestry/statuses/421486380603027456
 http://t.co/OWNJShfNLj: http://t.co/OWNJShfNLj
 @wordpressdotcom: https://twitter.com/wordpressdotcom
 January 8, 2014: https://twitter.com/RJMcDiarmid/statuses/421054712473874432
 http://t.co/7xzkhqGalq: http://t.co/7xzkhqGalq
 January 9, 2014: https://twitter.com/DamonAM/statuses/421150585987923968
 http://t.co/JiaL9fKYdR: http://t.co/JiaL9fKYdR
 January 10, 2014: https://twitter.com/hughjorgensen/statuses/421500096748847104
 #csiro: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23csiro&src=hash
 January 10, 2014: https://twitter.com/johnlderry/statuses/421748813062078465
 #CSIRO: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CSIRO&src=hash
 #Brisbane: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Brisbane&src=hash
 #dragon: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dragon&src=hash
 http://t.co/0MFAfhaW0l: http://t.co/0MFAfhaW0l
 January 11, 2014: https://twitter.com/pennytimms/statuses/421807734426984448
 Image: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151935115078843&set=a.161217598842.121962.142468583842&type=1&permPage=1
 expressed: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/queensland-girls-christmas-inquiry-fires-new-passion-at-csiro-for-dragon-studies-20140108-30hv4.html
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