3D printing technology is taking off in the medical science community, especially in emerging methods known as "bioprinting." Instead of inks, plastics and other artificial materials, science and medical labs use a patient's actual living human cells to replicate organs that the body can recognize and accept.

3D bioprinting has tremendous promise for medical professionals, but it could also forever change areas such as cosmetic surgery and food engineering (not to mention counterfeiting or spy disguises). Here are some of the latest innovations happening in 3D printing and 3D bioprinting.

08_nano_objects Scientists at Vienna University of Technology took these photos with an electron microscope to show their nano-scale model of an F1 racing car model and London's Tower Bridge, examples created by their 3D printing technique for nano structures Photo: Reuters