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[BrieFing] The National Institutes of Health launched the 3D Print Exchange, a public website that lets users share, download and edit biomedical 3D print les that can be used to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy in 3D. Besides the print les of lab equip- ment, cells, bacteria or viruses, anatom- ical models of organs, tissue and body parts, the Exchange features modeling tutorials and educational materials. As the rst government-sponsored website dedicated to 3D printing, the Exchange is focused on advancing the use of 3D prints in STEM education. It also encourages users to contrib- ute classroom worksheets and other supplements so prints can be used as hands-on teaching aids. "3D printing is a potential game changer for medical research," said NIH Director Francis S. Collins. "At NIH, we have seen an incredible return on investment; pennies' worth of plastic have helped investigators address key scienti c questions while saving time and money. We hope that the 3D Print Exchange will expand interest and participation in this new and exciting eld among scientists, educators and students." NIH uses 3D printing, or the creation of a physical object from a digital mod- el, to study viruses, repair and enhance lab apparatus and help plan medical procedures, the agency said. The Exchange makes these types of les freely available, along with video tutorials for new users and a discussion forum to promote collaboration. The site also features tools that convert scien- ti c and clinical data into ready-to-print 3D les. The NIH Library also hosts a 3D printing service through its Technology Sandbox and is providing free 3D print- ing on the Makerbot Replicator 2 for a limited time. The Library wants to give NIH Staff an opportunity to try out 3D printing. • In a first, NIH launches 3D print exchange website Amazon Web Services announced the winners of the rst City on a Cloud In- novation Challenge. The winners were chosen based on the impact of their so- lution, likelihood of long-term success, implementation of AWS services and the potential to help other local govern- ments solve similar challenges. Each was selected from innovative lo- cal government projects running on the AWS Cloud and were awarded $50,000 in AWS credits. The winners were: New York City Department of Trans- portation -- Mobile and Web applica- tions that make real-time transportation information more accessible and useful to residents and visitors, including an in- teractive map of city parking regulations, a pedestrian city travel planning app and online maps of construction sites and capital projects. City of Asheville, N.C. -- An automat- ed, pay-as-you-go cloud-based disaster recovery system that keeps essential city operations up and running in the event of power outages, earthquakes and major weather events. London City Airport -- An app for travelers that brings together real-time data from sensors, airline systems and airport services to help passengers ef- ciently navigate the airport. City and County of San Francisco Planning Department -- A website for citizens, businesses and city employees to access detailed property information for zoning, real estate transactions and permitting. Additionally, four application devel- opers were recognized for their ap- plications that solve local government challenges: Azavea (HunchLab) -- A machine learning application that uses data on crime history, weather, neighborhood businesses and other real-time informa- tion to help police departments employ predictive policing. NuCivic (NuCivic DATA) -- An open source data management platform that allows governments to make a wide range of data sets available to the public. Neptune Technology Group (N_ SIGHT IQ) -- A cloud-based data mart for local utility companies to leverage water usage data to better manage local resources. Str LLC (ePropertyPlus) -- A prop- erty inventory management system that helps cities effectively manage commu- nity revitalization efforts by aggregating and mapping data on ownership, devel- opment grants and construction plans for vacant and abandoned properties. • Cities, devs win AWS cloud innovation challenge 8 GCN AUGUST 2014 • GCN.COM 3D model of West Nile virus from NIH print exchange. 3DPRINT.NIH.GOV