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  • 'Don Quixote' Gets a 3D-Printed Horse For Its 400th Birthday

    'Don Quixote' Gets a 3D-Printed Horse For Its 400th Birthday

    Thursday, July 23 2015 9:45 AM EDT2015-07-23 13:45:16 GMT
    Thursday, July 23 2015 9:45 AM EDT2015-07-23 13:45:16 GMT
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s metafictional masterpiece Don Quixote turns 400 this year. For its birthday, the book receives a 3D-printed sculpture of the Don’s indelible horse Rocinante, gifted by Oyma 3D's founder Mahmoud Al-Swedy. Over the course of nine months, the Egyptian entrepreneur designed and prototyped the sculpture until Rocinante was reborn—through a technology beyond Don Quixote’s wildest imaginings. Mounted on a horseshoe...More>>
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s metafictional masterpiece Don Quixote turns 400 this year. For its birthday, the book receives a 3D-printed sculpture of the Don’s indelible horse Rocinante, gifted by Oyma 3D's founder Mahmoud Al-Swedy. Over the course of nine months, the Egyptian entrepreneur designed and prototyped the sculpture until Rocinante was reborn—through a technology beyond Don Quixote’s wildest imaginings. Mounted on a horseshoe...More>>

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Copy-Spain’s unused, billion-euro Don Quixote airport is about to be sold to a Chinese investor for just $11,000

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In 2006, amid a construction boom in Spain, a tiny town with a population a little over 75,000 people an hour outside Madrid built an airport for €1 billion ($1.1 billion). The town, Ciudad Real, at the time named the new airport after Don Quixote, the windmill-fighting fictional character famous for his delusions of grandeur.Fittingly, it turns out.Just a few years later, the construction boom turned into a bust when the bubble burst, making Spain one of the hardest hit... More>>

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