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Baylor-University-Bryan-Shaw-Blind-Science-3D-printed-lithophanesStanding in his Waco backyard a little more than a decade ago, Bryan Shaw had a revelation. The lawn was filled with kids and their parents, there to celebrate the fourth birthday of Shaw’s oldest son, Noah. Among them was a preschooler whom Shaw watched happily crawl all around, occasionally picking up one of many toys that littered the grass and popping it into his mouth.The boy had been born with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer, that resulted in the removal of both of his eyes. Shaw remembers watching as an “intense expression of concentration” spread across his face as he examined each toy. “I just thought, he’s kind of visualizing that with his mouth.”  The realization that this blind boy could picture…

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