While 3D printing used to be out of reach for most due to its high costs, recent advances are poised to bring the unique technology to the masses. President Obama even mentioned it in his last State of the Union Address.
As a result, the copyright infringement implications for 3D printing are becoming even more important.
Through 3D technology, it is possible to create a new object by simply…
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Researchers in Canada are running an experiment to see if people will stop and give their hitchBOT a lift across the country. But what happens if it meets one of Google’s self-driving cars along the way? (Answer: Robopocalypse!)
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As revealed in the Wohlers Report released in May 2014, the market for 3D printing grew to $3.07 billion in 2013, reporting the highest CAGR in 17 years, 34.9%.
It’s important to know that even if Wohlers already projected in 2011 a strong double-digit growth over the next several years, his projections were too conservative as already in 2013 the 3D printing industry reached Wohler’s projection for 2016.
I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2!
A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs at bay.
It can serve as a flat-head screwdriver, even for fixing those tiny screws on your glasses. It’s got a 5/16 wrench for tackling the occasional bolt, and there’s a serrated edge for hacking through rope, but hopefully not hacking through your hair when worn. It could very well be the smallest multi-tool you can buy for just $10, trumped only by the Q-Tip when it comes to cost versus functionality.
In light of our upcoming symposium entitled, “Should We Care About Privacy?” and the fact that many of you have a Facebook account, you may be interested to hear Facebook’s latest stance on privacy: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/07/facebook_s_privacy_pivot_mark_zuckerberg_s_plan_to_win_back_trust.html
Lisa Jackson on Apple’s wide-ranging plan to green its act.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was reported by the Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg, and the video was produced by Climate Desk’s James West.
Google uses renewable energy to power about a third of its data centers. Facebook says its new Iowa data center will run entirely off wind power when it comes on-line in 2015.
Microsoft earlier this month announced a second wind farm in Illinois to power its data centers.