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Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

They Laughed When I Suggested Drones Would Be Used For Distribution

Ira Kalb | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Ira Kalb

Buyers can take their merchandise once they identify themselves via some unique codes (numeric, eye or finger print), and buyers can press a button to send the drones back to their point of origin. Think of this as an electronic version of Harry Potter's owl, Hedwig.

So Long, Sniff Test: New Tech Tells You When the Milk's Gone Bad

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Scourge of cereal, corrupter of coffee, cause of more spit takes than a Donald Trump press conference: rotten milk has ruined many mornings. And yet our only defense against the potentially stomach-souring effect is the simple, unreliable sniff test.

How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.02.2015 | Science

Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to prostheses, and now researchers are working on using the emerging technology...

Nonprofit To Use 3-D Printing To Make Prosthetics Cheaper And More Accessible For Ugandan Amputees

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News

An organization is using technology to make resources more accessible to amputees in developing countries. Christian Blind Mission, an NGO in Cana...

Severely Injured Toucan Who Was Attacked By Vandals To Receive 3-D Printed Prosthetic Beak

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.12.2015 | Good News

A bird in Costa Rica who endured a brutal attack is going to get a second chance thanks to some innovative technology. A male toucan named Grecia ...

Israeli Designer Talks 3-D Printed Fashion in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.18.2015 | Style
Alaska Dispatch News

Last year, a 26-year-old fashion designer stunned the fashion world with a collection of dresses that incorporate computer-assisted designs, executed by 3-D printers, that would be extremely time-consuming, if not impossible, for a human sewer.

Young 'Star Wars' Fan Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arm From Clone Troopers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2015 | Good News

This boy didn't have to be from a galaxy far, far away to become the coolest clone trooper around. Liam Porter of Augusta, Georgia, who was born w...

From 3D Printers to Self-Replicating Machines

Tim Ward | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

I've seen the future. It looks like a microwave oven, but inside, a small robot arm is zipping away, making things. As I watched this working three-D printer on display at the main in BHV department store in Paris, I remembered seeing my first fax machine in the 1980s.

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

Children's Nonfiction Rising

Vicki Cobb | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

Why read nonfiction? The utilitarian reasons are the ones cited most. We read to understand the fine print of contracts, how to operate the new-fangled gadget we just overpaid for, to make sure we don't get the side effects of a new medication.

Faux Shark Skin Shows Just How Amazing The Real Stuff Is

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.22.2014 | Science

For years, biologists and engineers have tried to unravel the mysteries of shark skin -- and to develop a synthetic version of the amazing stuff for u...

9-Year-Old Girl Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Fingers Thanks To Innovative High Schoolers

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

If ever there was an argument made for getting more 3-D printers into schools, this might be it. MyFoxPhilly recently did a report on 9-year-old Ky...

The Evolving Purpose of Design

Glen Martin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Glen Martin

Design is now more akin to flowing water than a series of steps carved in stone. And again, that conforms to the nascent "culture of sharing." The same impulses that drove open source software are now driving the design of objects.

University Scientists Aim To Create 'Bioficial Heart'

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 04.10.2014 | Science

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer. Ultimately, the goal is t...

This Home Was Built With A 3-D Printer

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hundreds of years after wealthy merchants began building the tall, narrow brick houses that have come to define Amsterdam's skyline...

CEO's Advice To Other CEOs: Don't Be Smartest Guy In The Room

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

Bre Pettis, the CEO of 3-D technology company MakerBot, has some simple advice for his fellow business executives: If you are the smartest guy in the ...

The Printer Is Mightier Than the Gun?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

The 3-D printing story -- accompanied by its biggest character, Cody Wilson - has received some attention, but is only in its beginning stages. That's likely why it is not the top story of the day.

LOOK: A 3-D Printed Bikini

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.30.2013 | Small Business

One clothing company is producing what it calls "fashion for the digital age." Continuum, a San Francisco-based startup, lets people design their o...

'Feinstein' AK Magazine Is A Real Thing

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.08.2013 | Small Business

A pro-gun non-profit has created the world’s first 3-D printable magazine for an AK-47 assault weapon and decided to name the ammunition after Sen. ...

Ushering In The New Era Of Healthcare

Dave Evans | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

We are at the cusp of a renaissance in healthcare. Technology--including the Internet of Everything (IoE), robotics, 3-D printing, wearable technology, cloud, mobility, and many others--promises to usher in this new era in healthcare.

3-D Printing Can Turbocharge Mashup Culture

Michael Weinberg | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
Michael Weinberg

When you step away from your computer screen and look around, you realize that the physical world -- the real world -- is full of real, physical things that are not protected by copyright.

The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing Are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.28.2012 | Technology
Jeremy Rifkin

In the same way that the Internet radically reduced entry costs in generating and disseminating information, giving rise to new businesses like Google and Facebook, additive manufacturing has the potential to greatly reduce the cost of producing hard goods.