has a double-header from science correspondent Miles O'Brien
on what's new and interesting in 3D printing.
Part one [transcript here] above explores how, with the push of a button, the emerging technology of 3D printing can produce food, plastic phone accessories, even human tissue. Miles explores how businesses and schools are creating everything from speakers to ballet shoes, as well as serious challenges and risks presented by ever-widening printing possibilities.
Among the organizations and people in this story: Shapeways
, Hod Lipson
at Cornell, that ATF gun
, and Micah Scott
, one of the happy mutants at Ardent West
who modded a MakerBot
with amazing results.
Part two [Transcript here]: A.J. Jacobs and his wife Julie tried to live off of 3D printed objects, including food. Their printed dinner-for-two was "weird," A.J. Jacobs said. He described it as fancy Cheez Whiz.
Pasta and desserts I can see, but beyond that? Hmmmm.
Anyway, A.J.'s a longtime friend of Boing Boing, whom we've podcasted with more than once, written about on a number of occasions, and who has in turn served as a guest contributor. It's a very fun piece, and may make you hungry for extruded food.
[Special thanks to SF Slim and Nadya Lev. Disclosure: Miles O'Brien is my valentine. ♥]
Dip your dollar into liquid anhydrous ammonia, dry it, and repeat. The surface tension of the boiling and evaporating ammonia shrinks the bill. Caveat: It could prove difficult to use a mini-dollar and mutilating a bill may even be illegal. (Applied Science via Weird Universe)
In many states in America, legislatures have erected punitive, vindictive barriers for women seeking contraception, requiring them to get prescriptions for safe, widely taken medications.
Designer Art Donovan writes, “I’m always looking for new and unique inspiration for my lighting commissions and the latest, cutting edge scientific devices offer a boatload of great design inspiration. From the cool, new ‘James Webb Space Telescope’ to the myriad of complex details in the L.H.P.C. at Cern- it’s a cornucopia of rich imagery.”
If you want a quality vaping experience, it’s usually going to cost you. Vaporizers that deliver a fast, controlled burn will set you back up to $300, which is why the FEZ Vaporizer (now just $99) is an absolute steal.The FEZ dry herb pen does everything that more expensive models handle at a reduced price. It heats up […]
Taking pictures can be challenging. There are a million factors that can influence each shot you take – and unless you’re a trained photographer, you often just focus, click…and cross your fingers.Of course, you can take some of the ambiguity out of your picture-taking with this Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification package, now […]
Experienced shutterbugs with DSLR cameras have boatloads of lens options for capturing the moment. Unfortunately, smartphone photographers often get stuck with their one crummy lens, which means limited zoom and focus for their final image.Step up your smartphone’s photographic power with the Acesori 5-Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit, now just $9.99 in the Boing Boing Store.Magnetic rings easily […]