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A Fully Mechanical 3D Printer is Mind Blowing


That’s right. Mechanical.
No computers, no motors, just the power of gravity. It could have been built 100 years ago.
The machine uses a 15kg weight to power the mechanism — it does need to be reset during the print, but that’s a small price to pay for this kind of mechanical automation.

Full Story: Hackaday

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A Fully Mechanical 3D Printer is Mind Blowing

That’s right. Mechanical.

No computers, no motors, just the power of gravity. It could have been built 100 years ago.

The machine uses a 15kg weight to power the mechanism — it does need to be reset during the print, but that’s a small price to pay for this kind of mechanical automation.

Full Story: Hackaday

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Germany’s World Cup tactics: shaped by data



Cheat sheets are out of fashion. Sophie Curtis discovers how the German national team is using data analysis software to gain a competitive edge over its rivals


Full Story: The Telegraph

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Germany’s World Cup tactics: shaped by data

Cheat sheets are out of fashion. Sophie Curtis discovers how the German national team is using data analysis software to gain a competitive edge over its rivals

Full Story: The Telegraph

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Four Years After Providing Free Birth Control, Here’s What’s Happening in Colorado

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Four Years After Providing Free Birth Control, Here’s What’s Happening in Colorado.

Reduced teen pregnancy, fewer abortions, millions of dollars saved.

(via emergentfutures)

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A cartoon by Paul Noth. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1qcNPgA

newyorker:

A cartoon by Paul Noth. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1qcNPgA

(Source: newyorker.com, via emergentfutures)

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Music Streaming Eats Downloads With On-Demand Up 42% Over 2013, Digital Sales Down 12%

Paul Higgins: Certainly mirrors my experience. I am using Spotify streaming a lot more to play and search for music along with key Twitter people I follow who mention music I have never heard of. Plus the soundrtracks of the RPM instructor classes i do for triathlon training. Has driven some purchases of CDs though - but that is probably just because I am a dinosaur


Full Story: Techcrunch

emergentfutures:

Music Streaming Eats Downloads With On-Demand Up 42% Over 2013, Digital Sales Down 12%

Paul Higgins: Certainly mirrors my experience. I am using Spotify streaming a lot more to play and search for music along with key Twitter people I follow who mention music I have never heard of. Plus the soundrtracks of the RPM instructor classes i do for triathlon training. Has driven some purchases of CDs though - but that is probably just because I am a dinosaur

Full Story: Techcrunch

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Just add a smartphone: Google Cardboard headset revolutionises DIY virtual reality


Meet Google Cardboard, a gadget made from materials worth about $30 that houses any modern Android smartphone to create a basic virtual-reality headset.
The invention – which has similar capabilities to the $US350 Facebook-owned Oculus Rift  – is truly amazing. It’s like putting a computer in front of your face and comes at a fraction of the cost of a traditional VR headset when you exclude the cost of your existing smartphone.


Full Story: SMH

emergentfutures:

Just add a smartphone: Google Cardboard headset revolutionises DIY virtual reality

Meet Google Cardboard, a gadget made from materials worth about $30 that houses any modern Android smartphone to create a basic virtual-reality headset.

The invention – which has similar capabilities to the $US350 Facebook-owned Oculus Rift  – is truly amazing. It’s like putting a computer in front of your face and comes at a fraction of the cost of a traditional VR headset when you exclude the cost of your existing smartphone.

Full Story: SMH

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Use of Drones for Killings Risks a War Without End, Panel Concludes in Report

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The Obama administration’s embrace of targeted killings using armed drones risks putting the United States on a “slippery slope” into perpetual war and sets a dangerous precedent for lethal operations that other countries might adopt in the future, according to a report by a bipartisan panel that includes several former senior intelligence and military officials.

Full Story: NYT