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Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers (+) 3D-printed pistol survives test firing (W/Video)

Featured Image: Picture of the ORDbot Quantum 3D printer. CREDIT: Bart Dring. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Fair Use GNU Free Documentation License).

From GizMag By  May 7, 2013

Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers

Despite the growing popularity of 3D printers, being limited to purchase through specialist stores and online shops means they still occupy a niche market of hobbyists and professional designers. You can’t just waltz into your local office supply store and pick one up along with a pack of manila folders and paperclips. But soon, you’ll be able to do just that. Office supply chain Staples will become the first major US retailer to offer 3D printers on its shelves, starting with the Cube from 3D Systems. . . . Read Complete Report


From GizMag By  May 6, 2013

3D-printed pistol survives test firing

The potential for 3D-printed guns has (unsurprisingly) generated a great deal of controversy, and the Liberator is no exception. Named after the WWII single shot pistol, this 3D-printed .380 caliber pistol is made almost entirely of plastic and looks more like a nozzle for a water hose than a gun. The weapon has survived multiple firings with very little damage, inspiring enough confidence that designer Cody Wilson has now tested the gun by hand. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by DXLiberty

 Liberator – Dawn of the Wiki Weapons

Published on May 5, 2013

3D Printing’s First Killer App. Download at DEFCAD.org

When Telling the Truth Becomes a Crime (Full Video Report)

From Forbidden Knowledge TV

Enemies of the State: Blowing the Whistle
on Spying, Lying & Illegalities in the Digital Era

Alexandra Bruce
January 1, 2013

At the 29th Chaos Communication Congress held last week in Hamburg, Germany, whistleblowers Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake and William Binney talked about what happened to them when they told the truth about the US Government and how they became Enemies of the State. . . . Read Complete Report

From The 29th Chaos Communication Congress


Ongoing Project: Robot replacing Man (Video Report) (+) Link to Classic 1939 robotics movie

Photo: From the movie The Phantom Creeps (1939) BONUS! Link to full movie.

From youtube

2045: Man becomes machine

Uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Dec 28, 2012

Over the decades, technology has progressed faster than any other time in human history. Electronic machines are being used to improve our everyday lives and it is believed that by 2045 humans will become one with machines. RT’s Liz Wahl has more on the future of the human race.
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From Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory 
The Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC™)

The Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC™) is the third generation exoskeleton system. It incorporates the features of ExoHiker™ and ExoClimber™ exhibiting two independent characteristics:

  • It takes up to 200 pounds without impeding the wearer (Strength Augmentation)
  • It decreases its wearer’s metabolic cost (Endurance Augmentation).

While the first characteristic requires little explanation, the 2nd characteristic is a compelling and competitive advantage of HULC™ completely absent in any other exoskeleton system. During preliminary evaluations, oxygen consumption of users walking at a speed of 2 MPH, decreased by 5%~12% when using our Alpha test unit without a payload. When users carried a load, the effect was more pronounced. The oxygen consumption of these users carrying an 81 pound approach load at a speed of 2MPH decreased by about 15% when using the prototype HULC™ . . . Read Complete Report W/additional video

from youtube

Uploaded by berkeleyrobotics

Uploaded on Sept 6, 2010