Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Yes, what is up with 3D Printing well read below and find out

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 

3D printing comes to New Glasgow
NG News
The sky's the limit when it comes to 3D printing, or rather, a six-by-seven-by-10-inch box. The Nova Scotia Community Access program is partnering with Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries to bring 3D printers to the public. Patrons of the New Glasgow ...

NG News
Making untraceable gun parts using 3D printers - WINK News
Wink News
The technology is here to make parts for a gun with a 3D printer. These parts are untraceable and because they're printed with hard plastic, they're undetectable by x-rays or metal detectors. Right now, it'd be hard to do damage with these parts but ...

3D printing could herald new industrial revolution
In addition to the potential ecological impact of producing products right where they are needed, Jones said, 3D printing could make small-scale production of objects cheaper, rather than turning out huge numbers which may go to waste. The uses go ...

3D Printing technology used to help local inventors - WINK News
Wink News
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you've never heard of 3D printing, you won't believe what it can actually do. What if we told you, you could actually make a cell phone case with a printer? Industry experts say there is no limit to what a person can create with ...
Full color 3D desktop printer
Industrial Laser Solutions Magazine
The 3D printing industry is taking the next evolutionary step forward for the desktop, enabling customers to own an affordable next generation 3D desktop printer. 3D desktop printing has been talked about as the next revolution in technology, and is ...

Industrial Laser Solutions Magazine
Don't Let Patents Kill 3D Printing
Techdirt (blog)
One of the reasons why 3D printing is suddenly on the cusp of going mainstream is the expiration of some key patents that have held the technology back for decades. And yet, of course, with any area of the market that is getting hot, there is suddenly ...
Graphene 3D Printing - Wealth Daily
Wealth Daily
Since its discovery in 2004 by a pair of scientists at the University of Manchester, England, graphene has been sitting around the lab waiting for applications like a genie in a bottle waiting for someone to make some wishes. That genie will soon be ...
The world's first full color 3D desktop printer - Nanowerk
(Nanowerk News) botObjects has announced the ProDesk3D, the world's first Full Color 3D Desktop Printer. The 3D printingindustry will take the next evolutionary step forward for the desktop, enabling customers to own an affordable next generation 3D ...

Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups ...

Chris Dixon, the entrepreneur-turned angel investor-turned general partner at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, today said that he believes the3D printing movement has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing and that it is an area where he would like ...
3D Printing: From Trivial to Revolutionary Objects
Consumer 3D printers, most notably those from Brooklyn-based MakerBot, are in large part limited only by the imagination technical inclination of their owners. At one end of the creativity range are items that could be considered doodads or knickknacks ...
3D Printing Captures the Ascent from "Old Analog" Man
Big Think
The Ascent project uses old analog photograms (Camera-less photographs) and 3D printing to imagine how that evolution might happen. The final Ascent art installation will include a life size bronze casting of the artist's hand, twenty 10" tall ..

Big Think
3D Systems Aims For Double-Digit EPS, Revenue Growth
Investor's Business Daily
3D printing has been one of the hottest topics in tech the past year or so for its gee-whiz technology and potential, even getting a shout-out from President Obama in his latest State of the Union address. 3D printerscreate products in a layer-by ..
The future, in 3D - The Lawyers Weekly
Lawyers Weekly
In the past three years, a feverish buzz has developed around3D printing. The excitement has been accompanied by concern that proliferation of this technology will create legal challenges, in particular for intellectual property rights holders. This ...

Lawyers Weekly
Navigating the Future of Industry – INFOGRAPHIC
The Zurich Insurance Group has just published an infographic that outlines what they see as the changing landscape of industry in the US. Not surprisingly, 3D printing and low-cost CAD feature heavily in the story told by Zurich. According to the ...
Kühling & Kühling 3D Printer Accepting Pre-Orders
The Kühling & Kühling RepRap 3D printer is nearly ready to ship, and the company has announced that they're taking pre-orders. Since the moment I first heard about the Kühling & Kühling 3D printer, I've been excited about its eventual release. Unlike ...
Stratasys 3D Printing Supports Leading Role in US Blockbuster Hit 'Prometheus'
Wall Street Journal (press release)
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading manufacturer of 3D printersand production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, today announced how global model-maker of props and costumes for the film industry, FBFX Ltd, has increased its business ...
Aircraft Engine Maker Opens Additive Manufacturing Lab
Design News
This month, we told you about a Lux Research report on the future of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM). That report said business relationships among AM machine makers and users will need to change as large manufacturers bring these ...

3D printing 'could herald new industrial revolution' - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald
A sample object, printed with a 3D printer, is displayed during the "Inside 3D Printing" conference and exhibition in New York. But 3D printing is already here, is developing fast, and looks set to leap from the labs and niche industries onto the wider ...

3D printing 'could herald new industrial revolution'
GENEVA — As potentially game-changing as the steam engine or telegraph were in their day, 3D printing could herald a new industrial revolution, experts say. For the uninitiated, the prospect of printers turning out any object you want at the click of ...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying electric car, 3D-printed livers and a two...
Scientists continue to make major advances in 3D-printing technology for the medical community and for wider consumer applications. In an effort to do away with agonizing waits on organ transplant lists, San Diego-based bioprinting company Organovo has ...

3D printing could herald new industrial revolution
Channel News Asia
But 3D printing is already here, is developing fast, and looks set to leap from the labs and niche industries onto the wider market. "There are still limits imposed by the technology available today," said Olivier Olmo, operational director of ...



Thats the way it will be Mars or Bust and we will be following it all

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 

One-way ticket to life on Mars - science
"Our experts will determine who is good enough and who is not. But after that, when we have a large group of people who are all good enough to go to Mars, we will ask the audience to help us in a democratic process of deciding who is going to go to Mars.
Mars One will look for — and hide from — life on Mars
Christian Science Monitor
Mars One plans to put four astronaut-explorers on Mars by 2023, but they will take steps to avoid contaminating any lifeforms already on Mars. By Mike Wall, Space.com / April 29, 2013. If all goes according to plan, the first Mars Oneastronauts will ...

Christian Science Monitor
Jeff Vrabel: Life on Mars
Taunton Daily Gazette
Last week a Dutch nonprofit company called Mars One, founded by an entrepreneur named Bas Lansdorp, because his parents couldn't think of a more Dutch name to give him apparently, announced it was looking for people to volunteer to become the first ...
Chinese join race to Mars, over 600 sign up for Dutch project
The project, Mars One, is being launched by a Dutch non-profit organisation, and is scheduled to take four humans to the Red Planet in 2023. In the first three days after it was launched this week, over 20,000 people from all over the world submitted ...
China joins rush for Mars
China Daily
More than 600 applications from China have been made to join a Dutch aerospace project that plans to send humans to Mars for permanent settlement. The project, while triggering enthusiasm to explore outer space, is also under fire, with the one-way ...
Here's My Application For A One-Way Trip To Mars
Business Insider
On Monday, Lansdorp announced the opening of Mars One's astronaut selection program at a New York City press conference. Within 24 hours of the announcement, the company received more than 10,000 emails from space enthusiasts. I bought into the ...
Thousands apply to go to Mars — and never come back
Toronto Sun
The Mars One project — which aims to put four humans on the Red Planet in a decade and send more every two years — began accepting applications and audition videos April 22. The mission to live on Mars permanently is open to people around the world ...
China's People, In Search Of "Clean Air," Join Rush To Mars[VIDEO]
Nature World News
Bas Lansdorp, co-founder of Mars One, said the firm chose Shanghai as the second stop for the application press conference after New York because, as he told China Daily, he believes many Chinese are interested in becoming astronauts. Like Us on ...

Mars One seeks colonists to live—and die—on the Red Planet
Washington Times
WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2013 – Last Monday a Dutch nonprofit announced its search for volunteers to become the first humans to inhabit Mars. With a scheduled landing on the Red Planet in 2023, Mars One will send four initial colonists to live out the ...

Washington Times
Only five South Africans apply for Mars One colony
Times LIVE
Mars One co-founder Bas Lansdorp said: "Since we startedMars One in March 2011, we received support from scientists, engineers, businessmen and women and aeropace companies from all over the world". He said the announcement of their plan in May ...

Times LIVE
China: Mars residency hopefuls sign up for emigration project - video
The Guardian
Recruitment has launched for a project that will see two men and two women on a one-way trip to Mars. The Mars Oneproject aims to send the couples in 10 years' time, to live in dome-shaped space capsules on the planet. More than 600 Chinese nationals ...

The Guardian
Science Beat
Daily Aztec
The Mars One foundation owns 90 percent of the company's stock in interplanetary Media Group, a for-profit company generating revenue through advertisements and broadcasting rights of the mission. The selection process for the 10-year colonization ...
Like nothing on Earth
Irish Independent
The company involved in the Mars One initiative has cautioned that anyone travelling would have to say goodbye to all their family and friends. Well, that would come naturally to a lot of us, emigration having proved such a friend to the Live Register ...

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Yes, Ralph and Alice now both want to go to Mars instead of the Moon.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
On Twitter @vjmachiavelli

Five SA applications for Mars One

Mars One is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in the Netherlands, that aims to establish the first human settlement on the planet Mars by 2023. The project would be on-going to provide primary funding for mankind's next giant leap, the website said.
600-plus Chinese apply for Mars settlement - AsiaOne.com
When applications began to be accepted for a programme to create a settlement on Mars, more than 600 Chinese applied in the first 72 hours. The Mars One project, launched by a Dutch nonprofit organisation, plans to bring four humans to Mars in 2023 to ...

Curiosity entices Karl on Mars trip
New Zealand Herald
The makers of a Dutch reality show are accepting applications from people to take a trip to Mars. The $7 billion project called "Mars One" was launched in New York last week. The non-profit "Mars One" scheme is seeking six groups of four astronauts ...

New Zealand Herald
The Weekender: a better Bitcoin, a 1986 supercar, and a one-way trip toMars
The Verge
Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Each week, we'll bring you important articles from the previous weeks' original reports, features, and reviews on The Verge. Think of it as a collection of a few of our favorite pieces from the week gone by ...
South Africa sees record number of tourists
Times LIVE
At least 35 000 applications were received this week for the Mars Oneproject and only five were from South Africans, according to its website. Last 15 rhinos in Mozambique park betrayed by rangers, killed by poachers · Zuckerberg reaped $2.3bn gain on ...
Studying Earth To Learn About Mars
And, at the same time, other people are using Utah as a companion toMars in another way, as a training ground to help develop tools and techniques for humans one day living and working there on the red planet. Joining me now here in the Grand Theatre ...


The future of 3D printing is unstoppable and we will keep you in the 3D Printing loop

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 

3D-Printed Guns Can't Be Stopped
Wizbang (blog)
According to many at the 3D Printing Conference and Expo, 3D-printedguns are inevitable despite the efforts of some 3D printer companies and politicians to try and stop it. The expo now underway in New York revealed opposing views on the issue of ...

3D Printing: Your Next House Could be "Printed," Not Built - PolicyMic
3D printing has the potential to revolutionize a wide swath of industries, but the most recent one to come to the forefront is the housing industry. Instead of hiring a team of construction workers to build a house out of bricks and mortar, you'll soon ...

The Creative Suite Gets a 3D Tribute
When we talk 3D printing to friends, a common question is "What do you make with a 3D printer?!" While some people have experimented with fashion, lamps, and toys, the future of 3D printing could be as ubiquitous as your used-everyday key chain.
Additive manufacturing is growing apace in China
The Economist
Western countries led the development of 3D printing, and the technique has been praised by Barack Obama as a way to revive America's manufacturing industries. It may yet do so. But the extent to which that revival will be brought about by the return ...
With 3D Printing, the Future Is Now
Yahoo! Finance
Although it has been around for nearly 30 years, 3D printing is just now coming into its own. This past week the industry was represented in New York City at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo. 3D designers and enthusiasts at the conference ...
Behind the scenes at Shapeways' New York 3D-printing facility (...
NEW YORK -- Shapeways has become one of the biggest players in the growing field of 3D-printing services. The company, which allows anyone to open a store and sell his or her wares, then 3D prints each item and ships it to the buyer. At its Queens ...

At Shapeways facility, order emerges from 3D-printed chaos

At Shapeways facility, order emerges from 3D-printed chaos. One of the leading companies in the 3D-printing services industry, Shapeways has figured out a very efficient way to print hundreds of items. It looks like the aftermath of a flood. Daniel ...
Connect A Million Minds: High School Robotics Competition Reaches Final ...
About 16 or 17 pieces in their amazingly accurate robot were custom designed and created with a 3D printer. With the help of a mentor, they were able to design and print some of the items for under $20 when they could cost hundreds. The competition ...

Saturday, April 27, 2013


and a whole lot more to come and we will keep you updated

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 

The first all-plastic 3D-printed gun will be available to download in 'two weeks'
Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, says he is just two weeks away from 3D printing an entire handgun, out of ABS plastic. Once Wilson has printed the gun and ensured that it works, the weapon's 3D model files will be uploaded to the ...

3D printing a revolution across Delaware Valley
When that liquid hardens, you have a 3D object. Nextfab Studio in South Philadelphia provides 3D printing for companies who want prototypes of future products. They can be simple or they can be complex. The firm's founder showed Action News a wheel ..

The Content Brief: Are Brands Ready for 3D Printing? [WATCH]
Huffington Post
3D printing marketplace Shapeways got a nifty $30 million dollar boost this week, which it'll use to help drive mainstream adoption. Meanwhile, brands and businesses will have to decide how they'll tackle a 3D printed world. Aside from the near ...

First 3D Printing Shop in Arab World Opens in Lebanon
Green Prophet
French Architect Guillaume Crédoz has founded the region's first 3D printing shop in the Mar Mikhayel neighborhood of Beirut, a bustling hive of creative energy. Called Rapid Manufactory, the shop will allow anyone who works with 3D modeling to have ...
Next Week: Big data, 3D printing and Keiretsu's Angel Capital Expo
Silicon Valley Business Journal
3D printing and tech: Get a hands-on look at what the researchers at Xerox PARC are doing in 3D printing. These include printed circuits, printed solar panels, battery electrodes and more. Also, a preview at what PARC would like to do in the future.

Inside 3D Printing
Yahoo! Finance
Despite being around for nearly 30 years 3D printing is only now coming into its own. There are any number of companies, big, small, public, and private who use all sorts of different techniques and materials to create something out of nothing. This ...
3D Printing at Hammond School, DoodleSculpt
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - On Friday, Hammond Lower School students were able to see their two-dimensional artwork transformed into the third dimension, thanks to 3D printingtechnology. Students painted pictures of the Hammond School mascot, Henry the ...

3D Scanners Reproduce Real Life
Or, you could just scan it and print out a flock of artificial birds. A 3D scanner — the natural complement to a 3D printer — can digitize any object, from knickknacks to complex medical equipment. Feed that data into a printer, and you can create ...