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Secretary Kerry Elevates Climate Change at UN General Assembly

State.Gov. Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 21, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in several high-level events to reinforce U.S. 316 more words

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NASA Is Launching the First 3D Printer Into Space Tonight

A few minutes after 2 AM tonight, a SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft will lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying something that’s never been taken into space: A 3D printer. 655 more words

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Are Solar Roadways the Future?

A couple from Idaho raised over $2 Million on indiegogo for a project that would construct solar powered roadways. I really hope this happens. Read the article below for more information. 17 more words

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U.S Antarctic Program Air Day at NZ IceFest

The NZ IceFest – bringing Antarctica to the World – is on again from the 27th September to the 12th of October 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 212 more words

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A 3D-Printed Book Lets You Touch Precious Art With Your Grubby Meathooks

3D scanning and printing has changed the way medicine is practiced and businesses are run, but some of the less life-altering things it does are no less awesome. 35 more words

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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="523"]A 3D-Printed Book Lets You Touch Precious Art With Your Grubby Meathooks 3D-Printed Books[/caption]     Yelp knows just the street for tacos

3D scanning and printing has changed the way medicine is practiced and businesses are run, but some of the less life-altering things it does are no less awesome. Take Tom Burtonwood'sFolium, a book of printed "pages" that each contain a different piece of art you can actually feel with your hands.

Burtonwood scanned nine pieces of art and sculpture, ranging from 664 BC to the 20th century, at the Chicago Institute of Art. Using Autodesk's 123D Catch and Recap photogrammetry, he was able to capture and the subtle topography of each piece in model space, then print them as pages for the book. There's a relief of Buddha's Footprints from second century India. A portrait of George Washington from the 19th century. Even a nod to Chicago's own architectural heritage—the last page contains a relief of a panel designed by Louis Sullivan. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="636"]A 3D-Printed Book Lets You Touch Precious Art With Your Grubby Meathooks For more Gizmodo products: www.gizmodo.com[/caption] The project is made even cooler by the fact that the cover and table of contents is written in braille, so the visually impaired can enjoy these works of art by feeling them. The entire project has been released under a Creative Commons License, which means that you can head over toThingiverse and print your own copy right now. Because the way the book is designed, the pages can also be removed from the binding—so you could, say, make a cast of each piece using the negative space on the back of the page.

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="467"]Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Yevtushenkov: FILE - In this Tuesday, May 5, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov, owner of Sistema Holding, during their meeting in Moscow. A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia’s Yukos oil company more than a decade ago. The Investigative Committee, Russia’s top investigative agency, said that Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of Sistema holding company, was suspected of involvement in a money-laundering scheme involving oil assets in the province of Bashkiria. Sistema owns the Bashneft oil company, which is based in Bashkiria. Related: MSN Billionaires House Arrest Sends Stocks Crashing[/caption] For centuries, these pieces of art have stayed cloistered away inside of museums. Burtonwood is bringing them out for us to actually touch (the horror!) and in the case of the blind, perhaps experience for the first time. [Tom Burtonwood; via Boing Boing]
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Is there a future for traditional apps in the cloud?

In the article, “To Cloud or Not To Cloud: The Uncertain Future of the Traditional Enterprise App,” Kevin Parker, a principal architect for Rackspace, explores which kinds of traditional apps will thrive in the cloud and how companies that rely on older software can begin the journey toward cloud competence. 221 more words

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Finger Powered Mobile Phone Battery Charger!

Finger Powered Mobile Phone Battery Charger

A mobile battery that could be charged by spinning it around your fingers! (It reminds me of the time when i was having fun spinning my audio cassette tapes around my fingers trying to manually rewind it). 128 more words

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