Half-Life 300 confirmed.
A disk 1/2 mile wide in geostationary would be the equivalent to a 1.4 inch disk a mile away (Geostationary orbit being 22,200 miles).
So most definitely not naked eye visible.
If this was a physical product that I bought in one market for a low price, and transported it to another market to sell at a higher price we would refer to it as simple economics, capitalism even!
As soon as it happens "on a computer" it is suddenly different?
Why did the zombie chicken cross the road?
Turbo Button on a PC.
My Father regularly 3-D Printed structures 20 years ago. You start with a foundation that you fill with concrete. You then put up boards a foot wide all around matching the structure you want to build and fill them with concrete. When that is set and dry, you move the boards up and fill the next level, and so on and so on, making a solid concrete structure layer by layer.
What is being described here is a pre-fabricated building being assembled, not 3-D printing houses or apartments.
You could build an Arduino machine to connect up a USB device on a regular basis to perform an automatic backup to, then automatically (safely!) remove the plug after. Even easier, have a good WD external drive using AC power, on a timer (simple wall-plug timer) that comes on, backs up and powers off after.
Hawk in slo-mo. http://imgur.com/gallery/Q3njr...
Late-comer thanks to Christmas, but can you tell me whether RoboToilet comes with twitter integration and other social networking services?
I'm going go to with Rorqual.
I believe it is there to help skin heal faster, with a scar, after injury. Faster, but scarred, healing is something we decided was more useful to survival than flawless regeneration (see Salamanders). Skin provides protection from infection, having that heal quick and dirty was very important before antibiotics and antiseptics.
I suspect it is part of the scarring/regeneration trade off. This collagen scaffolding action possibly helps skin heal faster after a cut, the trade off is wrinkles. Slower healing skin, but doing so blemish-free was not likely a good survival trait when a break in the skin barrier would increase chance of infection.
With modern medicine, infection risk might be abated by antibiotics/antiseptics.
This might also be awesome for burn victims (assuming you can keep infection at bay)
I think you have accidentally uncovered their plans to include this tech in their secret flying cars!
We need things like Google Glass to become popular everywhere. If everyone is wearing recording devices on their daily business, then you won't need flash mobs.