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Comment Re:Yee must have the Maker Bot Steel Edition (Score 0) 856

Okay, I'll calm down. I agree, they will get cheaper. Might I ask you read this article by a NASA astronaut on how our dreams are being hijacked by terrorists? http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/astronaut-leroy-chiao-space-dreams-media-130507.htm This one is also intriguing: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130510-buzz-aldrin-space-mars-moon-nasa-science/

Comment Re:Yee must have the Maker Bot Steel Edition (Score 0) 856

Hey dipshit, You need a ~$50,000 3D printer to make anything of an accuracy that will actually fire. Otherwise, it'll blow up in their face. You really think making a 3D printer is that easy?! Cunt. It's easier to use a steel tube and a stapler. People like you are the ones keeping us on this fucking mudball.
Censorship

Submission + - Tor Researchers' Tool Aims To Map Out Internet Censorship (forbes.com) 1

Sparrowvsrevolution writes: Tor developers Arturo Filasto and Jacob Appelbaum have released OONI-probe, an open-source software tool designed to be installed on any PC and run to collect data about local meddling with the computer’s network connections, whether it be website blocking, surveillance or selective bandwidth slowdowns. Unlike other censorship tracking projects like HerdictWeb or the Open Net Initiative, OONI will allow anyone to run the testing application and share their results publicly. The tool has already been used to expose censorship by T-Mobile of its prepaid phones' browser and also by the Palestinian Authority, which was found to be blocking opposition websites. The minister responsible for the Palestinian censorship was forced to resign last week.
Technology

Submission + - Alcoa Announces "Smog-Eating" Architectural Panels (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: Last week that giant multinational of aluminum production Alcoa announced its new "smog-eating" architectural panels — in other words cladding stuck to a building's exterior that can remove pollutants from the surrounding air. The aluminum panels, branded Reynobond with EcoClean technology, have a titanium dioxide coating which breaks down pollutants in direct sunlight.

Submission + - Nanoscientists find long-sought Majorana particle (tudelft.nl) 5

boner writes: In a follow-up of an earlier Slashdot story (http://news.slashdot.org/story/12/03/01/1915236/majorana-fermion-may-have-been-spotted-at-tu-delft), scientists at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, today published their findings that they have indeed found the Majorana particle.

The announcement on the university website provides both a summary and background of this groundbreaking discovery. The page is available in both dutch and english : http://tudelft.nl/en/current/latest-news/article/detail/nanowetenschappers-vinden-langgezocht-majorana-deeltje/

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