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Teen’s inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetic could aid amputees in the third world

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Teen’s inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetic could aid amputees in the third world

Advanced prosthetics have come a long way in the last few years, but the costs have also skyrocketed. A cheaper alternative may be on its way thanks to Easton LaChappelle, a 17-year old high school student from Colorado, who is using free online resources and the boom in inexpensive 3D printers to develop a functional prosthetic arm and hand. His projects have already earned him an invitation to the White House, and he’s now working at NASA on the Continue Reading →

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MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

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MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

(Original story published at Wired.com)

Here’s a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil and a mere 2 percent in India. Another one: By 2025, booming nations like those are projected to account for a billion new consumers worldwide, with a corresponding explosion in demand for air conditioning expected to arrive along with them. Keeping indoor spaces at comfortable temperatures requires a ...

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Welcome new VP of Sales, Chip Glander

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We welcome our new VP of Sales, Chip Glander

Dicronite of Texas is proud to announce our new Vice President of Sales, Chip Glander. Mr. Glander will be managing all sales and development activities in the technical coatings and lubricants unit ...

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Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

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“Secrets can take many forms — they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful.” Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.

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David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min

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In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes — a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) — and what his often death-defying work means to him. Warning: do NOT try this at home.

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