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Wiki Weapons Fires First 100% 3D-Printed Handgun

Wiki Weapons Fires First 100% 3D-Printed Handgun | Current Events | Scoop.it
Defense Distributed's Wiki-Weapons project fired the "Liberator," its .380 handgun that was created completely with a 3D printer.  The 15 of the 16 parts created using the technology took just 24 hours to print.  The blueprint for the Liberator has been posted online, free for anyone to download.  Lawmakers...
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A Gun, a Printer, an Ideology - The New Yorker

A Gun, a Printer, an Ideology - The New Yorker | Current Events | Scoop.it
Last summer, Cody Wilson, a law student at the University of Texas at Austin, announced plans to design and print a working gun using a 3-D printer, a device that can quickly produce simple, solid objects out of melted plastic from digital schematics. Last weekend, Wilson accomplished his dream: he successfully fired his self-designed plastic handgun, called the Liberator, at a private gun range north of Austin. You can now download the design on the Web site of Defense Distributed, the nonprofi
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Meet Bubbles, the 2-Legged Wiener Dog Saved by 3D Printing – Never Give Up on a Disabled Pet

Meet Bubbles, the 2-Legged Wiener Dog Saved by 3D Printing – Never Give Up on a Disabled Pet | Current Events | Scoop.it
3D printing is one of those technologies that very few people have had the chance to really see the benefits from first hand. Sure, they hear stories on the new
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How 3-D Printed Guns Evolved Into Serious Weapons in Just One Year | WIRED

How 3-D Printed Guns Evolved Into Serious Weapons in Just One Year | WIRED | Current Events | Scoop.it
Digital gunsmiths motivated by a mix of libertarianism, gun rights advocacy and open-source experimentation have in the past year created rifles, derringers, multi-round handguns and the components needed to assemble semi-automatic weapons.
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The Bullet That Could Make 3-D Printed Guns Practical Deadly Weapons | WIRED

The Bullet That Could Make 3-D Printed Guns Practical Deadly Weapons | WIRED | Current Events | Scoop.it
A Pennsylvania machinist has created ammunition made specifically for 3D-printed guns that could allow them to fire many more shots without breaking.
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Illegal drones dot South Dakota skies

Illegal drones dot South Dakota skies | Current Events | Scoop.it
Civilians’use of unmanned aerial vehicles is on the rise in South Dakota, including drones flying over large gatherings such as the Sturgis motorcycle rallyl, an official for the Federal Aviation Administration said.
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Drone captures guy climbing TV tower to change lightbulb, snap selfie

Drone captures guy climbing TV tower to change lightbulb, snap selfie | Current Events | Scoop.it
In September, Kevin Schmidt did something he says he's done thousands of times.
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Another Problem for Amazon's Delivery Drones? Angry Birds

Another Problem for Amazon's Delivery Drones? Angry Birds | Current Events | Scoop.it

 Amazon-branded delivery drones may look to us humans like, well, Amazon-branded delivery drones, [however] they look to birds like ... other birds. Encroaching birds. And that's because, as Slate's Nicholas Lund points out, birds—especially predatory raptors, your hawks and your eagles and your harriers—are territorial. Our airspace is also, in a very literal way, birdspace, with birds carving up that soaring territory among themselves, defending their celestial turf against would-be interlopers. Not just with an "excuse me, sir, I think you may be in my seat" ... but with violence. Those dudes will put a bird on it in the most Darwinian way imaginable. 


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Police use drones to help clear traffic accidents

Police use drones to help clear traffic accidents | Current Events | Scoop.it

High-tech drones have entered the modern lexicon. Hobbyists are playing with small toy versions. Pilots are complaining about them entering their airspace, putting commercial jets at risk. Even e-commerce giant Amazon is trying to figure out how to use drones to make deliveries.

But the drones, made by Aeryon Labs Inc. in a small facility in north Waterloo, are the high-end version used by military, companies and police forces, with the aim of being easy to use, with simple training.

With a price tag ranging from $65,000 up to $120,000, depending on the bells and whistles, they are considered critical equipment for investigators, researchers and soldiers alike.


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Law enforcement continues to be an early adopter of commercial drone applications.

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Project Ryptide drone flies life-rings to distressed swimmers

Project Ryptide drone flies life-rings to distressed swimmers | Current Events | Scoop.it
The speed that drones can be deployed makes them ideal for delivering items when time is of the essence. The Ambulance Drone and Defikopter, for example, are used for transporting defibrillators to those in need.

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5 Different 3D Printed Gun Models Have Been Fired Since May, 2013 – Here They Are

5 Different 3D Printed Gun Models Have Been Fired Since May, 2013 – Here They Are | Current Events | Scoop.it
While we have seen so many incredible life-changing applications for 3D printing, there are still many concerns which remain on the table when dealing with the
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Meet The Man Who Created The 3D Printed Gun

Meet The Man Who Created The 3D Printed Gun | Current Events | Scoop.it
Wired put him on its list of the deadliest people on the planet.
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Meet The 'Liberator': Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed Gun

Meet The 'Liberator': Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed Gun | Current Events | Scoop.it
VideoDefense Distributed founder Cody Wilson, holding the world's first fully 3D-printed gun. Click to enlarge. (Credit: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes) “Alright. One…two…” Before “three” arrives, a shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape. A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot length of yellow string tied [...]
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Texas company makes metal gun with 3-D printer - CNN.com

Texas company makes metal gun with 3-D printer - CNN.com | Current Events | Scoop.it
A Texas company, Solid Concepts, says it has made the first metal gun using a 3-D printer.
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Drones shown off as ag’s next big thing | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND

Drones shown off as ag’s next big thing | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND | Current Events | Scoop.it
MITCHELL, S.D. — After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone.
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Agriculture the most promising market for drones

Agriculture the most promising market for drones | Current Events | Scoop.it
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn't waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones.
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Amazon's drone delivery: How would it work? - CNN.com

Amazon's drone delivery: How would it work? - CNN.com | Current Events | Scoop.it
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that his company plans to start offering 30-minute delivery via drone-like "octocopters," imaginations were stoked.
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Drones shown off as ag’s next big thing | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND

Drones shown off as ag’s next big thing | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND | Current Events | Scoop.it
MITCHELL, S.D. — After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone.
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Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Amazon testing drones for deliveries | Current Events | Scoop.it

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos says.

 

The drones, called Octocopters, could deliver packages weighing up to 2.3kg to customers within 30 minutes of them placing the order, he said.

However, he added that it could take up to five years for the service to start.

 

The US Federal Aviation Administration is yet to approve the use of unmanned drones for civilian purposes.

 

"I know this looks like science fiction, but it's not," Mr Bezos told CBS television's 60 Minutes programme.


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Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain

Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain | Current Events | Scoop.it
The drones are coming. Not as flying deliverymen that bring diapers, books or soup cans to your home, a vision put forth by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to much fanfare a little more than a year ago.
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