Category Archives: teh interwebs

3D printed bones

Medical applications for 3D printing continue to surprise. In China a few months ago, 62 year old Ms Lu was diagnosed with a form of bone tumour. Until recently it would have been incurable and very painful. Using a 3D … Continue reading

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Art outbreak

Please excuse my geekier side making an appearance. I won the Chappie standee thingie from the cinema. I’m absolutely beside myself about it. It occurred to me that some people will find it odd that the robot has ears. They’ll … Continue reading

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Read the papers

This shit, Australia, this shit has got to stop. The woman in the red skirt (oops, it’s pants) says repeatedly read the newspaper to justify claims that the woman in the hijab is involved with terrorists. This fucking shit. Rupert … Continue reading

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Violence

Recently I was watching some more of Robert Sapolsky’s lectures on human behaviour and biology, given at Stanford. They’re absolutely brilliant. If you were one of those kids who loved documentaries, these might be the most satisfying viewing you’ve had … Continue reading

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Reframing the narrative of separation

Something Russell Brand said the other day caught my attention. It’s important to reframe this. It was in the context of mainstream media reporting on the Ferguson riots. His insight into the way those headlines lead the train of thought … Continue reading

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Check

The CIA got rid of Gough. And who knows what happened to Fraser, who checked out unexpectedly as he was organising a new Party.  Gillard had to fly home from trade talks that came a bit early. Abbott has three … Continue reading

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Molecular printing

In a variation on synthetic pharmaceuticals, Dr. Martin D. Burke and a team from the University of Illinois have come up with a way of 3D printing molecules. They’re focusing on antifungal medication to start with, but the technology has … Continue reading

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Iron man’s hand

If you haven’t seen this yet, you may want the hay fever remedy. Robert Downey Jnr. as Tony Stark, delivering a bionic hand to a young man in need of one. The prosthetic was designed and 3D printed for $350. … Continue reading

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A good Catholic education

On Friday the 13th, Sir Terry has passed away. Saint Terry, if you’re into thinking about thought leaders that way. Here I am in Australia with a social media feed full of Tony Abbott and Kevin Andrews and the like, … Continue reading

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Printed food

Io9 did a round up the other day, of 3D printer food. There’s a number of the usual suspects, like pizza and sugar confectionery, which vary from quick and basic to works of art. It’s a great list, of work … Continue reading

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