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The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

wired.com — When Cody Wilson revealed the world's first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the "maker" movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm with a click in the privacy of his or her garage. Now he's moved on to a new form of digital DIY gunsmithing.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @MfgEngNews: The $1200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home | WIRED - wrd.cm/1vxejLA #additive

Oct 01, 2014

How to create "ghost guns" — AK-47s with no serial number, no background check, & no regulations: wired.com/2014/10/cody-w… by @a_greenberg

Oct 01, 2014

I've been talking about how CNC is the Next Big Thing in home gun making (not 3D printing), and now it's here: wired.com/2014/10/cody-w…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @bloggingsbyboz: Milling AR-15 lower receivers has been a specialty job inside Mexico's cartels. It's about to get a whole lot easier wired.com/2014/10/cody-w…

Oct 01, 2014

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Stop What You're Doing and Go to the Cosmos with This New Interstellar Trailer

wired.com — You might be tempted to blacklist any more footage from Interstellar until the movie actually comes out. That's fair. It's the kind of film where the mystery leading up to its release feels essential to the viewing experience itself.

Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland

wired.com — This epic video isn't a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It's proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano-close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video. Eric Cheng, director of aerial imaging for drone maker DJI, joined...
Oct 01, 2014

Crazy, awesome drone video of a volcano erupting. wired.com/2014/10/drone-… Nice to have @blam’s byline on @wired.com!

Oct 01, 2014

It hasn't really happened till it's happened on a GoPro, the Bardarbunga version (with bonus drone action) wired.com/2014/10/drone-…

Mathematician Predicts Who Will Live and Die in Game of Thrones

wired.com — Game of Thrones fans love to guess what's coming next in the hyper-violent, ultra-sexual fantasy novels from George R.R. Martin. But while most base their predictions on a close reading of the books-and a little imagination-Richard Vale is taking a different tack.
Oct 01, 2014

There's a 67% chance John Snow will be dead by the end of the sixth Game of Thrones book wired.com/2014/10/game-o…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @WIRED: Who will live and who will die in "Game of Thrones"? A mathematician uses numbers to predict wrd.cm/1rH8RFs pic.twitter.com/NJ7lZKebaD

Oct 01, 2014

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Oct 01, 2014

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Fantastically Wrong: Why People Used to Think Beavers Bit Off Their Own Testicles

wired.com — Ah, the thrill of the hunt. The trusty hounds at your side, howling and panting and dragging you toward your quarry: a lumbering beaver not accustomed to moving on land. You close in. You raise your spear. The beaver suddenly stops, looks over its shoulder at you, and lifts a back leg.
Oct 01, 2014

!!!!! "Fantastically Wrong: Why People Used to Think Beavers Bit Off Their Own Testicles" wired.com/2014/10/fantas… pic.twitter.com/6h3qGjmyxH

The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn't Get Enough of in September

wired.com — Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Carefully crafted from hand-tamed elevation data, these little notebooks ($25 for a pack of three) feature beautiful iso-maps of Mars and islands around the world. WIRED readers helped decide which locations would be featured in this first collection of LatLon Notebooks from Analog.

One-Man Space Station (1960)

wired.com — Please note: This post is based on a reader comment on my last post. Please feel free to suggest possible posts; I can't guarantee that I'll write them immediately, but at least they'll shape my thinking about the direction this blog takes. Probably the record for the smallest space station design ever proposed belongs to...
Oct 01, 2014

RT @wiredsciblogs: Space isn’t lonely enough, so in the 60s NASA proposed a one-man space station. wrd.cm/1pG4NjC by @dsfportree pic.twitter.com/gDzP0UUaLw

Caffeinated Underpants Won't Make Your Butt Smaller

wired.com — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an Enforcement Order this week: two brands were ordered to stop claiming caffeinated underpants will make your behind smoother and slimmer. What did they do to get the FTC's knickers in such a twist? "The FTC's complaint ...
Oct 01, 2014

And decaff? RT @Wandster: headlines too intriguing to ignore... Caffeinated Underpants Won’t Make Your Butt Smaller - wired.com/2014/10/caffei…

Oct 01, 2014

“There is so much wrong with this. You can’t just wear magic pants.” wired.com/2014/10/caffei… FTC zings fake ad claims in weight-loss clothing

What's Up With That: Why It's So Hard to Lose an Accent

wired.com — I was only going to be in France for a few weeks, but the last thing I wanted was to sound like a tourist. I didn't have time to learn the whole language, but I obsessed over pronouncing what I did know, even going so far as imitating the pursed lips of the Parisians I saw on the train from the airport.
Oct 01, 2014

"Chances are, somebody somewhere thinks you talk funny." @stocktonsays on the difficulty of dropping your accent wired.com/2014/09/whats-…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @VictorGodinez: What's Up With That: Why It's So Hard to Lose an Accent wired.com/2014/09/whats-… Some good comments, too. I know, I'm stunned.