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The Final Fight of Nelson Mandela's Life

Six years after retiring from a political career, Nelson Mandela called a news conference in January 2005 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, …

Nelson Mandela: Letters to Loved Ones From Prison

In the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent imprisoned in South Africa, he wrote letters to his loved ones.<p>Razia Saleh of the Nelson Mandela Foundation …

QB & RB Rankings: 2017 Regular Season

PPR Stars - Bill Anderson

While a large percentage of rankings do not fluctuate much between standard scoring leagues and point per reception (PPR) leagues, there are a number …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Getting Heart Surgery? Wait For The Full Moon

Surgeries during a waning full moon have lower mortality rates and shorter hospital stays, according to a new study.<p>It sounds a bit like an old wives tale, but if you're in the market for a cardiac surgery, you may want to keep a watchful eye on the moon.<p>A recent study at Rhode Island Hospital …

Watch The First Fully 3-D Printed Rifle Break On Camera

This gun is just a few improvements away from being terrifying.<p>Just a few months after the first 3-D printed gun caused plastic panic around the globe, there is now a 3-D printed rifle, revealed this week by YouTube user ThreeD Ukulele. The rifle, named "the Grizzly" after Canadian-built Sherman …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

German Police To Experiment With 3-D Printed Guns

They aim to determine whether 3-D printed firearms present a real threat—and whether they can use the weapons for their own purposes.<p>German federal police forces are getting into the 3-D printing business. Responding to a question posed by the Left Party in parliament, the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA, …

Faster Forward, Together

Why Startup Loans To Address The Access To Capital Gap Are A Terrible Idea <i>bookmark_border</i> Cate Costa<p>You likely already know where I am going when I …

Entrepreneurship

How To Build A 3-D Printer For Space

Plus, 3-D printed rocket parts are looking pretty good these days.<p>You knew it would happen. NASA is planning to send a 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station next year, The Guardian reports.<p>3-D printers' ability to custom-make parts would be invaluable for repairs in space. But first, …

What Would Happen If Everyone Peed In The Ocean At The Same Time?

A thought experiment<p>Lauren Wolf, an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News and self-described ocean-urinator, recently took it upon herself to find out the scientific truth about what really happens when humans pee in the ocean.<p>She first turned to the internet, of course. As she …

What Are The Most Lactose Intolerant Places In The World? [Infographic]

Whether you can digest milk comfortably after childhood is a genetic fluke. For many people, the ability to produce lactase--the enzyme that allows the body to break down lactase, the sugar in milk--disappears after childhood, when we no longer need to survive on our mother's milk.<p>Lactase …

A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …