Mark J Kirk

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Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

Leave 3D Printing Alone

I thought John Sarik was trying to shake my hand when we met last Spring at the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics (CLUE). Instead he was trying to hand me a small tan-colored plastic figurine of smuggler and rouge Han Solo, of <i>Star Wars</i> fame, frozen in carbonite.<p>Sarik told me that …

Watch NASA-funded 3D food printer whip up an entire pizza

Last year NASA funded one man’s plan to build a food 3D printer for astronauts – and now the first prototype can 3D print an entire pizza! Some of …

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3D-printed false nails are freaky cool

False nails have been around a long time, but they've been mostly pretty staid. They tend to come in natural colors, red, or pinks, or with Hello Kitty patterns if you're getting really crazy with it. A pair of designer/artists known as The Laser Girls are turning the fake-nail world on its head …

3D Print SUPERSCALE's Bayanihan Pin and Help Raise Funds for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

To help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, SUPERSCALE is taking a new approach to raising funds by harnessing the power of open-source …

World's First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Prints Parts 20 Times Stiffer than Plastic

Gregory Mark needed strong and light carbon fiber parts to build his computer-controlled race car wings, so he designed a carbon fiber 3D printer …

i.Materialise Adds Stainless Steel To Its Material Range

One of the most typical questions people unfamiliar with the 3D printing industry tend to ask is about the availability and offering of different …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Over 50 and out of work: Program seeks to help long-term unemployed

<i>By Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News contributor</i><p>When Bret Lane was laid off from his telecommunications sales job after 16 years, he wasn’t worried. He’d never been unemployed for more than a few days since he started working as a teenager. But months passed, and he couldn’t find a job. One day, he …

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How to: Use a password manager to have strong, unique passwords for each website

Evernote, Adobe, even Apple … just a few of the companies who have found their user data compromised by hackers in recent times. The possibility of a hacker being able to access one of your web accounts is worrying enough – but if you use the same email address and password for almost <i>all</i> the …

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6 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device from Theft

In the United States and Canada more than 100 cell phones are stolen every minute. The rate of tablet and laptop theft is also growing rapidly. It …

Identity theft not as funny as in the movies

In the movie "Identity Thief," Jason Bateman plays a victim to the identity-stealing antics of Melissa McCarthy's character. He travels across the country to wrest his identity back, and hijinks ensue.<p>Real life rarely resembles the amusing capers of Hollywood. On the mostly unfunny side of identity …

Identity Theft

This botnet stole over a million Social Security numbers

The exposed.su website started drawing attention in March when it offered social security numbers and other information for everyone from Beyonce to Michelle Obama and the director of the CIA. Shocked by the breadth of data, both the FBI and Secret Service launched investigations — but today the …