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Is the NSA Hiding Another Heartbleed?

The news of the Heartbleed security hole—and the NSA’s rumored exploitation of the bug—rocked the world last month. What's next?<p>The debate over when, …

Smithsonian X 3D - Education

The Smithsonian is now sharing 3D scans of artifacts with the public

The Smithsonian is taking the next step in sharing its massive collection with the public. Today marks the release of the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer, a tool that will eventually allow students, educators, and laypeople to interact with 3D models of the museum's 137 million artifacts. The tool will …

Print Your Own Revolutionary War Boat, In 3-D

Have you ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth skeleton? How about Amelia Earhart's flight suit (one worn <i>before</i> her fateful last flight, mind you)?<p>To see them in person, you can visit the Smithsonian's Natural History and Postal museums, respectively, in Washington, D.C. But now you can take a closer …

With MakerBot Academy, the 3-D Printing Movement Aims for Schools

Photo: MakerBot<p>MakerBot, the at-home 3-D printing startup, is angling to appeal to more than just the weekend-warrior, garage-project types: It wants …

Makerbot Wants To Put A 3D Printer In Every School

3D-printer company Makerbot is leading a crowdfunding drive to buy 3D printers for every school in America. The push, called Makerbot Academy, will begin with CEO Bre Pettis personally pledging a Makerbot to every public high school in the company’s home town of Brooklyn.<p>“MakerBot Academy is a big …

Now You Can 3D Print Priceless Smithsonian Artifacts

The Wright Brothers’ airplane. The Cosmic Buddha. A fossilized Woolly Mammoth.<p>For decades, the only way to see artifacts like these has been to visit the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC. And even if you have the time and money to make the trip, you only get to view the item’s front, from …

Plastic Guns Made With 3-D Printers Pose New Security Concerns

Technology helps police solve crimes every day. But some innovations can also present new public safety concerns — and such is the case with guns built using 3-D printers.<p>Agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have spent months testing plastic weapons. And in findings …