3D printed arm from Not Impossible Labs!

From businessinsider.com: A company called Not Impossible Labs has come up with one of the best uses for 3D printer technology we’ve ever heard of: printing low-cost prosthetic arms for people, mainly children, who have lost limbs in the war-torn country of Sudan.   The project was the brain child of Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible, a […]

Anybody From Chicago, Please Help!

From Harry Manx: Beloved friends, with a heavy heart I want to tell you all that this morning at Chicago Ohara airport, while I was on my way to retrieving my luggage, someone stole my beloved Mohan Veena (pictured to the left of me). Security cameras showed a man pick it up and walk out. I’ve […]

R.I.P. Carolina Slim!

From nytimes.com: He Played Blues Concerts Where the Admission Price Was Subway Fare By JAMES BARRONFEB. 20, 2014   Carolina Slim appeared at Avery Fisher Hall once, but mostly he plugged in his guitar and performed underground. Not in one of those clubs in a subbasement with a two-drink minimum. In subway stations. His real name was […]

Self-immolation Number 128 by Tibetans to Date!

From United Nations For a Free Tibet (India): Tibetan dies after self-immolation protest in Ngaba, Tibet Tuesday, 18 February 2014 A Tibetan who self-immolated in protest against Chinese rule near the restive Kirti monastery in Ngaba County, North-eastern Tibet, has succumbed to his burn injuries. According to Kanyak Tsering, a monk from the exile base of […]

Mountain Women.

From my Gran, Sheila Ross-Kuhn: How could I be anything but a witch living in these Mother Mountains?  Within these forested hills and deep, dark hollers are women who have never called themselves “witches,” who have never entered the incense scented new age shoppe in town.  They have never worn a pentagram around their necks, or attended […]

Cheap Braille Printer Invented!

From I fucking love science: The Mindstorms EV3 set from Lego is designed to let the user modify a number of different robotic projects, but 12-year-old Shubham Banerjee from Santa Clara, California didn’t want to just stick with the projects listed on the box. Instead, he added about $5 worth of materials and configured the set […]