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3-D Print Your Own Braces?

On Fox News, we read: Amos Dudley wears his skills in his smile. The digital design major has been straightening his top teeth for the past 16 weeks using clear braces he made himself. “I’m still wearing the last one,” Dudley told CNNMoney on Tuesday. “The last one” refers to the twelfth and final straightening […]

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Ron Paul: “RIP, Internet?”

From the Ron Paul Institute, as written by Ron Paul: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a non-elected federal government agency, voted three-to-two to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. This means that – without the vote of Congress, the peoples’ branch of government – a […]

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Net Neutrality: A Bad Idea.

On WhiteHouse.gov, we read: More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it […]

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On a Lighter Note: Pop Culture Roulette Ep. 44 – Marvel

Once again, a team of brilliant pop-culturologists has churned out an entertaining hour’s worth of eclectic pop-culture banter.  Are you a fan of the recent Marvel films? If you’re anything like me, then you’ve gotten a kick out of them. In this episode, Nicholas and the gang discuss their views on the recently released Marvel […]

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The End of Gun Control: 3D Printed Bullets.

On Wired.com, we read: As 3-D printed guns have evolved over the past 18 months from a science-fictional experiment into a subculture, they’ve faced a fundamental limitation: Cheap plastic isn’t the best material to contain an explosive blast. Now an amateur gunsmith has instead found a way to transfer that stress to a component that’s actually […]

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Water Could be Bad For You… Study Suggests?

Written by AJ Burlingham, as originally appearing on Brain of Burlingham: Last week it was found by a team of researchers at John Hopkins University that water, the cornerstone for life as we know it and number five choice of hydration around the world, (behind soda, tea, beer, and coffee) could now cause health issues. […]

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On a Lighter Note… Pop Culture Roulette.

Usually, my articles are of an entirely serious nature. However, I’m not above spreading the mirth when it’s available. Do you enjoy laughing and remembering the weird things about pop culture from when you were a kid? Do you enjoy hearing eclectic perspectives on the current state of pop culture, and predictions on where it’s […]

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They’re Reading Your E-Mail: Court Upholds Snooping.

On ComputerWorld.com, we read: In a decision that could have broad privacy implications, a federal court in New York Thursday ordered Microsoft to comply with a U.S. government demand for a customer’s emails stored on a company server in Dublin, Ireland. The decision upholds an earlier magistrate court decision. Microsoft’s closely watched dispute with the […]

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Space Junk, Politicians, and Wasted Money.

The threat of space junk is growing, according to some American lawmakers, and it has the potential to create a telecommunications disaster not unlike the one seen in the Sandra Bullock and George Clooney film “Gravity”. In the film, disaster strikes when the destruction of a satellite in orbit produces a chain reaction in which […]

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One of the Worst Manmade Threats to Modern Society.

One of the worst non-natural disasters that could afflict a modern industrialized nation is this: if something happens to the electrical grid, and the electronic payment systems to go down. This would be a true catastrophe. Modern society depends on electronic payments. The division of labor depends on electronic payments. Without electricity or access to […]

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