Write before your eyes! Amazing 3D printing PEN ‘draws’ plastic objects in thin air

. London-based Lix have unveiled their innovative 3D printing device . The device is about the same size and weight as a regular ballpoint pen . It can be plugged into a regular USB port like the one on your laptop . Then by feeding a strip of plastic into the back it can draw in the air . The plastic is melted inside the pen and then pushed out the nib . The device will go on sale in September 2014 for £85 ($139.95) By Jonathan O’Callaghan Tired of writing with traditional pen and paper? Then you’ll want to … Continue reading Write before your eyes! Amazing 3D printing PEN ‘draws’ plastic objects in thin air

Syrian rebels crucified: Islamic extremists execute two men in the most public way for ‘fighting against Muslims’

. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced it had executed seven prisoners, including two by crucifixion . Group said it held the seven responsible for grenade attack this month Published: 10:44 GMT, 30 April 2014 Islamic extremists have publicly crucified two Syrian rebels in northeastern Syria in revenge for a grenade attack on members of their group. The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq said it had executed a total of seven prisoners who it claimed had carried out a grenade attack on one of its fighters earlier this month in the Euphrates Valley city of Raqqa. The group, … Continue reading Syrian rebels crucified: Islamic extremists execute two men in the most public way for ‘fighting against Muslims’

Shocking video shows the moment a naked drunk man is Tasered during a strip search by police because he flicked his UNDERPANTS in an officer’s face

. PC Lee Birch was cleared of assault at Bristol Crown Court this week . PC Birch, 30, zapped Daniel Dove after the suspect threw his pants at him . Mr Dove, 23, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly . Court heard he felt ‘humiliated’ when stripping for search and reacted . He hurled his dirty underpants at PC Birch hitting him in the face . Taser gun deployed for seven seconds rendering Mr Dove immobile . Footage was leaked by a concerned member of the public By Lizzie Parry This footage reveals the moment a police … Continue reading Shocking video shows the moment a naked drunk man is Tasered during a strip search by police because he flicked his UNDERPANTS in an officer’s face

The power of fat

Fluorescence light micrograph of human stem cells derived from adipose (fat) tissue. Photo by Riccardo Cassiani-Ingoni/SPL Human fat cells can be used to regenerate damaged hearts and ageing joints. So should we start piling on the pounds? by Jalees Rehman (Jalees Rehman is an associate professor of medicine and pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He blogs on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at SciLogs: The Next Regeneration, and on science, culture and religion at Fragments of Truth.) Why don’t you use fat?’ I stared at Keith, not quite sure whether he was serious or just kidding. … Continue reading The power of fat

Life’s restlessness

Weight of numbers: if unchecked, self-replicators such as these monarch butterflies can multiply exponentially. Photo by Frans Lanting/Gallery Stock Why does life resist disorder? Because ever since the first replicating molecules, another kind of stability has beckoned by Addy Pross (Addy Pross is professor of chemistry at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His latest book is What is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology (2012).) Biology is wondrously strange – so familiar, yet so strikingly different to physics and chemistry. We know where we are with inanimate matter. Ever since Isaac Newton, it has answered to a basically mechanical view … Continue reading Life’s restlessness

A libertarian utopia

Don’t step on me; the porcupine has become the symbol of the Free State Project. Detail from a 1929 motivational poster. Photo by David Pollack/Corbis Libertarians are united by opposition to government, but when it comes to planning a new society they are deeply divided by Livia Gershon (Livia Gershon is a freelance reporter who writes about the intersection of economics, politics and everyday life. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly and The Progressive, among others. She lives in Nashua, New Hampshire.) For a country where the national flag flies from front porches and convenience stores and where … Continue reading A libertarian utopia

Guest Post: Suspicious Deaths Of Bankers Are Now Classified As “Trade Secrets” By Federal Regulator

by Tyler Durden Submitted by Pam Martens and Russ Martens of Wall Street On Parade, It doesn’t get any more Orwellian than this: Wall Street mega banks crash the U.S. financial system in 2008. Hundreds of thousands of financial industry workers lose their jobs. Then, beginning late last year, a rash of suspicious deaths start to occur among current and former bank employees. Next we learn that four of the Wall Street mega banks likely hold over $680 billion face amount of life insurance on their workers, payable to the banks, not the families. We ask their Federal regulator for … Continue reading Guest Post: Suspicious Deaths Of Bankers Are Now Classified As “Trade Secrets” By Federal Regulator