Archive for February 2013

Are we underestimating the risk of human extinction?

I was reading this article: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/were-underestimating-the-risk-of-human-extinction/253821/ The Atlantic has some very good articles, and this one is an interview by Ross Andersen with a man called Nick Bostrom who suspects that we as a race are seriously underestimating the risks that the human race will self-extinguish, most likely by accident. Go read it. Anyway, I…

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Building on the moon?

The last few days it has been revealed that NASA are planning a test of a 3D solar fuser printer. On the moon! Having seen a rather cool video of a chap who went out to the Sahara to trial his idea of making cups, bowls and other items using a steerable array of lenses…

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