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Pop!Casts: Adrian Bowyer

Pop!Casts: A machine that builds itself? Adrian Bowyer, leading researcher at the University of Bath, shows us that this seemingly fantastic idea is not far from becoming reality. The self-replicating rapid prototyper, or “RepRap,” could have dramatic effects on people in developing countries. (Via The Pirates Dilemma.) The thought of being able to take any ...

Fuel for Thought: Financial Page: The New Yorker

Fuel for Thought: Financial Page: The New Yorker: In calling for a law requiring better gas mileage in our cars, then, voters are really saying that they’re unhappy with the collective result of the choices they make as buyers. This is a neat quote, summing up how competitive pressures can cause every individual to become ...

Votergasm

> Voters who visit the Votergasm website can choose from three > different levels of commitment: > > * “Votergasm citizens” must pledge to withhold sex from non-voters > for a week after election night > * “Patriot-level commitment” requires a voter to have sex with > another voter on election night as well as ...

Urban Legends: Automobiles (Sweet Revenge)

Judging from the entries made on one police blotter after another, cars around the nation are having their gas tanks sugared by those whom their owners have displeased. Why is this happening? Because, according to widespread belief, sugar poured into a gas tank will Sugar, Sugar turn into a poor man’s version of liquid cement ...

Gas Prices

What the options are for lowering oil prices | csmonitor.com bq. Some US senators want to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a way to lower the price of crude oil. OPEC is talking about increasing production. A consumer group wants the Bush administration to open up an investigation into the competitive practices of the ...