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Smart healthcare using smartphones and 3D printing
Posted: 28 October 2014

Here's breakthrough technology for detecting cancer that hits all the right buttons. It uses low-tech (smartphone, LED lights and standard well plate) combined with a 3D-printed cabinet and some very smart bio compounds and software. Although the news link is to a site promoting 3D printing, that's actually the least interesting thing about this invention. It's open source, open hardware and ...

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3D-printed microRNA miroculus detects cancers with a single blood test
28 October 2014
About 8 million people die of cancer every year worldwide. The death toll could rise about 80% by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. But the ...
Virtual hospitals are reinventing medicine
Dateline: 14 January 2018
Yessirree, things sure ain't what they used to be! Just take the new hospital in town...not a patient in sight! That's because the new high-tech hospitals ...
Making it, faking it
Posted: 10 September 2012 4 Comments

There's something happening out there and it's going to be big - very big.

Yes, I know we've said it before, 3D printing is going to change the way the world works. Not only will traditional manufacturing be completely transformed, but the counterfeiting business will get a real boost. We published this MindBullet a while back, which explores a scenario where it's simple to scan and clone ...

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Difference Engine: The PC all over again?
10 September 2012
WHAT could well be the next great technological disruption is fermenting away, out of sight, in small workshops, college labs, garages and basements. ...
MindBullet logo POINT, SHOOT AND PRINT - IN 3D
From camera phone to plastic clone in three clicks
Dateline: 5 July 2015
It's now a simple matter to create a bust of the company president or a replica of your favorite pet - just point, shoot a couple of times from different ...
Home printing moves closer
Posted: 3 May 2012

The march of the 3D printing revolution continues and it's getting to the early stages of domestic application. Exciting times ahead!

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Custom Printing - Technology Review
3 May 2012
A desktop 3-D printer builds plastic objects layer by layer
No more paper or ink, but everything else goes
Dateline: 17 June 2012
I spent a frustrating few days at the World Printing Industry Showcase in Beijing this weekend. As an old-timer of the printing industry, I simply didn't ...
Can games change the way we think about the future?
Posted: 3 April 2012

From April 3-5, (starting this afternoon 16:00 GMT), the Rockefeller Foundation will be holding a global public online game, called Catalysts for Change, to identify a thousand new paths out of poverty in just 48 hours of gameplay with hundreds of players from all walks of life. The game is open to everyone, anywhere in the world. See an explanation, and register to play here or otherwise follow the game on Twitter (@catalyze4change) and on Facebook.

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Holding friends accountable
Posted: 29 March 2012 2 Comments

One of the strengths of a networking organization is that everybody becomes friends - and one of the
weaknesses of a networking organization is that everybody becomes friends. The strength becomes
a weakness because people don't always hold friends accountable. Keeping everybody's eye on the
ball, keeping a chapter focused on giving and getting referrals, requires holding friends accountable.
Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI® and Referral Institute® ...

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Care to attend Stanford with no travel...sounds good to me!
Posted: 23 March 2012

Where will the open source and collaborative sharing trends end? What can be achieved if we all embrace the abundant possibilities? No problem can be too big to solve if we pool the hearts and minds of the world's smartest... We must just do it!

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The Open-Source Revolution Is Here
23 March 2012
I recently signed up for an online class on game theory offered by some professors at Stanford University. Unlike most online classes, this one is ...
Global divide in openness becomes basis for economic war
Dateline: 11 June 2018
It's been a long time coming, but the world has really crystallized dramatically around two extremes - the quest for freedom of speech and openness, and ...

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