I’ve written about the possibilities and controversies surrounding 3D printers before, but I don’t think there will be too much controversy around this story: Two men have figured out how to print prosthetic “Robohands” for children, and they’ve made the designs and techniques freely available to all. More info here.
ELSEWHERE: Print Your Own Healing
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Jason Morehead lives in the lovely state of Nebraska with his wife, three children, zero pets, and a large collection of CDs, DVDs, books, and video games. He's a fan of Arcade Fire and Arvo Pärt, Jackie Chan and Andrei Tarkovsky, "Doctor Who" and "Community," and C.S. Lewis and Haruki Murakami. He's also a web development geek, which pays the bills — and buys new music and movies. Twitter: @jasonopus. Web: http://opus.fm.