Has 3-D printing gone mainstream?
Not if this display at my local tech store is any indication. You, too, can print a model as an actual 3-D plastic object that… um, is brittle and breaks.
But, but, wait! Look at the glasses it prints out:
Those glasses are just great, except for the [...]
Intercontinental hotels and Courtesy Products seem trapped in a system where profit is squeezed out of every smallest corner of operations. That may seem like smart business, but to see these cheap and cheapening practices makes me feel trapped by association. [...]
This week the expedition, out of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, reported the results of its observations. In the meantime, the Plastiki has not yet made it out of port. [...]
I don’t think it’s appropriate for a man who was born into extreme luxury, who has always been able to consume whatever he wants whenever he wants, to lecture the rest of us about how we need to live more simply, and change our lifestyles. Have fun on your little South Pacific vacation, Mr. Rothschild, but please don’t expect me to give you applause as you board your yacht. [...]
It’s possible that the cups will biodegrade, though at a slower pace, at a lower temperature and humidity. Perhaps the warning to not consider the cups compostable in home garden conditions merely exists to protect the Fabri-Kal company from impatient customers who expect to be able to compost 100 of these cups in a few weeks in their back yards. [...]