The Electronic Afterlife

We are part of a world that lives for The Next Big Thing. So what happens when our Next Big Things get a bit old, dirty or broken? We throw them out, or recycle them, for others to deal with. In this video, filmmaker Alex Gorosh follows his electronic junk and sees the real costs of sating our desires.

Learn more about the people who handle our e-waste here.

You Won’t Believe These 30 Items Came From A 3D Printer

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There’s no use denying it—3D printers are changing the way the world works. Although companies and artists are the primary users of these extraordinary devices, as costs lessen 3D printers could start popping up in homes across the country. And while the ability to print stem cells and prosthetic limbs seems extraordinary, these devices also raise a number of moral and ethical issues for the everyday user. Here’s a glimpse of the many objects one can create with a 3D printer.

1. Custom Cast

Cast from 3D Printer

Source: The Coolist

2. Neon Sugar Cubes

Neon Sugar Cubes

Source: Motherboard

3. Gun

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How The Technology We Own Ends Up Owning Us

Calling Tyler Durden: no, this isn’t “Fight Club”. It’s an animated short film that explores our problematic relationship with technology, and how all of the laudable advances we have made might come back to bite us one day.

DIY X-Men Pyro Flamethrowers, Anyone?

If you didn’t understand the latest X-Men series, you’re not alone. And surprisingly, what might actually be easier to comprehend is how to make a flamethrower a la cinema’s most-beloved mutants.

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