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A bionic eye has given an Australian woman partial sight.

http://www.reuters.com

Mark's Robot Body: We're getting there! (Reuters) - Dianne Ashworth, who has severe vision loss due to the inherited condition retinitis pigmentosa, was fitted with a prototype bionic eye in May at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. It was switched on a month later.

"All of a sudden I could see a little flash ... it was amazing," she said in a statement.

"Every time there was stimulation there was a different shape that appeared in front of my eye."

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Watch light in slow motion

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

MIT researcher have created a camera that can record light in motion. Article links to TED talk showing light moving through a 2l coke bottle filled with water and another showing light moving over an apple.

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Bitcoin-funded debit/credit card coming in 6-8 weeks

http://www.techspot.com

Users of electronic cash protocol Bitcoin might soon have another way to access and spend funds...Charlie Shrem...revealed that his company was 6-8 weeks away from launching a Bitcoin-funded international debit / credit card that will be issued by two unnamed major banks: one international and one domestic...the card will function like a regular debit or credit account and should be accepted wherever MasterCard is accepted – virtually everywhere. The first 1,000 cards will be given away for free but after those have been spoken for, expect to pay around $10 for a card.

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The Wiki Weapon: A Free 3D Printable Gun for the World

https://www.youtube.com

Defense Distributed (http://PrintableGun.com) is engaged in an earnest effort to produce and freely distribute through the internet a CAD file for a small, unrifled, completely 3D printable .22. They're encouraging libertarians and anarchists from across the internet to participate in the democratization of this project. They believe the existence of such a file alone will crash the current statist paradigm.

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Apple removes Bitcoin wallet apps to monopolize mobile payments

http://www.forbes.com

"When you finally grasp the magnitude of Apple’s play in the payments business, it becomes clear that potential competitors will be shunned from the platform. As Daniel Terdiman suggests in CNET, “New Apple features may leave fresh app roadkill in their wake as Apple is likely to undercut several existing third-party applications.” With the introduction of Passbook, Apple has launched mobile payments on iOS and competing virtual payment systems, including bitcoin, must be terminated."

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Gunsmith makes a working rifle with a 3D printer!

http://www.3dprinter.net

Here’s another reason gun control won’t work: people will eventually be able to download them. Say what! Yes, people will be able download CAD files of firearms and then 3D print them. Unless you want to regulate 3D printers or the transfer of CAD files, it’s going to happen.

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DNA-Destroying Chip Being Embedded Into Mobile Phones

http://www.redicecreations.com

According to Dr. Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, terahertz (THz) waves destroy human DNA. The waves literally unzip the helix strand. Now a team of technologists at UT Dallas are planning to take chips broadcasting THz waves and embed them into mobile phones for use as an imaging system for consumers, law enforcement and medical personnel… a potentially deadly technology that could eventually kill or sicken millions of people.

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Kickstarter Expects To Provide More Funding To The Arts Than NEA

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com

Kickstarter is on track to distribue over $150 million dollars to its users’ projects in 2012, or more than entire fiscal year 2012 budget for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), which was $146 million.

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Ron Paul supporters need to utilize this new social media and fast

http://exm.nr

it's a way to embed Easter Eggs in images - we need to best this before everyone else - just PLEASE promise me you won't embed auto-play audio - for our own good ;)

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Occupy Protestors Target Drone Facility

http://thegazette.com

Here is a tough one for freedom lovers out there- Occupy Iowa is targeting a new business that makes civilian drones. Should they be proteting the technology, or the government that abuses it?

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