Danish Company Creates 3D Printer Gun-Blocking Software
Create It Real, which also manufactures 3D printer components, says its software -- which currently only works on its hardware -- is able to detect a gun schematic and prevent it from printing.
What's the Latest Development?
Create It Real, a company based in Denmark that sells components and software to 3D printer manufacturers, has developed "a firearm component detection algorithm" that, when installed, will prevent the printing of a gun. CEO Jeremie Pierre Gay says the software "works like an antivirus [program], we have a central database [where] we collect all the files that are firearms." For now, the software only works with Create It Real hardware, and is not yet available commercially. Once it's released, the company expects to license it to manufacturers, who will bundle it with their 3D printers.
What's the Big Idea?
It's a direct response to the efforts of Texas-based Defense Distributed, which has led the way in the design and development of 3D-printed firearms. Create It Real has two goals in mind: to prevent someone from printing a gun "by mistake" and to help printer manufacturers absolve themselves from possible legal liabilities. Gay says, "In Europe there are laws around manufacturing firearms—if it becomes too easy to just press print, who is responsible? That is the concern of the manufacturer. They want to get rid of this responsibility."
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Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of life's great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
Nazi supporters held huge rallies and summer camps for kids throughout the United States in the 1930s.
- During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies.
- The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology.
- Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values.
A Bund parade in New York, October 30, 1939.
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Tea and coffee have known health benefits, but now we know they can work together.
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- A new study finds drinking large amounts of coffee and tea lowers the risk of death in some adults by nearly two thirds.
- This is the first study to suggest the known benefits of these drinks are additive.
- The findings are great, but only directly apply to certain people.