Software turns knitting machines into 3D printers

Software turns knitting machines into 3D printers

Ordinarily, programming an industrial knitting machine to knit a certain type of item is quite a complex process. As a result, they're generally not used to create one-offs. That could change, though, thanks to new software that tells them how to knit custom 3D objects.

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They Did It: Hasbro Is Officially Producing Its Largest Star Wars Toy Ever 

They Did It: Hasbro Is Officially Producing Its Largest Star Wars Toy Ever 

Star Wars toy collectors have been keeping a close eye on a special crowdfunding project over the past few weeks. It’s by none other than Hasbro and it’s for a giant (two feet long and over a foot high and wide) replica of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge from Return of the Jedi. The hope was that 5,000 people would pledge $500 to make it—and they did.

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This is the environmental impact of your Easter egg

This is the environmental impact of your Easter egg

Those concerned about the rampant consumerism of religious holidays now have another thing to consider – the environmental impact of Easter eggs. Not only has Easter egg packaging been deemed excessive in a new report, analysis by a team of scientists at the University of Manchester has revealed the huge carbon footprint associated with chocolate production.

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