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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Historic hull of 18th century ship washes ashore in Florida

Historic hull of 18th century ship washes ashore in Florida

The fascinating remains of a historic 18th century ship have washed ashore on a Florida beach. The 48-foot wooden hull of a gigantic shipwreck was discovered by Julie Turner and her son Patrick, eight, on Ponte Vedra Beach around 8am Tuesday. Little did the pair realize that the wreck was centuries old and has been hailed as the 'holy grail' of shipwrecks.

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Megachurch pastor indicted on $3.5 million fraud

Megachurch pastor indicted on $3.5 million fraud

A former religious adviser to President George W. Bush has been accused by federal prosecutors of defrauding investors of $3.5 million. Pastor Kirbyjohn Caldwell and a business partner, Gregory Smith, sold millions of dollars of worthless Chinese bonds, telling investors to "remain faithful and that they would receive their money," according to documents obtained by ABC Houston station KTRK. Both men could face significant jail time and be forced to forfeit assets.

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