The DIY origins of making fake snow

From The New York Times: MAKERS: Who Made That Artificial Snow? Fake snow took a while to stick. Is this Makers column a new feature of the Times.

The Next List – Next Week

Today’s The Next List on CNN was pre-empted by coverage of Whitney Houston’s death.   The producers tell us that the segment of the show that they filmed in Sebastopol will be on… Continue reading

Roadblocks to Student Participation in STEM — “no previous experience”

Two big points in this year’s survey stopped Schuler cold when he read them. First, 60 percent of respondents could name a reason not to go into a science and tech field. “They’re… Continue reading

Who will get the biggest slice of 3D-printed pie? | Crave – CNET

via Cube 3D versus MakerBot at CES. Old guard versus the rebel forces. ThingiVerse versus Cubify.

Occupy Science? | The Scientist

Genomics research increasingly depends on access to large pools of individuals’ genetic and health data, but there is mounting dissatisfaction with governance approaches that erect barriers between donors and the biomedical research in… Continue reading

Meet the Makers-Toys | Open MAKE at the Exploratorium

via Last Saturday at the Exploratorium. Four fascinating makers talk about toy figures, Legos, recycling toys and games and more.

NYTimes: How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

From The New York Times: THE IECONOMY: How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work Apple once bragged that its products were made in America. But it has since shifted its immense manufacturing work… Continue reading

Purdue banner – I am a maker. Makers, all. @make

From Eli Silk’s presentation. Sent from my iPhone

Eli Silk’s Design/Make/Play Framework

From workshop at NYSCI.

Cory Doctorow’s Parable of the Wheel

Excellent piece on copyright wars on the Internet.   LockdownThe coming war on general-purpose computingBy Cory Doctorow General-purpose computers are astounding. They’re so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips… Continue reading