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hmmm. all it does is increase wifi range. 
That may just be enough.
A Wisconsin startup designed a transmitter that broadcasts a Wi-Fi signal to home users without additional hardware on premises needed for wireless and satellite internet competitors.
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carbon neutral gasifier/biochar based system for powering engines with wood.
July 16-17, 2015. Maysville, Missouri, USA. Build Yourself. Build Your World. The Gasifier and Biochar Workshop is a 2 day event where we will build a charcoal gasifier and a charcoal kiln as a practical solution to power an engine – with wood. This workshop follows immediately after the open ...
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In 1944, Finland had 43,000 "woodmobiles", of which 30,000 were buses and trucks, 7,000 private vehicles, 4,000 tractors and 600 boats.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas#History
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If you had a machine that let you make a plant from scratch, something like a CRISPR based genome editor, but hooked up to a powerful computer that kept you from building a grey goo disaster or evil spores of doom, what would you make?

Something that makes ambergris in a nutshell? oranges that grow happily on snow covered morning glory vines?  olives that can be pressed for gasoline? A berry bush that makes your own personal Dr. prescribed  medicine?

Lets just go with plants right now, instead of people, animals, bacteria, yeasts, or molds. (all of which CRISPR techniques can now modify)

What magical plant do you want to own? Or at least see exist?
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I would make something very Shulgin-esque ...for science, of course.
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people being awesome.
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+Alice Reid You turn it inside-out and rinse it.
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Making things stretchable by putting precision cuts in them... battery researchers discover living hinges.
(whole article here)
http://www.popsci.com/kirigami-changing-way-we-design-materials  
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Lizzy (age seven) Can I play with the hose?
Me (it's hot in Seattle today) Sure. Stay in the yard.
(Later Lizzy opens the door)
Lizzy: No one wants to be part of my car wash.
Me : Lizzy? Are you standing by the road trying to squirt cars that go by?
Lizzy: Yeah, and they drive out of reach.
Me: Okay, Lizzy, new rule. don't do that.
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At least she wasn't in the street.
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Good article 
Today’s young Internet barons should use the talents that made them rich to transform the world of giving
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a 3d printing hot end extruder capable of printing with molten glass.
1640 degrees celsius. Yeah, that's going to need its own dedicated shop space. 
Thanks to recent developments by Micron3DP, we’ll soon be able to 3D print structures out of glass using fused deposition modeling methods.
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I just sought out and watched a commercial for resin.
okay, 3d printer resin.
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We sell photoresist. Are they the same or similar to printing resin?
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Okay, I have been reading a lot about basic income and robots removing jobs.  People see this either as a disaster or a wonderful thing. 

So I'm asking you, in a specific anecdotal, non scientific way... what you would do if your job was gone, and yet you still had around the same income?

So how would you live if robots took away your job, but left you with both time and a small but steady amount of money? 
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Patreon is such a platform, various people have managed to raise regular
micropayments from a collection of supporters to fund their creative
efforts. Scott Santens, one of the more prominent campaigners for Basic
Income, has a Patreon going and is just over 50% of his target of $1,000
per month.

https://www.patreon.com/scottsantens?ty=h

In some ways, "give me money so that I can prove that Basic Income works
and campaign for it" is a harder sell to some than "give me money so I
can write you an essay about video games each month", e.g.

https://www.patreon.com/carachan?ty=h

Patronage is fine n'all, but it still falls short of Basic Income by a
long way, depending as it does on the benevolence or self-interest of
those who by definition have a larger slice of the pie than they really
need. Which is clearly not a bad thing per se - just not an ideal to
aspire to.
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Crowd sourcing basic science in the form of specific project grants.
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because.
The US has joined together with a UK company to help it build a hoverbike, like those seen in Star Wars.
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+Laston Kirkland agreed. Whilst I'm sure DARPA throw a bit of cash in the direction of experimental physics, the financially sound approach would be to direct funds towards areas with more immediate results. Makes sense to leave the gravitational research to +CERN and the like,  building upon their discoveries as they manifest.
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