3D printing for good and evil

Any technology can be used for good as well as evil. A hammer can be used to kill a person, or build a home for one. This same duality goes for the emergent 3D printing technologies, and the full potential of this revolution has not yet been realized. In this video from 16×9, the different sides of the 3D printing revolution is investigated and both constructive and destructive uses are covered. The power of this technology is tremendous, which could make it a dangerous tool if it is used by bad people. What is your opinion and thoughts on this subject?

Making a realistic wound

Will and Norm from Tested.com visits the artist Frank Ippolito, a contestant on the show Face Off, to get a lesson in how to make a realistic wound makeup. This tutorial also specifies the exact products he is using, where to get them, and roughly what they cost. The wound is an easy way to try your hand at special effects, but don’t try to do it on yourself in the mirror, or you’ll go crazy!

The usefulness of mattress foam and aluminium wires

When Adam Savage heard that Patton Oswalt was looking for a Doctor Octopus costume, he got a brilliant idea of how it could be done easily and cheaply, as he explains to Norm from Tested.com in this clip. But this is not the reason we wanted to add this video, instead we would like to point out that this technique is much more useful. You could basically do any kind of poseable light weight life form with only foam, armature wire and paint. Want to make a life-sized alien for the Halloween party? No problem, just create a rough skeleton out of the wires, glue some foam on it and spray pant it to likeness!