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3-D Printable Gun Part Fails on Sixth Shot

An AR-15 assault rifle containing just one 3D printed part broke during resilience tests, impeding any early plans to build a working gun made entirely of printed material

December 5, 2012 — TechNewsDaily

FDA Under Pressure to Relax Drug Rules

The drug industry says the antibiotic pipeline is blocked by overly stringent clinical-trial requirements for new treatments

December 4, 2012 — Heidi Ledford and Nature magazine

How We Followed the Drug Research Money

An investigative report about the influence of drug company money on scientific research, which appears in the December 2012 issue, started with a database of publicly available information...

December 1, 2012 — Charles Seife

Syria Pulls Plug on Internet Access

Syrian activists say the government is responsible for at least a portion of the Internet blackout that has kicked the nation offline

November 30, 2012 — Ben Weitzenkorn and TechNewsDaily

Flame Retardants on the Rise in Furniture

Couches and household textiles remain a major source of retardants, which can build up in our bodies and the environment. Some of the semi-volatile chemicals have been linked to cancer and altered hormones in children...

November 29, 2012 — Brett Israel and Environmental Health News
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