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A new bioprinter developed at a hackerspace can print living cells for less than the cost of an iPod touch.

3-D bioprinters have the potential to change the way medical research is conducted, even print living tissue and replacement organs, but they are expensive and highly specialized. They literally build living structures, like blood vessels or skin tissue, cell by cell, revolutionizing biomedical engineering. Unfortunately, they’re expensive, rare, and require a Ph.D. (or two) to operate successfully.

Frustrated by their cost and exclusivity, a group of makers at the DIYbio hackerspace BioCurious are developing a system open to anyone with a soldering iron and a serious passion for cell biology.

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cjchivers:

Know Your Weapons: The RPD Machine Gun.
Another leftover from the Cold War, the RPD was chambered for the same M1943 cartridge fired by the Kalashnikov avtomat line. It was replaced in many Eastern bloc militaries during the 1960s, when the PK machine gun began the global distribution that would make it the most commonly seen machine gun on earth. RPDs remain out there. They are not common, but they persist. The weapons shown above were smuggled into Syria from Iraq, and sold to fighters in the al-Tawhid Brigade.
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By the author. Inside Syria. Aug. 2012.

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cjchivers:

Know Your Weapons: The RPD Machine Gun.
Another leftover from the Cold War, the RPD was chambered for the same M1943 cartridge fired by the Kalashnikov avtomat line. It was replaced in many Eastern bloc militaries during the 1960s, when the PK machine gun began the global distribution that would make it the most commonly seen machine gun on earth. RPDs remain out there. They are not common, but they persist. The weapons shown above were smuggled into Syria from Iraq, and sold to fighters in the al-Tawhid Brigade.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS
By the author. Inside Syria. Aug. 2012.

Know it.
Zoom Info
cjchivers:

Know Your Weapons: The RPD Machine Gun.
Another leftover from the Cold War, the RPD was chambered for the same M1943 cartridge fired by the Kalashnikov avtomat line. It was replaced in many Eastern bloc militaries during the 1960s, when the PK machine gun began the global distribution that would make it the most commonly seen machine gun on earth. RPDs remain out there. They are not common, but they persist. The weapons shown above were smuggled into Syria from Iraq, and sold to fighters in the al-Tawhid Brigade.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS
By the author. Inside Syria. Aug. 2012.

Know it.
Zoom Info

cjchivers:

Know Your Weapons: The RPD Machine Gun.

Another leftover from the Cold War, the RPD was chambered for the same M1943 cartridge fired by the Kalashnikov avtomat line. It was replaced in many Eastern bloc militaries during the 1960s, when the PK machine gun began the global distribution that would make it the most commonly seen machine gun on earth. RPDs remain out there. They are not common, but they persist. The weapons shown above were smuggled into Syria from Iraq, and sold to fighters in the al-Tawhid Brigade.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS

By the author. Inside Syria. Aug. 2012.

Know it.

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