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Issue 013

Make Public Education Work for Everyone

My husband is a Dutchman who moved to America to be with me. We have experienced many things together over the last seven years that have made me feel the need to apologize for my country. But, navigating the American education system on our children's behalf has made me sorrier than anything else. When..

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These Could Be Yours

A better online invitation system, a coal product that purifies rather than pollutes, and five other products that impressed us. Cyber Clean keyboard cleaner hygienic gooey The average computer keyboard is home to more germs than a toilet seat, but that doesn't seem to stop most people from blithely..

A better online invitation system, a coal product that purifies rather than pollutes, and five other products that impressed us.

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Chewing the Fat

In 2006, Chicago became the first city in the United States to ban foie gras. Last May, the ban was overturned. Still, foie-the fatty liver of geese and ducks traditionally enhanced by gavage, force-feeding the bird copious amounts of corn through a metal tube-is the center of a debate between animal-rights..

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It's Your Factory

Adrian Bowyer thinks that Marx got it only half right: The means of production shouldn't just be seized, they should be shared by all. To that end, Bowyer, a mechanical engineer from the University of Bath, in England, has realized one of technology's holy grails-a machine that can replicate itself. In..

Adrian Bowyer thinks that Marx got it only half right: The means of production shouldn't just be seized, they should be shared by all. To that end, Bowyer, a mechanical engineer from the University of Bath, in England, has realized one of technology's holy grails-a machine that can replicate itself.In 2005, he began work on RepRap, a device that extrudes layers of plastic to create physical objects from digital designs. In addition to forging a seemingly infinite number of useful items, RepRap can make almost all of the parts for a working "child" version of itself, a feat first accomplished this May. With RepRap, the thinking goes, you can print yourself a pair of shoes of your own design, and then you can print your friend a RepRap of her own, generating wealth almost from thin air (the plastic it extrudes costs about $10 a pound). "My ambition is to allow people to have the freedom to make anything they want for themselves," without corporate industry intervening, says Bowyer. "Why shouldn't people run their own factory?"

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This is Noémie

NAME    Noémie Lafrance\rAGE    34\rLOCATION    Brooklyn, New York\rOCCUPATION    Artistic director and founder of Sens\r\rWHAT SHE MAKES Site-specific performances\r\rWHAT SHE'S MADE Choreography of the video of Feist's "1234" and "Agora," an interactive performance piece in Brooklyn's empty McCarren Park..\n

NAME Noémie LafranceAGE 34LOCATION Brooklyn, New YorkOCCUPATION Artistic director and founder of SensWHAT SHE MAKES Site-specific performancesWHAT SHE'S MADE Choreography of the video of Feist's "1234" and "Agora," an interactive performance piece in Brooklyn's empty McCarren Park PoolWHAT SHE'S MAKING A solo show next year to be performed in a secret location and a collaborative program celebrating Frank Gehry buildings around the world

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Give Women Guns

In the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court found that banning handguns is an unacceptable infringement on our Second Amendment right as individuals to keep and bear arms. Whatever you think of the decision, it's clear that the debate over gun rights has changed forever. There aren't..

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