Four short links: 9 July 2010
Crowdfunding, Biogrown Blood, MakerBot Spawn, and Real-Time Data
- Reasons for Artists and Fans to Consider Crowdfunding — the number of fans acquiring music outside traditional and/or legal means is, well, the majority. Plenty of examples of bands raising money outside the label system.
- DARPA’s Blood Makers Start Pumping (Wired) — biomanufactured blood. The blood was produced using hematopoietic cells, derived from embryonic cord-blood units. Currently, it takes Arteriocyte scientists three days to turn a single umbilical cord unit into 20 units of RBC-packed blood. The average soldier needs six units during trauma treatment. (via rdiva on Twitter)
- Self-Reproducing Makerbot — a community member popped up, out of the blue, and posted the designs for a MakerBot assembled from 150 pieces that a MakerBot can print, a-la the RepRap (whose design MakerBot is based on). (via Quinn Norton)
- Real Time Real World Statistics — I can’t wait to see what happens when we get real-time AND open data together. (via jessykate on Twitter)