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"The suburb of Agbogbloshie in Ghana’s capital Accra, has in recent years become a dumping ground for computers and electronic waste from Europe and the US. Hundreds of tons of e-waste end up here every month as countries in the West attempt to unload their ever increasing stopiles of toxic junk. Of the 20 to 50 million tons of electronics discarded each year 70% will end up in poor nations, and in the EU alone 6.6 million tons of e-waste are unaccounted for every year."
Second Life “build” by Lollito Larkham
The world’s first store for 3D printed goods just opened in Brussels, and while we imagine they’ve already got a fair selection of prototyped merchandise to choose, might we suggest they invest in a few production runs of this fabulous new flute? Amit Zoran of the MIT Media Lab — yes, the same soul who helped dream up a 3D food printer early this year — has now printed a fully-functional concert flute with a minimum of human intervention.