Aamer Madhani and Andrew Wolfson USA TODAY Published 9:48 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 If gun rights activist Cody Wilson gets his way in his ongoing legal battle, soon anybody – including convicted felons and the mentally ill – with a few raw materials and access to an industrial 3D printer could build a plastic firearm, gun-control advocates say. But will people, particularly a criminal or someone else intent on carrying out violence, bother to make the effort? Tech experts and stakeholders in the gun-control debate are divided on whether the emergence of 3D-printed plastic guns presents an immediate new safety threat to U.S communities. A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday placed a temporary injunction until Aug. 10 against Wilson from publishing his blueprints on his website, Defcad.com. Some 3D print experts, however, say even if Wilson wins his battle, the plastic gun is, at least at this point, not a practical weapon. “It’s not feasible to print … [Read more...] about 3D-printed guns might be inevitable. But are they a practical weapon of choice for criminals?
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Donald Trump has suggested Theresa May is not delivering the Brexit that British people voted for as he warned her against staying too closely tied to the EU. On the first day of the US President’s four-day visit to the UK, he delivered a typically outspoken assessment of Mrs May’s Chequers agreement, describing it as a “different route” from the one demanded by the EU Referendum. “I’ve been reading a lot about Brexit over the last couple of days," the President said. "It seems to be turning a little bit differently, where they’re getting at least partially involved back with the European Union." Asked whether he believed Mrs May's plan amounted to a hard Brexit, Mr Trump replied: "I would say that Brexit is Brexit - the people voted to break it up so I would imagine that’s what they’ll do. “But maybe they’re taking a little bit of a different route. So I don’t know if that’s what they voted … [Read more...] about Theresa May makes Brexit trade deal pitch to Donald Trump at Blenheim Palace dinner
Donald Trump is set to arrive in Britain on Thursday afternoon for a highly controversial visit, flying into a whirlwind of protests against him as Theresa May pushes for a post-Brexit trade deal with America. After sparking a new firestorm on the international stage with allies at a Nato summit, the US president begins a four-day trip to the UK that is expected to leave taxpayers with a police and security bill of up to £10 million. Mrs May will host Mr Trump, and his wife Melania, at a lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening, just days after the US president said the UK was in "turmoil" following the Cabinet resignations triggered by the Prime Minister's Brexit plans. Sources close to Mr Trump have told The Telegraph that he is a supporter of a hard Brexit and could publicly voice support for a clean break with Brussels if asked in a move that would pile pressure on the Prime Minister. Ahead of the visit, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s visit to UK: President to arrive as Theresa May pushes for post-Brexit trade deal
Today the M.E.N reveals the businesses which have made it into the Greater Manchester Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 for 2018, the comprehensive list of the region’s fastest-growing companies. Organised by law firm Ward Hadaway and backed by the Manchester Evening News, the list highlights and celebrates the achievements of the profitable, privately-owned companies in the region which have grown their turnover by the largest amount in recent years. This year’s Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 spans a wide range of sectors from recycling companies and housebuilders to manufacturers and retailers. Paul Johnson, executive partner in the firm’s Manchester office, said: “We are very proud to present the fifth Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 which once again has produced a diverse mix, but with one common thread in that they all have a passion to see the region succeed. “The list demonstrates the sheer variety of companies who are succeeding in … [Read more...] about Who are the fastest 50 growing companies in the North West?
There have been 3D-printed cars, 3D-printed guns and even talk of 3D-printed bladders. Now, scientists working in the French city of Nantes have taken things one step further - unveiling what is being billed as the world’s first 3D-printed home. The five-room, 95-square-metre property will house a local family qualifying for social assistance from June. And authorities there say they are now considering the feasibility of developing an entire district of such homes. Read more Architects propose 3D-printed pods to shelter NYC's homeless “Is this the future?” asked Benoit Furet, a University of Nantes professor who worked on the year-long project. “It's a solution and a constructive principle that is interesting because we create the house directly on site and, in addition, we are able to create walls with complex shapes.” While this is not the first building to have been created using printing technology, those behind the scheme - … [Read more...] about World’s first 3D-printed home unveiled in France