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Wired: Ghana Gets a Fab Lab

Sep 12, 2004, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

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"Remember the Star Trek Replicator machine? It made a copy of all the molecules of any given object and stored them in what would have to be the universe's biggest database. Whenever Kirk or crew needed anything, the Replicator would cheerfully spit out a shiny new copy of the desired object.

"We'll probably need to wait a couple of centuries for someone with Spock-like intelligence to come up with a real world machine that's as capable as the Replicator. Meanwhile MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms 'Fab Labs' may be the next best thing..."

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