Welcome to Cyber Dump number 13. It's been a good week. As always, all source links are below. Let's do this.
Storj, the distributed cloud storage platform entered it's beta this week. It allows users to rent out their unused drive space, in return for cryptocurrency micropayments, creating a massive decentralized backup system.
Zipline International have announced a partnership with the Rwandan government, using cargo drones to deliver medical supplies to areas that are difficult to reach.
In other drone news, some finnish farmers created a chainsaw weilding killer drone, for no apparent reason. This is how it starts.
iFixit released a cool new video teardown of the latest Oculus headset. Some interesting additions to this version, like the extra LEDs for tracking and a whole new lens and display system.
MIT researchers have developed a portable drug manufacturing machine that can create small batches of different drugs on-demand. It currently can synthesize four drugs, benadryl, lidocaine, valium and prozac, and can manufacture 1000 doses in 24 hours.
Imagine visiting your AI doctor in the future and receiving whatever drug you need on demand.
Simon Schmidtke made a $65 3D printer using mostly reclaimed electronic waste. Check out the video for full details and links.
DARPA have developed an anti-submarine warship that can travel for thousands of miles, months at a time, without any crew members on board. Open water testing is planned for summer this year.
Soon there will literally be nowhere left on earth out of the reach of killer robots.
The first video this week features friend of NODE, concreted0g, and it's a TEDx talk his gave on DIY space projects. Well worth a watch.
The next video is a talk given at Carnegie Melon's Robotics Institute, exploring the different challenges when designing robots that can walk and run.
THIS WEEK ON NODE
I made a pretty detailed beginners guide to the command line this week. If you turn annotations on for the video, you'll be able to use the table of contents and skip between sections. Hope you like it! The next video shows you how to turn the linux handheld terminal into a gameboy. Pretty simple, but fun.
The original guide for the handheld linux terminal also got to the front page of both reddit and imgur, which was pretty cool. I just want to say I appreciate the feedback, and thanks for watching. Until next time.