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This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun

The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the "Liberator." Click to enlarge. (Credit: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes)
 May 07, 2013  -"Forbes" - Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.
Now he has.
Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year-old University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” pictured in its initial form above. He’s agreed to let me document the process of the gun’s creation, so long as I don’t publish details of its mechanics or its testing until it’s been proven to work reliably and the file has been uploaded to Defense Distributed’s online collection of printable gun blueprints at Defcad.org.
Update: Here’s my full account of Defense Distributed’s first test-firings of the Liberator, including firing it by hand.
All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic…

North Korea removes missiles from launch site

Pyongyang takes two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moves them from their position on the east coast.

North Korea has moved two missiles from launch sites on the country's eastern coast, after weeks of concern that Pyongyang had been poised for a test-launch.

A US defence official said on Monday that Washington did not believe the Musudan missiles had gone to an alternate launch site and that they were now believed to be in a non-operational location.

The move coincided with preparations by US President Barack Obama to meet South Korean President Park Guen-hye at the White House on Tuesday, where they will hold talks and have a working lunch followed by a joint news conference.

Pentagon spokesman George Little noted the change in North Korea's words, telling reporters on Monday the "provocation pause" was a positive development.

"I wouldn't again comment on intelligence. But what we have seen recently is a 'provocation pause.' And we think…