3-D printers

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International conservationists, desperate to save endangered species, have turned to technology in the hope it will make a difference  before it's too late.

Protect is beginning to implant tiny cameras in the horns of rhinos. The rhinos also wear a bright turquoise radio collar equipped with a heart-rate monitor. If a poacher approaches the animal's heart rate will jump. That triggers an alarm and sends GPS coordinates to rangers who come quickly in a truck or by a helicopter. Here is video from the embedded camera:

Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, has just released his newest book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. In it, he takes readers to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. The author is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss this new revolution, the changes it is bringing to the world economy and his recent decision to leave Wired to be CEO of his company, 3D Robotics.