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Arma de fogo feita em impressora causa polêmica

13 maio 2013 Atualizado pela última vez 10:57 (Brasília) 13:57 GMT

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A fully functional gun made with a 3D printer.

The controversial group who designed the firearm want to make it available online.

Anti-gun campaigners have criticised the project; while law enforcement agencies are monitoring developments.

3D printing has been hailed as the future of manufacturing, and works by building up layer upon layer of material to make solid objects.

Transcrição em português

Uma arma totalmente funcional feita com impressora 3D.

O polêmico grupo que projetou a arma de fogo quer disponibilizá-la na internet.

Ativistas antiarmas criticaram o projeto; enquanto agências que zelam pelo cumprimento da lei monitoram o desenrolar dos eventos.

Impressão em 3D tem sido aclamada como o futuro da indústria manufatureira e consiste na adição de sucessivas camadas de material para fazer objetos sólidos.

Vocabulary

fully functional

firearm a gun that can be carried easily

anti-gun campaigners people who take part in organised activities against the use of guns

law enforcement agencies government organisations which make sure people don't break the law

hailed as called

Exercise

fully functional / firearm/ anti-gun campaigners/ law enforcement agencies / hailed as

1. Meanwhile, US __________ are facing questions at home over whether they could have done more to prevent the 15 April attacks, and whether the FBI failed to act on Russian concerns that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was becoming radicalised.

2. "Our systems are now __________, leaving just a few final updates to be completed. We are giving priority to fixing these remaining items as quickly as possible."

3. An __________ has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm after police pulled what looked like a weapon from the River Mersey.

4. Athens stepped into the global spotlight when the Olympic Games returned home in 2004. The games were _______ a success, despite widely publicised fears that the infrastructure would not be complete in time.

5. Death by ________ was still the most common method of suicide among middle-age Americans, representing 48% of such recorded incidents in 2010.

Answers

Source: Boston Marathon bombing: US officials in Dagestan http://bbc.in/YscPmV

2. "Our systems are now fully functional, leaving just a few final updates to be completed. We are giving priority to fixing these remaining items as quickly as possible."

Source: RBS dealing with IT failure cases http://bbc.in/10lcLYj

3. An anti-gun campaigner has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm after police pulled what looked like a weapon from the River Mersey.

Source: Man charged after imitation firearm found in Mersey http://bbc.in/ZNi29S

4. Athens stepped into the global spotlight when the Olympic Games returned home in 2004. The games were hailed as a success, despite widely publicised fears that the infrastructure would not be complete in time.

Source: Greece country profile http://bbc.in/108RiAe

5. Death by firearm was still the most common method of suicide among middle-age Americans, representing 48% of such recorded incidents in 2010.

Source: Suicides soar among US middle-aged people http://bbc.in/10mpaX6