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Motion-controlled robot performs delicate microsurgery

Surgeons in the Netherlands recently performed a procedure requiring immense precision as it’s carried out on super tiny blood and lymphatic vessels. The surgery is extremely difficult to do and only a handful of surgeons are willing to do it. But for this particular procedure, Maastricht University Medical Center+ surgeons …

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Lenovo’s anniversary ThinkPad marries retro design and modern tech

Today is the Lenovo ThinkPad’s 25th birthday, and the computer company is doing something special to celebrate. They’re releasing a limited-edition anniversary version of the laptop called (creatively) the ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25, which is inspired by the design of the first ThinkPad. We first discussed this familiar looking computer a few weeks ago, …

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Apple adds wizard, dinosaur and mermaid emoji in iOS 11.1

Hundreds more emoji are coming to your iPhone soon. Apple says it’s adding “more emotive smiley faces” as well as gender-neutral icons, more food and (importantly) mythical creatures — in time for Halloween, we hope. The series is coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1, which will launch next …

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Dubai airport will scan your face as you walk through a video tunnel

A lot of passengers come and go through Dubai airports and by 2020, they’re expected to play host to some 124 million people. So in an effort to increase the efficiency of security checkpoints, Dubai International Airport is installing a tunnel outfitted with 80 facial recognition and iris scanning cameras, The …

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Casio’s ‘2.5D’ printer can mimic leather and fabric

It’s safe to say that we’re all familiar with the term “3D printing” by now, but “2.5D printing?” As silly as it sounds, this may be a game changer for all the industrial designers out there. At CEATEC, Casio demoed this Mofrel printing technology that adds a range of textures …

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The new Nissan Leaf is a big improvement on the old car – but it’s up against tough design competition from the Tesla Model 3

Electric cars are starting to have their moment. The Tesla Model 3 has begun deliveries, and its main rival, the Chevy Bolt , has been on the market since last October. The vehicles have base prices of $35,000 and about $37,000, respectively, but at the moment Tesla is only manufacturing a $44,000 Premium version . Both …

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Automating The Future Of Design

Nearly every industry you can think of has seen the benefits of automation. We live in an age where many physically demanding, dangerous or downright dull tasks can now be done at speed and often with fewer mistakes by a machine. Experimenting with the concept has always been a big …

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LaCie unveils first USB-C mobile drive for the new MacBook

The LaCie Mobile Drive features an enclosure made from 3mm-thick solid aluminum.LaCie With the new 2015 MacBook, USB Type-C (USB-C) is going to take off. In fact, LaCie is the first storage vendor to announce an external hard drive that supports this connection type natively, the Porsche Design Mobile Drive. The …

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