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May 17, 2017

3D-printed ovaries let mice deliver healthy babies

A fascinating experiment that combines 3D printing and mice could have implications for women who survived cancer and are dealing with infertility.

3D printing isn’t just for plastic tchotchkes. Researchers at North-western University in Chicago successfully implanted 3D-printed ovaries in mice, and those mouse moms delivered healthy babies. Images show a group of mouse pups, as they’re called, that glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light. That helps the researchers identify them when compared with non-glowing control subjects.

The researchers removed the mice’s ovaries and replaced them with bio prosthetic ovaries, which North-western describes [...]

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May 17, 2017

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone’s camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of the incredibly capable camera. To help iPhone users take better (maybe even “Shot on iPhone” worthy) photos, Apple’s launched a new website with a bunch of informative photography tips and tricks.

Some of these “how to shoot” tutorials may be obvious if you’re already familiar with all of the various modes within the iPhone’s camera app, but chances are you aren’t.

I can’t tell you how many people I know who don’t know how to use settings like [...]

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May 5, 2017

Harnessing the China-Africa ICT opportunity

Industrialisation and urbanisation in Africa are following a trajectory that is somewhat distinct from the continent’s Western and Asian counterparts.

Benefiting from globalisation and tectonic shifts in science and technology, African countries have been able to “leapfrog” some of the stages of development that other nations had to plod their way through. The transition from landlines to mobile telephony is a case in point.

In the case of information and communications technology (ICT), most African countries are centred in two areas: constructing ICT-related infrastructure and integrating its application into the broader development agenda. The intersection of these [...]

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March 30, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 features and specs REVEALED in our hands-on review

SAMSUNG’S Galaxy S8 smartphone has FINALLY arrived – and it’s a corker.

The Sun Online has already enjoyed a hands-on with the high-end gadget and we can now let you see exactly what’s on offer. The Samsung S8 and smartphone has an infinity screen and dual camera. This classy Android blower ticks the boxes that matter – viewing, comfort, camera and speed. Trust us: Samsung’s next generation smartphone wastes no space whatsoever.

Unlike the clumsy tablet smartphone hybrids of late, the S8 and S8+ has a mammoth infinity screen that doesn’t compromise on [...]

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