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Artist Jonty Huriwtz creates itsy-bitsy nanosculptures -- the smallest human forms yet created. http://www.jontyhurwitz.com/nano/ h/t @tvjrennie
Nano artworks of Jonty Hurwitz. As of Nov 2014 these are the smallest human forms ever created.  
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Excellent to observe the continued and expanding  impact of 3D printing (and design) on the field of prosthetics. 

I imagine that the introduction of sophisticated prostheses (based on the detail of 3D system's having used multi-material printing techniques in their ultimate design) for our canine friends is a probable indication of a more significant advancement in the availability and accessibility of increasingly sophisticated and effective prostheses to people.

I tried to find data pertaining to an estimated cost of Derby's prostheses, both design and fabrication; but failed to surface any relevant information in my initial, lazy pass. It's possible that the costs remain prohibitive for both people and canine's alike--that Derby was more a 3D systems technology demonstration than my hopeful deduction above--but I would find the choice of Derby instead of a human being a bit strange for that purpose. I would expect that a human demonstration would have significantly wider appeal and greater emotional currency. 

Ah well, rambling.

If any of my two followers stumbles on cost data related to Derby, I'd be most appreciative.

Otherwise, I'll take another stab at location something relevant after I catch up with my work backlog.

Thanks to +Abraham Williams for the share.
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Though not the most technologically awe-inspiring change, a fantastic and important change none-the-less.
 
For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Many thanks to the people and groups who gave us advice on the best ways to do this. Your input has been really valuable to us, and we hope you like the result!
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