Thomas Kee

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frog's 'Yona' Project Reimagines the Awkward Gynecology Visit Experience

And a redesign of the speculum, a medical instrument that hasn't been refined in years<p>For anyone who has experienced it firsthand, a visit to the …

Autonomous Robots Plant, Tend, and Harvest Entire Crop of Barley

This is as autonomous as farming gets, without any humans having to get themselves dirty, or even go outside Photo: Hands Free HectareAgriculture is …

Naturally-ventilated glass building looks like a shimmering urban mirage

This office building in Geneva features a complex glass facade that makes it look like a shimmering urban mirage. The new Headquarters of the Swiss …

This is what 500 years of graphic design in print looks like

A new book from Phaidon chronicles the history of printed imagery<p>In 1455, the budding Italian urbanist and author Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini …

These tiny, light-activated nanomachines can kill cancer cells within minutes

50,000 of them are the width of a strand of human hair<p>Scientists have developed tiny, light-activated nanomachines that can drill into cancer cells and kill them within minutes.<p>Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who discovered how to build these nanomachines out of …

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

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Smart typography tool generates font pairs in an instant

Pairing font is a constant challenge for designers and typographers. Putting the wrong fonts together can create a discordant look that ruins a …

Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories

The purpose of memory might not be to record everything<p>Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing.<p>So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal <i>Neuron</i>. The argument is that …

This is what a brutalist world would look like on your phone

Designer Pierre Buttin takes brutalism to a mobile extreme with new series<p>Designer Pierre Buttin has taken brutalism to a new extreme with a series of redesigned mobile apps. In his latest project, titled <i>Brutalist redesigns</i>, Buttin renders Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other popular apps in a …

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A Brazilian New Media Artist’s Utopian Net Art Dreams

The 32nd issue of FELT Zine features dynamic glitch art compositions by digital artist TÙ.ÚK’Z.<p><i>Every Saturday, Creators premieres a new issue from net art platform and artist collective FELT Zine.</i><p>Brazilian new media artist TÙ.ÚK'Z, enjoys being anonymous. When he first started to learn the glitch …

Now Artificial Intelligence Is Inventing Sounds That Have Never Been Heard Before

AI's greatest hits.<p>As well as beating us at board games, driving cars, and spotting cancer, artificial intelligence is now generating brand new …

10 great uses of typography in portfolios

When it comes to putting together a portfolio site, the main thing you need to worry about is selecting your best work, because ultimately that’s …

This new slime bath could help scientists 3D print the medical implants of the future

So it works kind of like a Jello salad<p>A newly developed goop could be the key to 3D printing delicate objects. Scientists have discovered that suspending fragile 3D-printed structures in a Jello-like goo while the liquid ink hardens keeps them from warping or sagging. This could eventually improve …

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

This biped robot uses mechanics instead of a computer brain to stay upright

But it still needs a little help<p>Bipeds keep getting better. Instead of slow, heavy, and terrain-sensitive humanoids like ASIMO, researchers are building lightweight and agile bird-like robots, such as Cassie. The better the designs are mechanically, the less power and smarts are required to keep …

World's Laziest Graphic Designer Creates Perfect Poster

2D designers can pull stunts that 3D designers never could<p>This is hilarious: In the UK, a fellow named Tom runs the Friars Inn, a pub in Bridgnorth. …

Chinese firm unveils giant 'Monkey King' gladiator robot

The battle of the megabots just got a little more mega. What the world needs now is gladiator robots, so make room for Monkey King.<p>For a couple of years, the geek world has been salivating over a potential battle to the death between a couple of metal monsters — California-based MegaBots’ Mark III …

MIT's mobile 3D printer built the largest structure to date

Your next house could be built by a robot. Following the recent success of San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor, a team of MIT researchers have created a mobile autonomous 3D printer of their own. And to prove that the prototype works, the team had it build a 12-foot tall, 50-foot-wide igloo out of …

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

The lambs spent four weeks in the external wombs and seemed to develop normally<p>Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, …

5 ways to bring your portfolio to life with tech imagery

When you’re putting together your portfolio, the only images you’ll need are those of your work, right? Well, not necessarily.<p>These days, many …

10 things designers say that normal people don’t

We designers are a special breed. We understand the world in a different, arguably better, way to ‘normal’ people. Whilst we blend into society with …

7 examples of 2017's biggest logo design trend so far

April seems a little early for a logo design trends article, no? We’d usually agree, but when one trend is so in-your-face that you can’t ignore it, …

These three Windows apps recreate my favorite macOS features

Avid <i>Verge</i> readers will know of my frustration with Apple's unsatisfying MacBook Pro update late last year. It was an anticlimactic end to a prolonged wait for users of MacBook Pro and Air laptops alike, and it led many of us to grow curious about how far the Windows alternatives had evolved in that …

Fun typography activity book explores letterform psychology

One of the most effective ways to learn about something is to get stuck in practically. That's certainly the thinking behind How To Draw Type and …

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Brush Typography Art of Vincent de Boer

Vincent de Boer's calligraphy art is simply magical. See him create this "Forever" brush typography art with simply a brush, some paint and about a …

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

The rules of responsive web typography

Responsive web typography is tough – you need to have both design chops and technical know-how. But however tricky it might be, getting it wrong …

Robots won’t take your job—they’ll help make room for meaningful work instead

Unencumbered by the prospect of re-election, outgoing presidents tend to use their final speeches to candidly warn against threats they believe to be metastasizing in society. For example, George Washington spoke of the ills of hyper-partisanship and excessive debt. Dwight Eisenhower denounced the …

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How to Copyright a Logo Design

A custom logo design represents your brand and business to your potential customers and clients across the globe.<p>Just like your company’s name, your …

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