The advancement of technology and the related environments in which designs are used—such as computer-generated icons that are integral to the operation of a computer system—has challenged U.S. design patent law in relation to its ability to provide protection for designs in digital and new technology environments. In particular, new designs in the digital economy in the forms of projections, holograms, and virtual and augmented reality (PHVAR), are presenting new challenges and considerations for industrial design protection systems across the globe. Several jurisdictions have recently amended or are now actively considering amendments to their industrial design protection laws and practice
Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics.
Researchers took a big step toward that future by developing a new tool that can design much more complex DNA robots and nanodevices than were ever possible before in a fraction of the time.
In a paper published today (April 19, 2021) in the journal Nature Materials, researchers from The Ohio State University – led by former engineering doctoral student Chao-Min Huang – unveiled new software they call MagicDNA.
On Wednesday, the Gutenberg team pushed what was primarily minor enhancements and bug fixes to the WordPress platform’s primary project. Everyone is mostly gearing up for the WordPress 5.5 release, so we are not seeing any major features dropping at the moment. However, steady work continues on improving the Gutenberg plugin.
Gutenberg 8.7 contains over 30 bug fixes, in which nearly a third were accessibility-related changes. Around half of the new enhancements focused on updating block patterns.
Users can look forward to several minor enhancements that should improve the editor, such as the Buttons block getting a proper preview in