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  1. Game of Thrones illustrations

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    If you are a fan of the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ then you will love these interpretations of the characters. The style and colours are gorgeous and evoke some hippy, Miami-vice style. The full set can be seen here. You can even buy them as prints, cushions, iPad cases, iPhone cases and more here.

     
  2. “Sniffer bees”

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    Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. 'The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. Trained bees only rush into the smaller chamber if they can detect the odour on the patient’s breath that they have been trained to target,' explained Soares, who presented her Bee’s project at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven last month. Scientists have found that honey bees – Apis mellifera – have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer. Bees have also been trained to detect explosives and a company called Insectinel is training “sniffer bees” to work in counter-terrorist operations.

    www.dezeen.com

     
  3. GTA V player takes ‘street’ photography

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    A brilliant combination of two mediums to create something unique that has not been possible before now. A Brazilian-born photographer and gamer has put together a series of strikingly realist pictures from Grand Theft Auto V, which he has taken using his character’s in-game camera phone. I am definitely going to be taking more photographs when I am next in Los Santos.

     
  4. Christmas in London

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    The Christmas season is fast approaching and we have been out searching for the best festive window displays in central London. Christmas lights stretch for miles above the streets while an abundance of wrapped presents, nativity scenes and the occasional robotic reindeer feature in the extravagant window displays, marking the start of the jolly season.

    Download the highlights.

     
  5. 3D print show

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    Went to the BDC recently – absolutely fascinating!

     
  6. Lumiere festival of light

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    Lumiere, the third biannual festival of light, took place in Durham last weekend. I went along with my family and would highly recommend it. Lots of light installations and projections, including a huge one across the Cathedral!

    ‘Lumiere returns with a spectacular raft of installations and projections to illuminate Durham’s buildings, streets and public spaces. Local and international artists, lighting designers, and community groups will breathe new light into the city with a breathtaking series of light works.’

    www.lumiere-festival.com

     
  7. Phone cone

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