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New Site Lets you Design Your Own 3D Objects

From the Department of the Future (okay, actually, from Cornell University) comes Endless Forms, a new site created by Cornell engineers that lets any and all laypeople design 3D objects, from lamps to faces.  Users need not have any computer design technical know-how.  Instead, they start the design by selecting “parent” objects offered by the site, and mating them.  Like in nature, their offspring are created from a random mutation of the parent objects’ pre-programmed genomes.  Each refinement equals a new “generation” of object.

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