New words – 2 December 2013December 2, 2013
cultured leather noun leather grown from skin cells
Modern Meadow is first focusing on creating cultured leather. Its process does not use stem cells but rather skin fibroblasts, specialized cells that produce collagen.
[New York Times (US broadsheet) 14 May 2013]
digital afterlife noun what remains of a person online after their death
Google helps users plan digital afterlife
[www.ft.com (article title) 12 April 2013]
digital fabrication noun the making of an object from a digital model or program, as for example, with a 3-D printer
“Digital fabrication will allow individuals to design and produce tangible objects on demand, wherever and whenever they need them,” Neil Gershenfeld, a physicist at M.I.T., wrote.
[New York Times (US broadsheet) 09 April 2013]