New words – 9 September 2013

3D printer noun a printer that produces three-dimensional objects

The most recent issue of Make Magazine offers detailed reviews on a number of popular models of 3D printers, breaking down each of their strengths and weaknesses.

[www.businessinsider.com 01 Jan 2013]

autonomous vehicle noun a vehicle that is controlled automatically rather than by a human driver

Toyota is one of several heavy-weight car manufacturers and technology companies researching autonomous vehicles.

[www.bbc.co.uk 04 Jan 2013]

digital globe noun a sphere-shaped display screen

Like the old-school globes once common in classrooms, digital globes vary in size.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 08 Jan 2013]

The image on a digital globe can be changed with the touch of a button.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 08 Jan 2013]

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