Microsoft Redesigns the Mouse for People with Disabilities

Around one billion people in the world live with a disability, which is why Microsoft is launching an Adaptive Accessories range that provides a more accessible keyboard and mouse experience for PC or iPhone. The kit (which will be available later this year) has three elements: a square mouse, a button with programmable pressure sensors and a hub that connects everything. Button designs are easily interchangeable and …

Porsche Unveils the Retro Yet Refreshed 2023 911 Sport Classic

The second of four collector's items from Porsche's Heritage Design blends tradition and innovation

Set for a 2023 release in the US, the new 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector cars from Porsche‘s Heritage Design strategy and limited to 1,250 examples worldwide. The carmaker turned to the 911 Turbo S for inspiration, recalling the model’s striking and classic style. Porsche enthusiasts may also recall the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of the early 1970s in the new iteration’s …

Researchers Engineer an Enzyme that Eats Plastic Waste

Following similar developments in England and France, a team of scientists at The University of Texas at Austin created an enzyme variant that breaks down plastic with the potential to eliminate billions of tons of landfill. The enzyme—dubbed FAST-PETase—targets polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a polymer found in consumer packaging that makes up 12% of global waste. Researchers used a machine learning model to generate mutations of a …