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V&A to showcase the ‘world of tomorrow’

Financial Times

A briefcase-sized DNA laboratory, zero-gravity 3D printers and a solar-powered shirt that doubles as a phone charger; these are some of the outlandish designs that will feature in a show of cutting-edge technologies at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. In its attempt to suggest “the world of tomorrow”, curators at the V&A have sought out groundbreaking advances currently under development in universities, design companies and at technology giants such as Apple and Google, some of which will be seen in public for the first time in the exhibition…

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