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Submission + - Doctors Print Replacement Jaw from 3D printer (fellowgeek.com)

An anonymous reader writes: An 83 year old woman was diagnosed with progressive osteomyelitis, a condition that causes inflammation in bones. In this case, the condition affected her jaw, and the doctors decided the only safe course was to remove it. Normally, this would have left the woman horribly disfigured. The only way to repair such damage is through complex, highly precise and slightly dangerous bone and soft tissue transplants, to rebuild the jaw from existing structures.

But times have changed. Collaborating with a 3D printing company called Xilloc, the team modeled and printed a complete replacement jaw made of titanium.

Ubuntu

Submission + - Canonical pulls Kubuntu personnel funding (itworld.com)

LinuxScribe writes: An announcement on the Kubuntu-devel mailing list tells the sad story: Canonical is pulling funding for in-house developers to work on the KDE-based Kubuntu flavor. Canonical now seems committed to its single vision of a GNOME-based Unity as a desktop and other Ubuntu flavors will now have to rely on community support and some infrastructure from Canonical.

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