Medical scientist Hans Clevers thinks tests in lab-grown mini-organs could help make expensive drugs more cost-effective by identifying patients who are and aren’t likely to benefit.
If they can grow muscle, can they make meat?
Modern Meadow is a startup based in Brooklyn, New York. They are aiming to commercialize leather and meat products that are not made from slaughtered animals but brewed in cell-culture vats. If it works, and if the market embraces the resulting products, it would lead to vast savings in water, land, and energy use associated with livestock production.
A low-power, sensor system is 1,000 times smaller than comparable commercial counterparts.
A 9-cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system developed at the University of Michigan is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.
The U-M system’s processor, solar cells, and battery are all contained in its tiny frame, which measures 2.5 by 3.5 by 1 millimeters. It is 1,000 times smaller than comparable commercial counterparts.
Six volunteers from Europe and Russia will on Tuesday allow themselves to be locked up in a capsule in Moscow for over three months to simulate the conditions for an eventual manned mission to Mars.
This image show an experimental test of piezoelectric nanowires that harness a hamster’s wheel-turning energy into usable power.
Power generated from flowing blood, simple body movements or a gentle breeze could one day be converted to electricity to charge iPods, cell phones and other personal electronic devices.
The emerging field of nutrigenomics, which aims to identify the genetic factors that influence the body’s response to diet and studies how the bioactive constituents of food affect gene expression, is explored in a series of provocative, interdisciplinary reports and analyses in the December 2008 Special Issue (Volume 12, number 4) of OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology.
Cornell University 3rd year PhD National Science fellow, George K. Lewis
Ultrasound machines can cost $20,000 or more and weigh 30 pounds, but not George K. Lewis’s ultrasound device. Lewis’s portable therapeutic ultrasound machine cost him about $150 to make — 80 percent of which was spent on the battery — it fits in the palm of his hand, and it can help treat cancer and relieve arthritis… among other things.
The heat source is a pair of headlights. A car door alarm signals emergencies. An auto air filter and fan provide climate control. But this contraption has nothing to do with transportation. It is a sturdy, low-cost incubator, designed to keep vulnerable newborns warm during the first fragile days of life.
The Palo Alto Research Center is using ink-jet printing technology to develop a disposable patch that can be worn on a soldier’s helmet for seven days to measure his or her exposure to blasts.
Researchers are developing a cheap, lightweight plastic strip that can be worn on a soldier’s helmet to help diagnose brain injury.
Imagine a world without yellow raincoats, umbrellas in all shapes and sizes and who knows, you will never experience what it is like to get wet ever again! This possibility is becoming a reality now, thanks to the Ion-mask enhancement which is a new plasma technology that has been developed by P2i, a company under the wing of the UK’s Ministry of Defence.