Researchers at the University of Tokyo are using cells to fold microscopic origami shapes. The scientists hope that in the future the use of tissue cells to fold structures will lead to next generation medical devices and allow for the engineering of biological tissue.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 4, 2014) Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space ... watch video
TheStreet (June 10, 2014) Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable ... watch video
AP (Feb. 22, 2013) Scientists at Cornell University created a new human-shaped ear using a 3D printer and injections of living cow cells. The researchers hope one day they'll be able to use a person's own cells to ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Nov. 10, 2011) Scientists say solar cells made of transparent synthetics could provide energy in the future. Scientists in Dresden are working on what they call "organic solar cells" that they want to eventually ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (May 14, 2012) Organic solar cells provide new hope for future energy generation, and researchers in Dresden now want to make this option commercially viable.
It’s a fascinating proposition: once the ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (July 7, 2013) He opened up a new world, paving the way for nanotechnology. Gerd Binnig shared the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope. For the first time, the ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 24, 2013) For the first time scientists have printed human embryonic stem cells using a 3D printer. The Heriot-Watt University team's research could eventually lead to human organs being printed on demand and ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 23, 2013) US scientists have created an artificial ear using 3D printing technology and living cells. The ear looks and behaves like a real ear and offers hope to children born with ear ... watch video
May 29, 2015 There are 10,000 components that can be used to make cosmetics. These components have to be monitored to guarantee consumer safety. Scientists have now developed three 'green' analytical methods to ... read more
May 28, 2015 Weak electric fields may be important in guiding cells into wounds to heal them. Researchers have developed a screen to search for genes linked to electrotaxis, the ability to move in response to ... read more
Nov. 14, 2014 Microtechnology has radically changed our lives, both in electronics and mechanics. Everyone encounters this every day and uses successful examples, such as the accelerometer in smartphones or the ... read more
Aug. 14, 2014 RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale, making it possible to fabricate complicated shapes from a single strand of RNA. Unlike existing methods for folding DNA ... read more
Mar. 7, 2012 In recent years, scientists have begun to harness DNA's powerful molecular machinery to build artificial structures at the nanoscale using the natural ability of pairs of DNA molecules to ... read more
Apr. 27, 2011 Scientists have developed software that makes it easier to predict the three-dimensional shape that will result from a given DNA template. While the software doesn't fully automate the design ... read more