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
AFP (Oct. 7, 2015) A ping pong playing robot, a flying origami bird and a mirror that some might find a little too honest for comfort are on display at a huge tech show in Japan.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 12, 2015) Flying paper origami, magic mirrors and body fat analysing apps are among the high-tech gadgets unveiled by more than 500 companies and organizations at Japan's Combined Exhibition of Advanced ... watch video
AP (July 19, 2016) A tiny, ingestible robot could be a new tool for healing serious stomach wounds. Researchers call it an origami robot because the accordion-shaped gadget is folded and frozen into an ice capsule, ... 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.
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Sep. 26, 2016 Researchers have measured the twisting force, or torque, generated by light on a silicon chip. Their work holds promise for applications such as miniaturized gyroscopes and torsional sensors to ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 Multiferroics -- materials that exhibit both magnetic and electric order -- are of interest for next-generation computing but difficult to create because the conditions conducive to each of those ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Short chains and rings of gold nanoparticles have now been produced with unprecedented precision. They used a special kind of nanoparticles with a well-defined structure and linked them together with ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries ... read more
Sep. 7, 2015 From shipping and construction to outer space, origami could put a folded twist on structural engineering. Researchers have developed a new 'zippered tube' configuration that makes paper ... 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
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