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October 2014

Fabrication of Glass Microfluidic Devices

October 19, 2014

Material Specifications Glass is a popular substrate for microfluidic (mF) chips, although plastics are becoming more common due to the ease in fabrication.  Several types of glass are used in mF [more...]

Piezoelectric Generator and Actuator

October 19, 2014

This video is a tutorial of how to examine the piezoelectric elements in a lighter and a buzzer. The steps of disassembly as well as testing and exploration are shown.  Kit List: Piezoelectric Disc [more...]

Paper Microfluidics

October 19, 2014

This video is a tutorial on creating a paper microfluidic device through wax curing, droplet test, and choosing proper channels. Applications are demonstrated as well, including mixing and chemical [more...]

Flow Cytometry and Inkjet Technology

October 19, 2014

Cytometry is a general name for a group of biological methods used to measure various parameters of cells. Parameters which can be measured by cytometry are cell size and morphology, cell cycle [more...]

Beauty of Science: Droplet Dancing-I

October 14, 2014

This video covers the spontaneous motion of dyed liquid droplets as they interact with one another.   After explaining surface tension’s role, the video reveals several cool examples of this [more...]

Organs-on-Chips

October 14, 2014

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its human ‘Organs-on-Chips’ technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private [more...]

3D laser lithography

October 13, 2014

Additive manufacturing (AM) or three-dimensional (3D) printing is hitting the headlines with ever-spectacular developments. While AM has been used for years as the de facto standard for rapid [more...]

Nanomotor in Drug Delivery Application

October 13, 2014

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running synthetic motor to date. The  nanomotor is a step [more...]

MEMS Gas Sensors

October 7, 2014

Miniaturized electronic “noses” offer intriguing prospects, such as exhaled-breath analysis and environmental air-quality monitoring with portable devices and mobile phones. Yet detecting [more...]

Optical Cell Volume Measurement

October 7, 2014

By Ethan Schonbrun The ability to measure cell volume enables greater understanding of biological processes, including disease development. A new method based on light absorption enables high [more...]

3D Printed Optics

October 2, 2014

The LUXeXceL Group in the Netherlands has announced both the launch of a new additive manufacturing platform that delivers high speed and precision as well as the introduction of a new clear material [more...]