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January 2015

Micromotors Powered by Stomach Acid

January 29, 2015

SEM image of micromotors ( Image Credit: Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego) Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. [more...]

Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies from Saliva

January 29, 2015

This is a 3-D model of IBN’s rapid test kit that detects dengue-specific antibodies. (Credit: IBN, A*STAR) Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of [more...]

Programmable Electrowetting with Channels and Droplets

January 29, 2015

Banerjee, A.; Noh, J.H.; Liu, Y.; Rack, P.D.; Papautsky, I. Programmable Electrowetting with Channels and Droplets. Micromachines 2015, 6, 172-185; doi:10.3390/mi6020172. In this work, we demonstrate continuous and discrete functions in a [more...]

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

January 29, 2015

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both [more...]

10X Genomics Emerges With $80M

January 25, 2015

10X Genomics first product (Image Credit: 10x Genomics) Making Illumina’s industry-leading gene sequencing machines better? There’s an app for that. That’s the shorthand pitch from fresh-from-stealth sequencing company 10X Genomics, [more...]

New Method to Generate Arbitrary Optical Pulses

January 23, 2015

This is an example of custom-shaped pulses at 100-GHz repetition rate. Image Credit: Univ. of Southampton Scientists from the Univ. of Southampton have developed a new technique to generate more powerful, more energy-efficient and low-cost [more...]

Why Rain Has That Distinctive Smell

January 20, 2015

Aerosol generation after drop impingement on porous media is a three-step process, consisting of bubble formation, bubble growth, and bubble bursting.   Image Credit: Youngsoo Joung, MIT Ever notice an earthy smell in the air after a [more...]

EVG Nanoimprint Lithography Technology

January 16, 2015

A 6″ full area nanoimprinted wafer, processed by EVG NIL solutions EVG’s SmartNIL technology stands out the company in the UV nanoimprint lithography market. In conjunction with a multi-use softstamp technology, SmartNIL provides [more...]

Manipulating nanoribbons at the molecular level

January 16, 2015

Figure 1: Bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons from molecular building blocks 1 and 2. (a) The resulting ribbon, or heterojunction, has varied widths as a result of different width molecules 1 and 2. (b) Scanning transmission [more...]

Microfluidic Device Observes T Cell Interaction

January 15, 2015

MIT researchers have designed a microfluidic device that allows them to precisely trap pairs of cells (one red, one green) and observe how they interact over time. (Credit: Burak Dura) The immune system is a complex network of many [more...]

Sorting Machine – Skittles and M &M

January 11, 2015

Skittles M&M’s Sorting Machine ( image credit: IVC wiki) The machine is fully autonomous and will sort an entire 1.5kg/56oz bag in approx. 5 minutes. It is made of an AVR microcontroller (Arduino Uno), color sensor, distance [more...]
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