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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...]

Laminar flow patterning in microfluidic devices

December 27, 2014

This video tutorial is from Cornell University Mechanical Engineering 6240 – Physics of Micro- and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics on Sep 5th 2012.  A discussion of two examples of laminar flow patterning approaches in microfluidic [more...]

Dancing Magnetotactic Bacteria

December 27, 2014

Magnetotactic bacteria linedancing on music through the use of a superimposed magnetic field  Tijmen Hageman from Korean Institute of Science and Technology Europe (KIST) in collaboration with theUniversity of Twente won the 2014 [more...]

CellSqueeze microfluidic chips

December 10, 2014

Intracellular delivery of macromolecules has long been a challenge in both research and therapeutic applications. Prof. Klavs Jensen and Prof. Robert Langer of MIT recognized this challenge and organized a collaborative research effort to [more...]

Microfluidic Device Catching Roaming Cancer Cells

November 16, 2014

This is an interesting old video found on youtube which talking about  the research of  German Drazer, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins University and his doctoral student, Jorge A. Bernate [more...]

3D Acoustic Levitation-Particle Manipulation

October 24, 2014

Japanese scientists have been successful in moving an object in a three-dimensional space through a complex system of acoustic levitation, surpassing previous research endeavors that lifted the objects in two dimensions. In order to move [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 Order Portable Oscilloscope Order [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 phase, DNA content, the existence or absence [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 surface tension dance in action. [more...]


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 company to accelerate development of [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 toward developing miniature machines [more...]

Ultra Highspeed Micromachining with End Mill

October 13, 2014

Ultra Highspeed Micromachining with End Mill from Mohawk Innovative Technology. This micromachining approach is useful in fabricating micro structures on mold inserts or some micro components directly on metal substrates, such as aluminum, [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 the resultant tiny frequency shifts in [more...]
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