Researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas make high-tech yarns from nanotubes and powders. The yarns could be woven into battery electrodes, superconfucting fabrics, and wearable electronics.
Researchers are developing software tools to make it easier and faster to redesign microbes that make biofuels or drugs.
Technology Review's I.T. Editor, Erica Naone, demonstrates how the Microsoft Kinect works and then hacks it apart.
Technology Review's I.T. Editor, Tom Simonite, reviews a Vgo telepresence robot. Simonite is located in TR's San Francisco office and uses the robot to communicate "face-to-face" with colleagues in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
On the 10th anniversary of the Human Genome Project, we ask: where are the therapies?
Ali Javey, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkley, shows Technology Review how his lab prints electronic skin.
Technology Review's I.T. Editor, Erica Naone, tests out the Web-reliant Cr-48. It starts up in an instant, and comes with "free" 3G. But Google's online app store needs work.
Researchers improved on a technique called stimulated Raman spectroscopy to capture real-time images in the skin of living mice. To observe the absorption of trans-retinol, a common skin-care product, into a mouse’s skin, the team tuned two lasers to the frequency of a lipid in the drug and trained the lasers on the application site, yielding images in real time of the drug traveling down a hair shaft into the sebaceous gland.
Using stimulated Raman spectroscopy, researchers tuned lasers to the frequency of proteins in red blood cells. They trained the lasers on blood vessels in the ear of a mouse. A detector captured the resulting protein signals, translating them into images, which researchers sequenced together to create a video of red blood cells flowing through the capillaries of a mouse. The movie shows a Y-shaped junction of blood capillaries with individual red blood cells.
A new imaging method developed at Stanford reveals the complex array of synapses in the cortex.