Rosalind Picard, professor at MIT, explains and demonstrates the Q Sensor.
Researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland demonstrate a wheelchair that uses “shared control” to navigate.
An optic fiber emitting infrared light from a diode laser has been placed just one millimeter away from the developing heart of a two-day old quail embryo. As the laser pulse changes its speed, the heart alters its beat to match. This system is the first time that the whole heart of a living animal has been paced with light--a method that could yield insight into the development of heart defects as well as, much further down the road, provide a new approach for building
At the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, MD, researchers have developed one of the most powerful methods yet for redesigning life. By editing genomes on the computer, synthesizing them in the lab, and transplanting the genomes into cells, Venter Institute researchers can speed up the process of genetic engineering. Ultimately, they want to design and create microbes that efficiently produce clean fuels, vaccines, and other products.
A federal investigation finds conflicting test results and false marketing claims.
Using a new molecule-flattening technique, researchers at Harvard can track small objects, such as these DNA molecules, under a fluorescence microscope.
Co-founder and and Vice President Darren Link demonstrates RainDance's microfluidics technology.
Lung tissue was grown on the decellularized scaffolding of an old lung to yield a transplantable organ.
Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital are building new livers by using old, unhealthy ones that would normally be discarded. The scientists use a gentle detergent to wash away old cells and debris. The remaining scaffold, which retains its blood-vessel architecture, can then be seeded with healthy liver cells and transplanted into a living animal.
Zebrafish embryos (green) are injected with photosynthetic cyanobacteria (red) grow and survive. Researchers hope the findings might one day enable animals to harvest energy from sunlight.