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Novel bio-inks can be used to print various types of tissue

By Maja Bosanac
17 October 2013

fraunhofer-gellatine-tissue-printingA group of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have succeeded in developing bio-inks for tissue printing technology. The transparent liquids consist of components from the natural tissue matrix and living cells, such as a well known biological material – gelatin. By controlling the chemical modification of this biomolecule, researchers can imitate the properties of various… »

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Secrets of spider web design

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 February 2012

spider-webWhile many research groups investigate toughness of spider silk by investigating the material itself, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Politecnico di Torino in Italy combined experimental observations of spider webs with complex computer simulations to discover that web durability relies on the overall web design which compensates for potential stress of… »


NASA’s version of Star Trek tricorder

By Rob Aid
21 May 2009

star_trek_tricorder-detail.jpgAstronauts on the space station have their own version of the “Star Trek tricorder” to search for signs of life, whether that life is from Earth or of extraterrestrial life as we know it. The hand held device acts as a miniature biology lab that allows space station residents to get results on a display… »