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New bioinspired artificial lung is efficient enough to operate on air

By Damir Beciri
26 July 2011

air-artificial-lungAn artificial lung built by researchers from Case Western Reserve University uses air instead pure oxygen which is required by current man-made lungs require. The researchers built the prototype device by following the natural lung’s design and tiny dimensions. Unfortunately, the commercial use of their invention is still years away, but the device is a… »

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Bioengineered algae could be used to produce hydrogen from water

By Rob Aid
3 Comments24 May 2011

mit-hydrogen-producing-algae-1Many kinds of algae and cyanobacteria are capable to use the energy from sunlight in order to produce compounds needed for their own survival, and during that process they split water molecules and release hydrogen, which holds promise as a clean and carbon-free fuel for the future. A group of researchers found a way to… »


Brain controlled Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm

By Damir Beciri
31 March 2011

artificial-muscle-operated-amo-arm-1Two Ryerson University undergraduate biomedical engineering students are developing a prosthetic arm that is controlled by brain signals. The Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm is controlled by the user’s brain signals and is powered by ‘artificial muscles’ ( simple pneumatic pumps and valves) to create movements, unlike traditional prosthetic limbs which  rely on complex and expensive… »