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Synthetic material rebuilds itself through chemical communication

By Damir Beciri
12 January 2013

bz-gel-self-assemblyUniversity of Pittsburgh (Pitt) researchers have found that self-moving gels can be used to enable the synthetic materials to “act alive” and mimic primitive biological communication. They managed to demonstrate that a synthetic system that can both emit and sense a chemical signal, and when the ability of chemical communication is combined with interaction with… »

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Skin cell gun sprays stem cells for fast recovery from serious burns

By Damir Beciri
22 Comments6 February 2011

spray-on-skin-gerlachSpray-on skin that could help you heal your skin within several days after a serious burn seems as something we used to see in science fiction, but that technology has been developed worldwide for over 5 years. Compared to other currently available skin regeneration or replacement methods, this method shortens the time needed for generation… »

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Controlling a robot arm with your mind? Even a monkey can do it

By Damir Beciri
One Comment5 June 2010

monkey-with-robot-armIn our previous articles we already described a few interfaces meant to connect our thoughts to machines such as Emotiv EPOC or Honda BMI. Back in May of 2008 experiments were conducted by Dr. Schwartz, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, to teach a monkey to feed itself by using its thoughts… »