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Spinach Heart Tissue

Transforming Spinach Leaves Into Heart Tissue

Spinach leaf aiding in tissue regeneration. Using the plant like scaffolding, research teams at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) built a mini version of a working heart, which may one day aid in tissue regeneration.  The Researchers have turned to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bio-engineering problem blocking the[…]

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Paperfuge

Healthcare Transformation – the 20cent Centrifuge

Frugal science for diagnosing disease. Known as the “Paperfuge” invented by Manu Prakash, Professor of Bio-Engineering at Stanford, is like the piece of lab equipment it’s named for, the centrifuge, it can spin biological samples at thousands of revolutions per minute, by hand. The simple solutions are often the most accessible, and therefore[…]

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bio-printing

Bio Printing Body Parts

Printing body parts such as jaw bones, muscle, cartilage structures and stunningly accurate human ears – now a reality. Scientists have developed an innovative 3D bioprinter capable of generating replacement tissue that’s strong enough to withstand transplantation. To show its power, the scientists printed a jaw bone, muscle, and cartilage structures,[…]

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TESLAPHORESIS

Nanotubes assemble! Teslaphoresis

Super-materials with super properties and potential! Researchers at Rice University have developed a way to make carbon nanotubes self-assemble in a dish using a powerful Tesla coil transformer circuit. The discovery during their experiments has been dubbed ”Teslaphoresis” is simply a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together.  […]

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Fungi for the future

Fungi to replace plastic…and more!

The opportunities fungi opens our world up to are nothing short of astounding.
Fungi replacing plastic…and fungi eating plastic – It’s about time this whole environmentally harmful product that plastic is get a shakedown! Enter the fungi revolution!

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Solar roadways

Solar Panel Roads

Solar Roadways (referred to as SR Panels) steps away from the tradition road surface and power creation mindset, with the core purpose to generate clean renewable energy on roadways and any other surface that can be walked or driven upon.

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Flexible Electronic Circuits

Stretchable electronics

This material is a hybrid of materials, essentially a combination of liquid, metal and solid metallic alloys wrapped in a stretchy polymer. This innovation of materials allow for the circuits to quadruple in length whilst maintaining it’s electrical connection

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