I See With My Printed Eye

Allow me to try and simplify the title of an exciting, new scientific paper: “Adult rat retinal ganglion cells and glia can be printed by piezoelectric inkjet printing.” We have now created eye cells with an inkjet printer! Researchers from the University of Cambridge printed rat retinal ganglion cells, basically clumps of retina, using an…

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Monday Marvels: 3D Printing, and Drone Delivery

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BFZOVGI” locale=”us” height=”62″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PJIhHwW0L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]1.    Miracle Cells to Fight Cancer At the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, researcher Michel Sadelain has successfully engineered immune cells capable of fighting cancer. These cells have shown promising results in several patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, putting them all into remission. With this latest…

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3D-Printer is Now Able to Manipulate Metal

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World Future Society Conference 2013

The World Future Society 2013 annual conference was held last weekend in Chicago. It was my second year attending this conference. The information was dense, the crowd was diverse and the thinking was futuristic. Imagine a virtual information tsunami of foresight, futuristic language and innovation bearing down on you. That was just the first day. I took…

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4D Printing: The New Human Bionics

4D Printing: The New Human Bionics The essence of human identity is increasingly in the hands of a new generation. We are entering a future where our biology is becoming self-defined, assembled, manufactured, and increasingly unique. For one, advancements in new materials technology are leading to potentially game-changing innovations. When combined with rapid improvements in…

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