Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering
Pioneering 'tweezers' that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants ...
3D printing 'will change the world'
From replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.
NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space (Update)
NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.
Urban fish masculinized by hormone-mimicking chemicals
(Phys.org) —It's a man's world for fish in a San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. Silverside fish collected from an urban beach in Suisun Marsh were more masculinized, but with smaller and less healthy gonads, ...
New coating may help joint replacements bond better with bone
Broken bones and joint replacements may someday heal faster, thanks to an unusual coating for medical implants under development at The Ohio State University.
Unique route to stem cells: Designer proteins developed to deliver stem cells
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a new method to produce stem cells using designed proteins. The new system is more precise and more natural than current techniques and the team believe it could be ...
Google rolls its own keyboard app for Android 4.0 and up
A new, non-invasive technique to track the motion of knee bones in 3D with a very high precision has been presented by researchers in Australia. By employing a single-element ultrasound sensor and a fast ...
Toyota says Chinese regulators looking at Lexus
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that Chinese anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers.
Using silicon dioxide as a binding layer for replacement bone prosthetics
Using the stuff of sand, silicon dioxide, as a binding layer for replacement bone prosthetics could allow more biocompatible artificial joints to be manufactured as well as reducing the risk of post-operative infection, according ...
Improving the performance of titanium implants by bioactive composite coatings
Researchers in Japan and China tested a novel urease fabrication process for coating titanium implants with bioactive CaP/gelatin composites. Published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, the re ...
Physicists discover a new kind of friction in the nanoworld
Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material ...
Astronaut John Glenn, 92, has heart procedure
Former astronaut and Ohio U.S. senator John Glenn has had a heart valve replacement as he approaches his 93rd birthday.
Imec demonstrates strained germanium finFETs at IEDM 2013
At this week's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2013), imec reported the first functional strained germanium (Ge) quantum-well channel pMOS FinFETs, fabricated with a Si Fin replacement process on 300mm Si ...