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Making a difference with open source science equipment

Science can be expensive. But making customized scientific equipment doesn't have to be. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have compiled economic data on the effectiveness of open source hardware in the laboratory—and ...

dateSep 11, 2015 in Engineering
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Replicating liver cells for fast drug testing

Scientists have developed a new technique that produces a user friendly, low cost, tissue-engineered pseudo-organ. The chip-based model produces a faithful mimic of the in vivo liver inside a scalable fluid-handling device, ...

dateSep 10, 2015 in Engineering
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Lighting the way to your car

On the new BMW 7 Series, a lighting system featuring a striped pattern of ground illumination makes it easier to enter the vehicle in the dark. Fraunhofer researchers have developed special microoptic lenses for this application ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Engineering
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Positioning systems improve airport logistics

An airport apron bustles with traffic. The tow tractors, tankers and buses moving busily around an aircraft run the risk of colliding. An enhanced positioning system will increase safety and the efficiency of logistical operations ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Engineering
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