Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, the sequence of chemical bases is incredibly important in how DNA functions and codes our lives. One reason scientists pay … Continue reading “Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis”
MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel. The researchers modified the metabolic pathways of yeast that naturally produce large quantities of lipids, to make them about 30 percent … Continue reading “Renewable Diesel – MIT Engineers program Yeast to convert Plant Sugars into Oils”
A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. Their company named “Vader System” has created a machine that prints three-dimensional objects using liquid metal. Engineering faculty and students of University at Buffalo work closely with this company.
There are an estimated 20 million blind and low-vision people in the United States, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. For helping them, a San Diego based startup named Aira has developed a remote assistive technology. It connects the blind with a network of certified agents via wearable smart glasses and an augmented … Continue reading “Aira Visual interpreter for the Blind uses Smart Glasses”
Jan. 4 Virtual Reality News Conference Highlights: On Wednesday, Intel displayed the first 10nm-powered 2 in 1 PC running Intel’s next generation processor, codenamed Cannon Lake. As part of the demonstration, the 2 in 1 played the company’s latest commercial featuring Jim Parsons and Michael Phelps. The company continues to expect to ship Cannon Lake … Continue reading “CES 2017: Intel Presents a World of Virtual Reality Experiences”