Engineers Shrink Microscope to Dime-sized Device

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size — and, hopefully, the price tag — of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties. A standard atomic force microscope is a large, bulky instrument, with multiple control loops, electronics and amplifiers. … Continue reading “Engineers Shrink Microscope to Dime-sized Device”

Playing Doctor: This VR Could Walk Physicians Through The Patient’s Body

Engineers at GE Healthcare’s Global Center of Excellence in Medical Imaging Software in France, used detailed 3D information from CT and MRI body scans to build a virtual experience complete with color, texture, light and other features. This VR could walk Doctors through the Patient’s Body. Doctors can use it to observe the glistening pleura … Continue reading “Playing Doctor: This VR Could Walk Physicians Through The Patient’s Body”

New sensors can detect single protein molecules

Modified carbon nanotubes could be used to track protein production by individual cells. For the first time, MIT engineers have designed sensors that can detect single protein molecules as they are secreted by cells or even a single cell. These sensors, which consist of chemically modified carbon nanotubes, could help scientists with any application that … Continue reading “New sensors can detect single protein molecules”

Solowheel Iota – Mini self-balancing personal electric vehicle

A company named ” Inventist” is running a Kickstarter campaign for getting crowdfunding for their mini self-balancing personal electric vehicle named as “Solowheel Iota”. Its patent-pending design includes a parallelogram-based turning assist mechanism which makes the Iota maneuverable and easy to use. In addition to an intelligent rider detection system, folding pedals, lights and a … Continue reading “Solowheel Iota – Mini self-balancing personal electric vehicle”