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Tailor-made skin from ‘ink’ printer

January 24, 2005

Manchester University scientists have developed a printer able to produce human skin to help wounds and burns heal. With more research it could even replace broken bones.

The cells are put into a special printer ink liquid and artificially multiplied. Then, the printer prints the cells on to a plastic surface, which acts like a scaffold to support the cells. Experts say that the plastic could then be surgically… read more

Tailor-made viruses for enhanced cancer therapy

August 2, 2012

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Parvoviruses specifically kill cancer cells and are already in the clinical trial stage for treating malignant brain tumors. However, they can also infect normal cells — without doing any harm to them — so a large portion of viruses is lost during therapy.

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now modified parvoviruses in such a way that they initially lose their ability… read more

Taiwan breeds green-glowing pigs

January 13, 2006

Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that glow in the dark.

The pigs are transgenic, created by adding genetic material from jellyfish into a normal pig embryo. The scientists will use the transgenic pigs to study human disease.

Because the pig’s genetic material is green, it is easy to spot. So if, for instance, some of its stem cells are injected into another animal, scientists… read more

Taiwan develops face-recognition vending machine

January 17, 2011

Researchers in Taiwan have developed a vending machine that recommends purchases based on people’s faces, attempts to detect any smartphones, e-readers or tablets the buyer might be carrying, to indicate whether the shopper was equipped to download books, music or films.

Taiwan researchers turn to silk for flexible e-devices

March 4, 2011

Researchers at a Taiwan university said on Thursday they had found a way to use silk membranes for flexible e-book readers, LED displays and radio-frequency identification tools.and started talks with manufacturers about adopting the unusual but cheap material.

The technology turns liquid silk into membranes that work as insulators for flexible thin-film transistors, a component of bendable electronics. The membranes may even improve the speed and performance of a… read more

Taiwan scientists claim microchip ‘breakthrough’

December 14, 2010

Taiwanese scientists at the National Nano Device Laboratory have succeeded in producing a circuit measuring just nine nanometers across, with about 20 times the storage capacity of memory units now available on the market and consuming just one 200th of the electricity.

Taiwanese Researchers Introduce Blink of the Eye Transmission Speed System On A Chip

November 12, 2008

A system on a chip (SOC) with transmission speeds 100 times faster than WiFi and 350 times faster than 3.5G cell phones has been created by Professor Jri Lee of National Taiwan University.

It is about 1/10th the size and cost of existing chips and an be massed-produced for less than $1 per unit.

Takahashi: A future of embedded chips, networks

August 24, 2007

Vernor Vinge can foresee a rosy scenario where everything around us has electronic awareness built into it. But he also sees four scenarios that can get in the way of such a world.

Take a tour of the virtual future at Stanford

January 16, 2012

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If you want to see what your living room is likely to look like four years from now, come and take a tour of Stanford’s new Virtual Human Interaction Lab, says Jeremy Bailenson, an associate professor of communication and co-author of the book Infinite Reality.

“It’s a high-tech vision of the future,” Bailenson said.

“We’re using this cutting-edge lab to try to think ahead by a… read more

Take Note: Computing Takes Up Pen, Again

May 30, 2007

Livescribe has created an ambitious new type of pen-based computer system that, if successful, could bridge the gap between paper and the digital world and perhaps even change the way millions of people interact with the Internet.

Instead of forcing users to write with a stylus on a computer’s slippery display, Livescribe put the computer inside a plump ballpoint pen that is used on paper imprinted with nearly invisible… read more

Taking 3D printing into the metal age

October 16, 2013

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The European Space Agency (ESA)and the EU, together with industrial and educational partners, are developing the first large-scale production methods to 3D-print complex 3D-printed parts made of metal that can withstand temperatures at 1000┬░C — fit for space and the most demanding applications on Earth.

3D printers are expected to revolutionize the way we live but until recently they could work with only plastic, which… read more

Taking a Clinical Look at Human Emotions

October 9, 2002

Previously, brain studies tended to bypass phenomena that are difficult to measure, like emotions and the unconscious. NYU prof. of neuroscience Dr. Joseph LeDoux, in his laboratory, began finding ways to study how the brain processes emotions.

Taking a Quick Swipe at Cancer

July 21, 2003

A new handheld scanner will allow the doctor to simply swipe a 30-centimeter baton over the patient’s body. Information on irregular tissues will be displayed on a computer screen and in five minutes the exam will be over. The new device, TRIMprob (Tissue Resonance InterferoMeter Probe), consists of a battery-powered baton that produces a signal when it hits a tumor.

Taking a Shot at Hypertension

March 12, 2008
(Cytos Biotechnology)

Scientists from Swiss biotechnology company Cytos have created a vaccine that lowers blood pressure by binding to the blood-pressure-raising molecule angiotensin II.

The vaccine is made up of virus-shaped particles covered with small receptors designed to bind with angiotensin II. When released into the bloodstream, these virus particles attract and lock onto the molecule. In response, the immune system recognizes the virus as a foreign body. Antibodies… read more

Taking another crack at Amazon’s Kindle

February 10, 2009

Amazon unveils its long-awaited, second-generation e-book reader. The $359 Kindle 2 is thinner than its predecessor, with an improved user interface, 16 vs. 4 shades of gray, longer battery life, and bigger storage capacity. Ships Feb. 24, $359.

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