Living Tissue Emerges From 3-D Printer
Harvard bioengineers say they have taken a big step toward using 3-D printers to make living tissue. They’ve made a machine with multiple printer heads that each extrudes a different biological building block to make complex tissue and blood vessels.
Their work represents a significant advance toward producing living medical models upon which drugs could be tested for safety and effectiveness.
It also advances the ball in the direction of an even bigger goal. Such a machine and the techniques being refined by researchers offer a glimpse of the early steps in a sci-fi healthcare scenario: One day surgeons might feed detailed CT scans of human body parts into a 3-D printer, manipulate them with design software, and produce healthy replacements for diseased or injured tissues or organs.
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When it comes to name recognition, he’s no Stephen Elop (former CEO of Nokia), Alan Mulally (CEO of Ford) or even Julie Larson-Green (Executive Vice President at Microsoft). The alleged CEO-designate of Microsoft, however, is a familiar face in the hallowed halls of Redmond. For those of us not familiar with the innards of Microsoft, though, who is Satya Nadella? Late last year, word got out that Nadella’s name was on the software giant’s short list of potential replacements for current CEO Steve Ballmer, who announced his resignation back in August.
If you’re looking to sound smart or to keep your head above water on the topic of crazy keyboard concepts, then you’ve come to the right article. With this gadget, “typing” is done via one-handed finger gestures (nothing too rude, don’t worry).
Facebook has announced Paper, a new app for viewing and sharing stories—from both Facebook and other content sources. The app looks extremely impressive with rich animations, smooth user input, and a design well-tailored to small screens.
My only gripe at this point would be the app sharing its name with another iOS favorite.
By Daniel P. Howley, LAPTOP Senior Writer Could Apple soon move into the mobile payment market? During an investor call for its fourth quarter earnings report, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is intrigued with mobile payments. The news comes just days after a Wall Street Journal report said the tech giant was actively working on ways to implement a mobile payment system. The report cited the shuffling of executives to build the payment service as evidence, as well as additional sources familiar with the potential business.
Polaroid’s New Camera Is Like An Instagram App In Real Life
It was a bizarre turn of events when a new company like Instagram repurposed the nostalgia-tinged look of an oldie like Polaroid. But even weirder is that Polaroid’s new camera, the Socialmatic, flips that scheme and reverses it. Their latest camera, revealed live in living plastic at CES, carries the same curved edges and color scheme of the famed app’s icon.