Robotic Bees Capable of Pollination?

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Researchers at Harvard are working hard to advance one step closer towards finishing a development project involving a micro air vehicle named the Robobee. The robot, that is smaller than a coin, was already able to lift off using it’s own power source, but now it has added functionalities to help control it’s flight.

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Harvard Working On Emulating An Entire Human Body System Using Organs On A Chip

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Imagine a world free of animal testing, where instead researchers could use organ-on-a-chip technology for testing new drugs and medicines. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Havard is taking the existing concepts of organ-on-chip technology and going way beyond, linking up to ten of these systems together in a way that would simulate an entire human body.

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Creepy: Artificial Jellyfish created from Rat Heart

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Biomechanics, tissue engineering and materials science have come a long ways in the last decade, as proven by the recent achievement by the would-be Doctor Frankensteins at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology. Using the Medusa Jellyfish as their ‘model’, these genius scientists got to work on taking inanimate silicon and living cardiac […]

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Heard Of System-On-Chip, How About Gut-On-Chip?

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Testing new drugs and treatments (for diseases affecting humans) on animal models does not actually work all the time. That’s why we believe that researchers around the world will find the so-called “gut-on-chip” very helpful. Developed by the research team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the microdevice has the structure, physiology, and mechanics of the human intestine. The new product will allow researchers to study more about intestinal disorders and the safety and effectiveness of treatments.

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