Imagine a moth flapping its way through a disaster area, flying over regions that are too dangerous for humans. Now imagine if you could control that moth in order to assess an area, bringing back critical data for search and rescue missions.
Scientists have taken a closer look at marine fluorescence and have managed to decipher the structural components related to fluorescence brightness, revealing how animals manage to glow.
Performance enhancing drugs have been an issue in professional baseball for what seems like a lifetime. From cocaine and amphetamine use in the 70s to the ritualistic routine PED use by guilty players such as Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. Who is to blame?
To produce proteins on an industrial scale without using living cells is the ambitious goal of cell-free bioproduction. This method would help to produce biological ingredients more quickly and with fewer resources than conventional techniques allow.
Until now, a special kind of fungus needed a biotech material 60 times more expensive than gold to produce an enzyme needed for the production of biofuel, making it an uneconomically costly process.
You know that summer is here when juicy red strawberries start to appear on the shelves. In Germany, this seasonal fruit has never been more popular: on average 3.5 kilos per head were consumed in 2012 - a full kilogram more than ten years ago. Scientists from the Technische Universität München (T...
Replacing missing teeth with new bioengineered teeth, grown from stem cells generated from a person's own gum cells, is a future method that could be superior to the currently used implant technology, but for now not all required pieces are in place.
Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a new injectable hydrogel that can repair damage from heart attacks, help the heart grow new tissue and blood vessels, and get the heart moving closer to how a healthy heart should in a study in pigs.
Artificial replacement ears are now fabricated with the help of 3D printing, which allows a much faster and precise process to create human ears that look and act like real ears, according to a study by researchers from Cornell University published on February 20.
The success rate of spinal implants made with high-performance polymers called PEEK could become even better thanks to a bioactive coating that until now couldn't be appied to the material.
When it comes to sticking power under wet conditions, marine mussels are hard to beat. They can adhere to virtually all inorganic and organic surfaces, sustaining their tenacious bonds in saltwater, including turbulent tidal environments.
Real time observation, of living cells, in 3D, and at the nanoscale - this are the incredible and groundbreaking features of a new holographic microscopy prototype developed by two young scientists at the Swiss Technology University EPFL.