NASA is funding research into 3D-printed food. Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation. It’s hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space travel, but its creator has the loftier aim of solving the increasing food shortages around the world by cutting down on waste. The software for the printer will be open-source, while the hardware is based on the open-source RepRap Mendel 3D printer.
no fucking way
Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cell
Daniel O’Shea ‘09 (undergraduate)
Department of Electrical EngineeringThis is a GFP-tagged mouse retinal ganglion cell (in green), overlaid on a layer of cells with DAPI-stained nuclei (in blue) and ChAT-stained starburst amacrine cells (in red), taken with a tri-channel confocal fluorescence microscope.
I captured this image during a research project supervised by Sebastian Seung at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Richard Masland at Harvard. The goal of the collaboration was to develop an improved classification system for ganglion cells based upon their position in the retina and upon the morphology, or architecture, of their dendritic arbors (which behave like antennae).
The Bermuda Triangle of Productivity
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