Gotta Sample 'Em All! Underwater Pokéball Captures Ocean LifeNews
A new device developed by Wyss Institute reseachers safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go without harm using a novel, origami-inspired design. The ultimate aim is to allow the sea creatures to be (gently) analyzed in high detail.Read more
House Plants an an Early Warning System?News
Researchers are exploring the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. The idea is to genetically engineer house plants to serve as subtle alarms that something is amiss in our home and office environments.Read more
Identical Twin Study Shows Impact of a Lifetime of Exercise on FItnessNews
When it comes to being fit, are genes or lifestyle more important? Researchers removed the nature part of the equation by studying a pair of identical twins who had taken radically different fitness paths over three decades. One became an Ironman triathlete while the other remained relatively sedentary over the last 30 years.
Biosafety and the Agents of DoomArticle
To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.
Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit CannabisArticle
Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.Read more