Items tagged with Biology

It goes without saying that technology can be amazing, but at the same time, some aspects of it can be downright scary. The latest example of that comes from Oxford, where a team of researchers have developed "e-DNA", a foolproof solution, they claim, that can single you out on the Internet. Like our real DNA, our e-DNA is composed of many bits of information that makes us truly unique. The kicker? No software has to be installed, and it doesn't matter which computing device you use. Oxford's researchers consider its e-DNA mechanic, which uses their "biochronometric technology", as impenetrable. In fact, they'd be able to tell if you've taken drugs or had sex, or if you've merely had too many... Read more...
Love 'em or hate 'em, security cameras are everywhere, and given the world we live in, it's unlikely that they'll ever go away. Instead, they're more likely to grow in numbers, especially once technology like the following takes hold. One of the greatest limitations of the traditional camera lens is its limited field-of-view. In a corner of a convenience store, for example, there's likely to be many gaps the camera's oblivious to - especially directly beneath it. And if Deus Ex: Human Revolution has taught me anything, those same limitations will still exist in 2027. For photographers, capturing a long building in a single shot can prove difficult even with a high-end wide-angle lens. ... Read more...
If you were one of those people who thought that 3D printing would take off in a big way, you have plenty of evidence to back you up these days. The printers have been used to create the things you'd expect, like guns and phone cases, but they've also been used to create an exoskeleton that helped a toddler with a rare disease use her arms. Recently, they've been used to create liquid tissue scaffolding to help with the creation of artificial tissue. Now, scientists have created a tiny human liver with the help of a 3D printer that can build objects with cells. Video credit: New Scientist According to New Scientist, the liver was created by San Diego-based Organovo and announced at the Aspet... Read more...