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Colorful Cleanrooms and Cochlear Implants

Just a couple of decades ago, the concept of biohacking – deliberately blurring the biological line between man and machine – was little more than just that: a concept, confined mainly to the avant garde of science fiction and … Read More

Putting the Fun Back in Functional Nanomaterials

Sometimes it can be hard to really conceptualize the breadth of research work that’s coming out of our contamination-controlled environments. In Class 100/1000 cleanrooms from coast to coast, unless you work directly in the field, it is a challenge … Read More

Haptics and Ultrahaptics

From Disney to Microsoft, NASA to MIT, corporations and institutions large and small are increasingly reviving their interest in haptic technologies, whether pursuing the edge on the next generation of smartphones, adding a piece into the puzzle of … Read More

Lab-Grown Leather: When Contamination Control Meets Chanel

From way back in the Stone Age to our current Silicon Age, we have labeled periods of our development as a species by the materials we have come to master: stone, bronze, iron, and so on.(1) And, at each … Read More

How the Humble Inkjet Printer is the New Go-To in Organ Transplantation

From the perfect Super Venti Flat White (yes, it is ‘a thing’) crafted for us at the Starbucks drive-thru to the tailored Tesla designed to indulge our most whimsical aesthetic consideration, the world is becoming increasingly customized whether we … Read More

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Goop Believes the Little Things Count – Truth in Advertising, Not So Much

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In a Napa County Superior Court this month, actor Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, accepted civil penalties in the amount of $145,000 for unsubstantiated health claims regarding some products sold on the company’s website. The online ‘wellness empire’ … Read More

Cadaver Bones vs. Synthetic

Near to an abandoned Mayan temple in the steamy jungles of Guatemala, camouflaged beneath a matrix of overgrown vine and lianas, nestles a small medical clinic catering to the needs of, at most, a handful of patients. A private … Read More

Contamination Control vs Embryotoxicity

When you hear the phrase ‘designer babies,’ what springs most readily to mind? It’s an emotionally, socially, and politically loaded term that’s come to represent much of what’s ethically questionable in genetic research. Perhaps we might think of the … Read More

How Cleanrooms are Revolutionizing DNA Analysis

Against a neutral blue background, the young man in a pressed, button-down shirt and polka dotted tie smiles the hesitant smile of the new hire. Blue eyes matching his suit blazer and blond hair slicked to one side, Scott … Read More

Protecting NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

In 1941, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, was killed in a mid-air collision over the bucholic hamlet of Roxholme, England. Practicing maneuvers in his Spitfire VZ-H, an aircraft he’d flown in … Read More

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