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15JulMushtari: wear a microbial factory

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Front view of Mushtari filled with chemiluminescent fluid. Image: Paula Aguilera and Jonathan Williams.

How can we design relationships between the most primitive and sophisticated life forms? Can we design wearables embedded with synthetic microorganisms that can enhance and augment biological functionality? Meet Mushtari, a 3D-printed wearable designed as a 58 meter long microbial factory that uses synthetic biology to convert sunlight into useful products for humans and microbes.

Mushtari is created par William Patrick, Sunanda Sharma and Steven Keating, from the Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab en collaboration avec Stratasys.

They explored these questions through the creation of Mushtari, a 3D printed wearable with 58 meters of internal fluid channels. The wearable is designed to function as a microbial factory that uses synthetic biology to convert sunlight into useful products for the wearer.

More info here.

21JunMaking the Invisible Visible in Video

MIT researchers — graduate student Michael Rubinstein, recent alumni Hao-Yu Wu ‘12, MNG ‘12 and Eugene Shih SM ‘01, PhD ‘10, and professors William Freeman, Fredo Durand and John Guttag — will present new software at this summer’s Siggraph, the premier computer-graphics conference, that amplifies variations in successive frames of video that are imperceptible to the naked eye.

See the researchers’ full video and learn more on the project’s webpage: http://people.csail.mit.edu/mrub/vidmag/

16NovThe next step after Clocky, Catapy!

Go Catapy, go!

Catapy from Yuichiro Katsumoto on Vimeo.

17OctAt UIST this Monday: Scopemate, a robotic microscope!

I am at UIST this Monday to present one of my project along with my mentor Paul Dietz since I joined Microsoft Applied Sciences Group. It is a very quick but efficient solution for the ones who like to solder small components!

Summary
Scopemate is a robotic microscope that tracks the user for inspection microscopy. In this video, we propose a new interaction mechanism for inspection microscopy. The novel input device combines an optically augmented web-cam with a head tracker. A head tracker controls the inspection angle of a webcam fitted with ap-propriate microscope optics. This allows an operator the full use of their hands while intuitively looking at the work area from different perspectives. This work was done by researchers Cati Boulanger and Paul Dietz in the Applied Sciences Group at Microsoft and will be presented at UIST 2011 this Monday as both a demo and a poster!

Video

19FebThe secrets of a pop-up book!

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My current favorite pop up book for the iPad, the Three Little Pigs and the Secrets of a Pop-Up Book. Almost as interactive as a real pop up book! Thank you Sumit!
Of course, my favorite tech-pop up book for the iPad comes from les éditions volumiques!

You can find it -> here


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