The open-source system from the 3D printer delivers high-resolution images like commercial microscopes at hundreds of times the price — ScienceDaily

Modern microscopes used for biological imaging are expensive, are located in specialized laboratories and require highly qualified staff. To research novel, creative approaches to address urgent scientific issues — for example in the fight against infectious diseases such as Covid-19 — is thus primarily reserved for scientists at well-equipped research institutions in rich countries. A […]

Self-folding paper structures, right out of the printer

Scientists develop a simple method that mimics plant motion to get paper to fold itself after printing. The field of robotics frequently takes inspiration from nature, with many designs aiming to mimic the efficiency and versatility inherent in biological systems, such as the movement of muscles or the dexterity of the human hand. But it’s […]