Bioengineered Lungs Grown in a Lab Transplanted Into Pigs

10 months ago — 1 min read

The average wait in the UK for a lung transplant is three to six months. There are more patients need of lungs than there are available donor organ. Bioengineers at...

“Solar Sponge” offers a completely new approach to solar steam generation

3 years ago — 2 min read

MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped sponge-like device which can soak up sunlight to generate steam through its pores. Researchers call the design a "solar vapour generator". It does not...

Electric mesh can give the heart an electromechanical hug

3 years ago — 1.5 min read

Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Seoul National University have created a device that wraps an electronic mesh around the heart to battle heart failure. The...

Arthritis sufferers offered hope by bio-printed cow cartilage

3 years ago — 1 min read

A new 3D printing technique from Penn States Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has produced cartilage from strands of bioink

Nissan developing fuel cells to generate electricity without combustion

3 years ago — 0.5 min read

Nissan hopes to revolution the automotive sector by developing e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an SOFC power generator - allowing its cars to produce electricity without combustion Nissan's Japanese engineers are said...

The Economist opens applications for annual innovation awards

4 years ago — 0 min read

The publication has started to take nominations for the annual awards, which will be split into seven categories: bioscience; computing and telecommunications; consumer products; energy and the environment; process and...