BUILD: Versatile Furniture Units

BUILD is adaptable furniture: it can be your room divider, wall rack, storage box, or even something else! Many furniture pieces that are produced are toxic and can eventually fall apart. BUILD is designed to be an easy-to-assemble furniture solution that is a versatile solution that is free of toxics. The product is a toxin-free, emission free, allergy friendly and 100% recyclable “build-your-own” furniture product. A single modular element is the essence of this lightweight shelving and ...
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Army Ants

Ants are well-known for building with their bodies, but a new study has shown that army ants can optimize traffic flow using bridges that move. Army ants are a predatory nomadic species, they raid other insect colonies and are always on the move, without a permanent nest. In this lifestyle, finding the shortest foraging path with sufficient workforce left over is crucial. The new research shows they adjust their bridges to find that balance. A gap in an ant’s path might be a daunting obstacle fo...
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Researchers Discover How Termites Ventilate

Termites build massive, empty structures above their underground nest in order to control their local environment. Hunter King and Samuel A. Ocko, under the supervision of Applied Mathematics professor Lakshminarayan Mahadevan discovered the key to ventilation in the mounds of an Indian termite species. It is well known that termites build such massive, empty structures above their underground nest in order to control their local environment. The researchers conducted tests on live and dea...
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Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a ‘high-rise’ chip.

Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper and taller. They have created a four-layer prototype high-rise chip in which the bottom and top layers are logic transistors. Sandwiched between them are two layers of memory. The vertical tubes are nanoscale electronic "elevators" that connect logic and memory, allowing them to work together to solve problems. The circuit cards are like busy cities in which logic chips compute...
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Revolutionary Invention Created to Build Human Organs

A new technology that  uses three dimensional human tissues to build organs. Organovo is an early-stage medical laboratory and research company which designs and develops three dimensional human tissue for medical research and therapeutic applications. The latest science invention from Organovo is a technology (novogen) which allows living tissue cells to be assembled into patterns and complex structures such as organs. Organovo has partnered with Invetech., a company based in Australia to...
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