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This Incredible Tree Produces 40 Different Kinds of Fruit

By | 2017-09-19T00:25:45+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Categories: Environment & Planet, Inspirational, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Sam Van Aken is a sculptor and a teacher, but also a visionary, whose dream of creating a new type of tree that produces 40 different kinds of fruit and has swept the world. Art and technology are the two sides of the same coin. Technological innovations preceded the major changes in the arts and allowed artists to find new ways of expression. New York-based professor Van Aken took this concept even further and used a rather common technique of grafting and turned it into

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Next Generation of Drug-Delivery: Microchips

By | 2017-08-25T22:08:10+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Categories: Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

The idea of creating a microchip to dispense drugs in humans began in the 1990s by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two of them are now on the Board of the company  MicroCHIPS which is developing such a product. They hope to have it to market in 2017. About the size of a Scrabble tile, the microchip is filled with medications and is programmed to dispense them automatically at exactly the right dose, then implanted under the skin. Adjustments can be made remotely

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