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Creating embrionic stem cells from regular cells | Harvard Gazette

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In a step that has implications for stem cell research, human biology and the treatment of disease, researchers in Japan and at Harvard University have managed to turn adult cells back into flexible stem cells without changing their DNA. The researchers discovered that they could put cells in various challenging circumstances – including in acidic solutions and under…

Squid-Jet: Bio-Inspired Propulsion System for Underwater Vehicles

Squid and some other sea creatures use a very efficient mode of locomotion, know as jet propulsion. Squid will draw water into a bladder through a hole called the mantle, and then they force it out, by contracting the bladder, to shoot forwards in speeds of up to 40 km/hour.  GSF 2013 : Project : Squid-Jet:…

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