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Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering, researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent. The brain remains whole — not sliced or sectioned in any way — with its three-dimensional complexity of fine wiring and molecular structures completely intact and able to be measured and probed at will with visible light and chemicals.

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'Sewing' with molten glass and maths

US researchers design a "molten glass sewing machine" by combining 3D printing of glass with a mathematical model of the looping liquid threads.

The fluorescent future of solar cells. (Image: Teng-Hooi Goh & Jing-Shun Huang)

Accessible Synthetic Biology Raises New Concerns for DIY Biological Warfare

Protests do more than draw attention to causes. They can also spur innovation.

Originally designed to give soldiers superhuman strength, exoskeletons are enabling heroic efforts to help patients re-learn to walk