Using Carbon Nanotubes to Make Holograms

Carbon nanotubes are a man made material thinner than visible light, and they are being used to create holograms.

These tiny tubes are over 100 times stronger than steel and one-sixth the weight. The extremely small size of the tubes, 700 times thinner than a human hair, are the most important aspect of why they are revolutionizing hologram technology.  Haider Butt,  an optical scientist at the University of Cambridge in England, explains that,

“Due to the nanoscale dimensions of the carbon nanotube array, the image presented a wide field of view and high resolution.”

Scientists are also researching other potential materials that could implement a less static design, creating fluidly changing holograms.

Researchers Merge Biology with Electronics: First True Cybernetic Tissue Created

 

Harvard Researchers have created the first true cybernetic tissue, merging electronics with living nerve tissue.  The researchers embed a three-dimensional network of nanoscale wires into human tissues which grow and merge together into perfect, functional unison.

The head researcher, Mark Lieber states that the team has succeeded, for the first time, in working “at the same scale as the unit of biological system without interrupting it. Ultimately, this is about merging tissue with electronics in a way that it becomes difficult to determine where the tissue ends and the electronics begin.”

Through the new technology, the team was able to create a wide range of cybernetic cell types ranging from heart and nerve cells, to bio-engineered blood vessels.  The cells respond organically just like natural cells in our bodies.  The cybernetic cells are also able to provide researchers with feedback regarding overall health and well being of the host environment, as well as the status of the cell itself.

Merge Biology with Electronics: First True Cybernetic Tissue Created

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Harvard Researchers have created the first true cybernetic tissue, merging electronics with living nerve tissue.  The researchers embedded a three-dimensional network of nanoscale wires into human tissues which grew and merged together into perfect, functional cybernetic tissue.

The head researcher, Mark Lieber, states that the team has succeeded, for the first time, in working

at the same scale as the unit of biological system without interrupting it. Ultimately, this is about merging tissue with electronics in a way that it becomes difficult to determine where the tissue ends and the electronics begin.

Through the new technology, the team was able to create a wide range of cybernetic tissues including: cell types ranging from heart and nerve cells, to bio-engineered blood vessels.  The cells respond organically just like natural cells in our bodies.  The cybernetic tissues are also able to provide researchers with feedback regarding overall health and well being of the host environment, as well as the status of the cell itself.

This is another great advancement in the field of cybernetics, as humans learn and grown and learn to grow with machines the possibilities truly do become endless. See you in the future.

 

Sources:

Astrobiology Mazagine- Merging the Biologic and the Electronic

New Scientist- Cyborg tissue is half living cells, half electronics

Tech Hive- Scientists Develop Cyborg Tissue, Bring The Borg Closer to Reality