April 28, 2010

Last week I wrote about Do-It-Yourself (DIY) microfluidics and mentioned the overlap with theDIY Bio movement.  However, the potential applications for DIY (or low-cost) microfluidics techniques are broader than DIY Bio alone.


The truth is, everyone wants to...

April 21, 2010


Image credit: Kumar, Smith, Pappas 2009


Lately there’s been talk about the DIY Bio movement enabling individuals to do real biology without being part of a university/company lab.  Given its potential for low-cost and quick prototyping, microfluidics seems to have pro...

April 16, 2010

I’m currently reading Daniel Pink’s Free Agent Nation, which discusses how the availability of technology has enabled people to do certain types of work (e.g. software development, graphic design) from their homes as part of a modern cottage industry.  It got me thinki...

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