The De-Extincting Science in Jurassic World Is Right Around the Corner

Twenty five years ago, Michael Crichton captured our imaginations with the crazy idea that scientists might one day resurrect dinosaurs. But on the eve of Jurassic World’s release a quarter century later, the prospect of bringing back extinct creatures is looking a lot less science fictional. » 6/10/15 3:20pm 6/10/15 3:20pm

This iPad App Lets You Manipulate Real Microscopic Particles—With Lasers

The iPad has been steadily becoming more entrenched in the medical community, but maybe in no more fun way than this new app from researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Bristol. The app links your iPad to "optical tweezers" that use lasers to manipulate microscopic particles. The interface is familiar—pinch… » 3/04/11 1:40pm 3/04/11 1:40pm