Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital are building new livers by using old, unhealthy ones that would normally be discarded. The scientists use a gentle detergent to wash away old cells and debris. The remaining scaffold, which retains its blood-vessel architecture, can then be seeded with healthy liver cells and transplanted into a living animal.
Microsoft has developed a new type of wedge-shaped lens that precisely controls the direction of light emitted from it. The lens can easily be integrated into a liquid crystal display, and when a camera is added, the system is able to track viewers and project stereoscopic video directly into their eyes. In this demonstration, the system supports tow independent stereoscopic video projects.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Friday, June 4. The rocket’s maiden test flight is considered a boon for the commercial space industry.