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.
Technology Review computing and IT editor, Tom Simonite, reviews HTC’s EVO 4G phone, which is available on Sprint and is the first phone that uses WiMAX, a technology that allows fast wireless Internet over long distances.
At the Display Week conference in Seattle, the company E Ink demonstrated its latest electronic display paper prototypes. The devices show crisper, brighter color, and are being combined with flexible backplanes from new owner PVI.