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Tissue engineering: Grow your own smart organs

Robert Langer thinks one day we could grow tissues and organs from our cells, which contain sensors that can alert you when illness is about to strike.<p>The idea behind tissue engineering is that you take plastics, add cells to it, and if you use the right kind of plastics and the right structure and …

Biomedical Engineering

The trickle-down case for designer babies

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the decline of Wikipedia, biology’s brave new world and an astronaut fact-checking the film Gravity.<p>Death in space<br>Olaf Stampf | Spiegel | 23 October 2013<br>An astronaut fact-checks the film "Gravity". Getting a puncture in your space-suit isn’t all …

Peer Review

Giving net lessons to the world’s poorest

We are in the midst of an online education revolution, aimed at benefiting us all. But how do we help the two-thirds of the population with no internet access – that is, those who would benefit the most from access to these tools?<p>The last few years has witnessed a revolution in online learning, …

Education

Rjukan sun: the Norwegian town that does it with mirrors

Last week for the first time ever, the winter sun shone on the Norwegian town of Rjukan. Jon Henley meets the inhabitants whose lives have been transformed – and the man who brought them sunshine<p>On the market square in Rjukan stands a statue of the town's founder, a noted Norwegian engineer and …