How do you make a human ear that looks and functions like a real one? Researchers at Cornell published the first successful process in PLoS ONE Wednesday.
Step 1: Take a laser scan of a real human ear.
Step 2: Use digitization to print an ear-shaped collagen mold using a 3-D printer.
Step 3: Inject mold with gel of living cells.
On Sunday, Cornell University’s corpse flower, a gigantic Sumatran plant that reeks of death, bloomed. It was one of only 140 such plants to bloom in cultivation in recorded history.
The plant’s long central stalk, called a spadix, had been growing by a few inches a day since the beginning of March in preparation for the bloom, finally reaching more than 60 inches in height when the fleshy, dark red leaf around its base eventually unfurled on the 18th. Read More