CBA News & Notes
November 12, 2017
Prof. Gershenfeld's new book
, written with his brothers Joel and Alan, comes out Nov 14:
Here he is on assembling assemblers for the inaugural Science, Technology & Innovation Exchange:
Work at CBA on programmable matter and self-reproducing replicators is presented in Skylar Tibbits' new book on
Adam Savage's full CBA tour has been posted:
Alum Raffi Krokorian is the DNC's new CTO:
We're pleased to add to our digital fabrication facility a 3 kilowatt fiber lasercutter, developed at alum Saul Griffith's Otherlab by a team including current CBA student Jake Read:
We've also added a new Biosafety Level 2 lab for work on synthetic cells.
Here are contributions from CBA to the microfluidic isolation of bacterial nucleoids:
and on enhancing CRISPR specificity:
CBA has received an award from DARPA's FUN DESIGN program:
to study morphogenesis in design tools.
A CBA team survived successful zero-g flight testing of robotic locomotion through cellular structures:
Composites Manufacturing magazine featured CBA's work on morphing wings in an article on ground-breaking university R&D:
CBA patents issued on digital material construction:
Metropolis magazine mentions MIT's fab lab as one of the reasons Boston is one of the world's best design cities:
Photos and videos have been posted from FAB13 in Chile:
FAB14 will be France in 2018, and it was announced at the meeting that FAB15 will be hosted by Egypt, and FAB16 by Canada.
Following FAB13, CBA research was presented at the ALMA radio telescope at 16,000 feet:
A CBA team deployed a fab lab in Bhutan, linking Gross National Happiness with physical sustainability:
CBA's work with the The Fab Foundation on fab labs in Northern Ireland received a Golden Bridges Award:
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