Don Ingber spoke about amazing developments at the
Wyss Institute where researchers are developing
cell culture devices that simulate human organ
responses more than than cellular cultures. A
very nicely written multi-brief and video provide
intriguing detail of cutting edge developments that
point to the future of medical research.
3-D manufacturing that is laser-based is developing
rapidly as earlier patents on technology run out
and technology is more widely available. High
value added precision manufactured components
in aerospace and medical technology will likely
be first as design rules for additive manufacturing
are developed and verified.
THz molecular spectroscopy of interstellar and
atmospheric gases based on vibrational and ro-
vibrational transitions is emerging as technologies
are combined. Duke researchers suggest that toxic
gases can be detected in the atmosphere from
km distances like ammonia, sulfuric acid and
nitric acid 2 .