Microbots to help in cellular material manipulation

University of Toronto‚Äôs scientists have developed a system in which moving patterns of light are used to control the activity of microrobots, which are programmed to ‘scoop up’ mammalian cells so that they can be isolated and evaluated independently. The study summary has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

New microwave resonator to sense ice build up

A team of engineers in Canada have developed technology that detects ice-accumulation in real-time. This can be of great use in the improvement of airline safety and efficiency. Due to their high sensitivity, low power, ease of fabrication, and planar profile, the team chose to use microwave resonators for their sensors.