Meet the Protein That Plugs a Sperm Into an Egg During Fertilization

The successful union of egg and sperm in fertilization depends on a sperm cell’s ability to get through an egg’s thick protective coating and latch itself to its membrane. A study published in the journal Andrology yesterday gives us our first look at the protein responsible for the tie-down. »8/27/15 5:40pm8/27/15 5:40pm

Meet the Milli-Motein, a tiny, reconfigurable robot that could "become almost anything"

MIT's media lab compares it to a "real-life Transformer" — a highly adaptable, infinitely scalable machine that can assume almost any shape imaginable. It's called the Milli-Motein. Think of it as programmable matter, the latest development in the growing digital fabrication revolution. »12/03/12 2:00pm12/03/12 2:00pm