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A discussion, from CEN-online, of the soft robotic techniques developed in the Whitesides group.
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011
IEEE profiles one of the Whitesides Group's latest advances: an accelerometer made from paper. The device, which costs about four cents to make, could be used in applications for which more traditional sensors are too expensive.
Posted on Friday, February 4, 2011
Scientists in the USA have shown how to exploit all three dimensions of patterned photoresists rather than just the usual two, to make complex components using just one template.

Patterning surfaces is big business, as it can be used to make many components for computer chips such as transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc. The race is on to make smaller and more efficient, faster computers, and materials scientists are making the first steps in this race. Lithography is usually the method
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Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
From the August 2010 issue of Nano - an interview in which Prof. Whitesides discusses the search for zero-cost healthcare.
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
In this article, Technology Review profiles recent work conducted at Diagnostics for All, a nonprofit startup associated with the Whitesides Group. Diagnostics for All was founded to provide inexpensive diagnostics, and has recently developed a test for liver damage that costs pennies.
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010
Roozbeh Ghaffari of the MIT Entrepreneurship Review discusses innovations in paper diagnostics at the Whitesides Group.
Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2010
Simplicity: We know it when we see it -- but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer.
Posted on Monday, February 1, 2010
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