Artificial gills are devices that exist in science fiction, and which are in the process of being developed in reality. They are devices to extract the oxygen dissolved in water, in order to allow humans to function underwater without the use of a Scuba set.
An expansive EU project to produce an artificial cornea has found success thanks to the work of Joachim Storsberg of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied
A million years from now, will our descendants still read works like Beowulf, Shakespearean plays? Will they study any of the same mathematical concepts or scientific theories? If so, how will our data reach those future generations? With advanced computers? Wrong. Try bacteria.
In an advance toward an "electronic tongue," scientists are reporting development of a disposable, low-cost sensor that is capable of quickly and accurately identifying 14 common sweeteners based on easy-to-read color changes.