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Ant-Man and The Wasp: Microscale Respiration and Microfluidic Technology

Anne Staples & Maxwell Mikel-Stites
Insects and other terrestrial arthropods, benefitting from millions of years of evolutionary refinement, manipulate fluids efficiently, including their bodily fluids, air, nectar, and water, at the microscale in their daily lives. Microfluidic technology, though far behind insect fluid handling in terms of performance, is a rapidly developing field, which allows traditional laboratory testing spaces, occupying hundreds of square meters, to be shrunk down to chips occupying less than a square centimetre. These lab-on-a-chip microfluidic devices...

Marine Fish Antifreeze Proteins: The Key Towards Cryopreserving The Winter Soldier

Roma Suris-Valls, Maja Mehmedbasic & Ilja K Voets
Along the path to building knowledge and developing new technologies, scientific research is a fountain of reliable information that allows us to probe how entities in the natural world are likely to behave. For instance, several marine fish that inhabit sub-zero temperature waters use ice-binding proteins to prevent damage to their cells and tissues. The antifreeze properties of these ice-binding proteins might hold the key for future cryopreservation applications. The non-profit organization Organ Preservation Alliance...

Superhero Science and Technology: A New Open Access Journal

Barry W Fitzgerald
I am delighted to announce the launch of the new open access journal Superhero Science and Technology. This journal is published on the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) platform for Open Journal Systems. The primary aim of the journal Superhero Science and Technology is to publish research in the fields of science, engineering, technology and ethics that is motivated by the superhero genre and written in manner so that it is accessible to both...

Real-Life Radioactive Men

Jim O'Doherty, Bruno Rojas-Fisher & Sophie O'Doherty
A common perception in modern society is that exposure to any amount of radiation is a bad thing and should be avoided at all costs. In the fictional superhero genre, exposure to radiation has been used as a vehicle to enable superpowers in what were previously ordinary humans. For instance, Dr Chen Lu, a Nuclear Physicist otherwise known as Radioactive Man, exposed himself to increasing amounts of radiation until he could endure a massive barrage,...

Importance of 3D and Inkjet Printing For Tony Stark and the Iron Man Suit

Juha Niittynen & Jukka Pakkanen
For decades we have used printers to print superheroes on the pages of comic books but could printing technologies actually be used to print real life superheroes? 3D and functional printing technologies have advanced greatly in recent years and even though these technologies cannot be used to print heroes themselves, they can certainly be used for equipment manufacturing. One character that could or may use 3D printing to rapidly produce prototypes and final versions of...

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