Monthly Archives: January 2012

new paper in PLoS CB with Murat Arcak’s group

Will and Daniel publish a PLoS CB paper with Justin from Murat Arcak’s group:

Justin Hsia, William J. Holtz, Daniel C. Huang, Murat Arcak,Michel M. Maharbiz, “A Feedback Quenched Oscillator Produces Turing Patterning with One Diffuser,” PLoS CB 2012

 

SF Magazine article on the neural efforts here and UCSF

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/thinking-makes-it-go

I particularly enjoy the wacky timeline they came up with (it goes to 3000 AD!):

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-marriage-of-brain-and-machine-past-present-future

Where’s the date when we become free-floating energy blobs roaming the galaxy?

NAS Science and Entertainment Exchange Spotlight

http://www.scienceandentertainmentexchange.org/article/scientist-spotlight-michel-maharbiz-0

 

ResearchGate

Since we were discussing setting up a forum similar to this (http://www.researchgate.net/) a while back I thought I’d post it here. It looks like it’s catching on pretty well now (1.3 million users).

I think, for science the other forums like academia.edu aren’t nearly as useful.

Cyborg insect eyes at MEMS 2012

Ivan Aimo is presenting our insect eye work, led by former postdoc Amol Jadhav, at MEMS 2012; catch him there!

Wednesday poster session 189-W
A.D. Jadhav, I. Aimo, D. Cohen, P. Ledochowitsch, and M.M. Maharbiz
CYBORG EYES: MICROFABRICATED NEURAL INTERFACES IMPLANTED DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSECT SENSORY ORGANS PRODUCE STABLE NEURORECORDINGS IN THE ADULT  (pp  937)

 

cyborg insects in science fiction

Check out this award winning short story by Richard A. Lovett and Mark Niemann-Ross that appeared in Analog:

http://www.analogsf.com/2011_04/phantom.shtml

cyborg insect swarms, ‘CI-MEMS’… even tenebrio and japanese beetles have cameos.

(Thanks to Mark Niemann-Ross for pointing us to this).

beetle fuel cell at ECS

Jianjun Wei  and Sameer Singhal along with Hirotaka Sato and Travis Massey have an oral presentation at the Electrochemical Society meeting this May:

Abstract Number/Title: # 1454: “Enzymatic Electro-oxidation of Glucose to Generate Energy from Live Insects” by J. Wei, S. Singhal, J. Ulyanova, U. Lindstrom, H. Sato, T. Massey, and M. Maharbiz

Presentation Type: Oral

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 16:40h in Room 2A, Level 2, Washington State Convention Center

Symposium: I2 – Biological Fuel Cells 5

weirder than us

Courtesy of Mike Wolfson, people doing stranger things to beetles than us:

http://www.geekologie.com/2011/12/beetles-wearing-jurassic-park-character.php#more

pre-2012 media links

For archival reasons, here are links to the main media coverage of our work prior to 2012. This list is not exhaustive.

 

Daniel’s dino work in Nature

Raptor Dan’s (Daniel Cohen) work in Bob Full’s lab resulted in a really neat paper that just appeared in Nature:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature10710.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20120105