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
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?
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.
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)
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).
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:…
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
For archival reasons, here are links to the main media coverage of our work prior to 2012. This list is not exhaustive. 12.2010 “Cyborg Beetles” featured in Scientific American 04.2010 Sisi Chen’s editorial, “Lieutenant Bug”, in the Berkeley Science Review 10.2009 “Electric Sweat” feature on transpirative power in Conservation Magazine Nov. 2009, TIME Magazine, The 50 Best Invention…
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