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'Social Shot' creates custom cocktail from your Facebook data (Tomorrow Daily 269)

Ashley discusses a Minecraft server made for teaching biochemistry concepts, MIT's crowdfunding effort for an at-home lab made for growing cells and a special cart that can parse your social media profile into a personalized shot of booze.

By November 3, 2015


This robotic bartender makes custom shots from your Facebook data (Tomorrow Daily 269 show notes)

"The Social Shot" is an interesting cart with a mission: to devise how your personality fits into five specific human traits, and then craft an alcoholic shot specifically customized to your Facebook profile's information.

By November 3, 2015


Appliance Science: The well-done physics and chemistry of the toaster

The humble toaster is a combination of physics and chemistry that produces a tasty treat. Find out all about the science of toasters and toast in appliance science.

By February 2, 2015


Science finds a new way to unboil an egg

There is, as it turns out, more than one way to unboil an egg -- and the new way carries great potential for the development of pharmaceuticals.

By January 26, 2015


The veggie burger that bleeds like real meat

A biochemistry professor has invented a meat-free burger that looks and bleeds juice just like the beef you cook on your grill.

By October 12, 2014


Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014


Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people.

By September 24, 2013


Glowing plants could act as biological night lights

A Kickstarter project promises to deliver seeds and plants that glow in the dark, thanks to synthetic biology and designer DNA sequences.

By April 29, 2013


3D computer model helps screen millions of chemo drugs

The approach affords researchers a moving view of the structure of a protein thought to play a key role in causing chemo to fail.

By June 19, 2012


Plucking cancer cells from blood via microfluidics

A new gadget can capture and culture circulating cancer cells shed by a tumor, providing important data about cancer progression and how patients respond to treatment.

By April 25, 2012