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Stories by Amy Robinson

MIT Neurotech: Mapping the Brain with Connectomics

MIT Neurotech: Mapping the Brain with Connectomics

We can make movies using atoms as characters, grow organs and even skydive from space, yet when it comes to understanding the finer details of the 1.3 kilogram organ behind each person's eyes - the brain - we're mostly in the dark.

October 18, 2014 — Amy Robinson
MIT Neurotech: Microfluidics Opens a Window Into Unseen Worlds

MIT Neurotech: Microfluidics Opens a Window Into Unseen Worlds

A 14-foot aluminum alloy robot hurdles through the black of space at 13,000 miles per hour. For 350 million miles, its load of scientific instruments built t0 detect X-rays and analyze minerals sits isolated, periodically pinging the craft's home planet.

October 9, 2014 — Amy Robinson
MIT Neurotech: From Signals to Behavior

MIT Neurotech: From Signals to Behavior

You're sitting outside posting pics of a beautiful day to Facebook when the smell hits you. A spicy, cheesy, carne asada-ey deliciousness that can only mean one thing: a burrito truck is near.

October 2, 2014 — Amy Robinson
Journey Through the Brain: Multiphoton Microscopy

Journey Through the Brain: Multiphoton Microscopy

It's a Saturday and you're on vacation, looking out over the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean from the windy cliffs of Big Sur. You breathe in cool, fresh salty air.

September 25, 2014 — Amy Robinson

Journey Through the Brain: MIT Neurotech

Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series about emerging neurotechnologies. Join a pilot class of 12 PhD students at MIT as we explore how neuroscience is revolutionizing our understanding of the brain.

September 18, 2014 — Amy Robinson
Stories by Amy Robinson

Think Outside the Gift Box