Robotics takes mass spec to the third dimension for forensics, pharma applications

Within the past decade, many advancements have been made in the 3-D market from printing to movies. Now scientists report that by combining a robotic arm and mass spectrometry, they can analyze the surface of irregularly shaped 3-D objects, potentially opening up new branches of forensics and pharmaceutics.
Robotics takes mass spec to the third dimension for forensics, pharma applications

Ancient paper art, kirigami, poised to improve smart clothing

Scientists describe how kirigami has inspired its efforts to build malleable electronic circuits. Their innovation — creating tiny sheets of strong yet bendable electronic materials made of select polymers and nanowires — could lead to improvements in smart clothing, electronic skin and other applications that require pliable circuitry.
Ancient paper art, kirigami, poised to improve smart clothing