biohacking

5:22pm

Tue September 24, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Biohacking project a glowing controversy

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antonyevans/glowing-plants-natural-lighting-with-no-electricit

When we think of garage scientists, eccentric, gray-haired Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future might come to mind. But these days, garages seem a little old-fashioned -- especially when you can work in a tricked out DIY Bio Lab. DIY, or Do It Yourself, labs are for citizen scientists to collaborate. Rather than for profit, the projects are for learning -- things like building robots and printing live cells from 3-D printers. Collective membership dues make the fancy lab equipment affordable. And that’s the goal: make science more accessible, and less intimidating. 

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