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LEGO toys and Shrinky Dinks aid in development of microfluidics

From transparent aluminum to billion-year memory chips to household pest-eating robo-furniture, these are some of latest technology trends that promise to affect our lives.

Above, Johns Hopkins engineers are using LEGO pieces shaped like pegs to visualize the behavior of particles, cells and molecules taking place inside lab-on-a-chip devices at a scale that can more easily be observed. (Credit: Will Kirk/JHU)

The full story: LEGO toys and Shrinky Dinks aid in development of microfluidics

(Credit: Will Kirk/JHU)

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