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LEGO toys and Shrinky Dinks aid in development of microfluidics

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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)

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(Credit: Will Kirk/JHU)

By David Grober

David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap ...