A beautiful, peculiar molecule

In the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, Nobel lau­reate Sir Harold Kroto dis­cussed his dis­covery of Buck­min­ster­fullerene with a standing-​​room-​​only audience.

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

Pro­fessor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engi­neering break­throughs be just the tip of the ice­berg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Chipping away at cancer

Three North­eastern student-​​researchers have devel­oped a screening chip that uses nanopar­ti­cles to detect col­orectal cancer ear­lier than ever before.