Cambridge website for Synthetic Biology resources

www.synbio.org.uk

Compiled by Jim Haseloff at the University of Cambridge. SpannerPlantLogo140This site contains details of recent papers and activity in Synthetic Biology, with particular emphasis on: (i) development of standards in biology and DNA parts, (ii) microbial and (iii) plant systems, (iv) research and teaching in the field at the University of Cambridge, (v) hardware for scientific computing and instrumentation, (vi) tools for scientific productivity and collected miscellany.

Similar to the Cambridge-based Raspberry Pi and OpenLabTools initiatives, we promote the use of low cost and open source tools - in our case for use in biological engineering.

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Crank, bicycle, and waterwheel: hands-on with the OLPC XO 3.0 tablet

One Laptop Per Child unveiled its XO 3.0 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show Sunday, designed to bring the tablet experience to developing countries. The tablet sports impressive specs given its targeted price point ($100, but only sold in bulk to countries) and OLPC has made sure the device has a variety of charging methods at its disposal.

The XO tablet can run Android or its own Sugar OS on a 1024x768 PixelQi display for both indoor and outdoor reading, or a 1024x768 LCD. Internally, it has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, as well as a USB port, microUSB port, audio in and out ports, and a power jack.

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www.marchantia.org

Online resources, including bibliography, weblinks and posters, for work with the simple plant system, Marchantia polymorpha.

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OpenLabTools: open technology in Cambridge

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The OpenLabTools Project is a new initiative for the development of low cost and open access scientific tools at the University of Cambridge. With support from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, student projects include data acquisition, sensing, actuating, processing and 3D manufacturing, see the openlabtools.org website.

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