The Eyedropper gives us a new «scientific» look at an old tale.
The structural integrity of an airplane's windows and doors is not a minor issue, because there is a large difference in pressure and temperature between the interior and exterior of the aircraft.
The latest issue of Mètode addresses the subject of standards in science, with a special focus on synthetic biology.
Limited adoption of development standards suggests that we still do not understand why software is so difficult to produce. Software standardisation has been limited by our poor understanding of humans’ role at the origin of technological diversity.
Synthetic biology goes one step further by incorporating conceptual frameworks from computing, electronics, and industrial design. This change makes it possible to conceive the creation of complex biological objects that were previously considered too difficult to assemble.