What happens at a 3D printing event like the 3D Printshow? With constant visual stimulation and then furthermore being able to touch and feel everything, it was awesome. The 3D Printshow is a worldwide event, in which one was hosted in Pasadena, California. Luckily, it is where I go to school, so I was able to attend. Admission price: affordable ($32.50 for a one-day pass, $25 … Continue reading What happens at a 3D printing convention?
Although I don’t think that I know how to appreciate art itself, I do have deep respect for those who are not afraid to put themselves out there, doing what they believe in – and in today’s case, they are Zine artists. At the San Francisco Zine Fest, over 150 artists came together from all over the place to showcase their work, selling their pieces for a few … Continue reading SF Zine Fest
I spent some time in rural China of the Sichuan province in 2009 to learn why schistosomiasis, a waterborne parasitic disease, was endemic to certain parts of China, especially when drugs for treatment had been available for some time already. Particularly, a major concern was the possibility of drug resistance either already present or developing. This project was the most heartfelt and also experimentally most interesting research studies … Continue reading Global Poverty and Drug Resistance
This is the first post of the travels and food part of my blog. This “hollow vegetable” dish was one of the first meals I had when I stepped foot into Chengdu, Sichuan, China back in 2009. This was also probably one of the first food pictures I took with my DSLR. This is a few years back during my first time to Canada. Since then, … Continue reading Random Travels and Food
Right after I graduated from college at UC Berkeley, I worked at the Joint BioEnergy Institute to hack bacteria into making jet fuel. For a year, I was engineering bacteria to produce the jet fuel precursor, pinene – one chemical reaction of two pinene molecules yields jet fuel. Bittersweetly, I left for graduate school, and the project luckily continued. Read our paper published in ACS Synthetic Biology and in … Continue reading Biofuels from Engineered Bacteria
Potty Glo – nighttime ultra glow-in-the-dark adhesives for your toilet. Put them on the underside of your toilet seat to save your tooshie from falling in. Or use them to help find the toilet at night, such as used by kids in the picture above. Potty Glo’s are currently in its trial run at Burning Man 2015 for their porta-potties by United Site Services, who is the … Continue reading Potty Glo
Utilizing the existing 3D printing infrastructure in space, AstroGro is a 3D printed pod integrated with artificial intelligence to organically grow fresh food, which will enable sustainable life. We won the 2015 NASA International Space Apps Challenge Regionals, hosted in our school-hometown of Pasadena, California and moved on to place as 1 of 25 finalists out of 949 projects in the global competition. Take it from … Continue reading AstroGro