Friday, July 6, 2007
technology in new york
above: My brother's partner Gwen works at a microfluidics lab in Ithaca, where they make these little chips and circuits that can adapt themselves to all sorts of lab tests, including HIV testing. The explanation of how this high-tech gizmo works went fairly over my head, but I liked the little gurgling sounds it made, and the fact that it all fit into a neat little compact suitcase.
below: My brother works at a food lab in Ithaca, where they make Splenda and other secret foods. It was like being in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, without the Oompa-Loompas. This is a not-so-high-tech piece of equipment that my brother used to invent a candy straw for Frito-Lay (coming soon!)