Guest Post: Reinventing the Wheel

I recently visited MIT’s Research Lab of Electronics (RLE) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I heard there was a scientist there, Dr. Yoel Fink, who could make the fibers in our clothing see and hear.  Dr. Fink, the director of RLE, said he had looked down at his clothes one day and wondered, “Why, when everything around […]

Humanity Under Attack: The Story of Morgellons

In 2001, Mary Leitao noticed something odd: a fiber poking out of an irritated patch of skin on her two-year-old son’s lip. In the weeks to come, more fibers emerged. Leitao examined them under the light of her RadioShack microscope, but she couldn’t figure out what they were. So she turned to the internet. There she […]