My children used to love playing with colorful plastic blocks. Then they discovered iPad entertainment, and there was no going back. Or is there? Bloxels from Pixel Press is a clever learning toy that lets children build their own video games and characters, one block at a time.
What could possibly be more welcome than colorful geometric shapes with corners gently rounded for virtual safety? How about if they had googly eyes? What if they could come to life? What if you breathed life into the inhabitants of this bright and innocent Blocksworld? Doesn't that sound like a pleasant sort of god…
Researchers at the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology have found a way to encase living cells in stackable cubes to create what some are calling LEGO organs.