Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From breakthroughs in health to historical discoveries and other innovations, news from around the internet

Scientists Succeed in Growing New Bones Using Sound Waves Using high-frequency sound waves, scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have managed to grow new bones out of stem cells. Having spent over a decade investigating how sound interacts with different materials, researchers developed a sound wave-generating device that can manipulate cells and fluids. “We can use the sound waves to apply …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Research on the shapes of letters, funds for New York artists, a building constructed from waste and more in our look around the internet

New Program Provides Guaranteed Income For NYC Artists in Need Open for applications until 25 March, Creatives Rebuild New York is a new initiative that will provide guaranteed income to NYC artists in need through two programs: one offering $1,000 a month for 18 months with no strings attached, and the other providing a two-year job with a community organization or municipality, paying $65,00 per …

New Research Rethinks the Design of Letters

For centuries, scholars believed that there was no inherent visual correlation between certain signifiers (letters and words) and the signified (what they conveyed). For example, this belief—helmed by Swiss linguist and philosopher Ferdinand de Saussure—suggests that there is no reason why the word tree corresponds to an actual tree, because there’s nothing particularly tree-like about the word tree. New research, however, is making scholars believe …