From old bicycle wheels to an in-house metalworking shop, scientists get creative when the research tools they need don’t exist
March 3, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Basic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing.
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