aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Mike's Microfluidics
Posted by dav at 2002 August 2 09:07 AM
File under: Geek

My friend Mike Pollack is working on some hella cool laboratory-on-a-chip technology. The chip is basically a grid of electrodes, like a large chess board. Drops of fluid can be placed on the chip on different 'squares' and can be made to hop around the 'board' by energizing the different electrodes programmatically. Check out his web site, the videos rock.
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