One of Choice Homes many designs.Located near the Holmview Train Station, and around 30 minutes from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, The Highlands is well placed to harness the strong demand for property in the area.“There is significant pent up demand for property in the Northern Corridor and we wanted to go some way to meeting that while launching The Highlands with a bang,” Mr Knight said.Next month, three new display homes, powered by James Hardie and Colorbond Steel materials, will open in the estate, which is situated just off the corner of Tallagandra and Wuraga Road, Holmview and ideally positioned with easy access to the M1. The Highlands is just minutes from Eden’s Landing State School, Canterbury College and more than 21 public and private schools and numerous childcare centres in the Logan region. Choice Homes, with one of its displays pictured, has recently launched Highland Estate in Logan, releasing 163 blocks worth $37.5 million.THERE are only four blocks out of 27 left in the first release of a new Logan estate, proving the growth corridor is still booming.The $75 million The Highlands estate, by Choice Homes, will eventually see 163 blocks sold as a new master planned community in the Logan Corridor.Choice Homes director Troy Knight is expecting the new estate in Holmview to match the performance of its nearby sister estate, Tallagandra Heights, which sold out in record time.“We are expecting to deliver $75 million plus in house and land packages by the end of the year,” says Choice Homes Director Troy Knight.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“This is an exciting new master planned estate that has been a long time in the making and Choice Homes is excited to finally release it to the market.”
Scientists have a long way to go before they can match the self-building powers of the human body. But now, a new technique for assembling flexible polymers and living cells may get them one step closer. Previously, researchers investigating how tissues and organs function (or don’t) had few options for creating artificial tissues—so-called organs-on-chips—that they could use to avoid experimenting on animals and people. They typically built their tiny organ models one piece at a time from individual gel bricks filled with suspended cells, a time-intensive process that limited what the bricks could be made of and how they could be shaped. Now, scientists say they have solved those problems with microfluidics and electricity. Using electric fields, they can push and pull tiny, particle-filled droplets between two glass plates, assemble them into a larger configuration, and treat the droplets to form adhesive gels. This lets them control the droplets’ movement and manipulate the particles, like cells, suspended within. As a result, they can assemble gels from a wide variety of materials and control the configuration of both the bricks and the cells inside them. Already, the researchers have used the technique to create a heartlike tissue whose cells beat in time, they report today in Science Advances. If the technique can be refined to provide perfect control of cells, it can be used to build precise architectures of living cells, paving the way for artificial tissues, cell-based robots, and more sophisticated organ models.