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'Smart' Bandage Emits Glow for Healing Below

October 1, 2014 11:24 am | by Angela Stark, The Optical Society | News | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and ...  


Why Rechargeable Batteries Fail

October 1, 2014 11:14 am | by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Tech | News | Comments

Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering everything ...


Capsule Injects Drugs Directly into Stomach Lining

October 1, 2014 11:08 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | Videos | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a novel drug capsule coated with tiny needles that can inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach after the capsule is swallowed ...      


Tiny Needle-Coated Capsule May Replace Injections

October 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection. Unfortunately, many drugs, especially those made from large proteins, cannot be given as a pill because they get broken down in the ...  


Graphene Hybrid Outperforms Platinum as Fuel-Cell Catalyst

October 1, 2014 10:39 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat. But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership, making them better than platinum catalysts ... 


U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission

October 1, 2014 10:31 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and ...  


Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture 'Superhuman' Navigation

October 1, 2014 10:30 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat, and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher. Dr Michael Milford from QUT's Science and Engineering ...  


9-Way AT Circular Series from Amphenol Designed for Use in Heavy Equipment

October 1, 2014 10:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Amphenol | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group has enhanced its 9-way AT circular series receptacle line by adding one with a smaller flange so that it can be fitted to all heavy equipment vehicles.  The ATC-09-9-1939PN meets ...


Mock, 1st Female Pilot to Circle Globe, Dies at 88

October 1, 2014 10:22 am | by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was 88. Mock's grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in failing health for months ...


'Virtual' Breast Could Improve Cancer Detection

October 1, 2014 10:14 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are ...   


Blades of Grass Inspire Advance in Organic Solar Cells

October 1, 2014 10:09 am | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major ...   


Belarus, GM to Set Up Assembly Plant

October 1, 2014 10:08 am | by Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire | News | Comments

Belarus has reached an agreement with General Motors to set up an assembly plant in the country with the capacity to produce 20,000 to 25,000 cars per year, Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said. "We agreed to create this capacity ... 


Ford Adding 1,000 New Jobs

October 1, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, by the end of this year to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market. The automaker said Wednesday it also expects to increase spending ...


Mini SMT Tactile Switches with Multiple Profile Heights

October 1, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a new series of SMT top-actuated, momentary action tactile switches with a miniature footprint, several color-coded actuation force options, and an optional ground pin configuration. Rated for an ...

NASA to Conduct Helicopter Crash Test at Langley

October 1, 2014 10:01 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe design has ...


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