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Tracking Oxygen in the Body

April 22, 2014 11:44 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. Measuring tumors’ oxygen levels could help ...


BAE Researchers Create a Flat Lens that Thinks It’s Curved

April 22, 2014 11:23 am | by Nick Haigh, BAE Systems | News | Comments

Using a concept known as transformation optics combined with this new artificially engineered composite material known as a metamaterial, the electromagnetic properties of a curved lens have been emulated in ...       


April 2014: Behind the Mask

April 22, 2014 11:23 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: Behind the Mask; Confessions of a Gadget Hoarder; Condition Monitoring Systems & the Importance of the Encoder; Launching a Rocket from Sea; Choosing the RIGHT Cabling Option; Near-Death Experience Inspires New Design; More Mission, Less Statement.


E-Cig Industry Awaits Looming Federal Regulation

April 22, 2014 9:15 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Regulators aim to answer the burning question posed by Kenneth Warner, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health: "Is this going to be the disruptive technology that finally takes us in the direction of getting rid of ...


Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:07 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico. The discovery ...


Tesla Delivers First China Cars, Plans Expansion

April 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Tesla Motors delivered its first eight electric sedans to China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can. Tesla probably will invest several ...


HotSpot: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 22, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface ...


PCDworks Innovation Firm Launches New Website

April 21, 2014 5:30 pm | by PCDworks | News | Comments

PCDworks, a new product development design and innovation firm, today launched a redesigned website,, aimed to reach a broader audience of new product developers, innovators, and engineers. The new website highlights ...


5 Features an Amazon Phone Might Offer

April 21, 2014 5:22 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it ...   


Apple Offering Free Recycling of All Used Products

April 21, 2014 5:14 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to ...


You Are Influential

April 21, 2014 4:58 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

While it’s true that an outsider, such as a consultant or a change agent from higher and farther in the chain of corporate leadership, can get people’s attention or compel them to listen, and it’s true that executive leaders may influence more ...

Behind the Mask

April 21, 2014 4:47 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Inspired by the intent to push the limitations of existing technology, laser-sintering system provider EOS sponsored his design, growing (laser sintering) the 8 ½-pound headdress on an EOSINT P 760 additive manufacturing (AM) system ...  


CSA Approved Explosion Proof Pressure Transducers

April 21, 2014 4:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Gems Sensors & Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

31EP and 32EP Explosion Proof pressure transducers are now available from Gems Sensors & Controls. Applications include hazardous area installations, such as artificial lift, chemical injection, and CNG compressors ...

Robotic Mouse Could Help Solve the Cat Obesity Problem

April 21, 2014 4:28 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

While the development of Mousr is just two months in the making, it’s genesis came somewhat by accident two years ago. Cohen was working on a proof-of-concept sensor management system where the goal was to keep the power consumption of ...


Heavy Duty Safety Switches

April 21, 2014 4:25 pm | by PD&D Staff | Abb Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ABB Low Voltage Products division has introduced a new line of heavy duty safety switches for commercial and industrial applications, meeting the necessary UL98, CSA, and NEMA KS-1 standards for ...


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