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New 'Smart Bandages' for Burn Victims

February 24, 2015 8:55 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Some bandages are embedded with medicine to treat wounds, but researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital have something much more sophisticated in mind for the future of chronic wound care. With support from ...  

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Radio Chip Developed for the 'Internet of Things'

February 23, 2015 2:04 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the “Internet of things” — the idea that everything in the human environment, from kitchen appliances to industrial equipment, could be equipped with sensors and ...

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Today in Engineering History: 'Sphairistike' Patented

February 23, 2015 1:52 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1874, Major Walter Wingfield, a Welsh inventor, patented what he called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis). He borrowed the name from the ancient Greek term, meaning skill in playing ball. The name never became popular ...

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How to Choose to Slow Climate Change

February 23, 2015 1:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. has a choice when it comes to climate change, Dr. John Holdren, the science advisor to President Barack Obama, told students in a video on Feb. 8. Holden has been answering public questions about climate change on social media ...

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U.S. Border Agents Wear Body Cameras to Test Tech

February 23, 2015 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some U.S. border agents have started wearing body cameras in a test of the technology in the field, officials said on Friday. Roughly three dozen cameras are being worn by personnel on a volunteer basis during a ...     

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LA Schools: Can't Give Tech Device to Every Student

February 23, 2015 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District says there isn't enough money to provide every student with an iPad or other computer device. The remarks Friday by interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines are the latest blow to the ...

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Engineering Live: The Connected Person

February 23, 2015 1:00 pm | by ECN Staff, @ecnonline | Videos | Comments

The industry is rife with expanded interconnectivity, operability, and communication. Wearables and the e-health industry is personalizing healthcare beyond anything patients have ever experienced, as the Internet of Things has provided ...

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Modulbox XTS Range

February 23, 2015 12:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Hitaltech | Product Releases | Comments

Hitaltech is able to offer standard, off the shelf DIN Rail mounting, wall mounting, and panel mountable plastic enclosures produced by its manufacturing partner Italtronic. These products are used when a quick solution is required and are suitable when volumes are relatively small and spending ...

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How One Lab is Changing Students' Lives

February 23, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | News | Comments

At ECN, we like to get out into the field and meet as many engineers as possible, but last week Editor Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta) took a very special field trip to visit our friends at Students 2 Science.  This organization is designed to help ...

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World's Smallest Sensor Switch Unveiled

February 23, 2015 12:16 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The world’s smallest micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) magnetic sensor was displayed at MD&M West in Anaheim this week, after being unveiled by Coto Technology. The RedRock RR100 sensor is a single-pole, single-throw device ...

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DOE Announces Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

February 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Energy Department has announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate ...   

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Stratasys Consolidates to Form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

February 23, 2015 12:03 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced it has combined Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye to form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys believes this move better positions the company to meet growing customer ...     

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Following a New MAP for Solid-State Lighting

February 23, 2015 11:55 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

LED lights are notably cool. But as an industry sector, solid-state lighting (SSL) keeps heating up, with demand growing rapidly in residential, commercial, and other applications, and new models continually coming to market. As a result ...

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Model Year 2016 Reveals New Era for Volvo Cars

February 23, 2015 11:49 am | by Volvo | News | Comments

Starting in 2013, Volvo Cars began to roll-out its new generation of mid-powered four-cylinder based powertrains. 2015 will see the addition of a full range of high and low power 4-cylinder variants. “This marks the start of a new era for ...

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The Next MacGyver Might Be a Woman

February 23, 2015 11:34 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Lee Zlotoff, the creator of MacGyver, is taking to the internet to find ideas for a new show starring a female engineer. The key element is the engineer, though, a quick-thinking, female engineer who can ...      

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