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A Microchip for Metastasis

February 6, 2014 10:43 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone — a painful development that can cause fractures and spinal compression. While scientists ...

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Engineering Newswire 76: Injectable, Wound-Sealing Sponges Save Lives

February 6, 2014 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re working to reduce gun violence with technology, slowing high-flow bleeding from wounds, and using paintball artillery to create programmable art ...          

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Honda to Build New Motorbike Plant

February 6, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor said Wednesday its motorcycle unit in India will invest 11 billion Indian rupees (about 17.8 billion yen) to open a new manufacturing plant in the northwestern part of the country in 2015. The new plant will ...    

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Delta Robots Control by Servotronix

February 6, 2014 9:42 am | by Servotronix Motion Control | Videos | Comments

Servotronix provides control capabilities for a variety of motion and robotic applications. Synchronized motion between two delta robots demonstrates complex kinematic control. The sophisticated kinematics is achieved by ...    

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Testing CATS in Space: Laser Technology to Debut on Space Station

February 6, 2014 9:37 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

While felines in space may be what you're thinking, the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System is a much more helpful accompaniment planned for the International Space Station. CATS will study the distribution of aerosols, the tiny particles that ...

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Bombardier Picked for Rail Contract Worth $1.6B

February 6, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bombardier is in line to get a US$1.6-billion contract to supply trains and a depot for London's transportation system. The British government announced Thursday that it intends to award a billion-pound contract to Bombardier, after a ...

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Volvo to Cut 4,400 Jobs in 2014

February 6, 2014 9:31 am | by Malin Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Truck maker AB Volvo said it plans to lay off 4,400 employees this year as it revealed a 37 percent slide in fourth quarter profits. Volvo CEO Olof Persson said the job losses, which include the previously announced reduction of 2,000, will affect ...

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Coca-Cola Pods Will Let People Make Drinks at Home

February 6, 2014 9:25 am | by Candice Choi & Sarah Skidmore, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is looking to tap into a new market, with plans to let people make its sodas and other drinks at home. The world's biggest beverage maker said Wednesday that it's buying a 10 percent stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ...   

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Graphene Balloon Yields Unprecedented Images

February 6, 2014 9:21 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level. Electron microscopes already provide amazingly clear images of samples just a few nanometers ...  

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High-Tech Prosthetics & Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style for Users

February 6, 2014 9:09 am | by University of South Florida (USF Innovation) | News | Comments

Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. People with amputations now have prosthetic devices that allow them to engage in and function more ...  

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U.S. Warns of Explosives in Toothpaste Tubes

February 5, 2014 6:09 pm | by Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Homeland Security Department is warning airlines flying to Russia that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives on board hidden in toothpaste tubes. The threat was passed onto airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some ...

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Experiment Adds Sense of Touch to Artificial Hand

February 5, 2014 5:00 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange. The patient ...

Photos of the Day: Bionic Hand Has a Sense of Touch

February 5, 2014 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The patient only got to experiment with the bulky prototype for a week, and it's far from the bionics of science fiction movies. But the research released Wednesday is part of a major effort to create more lifelike, and usable, prosthetics ...

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Offshore Wind Energy Farm Project Announced

February 5, 2014 4:23 pm | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm — five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project ...

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Failed Kickstarter Reaches Super Bowl

February 5, 2014 2:32 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Sitting in their dorm room during their sophomore year of college at the University of St. Thomas, Jeff Sevaldson and Joey Nesbitt came up with the idea to literally light up their drum sets. Last weekend, the pair’s DrumLites were seen by millions ...

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