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Space Station Inspired Robot to Help Heal Sick Children

August 21, 2014 | by Jessica Eagan, International Space Station Program Science Office | Comments

Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years. The gift of space-inspired robotics now goes beyond toys ...

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Apple’s HealthKit to Revolutionize Mobile Health Market, Say Analysts

August 21, 2014 5:28 pm | by GlobalData | Comments

Linda Tian, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says:  “GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit, will be a ...

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ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging

August 21, 2014 2:26 pm | by ON Semiconductor | On Semiconductor | Comments

ON Semiconductor announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor’s ... 

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Mouser Now Stocking the Analog Devices ADE7913 Isolated, Sigma Delta ADC

August 21, 2014 2:09 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the ADE7913 Isolated, Sigma Delta ADC with SPI from Analog Devices. The ADE7913 features three 24-bit high speed Analog‑to‑Digital Converters. The ADE7913 is designed as an isolated, 3‑channel Sigma-Delta ...

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Re-Shoring to Kentucky in Balluff’s Global Production Plan

August 21, 2014 1:55 pm | by Balluff | Balluff, Inc. | Comments

With the 2014 completion of Balluff's new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their original location on Holton Drive. Balluff’s global managing director and ...

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Binder-USA & Northwire Form a Strategic Partnership

August 21, 2014 1:38 pm | by Northwire | Comments

Binder-USA, a global supplier of high-quality circular connectors and cordsets for over 50 years, has formed a strategic partnership with Northwire, which produces custom wire and cable interconnect solutions. The strategic partnership between ...

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Getting a Grip on Technology

August 21, 2014 1:12 pm | by DSM | Dsm Somos | Comments

Todd Herremans, a NFL offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles, is no newcomer to working out.  He trains rigorously to maintain top physical form and is always looking for ways to improve his work-outs. To improve hand strength and ...

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Customizing Nanoscale Systems for New Light & Energy Technologies

August 21, 2014 11:47 am | by Steve Calechman, MIT News | Comments

Silvija Gradecak has big intentions for small ingredients. The associate professor of materials science and engineering at MIT focuses on energy-conversion and light-harvesting through the use of nanomaterials. It’s at these microscopic scales that she can ...

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Software Drastically Increases Speed, Ease of 3D Engineering Simulations

August 21, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3D digital models of large structures to simulate how they’ll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions. Used for mapping out large-scale ...

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New Feeding Tube Connectors Will Improve Patient Safety

August 21, 2014 11:04 am | by American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) | Comments

New feeding tube connectors, designed by an international standards process, will be available soon and will improve patient safety. According to an invited review published in the OnlineFirst version of Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP), the ...

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3D Printers Create Custom Medical Implants

August 21, 2014 10:57 am | by Louisiana Tech University | Comments

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic ...

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Delivery by Drone

August 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT New Office | Comments

In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as ...

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Is Voyager in Interstellar Space?

August 21, 2014 10:22 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Is the Voyager 1 spacecraft in interstellar space? NASA says yes, but a small but respected community of researchers isn’t convinced. A quick review of the facts: Last year, NASA scientists penned a research paper that concluded the spacecraft, traveling at ...

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Chip Maker Infineon to Buy California Firm for $3B

August 21, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites ...

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GPIM Spacecraft to Validate Use of 'Green' Propellant

August 21, 2014 9:53 am | by NASA | Comments

Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, non-toxic, “green” fuel on orbit ...     

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Apple Bounces Back to Hit a New High

August 21, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic ...

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