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A Fully Wireless Motion-Capture System

September 30, 2014 5:06 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for ...   

Gold Cardiac 'Patch' Could Replace Transplants

September 30, 2014 12:21 pm | by Hybrid 'Patch' Could Replace | News | Comments

Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is...

Software for Automated Sorting of Genomes of Individual Microbial Species

September 30, 2014 12:06 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Microbes - the single-celled organisms that dominate every ecosystem on Earth - have an amazing...

Photos of the Day: The World’s First Integrated, Rapid HIV Test

September 30, 2014 10:32 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

The new test’s purpose is to decrease false positives while making the test easier to use....

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Mimicking Brain Cells to Boost Memory Power

September 30, 2014 10:07 am | by RMIT University | News | Comments

MIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. The researchers have built a novel nano-structure that offers a new platform for the ...  

Self-Testing Takes Center Stage

September 30, 2014 9:48 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

After more than two-and-a-half years of development work and onsite testing, John Kelly, CEO of Sydney, Australia-based Atomo Diagnostics, believes that his company has developed the test platform, AtomoRapid, to address critical ...  

New Transparent Nanoscintillators for Radiation Detection

September 30, 2014 9:17 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances. In a paper to be ...

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Seoul Viosys Announces LED Viophoton Tech

September 29, 2014 2:54 pm | by Seoul Viosys | News | Comments

Seoul Viosys, UV LED solution provider, announced on August 28 that they launched the Viophoton technology for the first time in the world. Viophoton Technology utilizes functional photons of specific energy which deliver germicidal ...  

Campaign to Win Approval for Engineering Facility Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Buildings at URI's College of Engineering date to the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the dean says they lack modern laboratories and interactive classrooms. The Providence Journal reports that the URI President says companies need more ...

New Tool Assesses Skill Development in Robotic Microsurgery

September 29, 2014 8:59 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ... 

September 2014: King Kong Lives

September 26, 2014 10:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: King Kong Lives:  Part marionette, animatronic, and puppet, the newest version of the famous ape is made up of 1.1 tons of steel, aluminum, lycra, and latex, and stands six meters tall ... 

Photos of the Day: How Lack of Helium Fuels Innovation

September 26, 2014 9:54 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The U.S. is running out of helium, ironically the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. The shortage is no laughing matter for makers of magnetic resonance machines, who use it to cool down powerful superconducting ...

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Mechanized Human Hands to Improve Lost Function

September 26, 2014 9:21 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery.The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ...  

Engineering Update: A Portable Artificial Kidney

September 26, 2014 9:12 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update:  A Portable Artificial Kidney:  Because kidney failure can mean being attached to a non-mobile machine for three times a week for up to four hours at time, the wearable artificial ... 

Mobile Solar Unit Designed to Save Lives When Power is Out

September 25, 2014 1:59 pm | by Stony Brook University | News | Comments

Brooke Ellison draws her own power from will, but the ventilator that keeps her alive requires uninterrupted electricity. Dr. Ellison, Director of Education and Ethics at Stony Brook University's Stem Cell Research Facility and Associate ...

What’s Next in 3D Printing

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...

Saving Newborns with LED Lights

September 25, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When Dr. Rajesh Kumar meets his patients for the fist time, they can often fit into the palms of his hands. Kumar is a medical specialist who cares for tiny infants in Jharkhand, the largely rural Indian state located west of Kolkata ...

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Teardown: Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter

September 25, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also, a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope ...   

'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular & Skin Health

September 24, 2014 4:47 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study ...

New EEG Takes Faster Measurement of Brain Function

September 24, 2014 10:44 am | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the PhD study of Pasi Lepola ...  

Promising Chip for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 23, 2014 9:57 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip ...

Marines of the Future

September 22, 2014 10:13 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

From virtual training to laser weapons, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) this week is showcasing a range of technologies at Modern Day Marine exposition that will prepare Marines as they continue to face an increasingly complex ...

Clinical Trial Begins for MRI-Compatible Robot

September 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

A novel robotic system that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in ...

Underwater Glue Based on Mussel Proteins

September 22, 2014 9:12 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be ...  

Wireless Sensor Transmits Tumor Pressure

September 19, 2014 4:53 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

The interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often remarkably high compared to normal tissues and is thought to impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. While medications ...

Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarkers

September 19, 2014 1:15 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. The biosensor has been shown to be more than five times more sensitive ...   

Photos of the Day: The Startling Clarity of 4D Ultrasound

September 18, 2014 10:03 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

There were people who thought that Italian priest and scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani had bats in the belfry. But he had bats on his mind. Working in the late 1700s, Spallanzani showed that blindfolded bats could still catch ... 

Introduction to 3D Printing

September 17, 2014 4:49 pm | by Goddard Technologies | Events

3D printing is a new technology bringing change to the way we create products now and in the future. Scientists are using it to build organs, NASA is using it in the space program, but how does this new technology apply to you? Find out the ...

Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 17, 2014 4:15 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict that ...

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