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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...

Logic PD to Share Innovation Insight at Frost & Sullivan Event

September 17, 2014 4:10 pm | by Logic PD | News | Comments

Logic PD's Bill Betten, vice president of business solutions for medical and life sciences, will...

Nature Inspires Research into New Light-Based Tech

September 17, 2014 3:42 pm | by SPIE - International Society for Optics and Photonics | News | Comments

"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire...

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New Radiosurgery Tech Accurately Targets Cancer Tumors

September 17, 2014 3:19 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors - but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at once - when compared to other radiation ...

Do Wearable Lifestyle Activity Monitors Really Work?

September 17, 2014 10:32 am | by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | News | Comments

Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their fitness and health goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and ...

Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Jaw Movements

September 17, 2014 9:17 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of small-scale ...  


Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

September 17, 2014 9:08 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending ...  

Print a Cellphone Microscope for Pennies

September 16, 2014 11:42 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape. Pulling it ...

CASIS Research Set for Launch Aboard SpaceX Mission to Space Station

September 16, 2014 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The fall marks a new school year, a new football season and another commercial cargo flight to the International Space Station. In September, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to blast off to the orbital laboratory carrying supplies ...

Photos of the Day: Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 11:46 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, | News | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than ...

Blood-Cleansing Biospleen Device for Sepsis Therapy

September 15, 2014 9:43 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood - often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by ...


3D-Printed Replica Brains Guide Surgery

September 12, 2014 12:39 pm | by Justine Alford, | News | Comments

It seems the applications for 3D printing are endless. Scientists have churned out everything from houses to rocket parts, blood vessels to artificial limbs. Now, to add to the ever-growing collection of awesome 3D-printed goodies ...  

New Mathematical Tools Seen as Key to Accelerating Discovery

September 12, 2014 12:03 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The exponential growth of diverse science data represents an unprecedented opportunity to make substantial advances in complex science and engineering, such as discovery of novel materials or drugs. However, without tools ...   

World's Largest DNA Origami Created

September 12, 2014 10:15 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics ... 

23andMe CEO Navigates Health Regulation

September 12, 2014 10:07 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company seemed to ...  

NASA Extends, Increases Value of Bioastronautics Contract at Johnson

September 12, 2014 9:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has extended and increased the value of its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center ...  


MRPC Helps Bring Molding Production Back to U.S.

September 11, 2014 11:50 am | by MRPC | News | Comments

MRPC, a single-source provider of medical device components and assemblies, has created significant quality improvements for two clients that brought production of their molded components back to the United States from offshore manufacturers ... 

'Electronic Skin' Could Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection

September 11, 2014 10:05 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and ...  

Silicon Valley Struggles to Speak FDA's Language

September 11, 2014 9:54 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so ...

Graphene Paints a Corrosion-Free Future

September 11, 2014 9:23 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries ...

Infographic: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 10, 2014 9:57 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director, ECN Magazine | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few ...     

Solidworks 2015 Focuses on Design, Not Modeling

September 9, 2014 4:11 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Solidworks, a 3D software development company founded in 1993 by Jon Hirschtick and bought by Dassault Systèmes in 1997, announced its 2015 portfolio of 3D design software applications yesterday. Solidworks currently has more than ...  

HotSpot: Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 9, 2014 2:25 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk:  Google’s Project Wing focuses on a drone delivery system that would bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. Google tested the self-flying vehicles ...

Global Market for Advanced Orthopedic Technology to Reach $42.2B in 2019

September 9, 2014 12:17 pm | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Advanced Orthopedic Technologies, Implants and Regenerative Products, the global market for advanced orthopedic technology is anticipated to increase from $36.4 billion by 2014 to $42.2 billion ... 

Advanced Technologies Vastly Improve MRI for Children

September 9, 2014 11:18 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

Pediatric patients who could benefit greatly from an MRI of the abdomen, chest, or pelvis, often undergo CT scans instead. One reason is that in order to acquire a faithful MR image, patients must hold completely still while lying in a scanner ...

New Infrared Marker for Bio-Imaging

September 9, 2014 10:53 am | by German Research Centre for Environmental Health | News | Comments

The recently developed fluorescent protein Amrose is now being used for advanced near-IR imaging procedures. With the aid of a novel evolutionary platform technology, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed this infrared ...

Electronic Nose Can Help Customize Asthma Treatment

September 9, 2014 10:32 am | by European Lung Foundation | News | Comments

An electronic nose can be used to successfully detect different sub-groups of asthmatic children, according to a new study. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich on September ...

Electrospray Arrays Can Downsize Systems for Onsite Chemical Analysis

September 9, 2014 10:04 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | News | Comments

If you’re out in the field doing environmental testing, food checks, forensic work, or other chemical analysis, mass spectrometry is an extremely accurate detection tool with one huge drawback: You can lose days in sending samples back to ...

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