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Nature Inspires First Artificial Molecular Pump

May 19, 2015 2:17 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small feat. The pump one day might be used...

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Physical Therapy Is Boring - Play a Game Instead

May 19, 2015 1:46 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

You’ve just been injured, and you’re on the way home from an hour of physical therapy. The last thing you want to do on your own is confusing exercises that take too long to show results. TED Fellow Cosmin Mihaiu demos a fun, cheap solution...

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Single-Axis Driver/Controller

May 19, 2015 12:22 pm | by Tolomatic, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Tolomatic ACS actuator control solution, an easy-to-use, low-cost servo or stepper driver and controller developed specifically for use with electric actuators, is now ODVA conformant for EtherNet/IP. Conformance to the ODVA standard ensures interoperability...

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Market Research Can Help You Design Smarter

May 19, 2015 12:16 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

An engineer could have a fantastic idea, but if no one is going to buy it, if there is no real demand for it, if it doesn’t offer all the necessary functions (or offers too many and ends up being too complicated), what good is the effort...

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TBI Blood Test Could Reduce Unnecessary CT Scans

May 19, 2015 12:02 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

New study results show that a simple blood test to measure brain-specific proteins released after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can reliably predict both evidence of TBI on radiographic imaging and injury severity. The potential...

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Precision Metric Ball Screw

May 19, 2015 12:01 pm | by Nook Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nook Industries, an innovator of linear motion components and systems, offers a complete line of precision metric ball screw products. The PMBS line is an affordable alternative to expensive ground thread products manufactured overseas. From...

EMI Shielding Finger Stock Gaskets

May 19, 2015 11:46 am | by Tech-Etch, Inc. | Tech-Etch, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EMI shielding BeCu finger stock gaskets from Tech-Etch are offered in over 100 standard profiles. Downloadable interactive sales drawings modify the strips to exact customer requirements. Beryllium copper's mechanical and electrical properties make it the ideal...

Activity After ICD Implantation May Predict Survival

May 19, 2015 10:56 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

Patients who had higher activity levels following ICD implantation had better survival, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The research will be simultaneously presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2015...

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How Does the Brain Respond to Hearing Loss?

May 19, 2015 10:52 am | by Acoustical Society of America (ASA) | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Colorado suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized—reassigned to other functions—even with early-stage hearing loss, and may play a role in cognitive decline. Anu Sharma...

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Brain Scanning Reveals Birds of a Feather Really Do Flock Together

May 19, 2015 10:30 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The hottest hairstyle, the latest extreme sport, the newest viral stunt – trends happen for a reason and now scientists have a better understanding of why. In a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion...

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DIN Rail DC-DC Converters

May 19, 2015 10:24 am | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced today the DDC15 and DDC30 series of low profile 15 Watt and 30 Watt DIN rail format DC-DC converters. The range is designed to offer additional voltages in DIN rail power systems, provide isolated outputs & noise immunity or support battery...

Automatic Film Splicer

May 19, 2015 10:19 am | by Butler Automatic | Product Releases | Comments

Butler Automatic, the inventor of automatic splicing solutions, announces its new SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer. The SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer, an automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, will increase line efficiency in sleeved...

Optical Tweezers Manipulate Key HIV Infection Protein

May 19, 2015 10:01 am | by Bill Hathaway, Yale University | News | Comments

Using an instrument so sensitive it can fold and unfold a single protein, Yale School of Medicine researchers have manipulated a protein essential for HIV to invade cells. The “optical tweezers” allowed researchers to apply tiny forces to a...

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Blood Biomarkers Aid in Alzheimer’s Battle

May 19, 2015 9:55 am | by Anke van Eekelen, Science Network WA | News | Comments

Researchers are developing an effective low-cost screening tool to facilitate Alzheimer’s disease (AD) diagnosis for the first time by analyzing different combinations of proteins in blood. ECU research fellow Dr. Veer Gupta presented her ongoing...

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Improving Access to Music for People Using Hearing Aids

May 19, 2015 9:48 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Beethoven composed some of his most famous works after he became profoundly deaf. More recently, musicians such as Ozzy Osbourne, Brian Wilson and Phil Collins have encountered problems with their hearing. Tinnitus affects many more, from...

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