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Necklace and Smartphone App Can Help Track Food Intake

March 13, 2015 10:45 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A sophisticated necklace developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science can monitor food and drink intake, which could help wearers track and improve their dietary habits. The inventors of the...

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Südtec

March 13, 2015 10:17 am | Events

Südtec is a free to attend international exhibition for advanced manufacturing solutions, it is a unique event attracting global device manufacturers to source new technologies and innovations. If you work in a high-tech business and have a requirement for high-quality technical services...

Don't Make the Same Device Design Mistakes

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by Michael Appel, M.D., Anesthesiologist, INCOSE | Blogs | Comments

We must not only anticipate any new hazards, but must also carefully consider the common underlying risks that have already been identified in previous devices. Using more than just a hypothetical risk process, we need to evaluate known problems...

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'Iron Man' Delivers Boy a Real Bionic Arm

March 13, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Just like Tony "Iron Man" Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. In a video posted online Thursday, the actor, dressed as Stark, who becomes Iron Man in the movies, presents a working...

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Genome-Editing Technology Kills Lymphoma Cells

March 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | News | Comments

Melbourne researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy. Using the technology, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute were able to kill human lymphoma...

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Immune System-in-a-Dish Offers Hope for "Bubble Boy" Disease

March 13, 2015 9:47 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID–also known as “bubble boy” or “bubble baby” disease...

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Optogenetics, Without the Genetics

March 13, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Chicago Medical Center | News | Comments

Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles, report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The new technique, described...

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Testing Intenstinal Gas with Encapsulated Sensors, In Vitro Fermentation

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article published by Cell Press on March 12th in Trends in Biotechnology presents evidence...

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First Engineering-Based College of Medicine

March 13, 2015 9:30 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Partners in a first-of-its-kind medical college on the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus are advancing to the next phase of development, having completed a key administrative step today. The University of Illinois Board of...

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Army Researching Uniforms That Automatically Decontaminate

March 13, 2015 9:16 am | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological...

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Dual FPGA Mezzanine Card

March 12, 2015 7:50 pm | by VadaTech | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, now offers a dual FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) carrier per the VITA 57 specification. The AMC module features a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA. The AMC502 comes in a double module...

Pulsed Laser Diode Module

March 12, 2015 6:36 pm | by OSI Laser Diode, Inc. | OSI Laser Diode, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, introduces the SCW 1632-350R, a high-power, pulsed laser diode module for optical testing applications. Housed in a 14-pin butterfly package, the new ridge waveguide (RWG) Fabry-Perot (FP) laser diode is optically coupled...

Subway Navigation for the Blind

March 12, 2015 4:33 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A new technology could help the blind navigate around busy subway stations. Wayfindr, which so far has been rolled out in one London Underground station, uses an app and Bluetooth technology to serve as a GPS for the underground commuter...

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Chameleon Material Shows Your Body's True Colors

March 12, 2015 4:30 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Engineers from UC Berkeley have developed an artificial skin that changes color whenever the material flexes or receives any sort of pressure. A flexible material that changes color provides a whole spectrum of medical opportunities...  

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Self-Clinching Captive Panel Screws

March 12, 2015 3:28 pm | by PennEngineering | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Types PFC2 and PFS2 self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering provide secure and permanent attachment for thin-metal assemblies, enable subsequent access to an assembly whenever necessary, and eliminate typical...

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