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3 Ways 3D Printing Is Saving Our Four-Legged Friends

March 30, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

It’s rather sad when a beloved pet meets with an unfortunate accident that drastically hinders its quality of life. Even more heart-wrenching, there are scarce few options that would allow for a pet’s full recovery – and those options are typically too expensive...

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Ultrasensitive Temperature Sensors Made from Tobacco Cells

March 31, 2015 2:47 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time. We mimic nature to develop new technologies, with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials. Planes are modeled on birds and many drugs have their...

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Tilted Wave Interferometer

March 31, 2015 12:16 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A new "Tilted Wave Interferometer" technology from Mahr for the optical measurement and analysis of aspheric lenses and freeform surfaces has been nominated for a 2015 PRISM Award of the SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) and Photonics Media. This highly...

3D Printing Tech Providing 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

March 31, 2015 10:54 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a 3D printer, that was a different story...

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Reflections on Frost & Sullivan 2015 Medical Technologies Executive MindXchange

March 31, 2015 10:45 am | by Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions, Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I recently attended the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Medical Technologies Executive MindXchange from March 8 – 10 in San Diego. The MindXchange brings together individuals from a variety of companies, all with a common interest in this year’s theme...

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3D Printing a Smile on Your Face

March 31, 2015 10:20 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy | Stratasys, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Although additive manufacturing equipment and materials have been around since the early 1980s, 3D printing didn't become common knowledge to much of the public until two decades later. Today, the applications for this technology seem almost...

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Prize-Winning Pulmonary Diagnostic System for Rural India

March 31, 2015 9:47 am | by Jennifer Evans, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

SpiroSense, a seven-member team from Johns Hopkins University, took top honors in the 2015 National Undergraduate Global Health Technology Design Competition held at Rice University March 27. The team captured first place in the annual...

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Designing Integrated Circuits for Better Hearing Aids

March 31, 2015 9:23 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. Sungyong Jung...

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Brain-Controlled Devices Mimic Natural Motor Control

March 31, 2015 9:17 am | by Cognitive Neuroscience Society | News | Comments

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices - from wheelchairs to robots...

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'Wikipedia' for Neurons Indexes Physiological Information

March 31, 2015 9:01 am | by Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

The decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the brain is astounding. To help scientists make sense of this “brain big data,” researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used data mining to create...

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3 Tips for Managing Your Medical Device Design History File

March 31, 2015 8:30 am | by Jon Speer, Co-Founder & VP of QA/RA, greenlight.guru | Blogs | Comments

​Developing a cutting edge medical device can be really fun and exciting. There’s always something to test and do and learn from. You have that great feeling you’re changing the world. Documenting the development of a medical device isn't fun...

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Continuity of Platforms: The Next Era of Engagement in Wearable Technology

March 30, 2015 4:33 pm | by Roeen Roashan, Analyst for Medical Technology, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Within six months of purchase, one-third of consumers put their wearable activity monitors in the sock drawer to never pick them up again. While this has been the general consensus of several user surveys, IHS does not believe this tells...

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Muscovite Mica

March 30, 2015 2:37 pm | by Goodfellow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Muscovite mica (potassium aluminosilicate), available from Goodfellow in sheet form, is a naturally occurring mineral that can be split into thin uniform layers. Pictured is Mica in its natural form. The perfect basal cleavage of a mica crystal allows very...

Smart Home Sensors

March 30, 2015 12:53 pm | by GreenPeak Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system company, and ZTE Health, a member of the world wide ZTE Group, have signed a partnership agreement to develop Smart Home applications and to provide smart solutions for the world’s aging population....

Microsecond Imaging Could Probe Cells and Organs for Disease

March 30, 2015 11:47 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases. High-speed spectroscopic imaging makes it possible...

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Copolymers

March 30, 2015 11:37 am | by Vertellus Performance Materials Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Vertellus, a leading global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, is featuring here at NPE 2015 (booth #S29145), its ZeMac copolymer line of additives that, during compounding, improve the properties of recycled nylon and other engineering plastics...

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