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Video Game Storytelling Could Aid Autism Treatment

April 13, 2015 9:33 am | by Sage Publications | News | Comments

A wealth of studies have shown that violent video games contribute to antisocial and aggressive behavior. But what makes those games appealing in the first place? One possibility is that storytelling plays a role, particularly if it lets...

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Touch-Sensing Neurons Are Multitaskers

April 13, 2015 9:27 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Two types of touch information — the feel of an object and the position of an animal’s limb — have long been thought to flow into the brain via different channels and be integrated in sophisticated processing regions. Now, with help from a specially...

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An App to Help Students Stress Less

April 13, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

The free app, ‘HSC Stress-Less’, was developed by psychology researchers at UOW with the assistance of high-achieving year 11 students at schools in the greater Sydney and Illawarra regions, including students at St George Christian School...

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Prototype Early and Often in the Design Process

April 13, 2015 8:30 am | by EG Gilero | Blogs | Comments

Faster and cheaper prototyping speeds for the iterative design process helps the engineers learn and develop the product more quickly. This works for several different levels of prototypes, starting with better SLA materials and moving through...

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First Continuous Glucose Monitoring App for the Apple Watch

April 10, 2015 4:14 pm | by Dexcom | News | Comments

Dexcom, Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that its Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitor System with Share will support the Apple Watch when it ships to customers on...

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Quick, At-Home Potential Heart Attack Diagnosis

April 10, 2015 3:42 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Are you on the verge of having a heart attack? That’s what a University of Illinois student startup is trying to help potential victims answer. The startup, Resdin Technologies, is developing a quick at-home diagnostic test that provides...

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3D Images that You Can Feel

April 10, 2015 3:20 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Unfortunately, the laws of physics aren’t too keen on holographic projections being composed of actual touchable matter. The British company Ultrahaptics seems to have found a way around this. They’re developing a prototype for haptic technology...

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Growing Cardiac Tissue on 'Spider Silk' Substrate

April 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect substrate for cultivating heart tissue cells, MIPT researchers found. They discuss their findings in...

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Inkjet-Printed Liquid Metal Could Bring Wearable Tech, Soft Robotics

April 10, 2015 1:36 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics. Elastic technologies could make possible a new class of pliable robots...

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MAR-1 Series Miniature Pressure Regulators

April 10, 2015 11:43 am | by Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

When Clippard introduced a miniature regulator in 1962, the MAR-1 became very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life. As regulator applications continue to increase, Clippard is meeting the demand with a variety of new models, options and improvements. Regulators are offered in either relieving or non-relieving versions. The ...

Circulatory Support Without Surgery

April 10, 2015 11:11 am | by Omar Benavides, Ph.D., Senior Product Development Engineer, Procyrion, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Heart failure accounts for 3.6 million hospitalizations, 300,000 deaths, and $35 billion in annual healthcare costs in the US alone. More than 3 million heart failure patients currently suffer from chronic fatigue and painful swelling while...

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Cost-Effective Production of Magnetic Sensors

April 10, 2015 10:52 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

They are found wherever other measurement methods fail: magnetic sensors. They defy harsh environmental conditions and also function in fluids. A new procedure is now revolutionizing the production of two-dimensional magnetic sensors: They...

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Are Scientists Nearing a Cure for Baldness?

April 10, 2015 10:32 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up...

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Visualizing Potential Brain Cancer Treatments in Real Time

April 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time. Published in NANO Letters, the study was led by Zhi Sheng and Deborah Kelly...

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Rolling Ring Linear Drive

April 10, 2015 10:23 am | by Amacoil, Inc. | Amacoil, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Changing linear pitch on Uhing rolling ring linear drives is now fast and easy using a lever control option on the drive unit. The pitch control lever permits manually setting and changing linear pitch independently of the drive motor speed or other controls. This means that motors and devices...

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