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Engineering Live: How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM? (On Demand)

December 10, 2014 10:02 am | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

It’s easy to say we need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the challenge comes in finding ways to accomplish it. Whether it’s the toys they play with as kids, or the classes they take as students, we...

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Photos of the Day: The Ebola Effect

December 10, 2014 9:51 am | by Study Medicine Europe | News | Comments

The latest outbreak of Ebola has dominated healthcare news in 2014. This infographic provides a rather extensive overview of the virus, the cost, worldwide impact, and more. It also covers the protective equipment that healthcare workers use when treating patients...

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Easing the Burden on Healthcare Professionals

December 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Jan Wittenber, Member of IEEE and Fellow at the Center for Medical Interoperability | Blogs | Comments

The following from the Background section of the ISO/IEEE 11073 Personal Health Data (PHD) Standards addresses this topic appropriately: “Demographics changes (the rapidly aging population in many industrialized countries) and an increase...

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Industrial Cameras with 10MP CMOS Digital Image Sensor

December 10, 2014 2:52 am | by The Imaging Source, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The Imaging Source, an international manufacturer of machine vision cameras, has just announced the immediately availability of new 10 MP industrial cameras with a USB 3.0 interface. The Imaging Source 10 MP industrial cameras, which ship with the Aptina MT9J003 sensor and a USB 3.0 interface, are the perfect solution for applications that require high resolution, high speed and outstanding...

Adapter/Carrier Cards for Embedded Open Architectures

December 9, 2014 4:28 pm | by VadaTech | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, offers a wide range of adapter cards that allow standard mezzanine cards of multiple formats to be utilized within the system. The adapter cards and carriers allow the re-use of legacy boards and the leveraging...

Industrial Ethernet Connectivity Solutions

December 9, 2014 3:23 pm | by Mencom Corporation | Mencom Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial network systems allow for real-time distributed control of many connection points from a single controller. These “network bus” systems reduce the total amount of cable required and can simplify the overall design. Mencom offers a broad range of industrial network connectivity products to streamline your installation. Industrial Ethernet Cordsets Using Ethernet in industrial appl...

4-Axis Diameter & Ovality Gauge

December 9, 2014 2:21 pm | by NDC Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, announces the availability of the highly anticipated Beta LaserMike AccuScan 6012 four-axis diameter and ovality gauge. Built on the proven and widely deployed AccuScan series platform, the new AccuScan...

Mythbusters Star Grant Imahara Speaks on Empowering Innovation Together Campaign

December 9, 2014 12:21 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor-in-Chief, WDD | @JMooneyWDD | Videos | Comments

WDD's Editor-in-Chief, Janine Mooney, interviews Grant Imahara from Mythbusters at Electronica 2014. Engineer and longtime Mouser Electronics' customer Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame is teaming up with the global distributor on an exciting...

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Blood Test for Breast Cancer

December 9, 2014 11:56 am | by Oxford University | News | Comments

It may be possible to develop a simple blood test that, by detecting changes in the zinc in our bodies, could help to diagnose breast cancer early. A team, led by Oxford University scientists, took techniques normally used to analyze trace metal...

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Stryker Will Pay About $80M to End Investigation

December 9, 2014 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device maker Stryker will pay about $80 million to end a federal investigation into its acquisition of a company that the U.S. said was marketing a product that hadn't been approved by regulators. The company said that the U.S...

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Programmable Biomaterial Assembles In Vivo to Fight Cancer

December 9, 2014 11:06 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

One of the reasons cancer is so deadly is that it can evade attack from the body's immune system, which allows tumors to flourish and spread. Scientists can try to induce the immune system, known as immunotherapy, to go into attack mode to fight...

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Crowdsourcing for Solutions to Epileptic Seizure Detection and Prediction

December 9, 2014 10:20 am | by American Epilepsy Society (AES) | News | Comments

An international competition using the wisdom of crowds has developed computer algorithms to detect, predict, and ultimately prevent epileptic seizures. A total of five-hundred and four teams competed in two challenges, one for Seizure Detection...

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Disabled Could Benefit from NIH-Backed Robotics

December 9, 2014 10:09 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

New research in robotics might help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Projects investigating co-robotics are the focus of new funding from the National Institutes of Health. This is the...

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Addressing the Top Five Software Validation Questions

December 9, 2014 9:48 am | by Penny Goss, Consultant, Penny Goss Technical Solutions | Articles | Comments

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines and best...

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Home (Healthcare) Is Where the Need Is

December 9, 2014 7:30 am | by Carlos Castillo, Biomedical Engineer & Research Biomedical Engineering Advisor, Loma Linda University Zhang Neuroscience Laboratory | Blogs | Comments

Short answer, where the need is! Perhaps numbers will make this more clear. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) gives us the first part of this equation “Each day, 10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits”... 

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