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3 Ways We'll Have to Engineer Our Bodies to Live in Space

June 19, 2015 2:58 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Exploring the final frontier isn’t enough for us anymore – so we’re trying to move from being space tourists into becoming space residents. But the human body doesn’t react very well to long-term exposure of the perils of living in space...

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Arbitrary Waveform Generator

June 19, 2015 2:00 pm | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum has announced the release of three new M4i series Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG's) that set new standards in speed and precision. The new models of the M4i.66xx series offer one, two and four...

Barcode Reader SDK

June 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Dynamsoft | Product Releases | Comments

Dynamsoft today released a new version of its Barcode Reader software development kit (SDK) to add support for decoding barcodes from GIF images in addition to already having support for BMP, JPEG, PNG...

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Telemedicine Proves Value in Managing Migraine

June 19, 2015 12:30 pm | by American Headache Society | News | Comments

Two new studies of the usefulness of telemedicine in treating migraine patients shows it to be as effective as in-office visits, especially in patient follow-up evaluations and in improving a patient’s likelihood of getting the right medications...

FDA Allows Marketing of Device That Helps Blind Process Visual Signals Via Their Tongues

June 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new device that when used along with other assistive devices, like a cane or guide dog, can help orient people who are blind by helping them process visual images with their tongues...

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iManageCancer Control of Cancer, from Your Mobile Phone

June 19, 2015 12:22 pm | by ecancer | News | Comments

As cancer patients and their loved ones know, cancer is not a game. But games played on mobile phones could soon empower those affected by cancer, in a revolutionary new project developed by ecancer and collaborators. Eight partners from five...

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EMC Training Seminar

June 19, 2015 11:13 am | Events

Having your final product fail its compliance test can be costly. Redesigning or adding fixes can be expensive and time consuming, possibly delaying your product to market. How can this additional cost be easily avoided? I can think of three ways. Take your...

Fitness Trackers Are Hot, But Do They Really Help?

June 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market Thursday. But will the devices really help you get healthier? Experts agree that getting people to set goals...

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Tricorder: From Star Trek to Medical Device Hot Ticket

June 19, 2015 10:35 am | by Nigel Syrotuck, Medical Mechanical Engineer, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

The tricorder is the ultimate objective of diagnostic medical device development: an all-in-one package that can immediately diagnose any disease without touching the patient. Is this dream reachable, or is it going to stay in science fiction?

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Alzheimer’s Spares Long-Term Musical Memory

June 19, 2015 10:26 am | by Max Planck Gesellschaft | News | Comments

In comparison to other memory functions, long-term musical memory in Alzheimer patients often remains intact and functional for a surprisingly long time. However, until now, the underlying causes of this phenomenon have remained in the dark...

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Linear Voltage Regulators

June 19, 2015 10:08 am | by DATEL, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

DATEL, Inc. announces the introduction of the LVR-7815 series, a new line of Linear Voltage Regulators that can deliver over 0.5 amps of output power. The LVR-7815 is housed in a hermetically sealed ceramic...

Carbon Nanoparticles You Can Make at Home

June 19, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues...

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'Smart Chair' to Improve Health of Workers

June 19, 2015 9:29 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers have designed a smart chair that will make the office and workers safer and healthier. In Australia, a 2007 study by Access Economics estimated back pain was costing the economy $34.3 billion in lost workplace productivity and treatments...

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Pulsed Electrical Fields May Improve Skin Rejuvenation

June 19, 2015 9:20 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A new approach to skin rejuvenation developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may be less likely to have unintended side effects such as scarring and altered pigmentation. In the online journal Scientific Reports, an MGH research team...

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X-Ray Imaging Reveals Secrets in Battery Materials

June 19, 2015 9:07 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. The insights, published in the 19 June issue of the journal Science, could help battery developers design...

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