Colder Product Company's Jim Brown Introduces a new Fluid/Electronics Hybrid Connector

July 6, 2010 5:31 pm | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Jim Brown, Medical Business Unit Manager at Colder Products Company, introduces a new connector that enables fluid, gas, and electronics to all be linked through one, easy to secure connector without the risk of shortage from exposure of the electronics to the fluid. Visit...

LASORB protects BLU-RAY diodes

July 6, 2010 4:32 pm | by Lasorb Videos Comments

It's common knowledge that BLU-RAY laser diodes are sensitive to ESD and other forms of power surges. LASORB protects all laser diodes from both positive and negative ESD, whether the laser diode is operating or not.

DRC Metrigraphics Miniaturization Technology for Medical Device Manufacturers

July 6, 2010 4:32 pm | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Randy Sablich and Fred Pitman of DRC Metrigraphics explain the company's miniaturization technology to MDT Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske, at the MD&M West 2010 show. Visit for more information about DRC Metrigraphics.


MDT Editor Sean Fenske highlights companies and technologies seen at the MDandM East 2010 show

July 6, 2010 4:31 pm | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Design Technology, gives brief highlights of several innovative technologies seen at the MD&M East 2010 show in NYC. There are several companies featured in this video. They are: SelectConnect Technologies - Nelson...


Helping Those With Hearing Loss Get In The Loop

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm Podcasts Comments

A simple technology called a magnetic hearing loop allows wearers of specially outfitted hearing aids to get a wireless signal transmitted directly to their ear. The technology transforms garbled PA sounds into clear announcements. Hearing-impaired user David Myers explains.

Recalling The Life Of Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm Podcasts Comments

Benjamin Franklin was a printer, politician, diplomat and journalist. But, despite only two years of schooling, he was also an ingenious scientist. Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dudley Herschbach and Franklin biographer Philip Dray discuss the achievements of America's first great scientist.

Solar Scientists Say Sun Behaving Strangely

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm Podcasts Comments

The sun has cycles -- periods of high activity, when it has a lot of sunspots, and low activity, when things on the surface seem calm. NASA astronomer David Hathaway says activity is unusually low right now. A new solar observatory may shine light on the mystery.

Extraordinarily Old People Share Similar Genes

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm Podcasts Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, researchers write of finding certain sets of genes that are more common in centenarians than in the average population. Study author Dr. Thomas Perls, founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, discusses the results.


Exploring The Stinky Science Of Alliums

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm Podcasts Comments

Onions and garlic have evolved chemical weapons to protect themselves from predation and disease. In his book Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science, chemist Eric Block describes that intricate chemistry, and writes of alliums in kitchens, medicine cabinets and opera houses.

Meteors And A Trio Of Planets Highlight Night Sky

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm Podcasts Comments

For the next few weeks, Venus, Saturn and Mars move closer together in the night sky, culminating in what astronomers call a "trio" in early August. The Hayden Planetarium's Joe Rao describes where to find the planets, and other night sky sights to look out for this summer.

Futures in Biotech 62: X-Ray Crystallography

June 25, 2010 9:36 pm Podcasts Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and George W. Farr, Ph.D., vice president of biochemistry and biophysics at Aeromics and adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University "Blended Rabbits, Bearded Crystals, and Protein Crystallography." Dr. Alexander McPherson...

'Lucy' Predecessor Turns Back The Clock On Walking

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm Podcasts Comments

Anthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie talks about a recently unearthed Australopithecus afarensis skeleton nicknamed "Kadanuumuu." He says the individual predates "Lucy" by about 400,000 years, and that the bones suggest upright walking originated earlier than previously thought.

Building Living, Breathing Lungs In The Lab

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm Podcasts Comments

Laura Niklason engineered working lungs in the lab by stripping the cells from rat lungs and repopulating the remaining structure with fresh cells. Don Ingber created a "lung on a chip," which mimics the chemistry and mechanics of a working lung and could be used for drug testing.

How The Sense Of Touch Influences The Mind

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm Podcasts Comments

Reporting in Science, researchers describe how the sense of touch influences the mind's judgments and decision-making processes. John Bargh, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale, discusses the findings, including why sitting on a hard wooden chair may turn people into...

Before Liftoff, A Space Telescope Tours Earth

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm Podcasts Comments

A full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope, the planned successor to Hubble, is on the circuit -- making appearances at science conferences and festivals. Science Friday caught up with the observatory and spoke to its handlers in New York City's Battery Park.


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