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The Pulse: Moving Fluids Across Open Surfaces and Visualizing the 3D Heart

August 7, 2014 | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re moving fluids across active surfaces, visualizing a beating heart in 3D, preventing drowsy drivers, and getting a better night’s rest.             

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Pacemaker Monitor Teardown

September 2, 2014 2:12 pm | by David L. Jones, EEVblog | Comments

What's inside a dial-in pacemaker monitor system? That’s what this installment of EEVblog seeks to discover. David L. Jones is an electronics design engineer based in Sydney, Australia. He hosts the EEVblog, the world’s largest and most popular engineering...

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Designer Protein Could Lead to Continuous Glucose Monitoring via iPhone

August 25, 2014 10:44 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Diabetes affects nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population. Among the biggest complaints of diabetics: constant finger pricking to test blood glucose levels. Fortunately, research published in ACS Chemical Biology reports the development...

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Own Your Body's Data

August 21, 2014 10:50 am | by TED | Comments

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heartrate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording...

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Attachable Technology Transforms Wheelchairs, Helping Users Stay Healthy

August 20, 2014 2:42 pm | by Reuters | Comments

A San Francisco-based technology company is rethinking the way wheelchair users get around. Engineers at Rio Mobility have developed a line of hand cycles and attachable scooter devices aimed at keeping the wheelchair-bound more active and...

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Benefits of the Connected Hospital

August 19, 2014 10:46 am | by Laird | Comments

The Connected Hospital is a vision of a fully integrated hospital where wireless technology allows care givers and patients to roam throughout the hospital while providing accurate and timely monitoring. The Connected Hospital collects the...

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Computer Software to Unravel Embryonic Development Cell by Cell

August 8, 2014 10:51 am | by Reuters | Comments

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research campus are using a new type of computer software to track and image how a nervous system develops in unprecedented detail. The new system is able to track individual cells...

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Sperm Extractor Helps Patients Overcome Embarrassment

August 8, 2014 10:46 am | by Reuters | Comments

A Chinese company says its automatic sperm extractor is helping clinics collect semen from donors reluctant to masturbate in a hospital setting. The Jiangsu Sanwe Medical Science and Technology Center says their device, which has been sold...

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Cyborg Implants Antenna into Skull

August 8, 2014 10:06 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Meet the cyborgs: People with technology implanted inside their bodies. Laurie Segall reports.                         

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The Business of Being a Cyborg

August 7, 2014 5:01 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

Meet Amal Graafstra. This cyborg decided to start a business to sell implantable RFID chips.                          

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How Animations Can Help Scientists Test a Hypothesis

August 7, 2014 1:58 pm | by TED | Comments

3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists…           

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Small Device Can Test for Ebola in 15 Minutes

August 7, 2014 10:59 am | by KTVU.com | Comments

Testing people for the Ebola virus can be an involved and lengthy process. But one Bay Area company  is developing a prototype that can test people on the spot and get results quickly. PositiveID says the device is designed to be used at...

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Engineering Live: AC vs. DC (On Demand)

July 30, 2014 10:47 am | by MDT Staff | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla's alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid....

The Pulse: Reading Minds with Google Glass and Walking with Toyota

July 23, 2014 3:11 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re using an open source app to read minds with Google Glass, using Toyota robots to help disabled people walk again, performing an endoscopy with a smartphone, and zinging around on a lightweight mobility chair...

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Healing Burns Fast with Spray-On Nanogel

July 21, 2014 3:10 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Researchers in Singapore are developing a new type of peptide-base hydrogel that acts as a natural scaffold, allowing burn wounds to heal faster than ever before while decreasing the risk of infection.       

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Innovative Technology Enables Revolutionary New Brain Surgery

July 18, 2014 2:06 pm | by WPBF ABC News | Comments

There's a revolutionary new procedure and approach to brain surgery that only one hundred doctors in the United States have been trained to perform. It is called BrainPath. After getting a brain hemorrhage from being hit with a golf ball...

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