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The Pulse: Pain-Free Lancing for Blood Testing and Tracking Surgeons’ Eyes

December 10, 2014 | by John Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re performing a blood draw pain-free, comparing heart vital signs, tracking the eyes of surgeons, and giving the disabled access to smartphones.           

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A Delicate Balance: How Can We Rightsize Treatment Costs?

December 12, 2014 10:43 am | by TEDMED | Comments

It’s a familiar idea: the price of a product is whatever the market will bear - the highest price people are willing to pay becomes the price of the product. But applying that notion to healthcare demands that we address many questions ...

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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 | 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...

This Gel Can Make You Stop Bleeding Instantly

December 4, 2014 12:43 pm | by TED | Comments

Forget stitches — there's a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention — a medical gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure ...   

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Mobile Phone Microscope Can Address Worldwide Health Concerns

December 1, 2014 11:14 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | Comments

Many major global health threats (malaria, tuberculosis, parasitic infections but also cancer and nutritional issues) require quality diagnostic tests for both clinical and public health purposes; however, such tests are not available in resource-constrained...

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Can Public-Private Partnerships Change the Healthcare Game?

November 26, 2014 1:49 pm | by TEDMED | Comments

The healthcare world is an ever-evolving area with countless stakeholders, all working towards improving the health of the population. But with different priorities and different ways of working, how can diverse stakeholders work together most effectively?...

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Engineering Live Preview: How to Get More Students into STEM

November 24, 2014 9:37 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | 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 are...

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Electronica 2014 Top Ten

November 21, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

ECN and WDD attended electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. The show had more than 70,000 attendees, thousands of exhibitors, and an endless amount of new products. Here are their selected top ten products from the show.     

Engineering Live: How to Secure the Internet of Things (On Demand)

November 20, 2014 3:29 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

IEEE has 80 Internet of Things related standards with 45 more currently in development, ranging from telecommunications and information exchange in metropolitan area networks to device specific personal health communication. As we enter an age ...

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Top 10 from Medica & CompaMed

November 20, 2014 2:37 pm | by John Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Welcome to MDT’s Top 10 list from the Medica and Compamed shows, which took place in Dusseldorf, Germany. This was my first visit to the event, so to say it was overwhelming, yet fantastic, would be an understatement. Watch my list of the ten best things I saw.

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Magic Gel Can Stop Traumatic Bleeding

November 20, 2014 1:15 pm | by TEDMED | Comments

Forget stitches — there's a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention — a medical gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure ...      

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Wearable Technology Inspired by Air Bags

November 20, 2014 11:10 am | by TEDMED | Comments

Engineer and entrepreneur Drew Lakatos has repurposed the notion of car airbags and is developing a wearable technology to protect us during our everyday movements ...         

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Engineering Newswire 116: World's Smallest Form B Reed Switch

November 19, 2014 10:14 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re showing off the world’s smallest reed switch, flying atom planes that are stronger than graphene, and doing karate with the Atlas robot ...            

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Kasey's Korner: Affordable, Inflatable Incubator

November 14, 2014 1:42 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Dyson just handed out their James Dyson award and this year it’s going to a young inventor who created an inflatable incubator. Incubators, though widely available in modern hospitals, continue to be outrageously expensive, to the tune of up to $45,000...

Sanitizing Ebola Waste with Electron Beams

November 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Texas A&M AgriLife | Comments

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai electron beam technology could do a safer, better and 'greener' job of sanitizing ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater.                 

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Microsoft Technology Aims to Assist the Visually Impaired

November 10, 2014 10:08 am | by Microsoft | Comments

See how new technology from Microsoft, charity Guide Dogs UK, and urban design firm Future Cities Catapult can help people with sight loss navigate cities like never before. Narrated by Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana.    

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