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Glasses Read to the Blind

April 25, 2013 11:24 am | by Florida International University | Comments

A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by a Florida International Univ. student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup and read it. The Eyetalk concept has been hailed by venture investors as a potentially breakthrough product that could make a difference for disabled people worldwide.


Implant Brings High Hopes for Back Pain Relief

April 25, 2013 9:35 am | by ReutersTV | Comments

A new spinal implant developed in Israel, has radically improved the life of at least one patient who, four years ago, believed he would spend his twilight years in constant pain. Seventy-nine-year-old Moshav farmer Yehuda Schwartz suffered from a debilitating back condition common among senior citizens but says, since receiving the implant, he's been given a new lease on life.


Exploring the Environment of an Explosion

April 24, 2013 9:53 am | by Georgia Tech | Comments

To study the effects of improvised explosive devices on soldiers and help provide continuing treatment, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) researchers have developed IBESS, a sensor system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term outcomes.


Additive Manufacturing Changes Everything

April 9, 2013 11:18 am | by University of Connecticut | Comments

The University of Connecticut and Pratt & Whitney have created one of the most advanced additive manufacturing laboratories in the country. The new Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center at UConn is the first additive manufacturing facility in the Northeast to work with metals rather than plastics.

Demonstration: Adaptive Material Inspired by Tears

April 8, 2013 3:33 pm | by Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | Comments

As demonstrated in these videos, sitting at rest, the adaptive and multifunctional material is smooth, clear and flat; droplets of water or oil on its omniphobic surface flow freely down its surface. Stretching or bending it makes the fluid surface rougher. The rough surface is opaque, and also confers the ability to precisely control the movement of water or oil droplets.


Future Organ Production a Possibility with 3D Stem Cell Printer

April 4, 2013 10:45 am | by Reuters | Comments

For the first time scientists have printed human embryonic stem cells using a 3D printer. The Heriot-Watt University team's research could eventually lead to human organs being printed on demand and an end to animal drug testing. Jim Drury reports.

Living Hinges - Protomold Design Tips for Injection Molding

June 8, 2012 12:39 pm | by protolabsinc | Comments

In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about designing living hinges in plastic parts. Using the Protomold Design Cube, Kevin demonstrates the best resins to use when designing living hinges.

Structural Adhesives Video

June 8, 2012 9:39 am | by fabricoconverting | Fabrico, Inc. | Comments

Structural adhesives, in both liquid and tape formats, are used in a growing number of applications as replacements for mechanical fasteners, in automotive, construction, medical and energy markets. Watch Fabrico's video on Structural Adhesives to learn more.


OSCON 2011: Karen Sandler

June 6, 2012 5:39 am | by oreillymedia | Comments

Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)

Electronic Proportional Valve Driver (EVPD) Overview

June 6, 2012 5:38 am | by cilcom | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Comments

EVPD Proportional Valve Driver overview with Ernie Deoring

Rob Clippard shows off his air guitar

June 4, 2012 6:38 pm | by mdteditor | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Comments

Rob Clippard of Clippard Instrument Laboratory illustrates the capabilities of pneumatic components with his demonstration of an "air guitar" that is played through the use of an iPad and an array of Clippard valves and components. These same types of pneumatics can be indicated in a...

Evonik Cyro's Peter Colburn Introduces an Antimicrobial Material

June 4, 2012 6:37 pm | by mdteditor | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Comments

Peter Colburn, director of business development at Evonik Cyro, introduces a new acrylic-polycarbonate alloy called CYREX Protect. The material is intended for use in antimicrobial medical devices. Colburn also reviews other materials in the companies stable of offerings. Visit...

Eykona 3D Wound Imaging - Built with Qt Commercial

May 23, 2012 3:44 pm | by qtcommercial | Comments

This innovative handheld 3D imaging system for use in medical applications was developed with the support of Digia, Qt Commercial. The Eykona Wound Measurement System, created by Eykona Technologies, provides clinicians with an objective and repeatable measure of the volume of wounds,...


Happy Easter from JK Lasers.wmv

April 5, 2012 7:43 am | by jklasers | Comments

To celebrate Easter, JK Lasers has cut a greetings message using a 500W fiber laser (JK500FL). The Easter egg design was cut at 2.5m per minute on 1mm mild steel, a common material used in many industrial applications, particularly laser cutting. The high beam quality and power...

Stopping Epileptic Seizures With Fewer False Alarms

April 5, 2012 7:41 am | by johnshopkins | Comments

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt. But brain implants designed to do this have...



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