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Mobile Tools Boost Tobacco Screening & Cessation Counseling

March 31, 2014 9:31 am | by Lisa Rapaport, Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S...                                  

Engineering Newswire 83: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

March 28, 2014 11:25 am | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating nanoscale fingerprints, building a fully-functional desktop human, and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses ...           

AVX Wins Medical Design Briefs’ First Annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award

March 27, 2014 5:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has announced that its TAZ HRC5000 Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitor Series has won Medical Design Briefs’ 2013 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award.  Selected from...

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AVX Introduces Ultra Broadband Capacitator Series

March 27, 2014 1:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has introduced a new series of ultra broadband capacitors designed to address DC blocking from ~16 KHz to 40 GHz.  Exhibiting ultra broadband performance, extremely low insertion...

Power-One's New 3,000 W Platinum Front End Power Supply

March 27, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One has introduced the PFE3000, a 3000W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12 VDC output with a stand-by output of 12 V. With the lowest direct and indirect...

Optima Cabinets Meet AREMA and CENELEC Standards

March 27, 2014 12:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron has announced they have designed and successfully tested cabinets to meet both North American (AREMA) and European (CENELEC) railway standards.  The cabinets...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Real-Time Processing Capabilities for its PCIe Digitizers

March 27, 2014 12:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced its next-generation real-time peak detection as one of the additional functionalities for its PCIe high-speed digitizers, starting with the U5303A 12 bit digitizer...

Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

March 27, 2014 10:40 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

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Axell Wireless Installs DAS System at World Trade Center Complex

March 25, 2014 1:42 pm | by Axell Wireless | News | Comments

Axell Wireless has announced it is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world...

In-House Smartphone App Helps LA Doctors Speed Up Trauma Care

March 25, 2014 11:19 am | by Alicia Chang, Associated Press Science Writer | News | Comments

Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents, and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text messages: A 35-year-old man had driven head-on into a bus. He suffered major chest injuries. His vital signs were crashing...

Electronic Medication Alerts Designed with Provider in Mind Reduce Prescribing Errors

March 25, 2014 10:43 am | by Cindy Fox Aisen, Indiana University | News | Comments

Changing how medication alerts are presented in electronic medical records resulted in safer prescribing, increased efficiency and reduced workload for health care providers who placed drug orders in...                        

Interop Technologies & Intrado Enable TXT29-1-1 Service for Nex-Tech Wireless Subscribers

March 25, 2014 10:25 am | by Coracle Group | News | Comments

Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, policy control, and connectivity gateways, has announced that it has partnered with Intrado, a subsidiary of West Corporation and a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, to enable TXT29-1-1 service for Nex-Tech Wireless subscribers...

Dynatem Introduces CPU-162-14

March 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dynatem, a Eurotech subsidiary, is now shipping the CPU-162-14, a high performance COM Express module based on the Core i7. The CPU-162-14 is designed to operate in harsh environments...

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Engineers Design ‘Living Materials’

March 24, 2014 11:41 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The new materials represent a simple demonstration of the power of this approach, which could one day be used to design more complex devices such as solar cells, self-healing materials, or diagnostic sensors...                

Photo of the Day: Hybrid Materials Conduct Electricity for Diagnostic Sensors

March 24, 2014 11:38 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These hybrid materials could be worth exploring for use in energy applications such as batteries and solar cells...                                      

Flexible & Simplified High-Frequency Charging Solution

March 20, 2014 4:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has exhibited its extensive line of motive power solutions for manufacturing and supply chain management applications at MODEX 2014. EnForcer IMPAQ...

C&K Expands Illuminated Harsh Environment Key Switch Family

March 20, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its K12S Series harsh environment surface mount key switch family with improved illumination, environmental sealing, and actuation options. By employing...

Finding Bombs with Electric Noses

March 20, 2014 1:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re breaking world records with Legos, checking up on spoiled food without smelling it, and using lobsters to find bombs ...                                     

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

March 20, 2014 10:28 am | by Andy Freeberg, Standford University | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency...

New App Provides Pocket Medical Diagnosis

March 19, 2014 7:41 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world. A recently-developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions...

IBM's Watson to Help in Brain Cancer Research

March 19, 2014 5:48 pm | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center to help develop treatments for glioblastoma...

Durable, Low Pressure Overmolded Backshell Cable Assemblies

March 18, 2014 7:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies now offers durable, low pressure overmolded backshells on connector interfaces from its Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions product line, the leader in EMI/RFI components and interconnects. This simplified backshell design is readily available and more cost-effective than its metal counterpart...

Reducing Anxiety With a Smartphone App

March 18, 2014 6:34 pm | by Association for Psychological Science | News | Comments

Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research. The study suggests that “gamifying” a scientifically-supported intervention could offer measurable mental health and behavioral benefits for people with relatively high levels of anxiety...

Video-Game Device Prevents Patient Falls

March 18, 2014 5:26 pm | by University of Missouri-Columbia | News | Comments

Technology used in video games is making its way to hospital rooms, where researchers at the University of Missouri hope to learn new ways to prevent falls among hospital patients. Between 700,000 and 1 million people each year fall in U.S. hospitals. Hospitals nationwide are looking for ways to reduce that number...

Stretchable Antenna for Wearable Health Monitoring

March 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices. “Many researchers – including our lab – have developed prototype sensors for wearable health systems..."

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