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Ultrasound, Nanoparticles May Help Diabetics Avoid the Needle

November 21, 2013 5:24 pm | by Matt Shipman, NC State University | News | Comments

A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections – rather than using needles to...

Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 19, 2013 9:55 am | by Pam Frost Gorder | News | Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise...

Engineering Newswire 65: Efficient Batteries Go Viral

November 18, 2013 10:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching drones from tiny boats, recycling shower water, using sensors to prevent serious brain injuries, and making batteries more efficient by going viral ...       

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HotSpot Episode 39: Watson's Return

November 18, 2013 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, brought to you by National Instruments, a product that combines all of your credit cards into one, easy-to-use device; Jeopardy superstar, Watson returns; the EnOcean Alliance introduces its generic profiles; and an app to help drivers locate alternative fueling stations...

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:25 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies...                    

Animal, Human Health Benefits Anticipated from University's Premier Biomedical Instrument

November 12, 2013 5:21 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

A Kansas State University team recently received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Institute for a biomedical instrument that is anticipated to help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer...

Richardson RFPD Introduces Two RF Power Vertical MOSFETs

November 12, 2013 3:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD recently announced availability and full design support capabilities for two new high-frequency vertical diffusion metal oxide semiconductor (VDMOS) MOSFETs from Microsemi. The new high-power, high breakdown voltage, common source configuration devices offer excellent stability and...

HotSpot Episode 38: Sensors Smell Meth Labs, Bombs

November 11, 2013 9:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, sesnors smell meth labs and bombs; a smartphone app that increases driver safety in low visibility situations; flexible batteries made from carbon nanotubes; and a Smart SesnorTag that shortens design time for Bluetooth app development...

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Engineering Newswire 64: Hypersonic Jet Strikes Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

November 7, 2013 1:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying unmanned Navy helicopters, adjusting our atomic clocks, reconfiguring robotic ape spines, and attacking any target in the world, in less than an hour with the ...      

Photo of the Day: On-Demand, Cloud-Computing

November 6, 2013 9:05 am | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first, an abbreviation for the words "sequencing in the clouds", combined with the Microsoft cloud computing platform and infrastructure, provides a portable cloud solution for next-generation sequence analysis. This resource optimizes data management, such as data partitioning and...

New Computing Model Could Lead to Quicker Advancements in Medical Research

November 5, 2013 5:30 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile. This personalized knowledge of one's genetic profile has been facilitated by the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), where sequencing a...

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets Release Results of 2013 Healthcare Survey

November 5, 2013 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets have announced the results of their "Healthcare Goes Mobile" survey. Carefully analyzing responses from nearly 200 healthcare executives, they discovered tablets and smartphones are fast becoming an indispensible part of hospital and...

HotSpot Episode 37: GPS Tracking Bullets Used in High-Speed Chases

November 4, 2013 10:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, StarChase creates GPS tracking bullets to help police in high-speed chases; digital villages help African communities become economically independent; a new Bluetooth anit lost alarm; and the perfect gift for kids during the holiday season...

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Nanotube-Based Sensors Can Be Implanted Under the Skin for a Year

November 4, 2013 9:35 am | by Sarah McDonnell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous...

Engineering Newswire 63: Space Glider Skids Off Runway

November 1, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, the first free-flight approach-and-landing test doesn't go so smooth; making things cooler with a microwavel; a bipedal robot that is very realistic; and a mathematical model that shows the impact of unexpected events in...

Obama Gets More Tech Help to Fix Healthcare Site

November 1, 2013 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance. Oracle and Red Hat are pitching in as well as Michael Dickerson, an engineer on leave from Google, according to a blog post...

Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Acute Wounds

October 31, 2013 10:21 am | by Procellera | Videos | Comments

Procellera is a unique wound dressing with wireless microcurrent technology that provides an advanced wound healing solution for the management of wounds. Silver and zinc are applied on the device surface in a dot matrix pattern, creating...

Wireless Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Army Rangers

October 31, 2013 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vomaris Wound Care, Inc., a regenerative medical device company specializing in microcurrent field generating technologies for the wound care market, announced that in an effort to identify improved options for wound care, a clinical study to...

Stackpole Chip Resistors Handle High Voltage Pulses of 40 KV

October 30, 2013 11:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole has expanded its HVC Series of thick film high voltage resistors that utilize a state-of-the-art film deposition process to achieve high voltage ratings, high resistance values, and high pulse voltage handling...

Berkeley Scientists Develop Fire Detection Satellite for Wildfires

October 30, 2013 9:21 am | by Robert Sanders, University of California, Berkeley | News | Comments

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it’s time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite. Such a satellite could view the Western states almost continuously, snapping pictures of the ground every few seconds...

Photo of the Day: Super-Thin Silicon Membranes

October 29, 2013 9:12 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

A super-thin silicon membrane could now make it possible to drastically shrink the power source, paving the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card. The thin pnc Si membranes allow the electrodes to be placed much closer to each other, creating a much stronger electric field with a much...

Super-Thin Membranes Clear the Way for Chip-Sized Pumps

October 29, 2013 9:10 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such as anthrax are needed by the U.S. military...

HotSpot Episode 36: Smart Knockers Give Breast Implants a Brain

October 28, 2013 10:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Sandisk, a stand-alone smart sensor label; smart breast implants that make medical care easier; Google's browser extension, uPoxy, provides more secure routes to the Internet; and i-Air touch technology...

Portable Vision Screening Devices Identify Vision Problems

October 25, 2013 9:26 am | by Debbie Jacobson, American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to successfully screen children for vision problems, including amblyopia, according to an abstract presented Oct. 25 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

Meaghan's Minute: Teeny Tiny Pacemaker

October 22, 2013 10:09 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Nanostim, a secretive California start-up has developed a tiny, wireless pacemaker that has been approved for sale in the European Union. It’s about the size of a triple A battery, and gets directly inserted into the heart in a non-invasive procedure.

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