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Radiation Detection for Medical Safety and Homeland Security

September 30, 2014 10:44 am | by Traci Peterson, University of Texas, Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances...                 

A Safer Approach for Diagnostic Medical Imaging

September 30, 2014 10:31 am | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (...

API Technologies to Showcase RF, Microwave, and Millimeter Wave Product Solutions

September 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by API Technologies | News | Comments

New standard and configurable products get...

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly...

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Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

SEGGER Announces Support for ARM Cortex-M7

September 29, 2014 10:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER is one of the first tool vendors to announce their support for the new ARM Cortex-M7 architecture...

Pressure Sensor Withstands Extremely Corrosive Environments

September 29, 2014 9:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has expanded its 154 Series of media isolated, piezoresistive silicon pressure sensors with the small profile, backside compensated 154B...

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Mechanized Human Hands

September 26, 2014 10:40 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body...

'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular and Skin Health

September 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study...                    

New EEG Takes Fast Measurement of Brain Function

September 24, 2014 1:28 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the PhD study of Pasi Lepola ...  

System-in-Package Solution for Precision-Sensing in Portable Medical Devices

September 24, 2014 9:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has responded to product development demands within the portable medical market by introducing Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package solution for precision sensing and monitoring...

Nanotubes Help Healing Hearts Keep the Beat

September 23, 2014 4:34 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. A team led by bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot and chemical engineer...

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Promising Chip for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 23, 2014 10:30 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip ...

Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | by ECN Magazine | Videos | Comments

Panelists for this discussion include Satya Dixit, Senior Director with Rohm Semiconductor; Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Adesto Technologies; Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions with Logic PD; Robert...

Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarker

September 19, 2014 11:02 am | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ultra-sensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer...                                

Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

September 17, 2014 10:13 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their size...

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'Smart Material' Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Chewing

September 17, 2014 9:46 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing, and talking, and power a number of small-scale implantable or wearable electronic devices...

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

Econais ProbMe WiSmart Secure Configuration Software

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais makes it possible to securely configure an entire network with a single click...

Smartphones May Aid in Dietary Self-Monitoring

September 12, 2014 5:00 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. With that in mind, researchers examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data...

'Electronic Skin' to Detect Breast Cancer

September 11, 2014 4:52 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and ...  

Electronic Nose Can Help Customize Asthma Treatment

September 9, 2014 9:05 pm | by European Lung Foundation | News | Comments

An electronic nose can be used to successfully detect different sub-groups of asthmatic children, according to a new study. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich on September ...

Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, Google's Project Wing uses drone to deliver packages faster; robotic birds to help decrease the dangers that birds can create; high-end micro and small satellites that allow the communication satellite to exhaust its propellant resources until the last drops; battery-free pacemakers; and a truly secure data encryption...       

Photo of the Day: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathethmatics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women who actually enter the fields has barely increased at all....

Photo of the Day: Making the Connected Hospital a Reality

September 2, 2014 2:48 pm | by Laird | News | Comments

Making the Connected Hospital a Reality, outlines the necessity for patients to always be connected whether at home, in the ambulance, or at the hospital. Patients receive the best care with 24/7 patient monitoring and real-time notifications sent wirelessly...

Gaming and Good Health

September 2, 2014 2:27 pm | by Sam Brusco, MDT Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

The term “gamer” does not typically bring to mind the picture of health. Actually; it often seems to conjure images of unhealthy behavior -- prolonged periods of limited to no movement, vision problems, and the development of a colorful vocabulary...

Wristwatch Inspires Batteryless Cardiac Pacemaker

September 2, 2014 1:57 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype device does not require battery ...  

HotSpot 78: Smart Skin for Aircraft

September 2, 2014 10:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a tiny eye implant for those who are battling glaucoma; a ‘smart skin’ concept that enables aircraft to continually monitor their health; a high-performance, fashion-forward Polo Tech shirt; and mannequins enabled with a wireless technology called VMBeacon...                         

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