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CWRU engineer to grow replacement tissue for torn rotator cuffs

June 16, 2014 3:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims and an aging population that wants to remain active....

A faster path to optical circuits

June 16, 2014 3:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Just as electronic circuits work with electrical charges, optical circuits process pulses of light, which gives them a distinct advantage in terms of speed. Optical technologies are therefore the object of intense research, aiming to develop novel optical devices that can control the flow of light at the nanometer scale....

Automating laboratory-on-a-chip to cut healthcare costs

June 16, 2014 3:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical applications....  

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Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma

June 16, 2014 2:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it's time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person's eye to track hard-to-measure changes in eye pressure....

WSU researchers develop fuel cells for increased airplane efficiency

June 16, 2014 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Washington State University researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more energy-efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars....

LLNL researchers develop high-quality 3-D metal parts using additive manufacturing

June 16, 2014 2:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing -- using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties....

University of Tennessee discoveries could help neutralize chemical weapons

June 16, 2014 2:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are a step closer to creating a prophylactic drug that would neutralize the deadly effects of the chemical weapons used in Syria and elsewhere. Jeremy Smith, UT-ORNL Governor's Chair and an expert in computational biology, is part of the team that is trying to engineer enzymes....

Nanoscale composites improve MRI

June 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. Scientists at Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) led an international team of researchers....

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Wind turbine payback

June 16, 2014 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

US researchers have carried out an environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines mooted for a large wind farm in the US Pacific Northwest. Writing in the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, they conclude that in terms of cumulative energy payback ...

GPS tracking case has left unsettled questions

June 16, 2014 2:32 pm | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Judges around the country are grappling with the ripple effects of a 2-year-old Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking, reaching conflicting conclusions on the case's meaning and tackling unresolved questions that flare in a world where privacy and technology increasingly collide....

Manipulating and detecting ultrahigh frequency sound waves

June 16, 2014 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a technique....

Power plant debate prompts war of stats

June 16, 2014 2:29 pm | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change. There's just one problem: Almost none of it is based in reality....

These E Ink shelf labels could save retail

June 16, 2014 1:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

E-commerce has many intrinsic advantages over brick-and-mortar, but the fundamental difference is similar to print vs. online journalism — the ability to make dynamic changes. One can, and one can't. Which makes electronic shelf labels — incorporating E Ink and similar technology — a paradigm shift for retail....

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Module includes an integrated OSBDM

June 16, 2014 11:28 am | Axiom Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The APS12OS module from Axiom Manufacturing (Richardson, TX) includes an integrated OSBDM, which is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. This module supports the Freescale MC9 S12C128, the MC9 S12DT256 or the MC9S12XDT512 microcontrollers....

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Develop a more efficient energy grid power supply

June 16, 2014 10:55 am | by Xavier Ramus, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

The intent of the smart grid is to allow communication through the power supply to increase the efficiency of the energy grid. This is achieved by ensuring that any equipment connected to the power grid will not only be power efficient for the intended functionality, but will also use the energy in the most efficient manner, minimizing peak power consumption and average overall power usage.

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