Scientists have discovered well-preserved frozen woolly mammoth fragments deep in Siberia that may contain living cells, edging a tad closer to the "Jurassic Park" possibility of cloning a prehistoric animal, the mission's organizer said Tuesday.
As a naturally clumsy person, I’m all about using technology to improve safety, whether it’s in a car or on a motorcycle. If there was a device that would beep before my knee collided with a desk, cubicle wall, low table, or other immovable object, I would own 12.
(Reuters) - Scientists have found nature's way of creating color that never fades, a technique they say could replace pigments used in industry with natural plant extracts in products from food coloring to security features in banknotes.
Here’s a rundown of the most read, most popular, most awesome articles for August. They all come with a witty, engaging summary just in case you missed them the first time or want to check up on an old favorite. Keep checking out the Lead and follow us on twitter @ecnmagazine for our most up-to-date articles.
A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to replacing damaged cartilage in human joints.Called a hydrogel, because its main ingredient is water, the new material is a hybrid of two weak gels
A British woman paralyzed from the chest down by a horse riding accident has become the first person to take home a robotic exoskeleton that enables her to walk. Although bionic exoskeletons have been used in hospitals and rehabilitation centers,
Thomas Research Products is pleased to announce that their LED Core series of integrated light engine modules have exceeded 100 lumens per watt. The TR-SS1 series LED Core Garage Modules feature Type V DLC Compliant optics.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced the AOC2403 – the industry’s first Molded Chip Scale Package (MCSP) in a tiny 0.97mm x 0.97mm x 0.3mm power package. Compared to existing Chip Scale Package (CSP) solutions,
Lumex announces the global launch of its first-in-the-industry QuantumBrite Shapeable LED Backlight. With the new shapeable LED backlight, holes can be cut into the backlight in virtually any shape (for example, to allow space for a switch or other component on the circuit board). This combination of flexible and shapeable LED backlight technology...
Stanford electrical engineers overturn existing models to demonstrate the feasibility of a millimeter-sized, wirelessly powered cardiac device A team of engineers at Stanford has demonstrated the feasibility of a super-small, implantable cardiac device that gets its power not from batteries
Plastic optical fibres, laid on the underlay of a carpet, can bend when anyone treads on it and map, in real-time, their walking patterns.Tiny electronics at the edges act as sensors and relay signals to a computer. These signals can then be analysed to show the image of the footprin
Don't call today's young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work. Yet they say they're just as committed to medicine as kindly Marcus Welby from 1970s TV, or even grumpy Dr. House.
Clinical trials can be time-consuming, expensive and intrusive, but they are also necessary. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed an invention that makes clinical trials more efficient by moving them into the virtual world.
A new "nano machine shop" that shapes nanowires and ultrathin films could represent a future manufacturing method for tiny structures with potentially revolutionary properties. The structures might be "tuned" for applications ranging from high-speed electronics to solar cells
A bionic eye has given an Australian woman partial sight and researchers say it is an important step towards eventually helping visually impaired people get around independently. Dianne Ashworth, who has severe vision loss due to the inherited condition retinitis pigmentosa,
FCI has developed a power distribution connector for medical equipment such as automated medication dispensers. The rugged PwrBlade Series connector’s ability to handle both power and high-speed data signals delivers a unique, intelligent solution that enables advanced medication inventory management, patient monitoring and medical record management.
OSD Displays has introduced a seven-inch WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 TFT with 500 Nit backlight utilizing long life 40,000-hour LED’s. This new seven-inch TFT is fully RoHS compliant. The OSD070T0680-29 offers a 250:1 contrast ratio and supports
Milford, CT – EAO Corporation of Milford, CT USA, a premier global supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components, introduces the Series 51 Stop Switch. These units are ideal for space sensitive applications often found within:
Interpower Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of an IEC 60320 Sheet I connector lock part number 85910120 to their IEC 60320 connector lock product line. This connector lock is designed to fit the Interpower IEC 60320 Sheet I plug and IEC 60320 Sheet J outlet and is RoHS compliant.
Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate's 'Detect to Protect' program will assess trigger and confirmer sensors designed to detect biological agents within minutesAugust 27, 2012 8:57 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments
The idea that disease and infection might be used as weapons is truly dreadful, but there is plenty of evidence showing that biological weapons have been around since ancient times.* Bioterrorism, as it is dubbed, is nothing new, and although medicines have made the world a safer place against a myriad of old scourges both natural and manmade, it still remains all too easy today to uncork a nasty cloud of germs.
Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.As described in a paper published August 26 in Nature Materials, a multi-institutional research team led by Charles M. Lieber, the Mark Hyman
A nanoparticle developed at Rice University and tested in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) may bring great benefits to the emergency treatment of brain-injury victims, even those with mild injuries.Combined polyethylene glycol-hydrophilic carbon clusters (PEG-HCC),
Just a few more meters to the finish line. The mountain biker jumps over the last hill and takes the final curve, with the rest of the competition close at his heels. At such moments, you do not want to just watch, you would really love to put yourself in the same shoes as the athlete.
SiliconExpert Technologies, a provider of electronic component management tools, is hosting a webinar with guest speaker Dr. Diganta Das, a member of the research staff at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)
Servoflo Corporation of Lexington, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the MS4425 Series of pressure sensors. These temperature-compensated piezoresistive pressure sensors are available in various pressure ranges from 0-1 psi up to 0-300 psi.