3D printing is a hot topic issue in the tech world with everything from printed guns to printed arms making headlines around the world.The newest 3D item to hit the scene? Printed meat. Modern Meadows,a firm looking to develop “high value, food grade animal protein”
What comes naturally to most people – to think and then do – is difficult for stroke patients who have lost the full use of their limbs. New research by Rice University, the University of Houston (UH) and TIRR Memorial Hermann aims to help victims recover that ability to the fullest extent possible with a $1.17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the President's National Robotics Initiative (NRI).
Standex-Meder Electronics announces its CRF series of instrumentation grade reed relays. CRF Series relays are the smallest in the industry, at only 3.4 mm high, and come equipped with an internal
A brushed-DC motor comprises external permanent magnets and electromagnets wound on a rotating core. Brushes manufactured from graphite and other materials switch, or commutate, electricity to the coils as they rotate to sustain motion. A brushless-DC (BLDC) motor turns this construction inside out and places
Excelsys Technologies announced the release of the latest Ultra-Quiet products from its Xgen platform of user configurable power supplies. The new XBA, XBB and XBC models provide 200 W, 400 W and 800 W power and are UL and CB certified to EN60950 2nd edition. They are certified to
L-com, Inc. has released two new USB 2.0 cable assembly lines with metal armor around the cables. The new Type A male to Type A male and Type A male to Type B male cables boast a crush resistance of 1500 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). The company’s USB cabling offering has
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced the ME-1200 Series of high power medical AC/DC power supplies. Available models include 12 V, 15 V, 24 V, 30 V, 36 V, 48 V and 60 VDC single output. Universal AC input with active power factor corrected (PFC) presents
There are two advances (among many) that will lower healthcare costs in the future. The growing ubiquity of high speed connectivity will allow for remote telemetry and monitoring of patients. Advanced sensors will allow doctors to keep track of patients well being without them venturing to the doctor's office. If they do need to come in all the basic tests will be completed, reducing time to treatment.
Tiny space age probes — those that can see inside single living cells — are increasingly being used to diagnose illness in hard-to-reach areas of the body.
A new technology which delivers sustained release of therapeutics for up to six months could be used in conditions which require routine injections, including diabetes, certain forms of cancer and potentially HIV/AIDS.
So many scientific studies are making incorrect claims that a new service has sprung up to fact-check reported findings by repeating the experiments.
With a thin sliver of diamond, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have transformed the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) into an even more precise tool for exploring the nanoworld. The improvements yield laser pulses focused to higher intensity in a much narrower band of X-ray wavelengths, and may enable experiments that have never before been possible.
Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, inching forward with each wave of contractions. Snails and sea cucumbers also use this mechanism, called peristalsis, to get around, and our own gastrointestinal tracts operate by a similar action, squeezing muscles along the esophagus to push food to the stomach.
The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves.
All models are isolated. EPC1196G-X series has 3000Vrms isolation while EPC1199G-X has a 4000Vrms isolation for medical applications. All models have a very high efficiency of between 80-88 percent. Selected models EPC1193G-X, EPC1194G-X and EPC1195G-X have 12.5 X 7.5 X 4.7mm height package, making it one of the world smallest DC-DC converters in its category. EPC1195G-X and EPC1198-X series models are available with On/Off remote features.
DKN Research now carries ultra thin copper-free flexible circuits with reliable via holes. The Haverhill Massachusetts based firm developed a series of processing technologies to generate thin nickel traces on both sides of thin polyimide film specifically targeting those scientific and medical applications that require the elimination of copper metals from electronic devices. It also provides a wider range of design flexibilities for packaging and termination in special electronic circuits. DKN Research continually develops a wide range of packaging technologies for flexible & printable electronics.
Wired contributor Steven Leckart visits Plantronics, the company responsible for creating the headset that transmitted "One small step for man..." on the moon in 1969. Now, they make ear molds to collect data for improving headsets.- Wired Magazine
Ioxus, Inc.announced it is offering thin cell ultracapacitor module designs worldwide for power conditioning and automated guided vehicle (AGV) applications. Ioxus THiNCAP™ iMOD™ modules consist of high power, thin, flexible ultracapacitor packs, instead of cylindrical cells, making them ideal for a variety of applications where small form factor is valued. The THiNCAP iMOD modules save space and weight, benefiting users with a reduced total cost of ownership as compared to batteries with longer life, higher cycle count, wider operational temperature range and reduced maintenance requiremen
(Reuters) - There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired with injected substances that switch off key genes. It may not be long before we get the first genetically modified athlete.
Technology defies the boundaries of human perception. From photomicrography to astrophotography, size and distance are no longer barriers, and through slow-mo and timelapse, we are allowed to see time and humanity in a new light. Through our curiosity and thirst for the unknown, the beauty of the universe can now be explored beyond the limits of the naked eye. - PBS Off Book
Industry expert Todd Grimm digs into 3 new 3D printing technologies. These range from the very tiny from Nanoscribe, to large metal objects from Fabrisonic, to high resolution optically clear designs from LuXeXcel. As usual, Todd brings his analysis to the story, letting you know what’s newsworthy about each new technology.
Have trouble remembering to take your meds? Only about 50 percent of people take medication according to a doctor’s recommendation, according to the World Health Organization. Luckily, some companies are now developing “smart” meds to track your prescription habits.
The CSM Series from Stackpole uses a metal alloy plate, which is protected by a thin molded package. The 2512 size adds the ability to achieve resistance values above 10 milliohms ranging from 2 milliohms to 100 milliohms with a TCR of 75 ppm. The 0603 size offers
Analog Devices introduced a low-power, single-lead, heart-rate monitor analog front end (AFE) for a wide range of vital sign monitoring applications. The AD8232 AFE is 50 percent smaller and uses up to 20 percent less power than competing solutions, according to the company. The resulting power, size and
This week’s widespread power failures in India have highlighted a number of problems that exist in the electrical grid there. A report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS)) on Distribution Automation Equipment – 2012 Edition analyzes the regional differences between distribution automation adoption globally, including developing countries such as India, and what role smart grid technologies will play in helping to solve these problems.