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.
METCASE has extended its ‘UNIDESK’ range of aluminium terminal enclosures with three new models in black. These ergonomic sloping front enclosures have been designed for desktop and wall mounted electronic systems.
Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower offers its TMPC series of 300-700W AC/DC medical ATX PC power supplies, which are approved to the 3rd edition of UL 60601-1, IEC 60601-1, and EN 60601-1 medical standards, including ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1: 2005, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60601-1:08, EN 60601-1:2006, IEC 60601-1:2005 standards and risk management. The lineup includes the 300W, 400W, 500W, 600W, and 700W models.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Pegasus Global Holdings' surprise announcement that it was pulling out of plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town in eastern New Mexico is stirring skepticism of the private firm's grandiose plans for transforming 15 square miles of this largely rural state into a next-generation research center.
We here at ECN love to hear what you have to say, so for our October issue we’re opening up the Roundtable discussion to our faithful readers. Typically, the Roundtable is an editorial section consisting of short commentary by five or six experts in a particular vertical market. Check out the most recent Roundtable from August here.
Policymakers struggling to stop the spread of HIV grapple with "what if" questions on the scale of millions of people and decades of time. They need a way to predict the impact of many potential interventions, alone or in combination. In two papers to be presented at the 2012 International AIDS Society Conference in Washington, D.C., Brandon Marshall, assistant professor of epidemiology at Brown University, will unveil a computer program calibrated to model accurately the spread of HIV in New York City over a decade and to make specific predictions about the future of the epidemic under various intervention scenarios.
AUSTIN, Texas — Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology with applications from computing to medicine.
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have developed the world's first device designed for mapping the human brain that combines whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. MEG measures the electrical function and MRI visualizes the structure of the brain. The merging of these two technologies will produce unprecedented accuracy in locating brain electrical activity non-invasively.
Seventeen National Institutes of Health grants are aimed at creating 3-D chips with living cells and tissues that accurately model the structure and function of human organs such as the lung, liver and heart. Once developed, these tissue chips will be tested with compounds known to be safe or toxic in humans to help identify the most reliable drug safety signals — ultimately advancing research to help predict the safety of potential drugs in a faster, more cost-effective way. The initiative marks the first interagency collaboration launched by the NIH's recently created National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).