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Content posted in July 2011
Cancer-Fighting Device Is Tough to Swallow
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7/15/2011  10 comments
A self-propelled, remote-controlled capsule endoscope developed jointly by two Japanese institutions allows scanning of the entire digestive tract for signs of cancer and other ailments.
European Machinery Isn't Safer
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7/14/2011  8 comments
Europe makes its machinery seem safer – but is it?
Final Shuttle Flight Creates Opportunity
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7/13/2011  13 comments
Watching the space shuttle Atlantis take flight invoked a sense of optimism that it opens up an opportunity to build even better spacecraft that are more affordable, better integrated, better manufactured, and better supported.
Is There No Room in Machine Safety for Common Sense?
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7/12/2011  8 comments
How far are machine builders expected to go to protect people who do not protect themselves?
Die-Cast Decks Are Coming to a Backyard Near You
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7/8/2011  22 comments
Decks made of "maintenance-free" cast and extruded aluminum shapes will challenge wood and plastic composite materials.
Join the Maker Revolution
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7/6/2011  3 comments
Guest blogger Todd Grimm is buying a kit to make a 3-D printer, and will share his experiences with readers interested in this red hot trend.




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