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posted in February 2001
Special bike for a spunky tyke
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Indiana students win first annual College Design Engineering Award with tricycle for the disabled
A visionary for better vision
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Charles R. Munnerlyn, voted the 14th Design News Engineer of the Year, married optics and lasers in a revolutionary machine that has dramatically improved the eyesight of millions
Valve tailors brain fluid flow
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Valve spring design and molding precision allow physician to magnetically adjust pressure without surgery
Fastening innovations speed spine surgery
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To replace set screws in spinal implants, Surgical Dynamics devised a threadless fastener with a helical-dovetail locking feature
Wave-front sensor targets preschool vision
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Proprietary optics, software, and circuits make vision screening faster, more accessible
This foot doesn't pound
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Advanced composites and smart mechanical design give the boot to clunky prosthetic feet
Coupling drives surgical advances
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A small, flexible coupling for powered surgical instruments delivers enough torque and strength to eat through bone
Nanonurses to patrol innerspace
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Primitive motors made by bacterium
Take two and boot up in the morning
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The Internet connects patients to docs




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