Content tagged with Medical
posted in May 2013
3D Printing Round-Up: Innovative Medical Field & Space Exploration Pursuits
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/23/2013  16 comments
The 3D printing revolution seems to have a knack for quickly moving technology ahead by way of collaborative effort and even a little friendly competition -- all of course in the name of scientific advancement.
Optical Tweezers Grab Blood Cells
5/22/2013  4 comments
Yin-Mei Li of the University of Science and Technology of China developed a way to manipulate blood cells using lasers.
The Internet of Things' Impact on Medical Care
5/21/2013  8 comments
Healthcare might seem to be an unlikely target application for the Internet of Things technology, but recent developments show small ways that big-data is going to make an impact on patient care moving into the future.
Slideshow: Feds Study Human Brain; DARPA Wants to Make Robots Autonomous
5/20/2013  15 comments
The government wants to study your brain, and DARPA wants to use similar information to give robots true autonomy beyond any artificial intelligence developed to date. Sound like science fiction? It's not.
Video: Worm Hooks Inspire Better Bandages
Engineering Materials 
5/17/2013  16 comments
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
Video: Seahorse Armor Inspires Robot Design
Engineering Materials 
5/16/2013  5 comments
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego are designing a robotic arm that takes inspiration from the loose, flexible, yet very strong structure of the armored plates on a seahorse's tail.
How to Make Light Go Faster
Engineering Materials 
5/13/2013  21 comments
Researchers at the Missouri University of Science & Technology have designed a new nanoscale material that can transmit light faster than the 186,000 miles per second it usually takes to travel through air.
Sensors Help Shrink Medical Devices
5/13/2013  5 comments
Miniaturization allows for the use of sensors in medical applications where they couldn’t previously be used.
Slideshow: Platinum Temperature Sensor Technology
5/6/2013  5 comments
This article explores the inherent properties of platinum temperature sensors, the types of platinum RTD elements available, and typical applications.
Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Could Power Athletes & Patients
5/1/2013  22 comments
A lithium-ion battery from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University stretches up to three times its normal size.

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