Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. CardioChek Self-Test System (http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-548).This accurate, palm-sized self-blood test system allows users to determine their cholesterol levels (Total, HDL, and LDL) as well as measure glucose, ketones, and triglycerides in about a minute. The unit requires accurate temperature measurements to provide the correct results. The CardioChek uses the aSM121 SiMistor, a CMOS silicon thermistor, with integrated linear calibration from Andigilog that measures temperature to ±1C. The aSM121 measures the ambient temperature and allows the CardioChek to calibrate itself prior to determining the various levels in the sample. For more information on Andigilog's aSM121silicon thermistor, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-549.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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