DNA Testing Using Biodetect- BioDetect Technology:Integrated
Nano-Technologies LLC has developed promising technology that is now entering a
full-scale testing phase. The first BioDetect analyzer is a self-contained unit
available for attachment to an external PC or with embedded processing
electronics. This engineered prototype is undergoing extensive testing by the
company and selected third-party test sites. And, according to the company, a
smaller, lighter production device will begin shipping in early
The Heat is On-
–tougher than cooking porridge –was to design a temperature control
(TC)instrument that could be used during arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic
surgery often means scraping away that which doesn’t belong inside knees,
shoulders, and other joints. But sometimes, instead of a scalpel, surgeons use
heat. In what ’s called thermal modification surgery, performed with the aid of
an arthroscope, a TC instrument is applied to shrink a ligament and restore
normal operation to a joint.
Machine Tests Toxic
Potential of Cigarettes and Their Additives-
There are many
questions that surround the tobacco smoke or health controversy. For example:
How can a safer cigarette be engineered? What additives are safe to use in
cigarettes? How much of an additive is acceptable? How does a smoker avoid harm
when he or she chooses to smoke? What information should they look for? Since
tobacco smoke is harmful anyway, what makes it bad for some people but not so
bad for others? Although tobacco smoke’s hazards may not be of interest to
everyone, especially those who do not smoke, the way to engineer the toxicity
analysis of cigarette smoke and the contribution of tobacco additives within
cigarettes to their health risk are real concerns, not to mention big business.
The importance of the answers to these questions to the public’s health cannot
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Just in time for Earth Day, chemicals leader Bayer MaterialScience reported from the UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethane show on programs and applications using its materials to help reduce energy usage. The company also gave an update on its CO2-based PU as that eco-friendly material comes closer to production.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
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