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
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
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