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
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.