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Why Bad Things Happen (Sometimes) to Good Medical Devices (and Companies) . . . and How to Prevent It!

It’s often been said “left to their own devices, Engineers would create the best product that no one would buy – or use”! But before everyone screams and yells at their PC, tablet, or other “digital communicator”, let’s take a minute and reflect.

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Back to Basics of Electrical Measurement

Learn the basics of how to make good electrical measurements with confidence. Download our white paper now.

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Will You Use a Smartphone Spectrometer Before You Eat?

SCiO, a handheld molecular sensor, allows users to scan their food to check its nutritional value and alcohol, sugar, or calorie content. The spectroscopy product from the Israeli startup Consumer Physics is paired with a smartphone and shines near-infrared light on the food to stimulate and record molecular reactions. An accompanying app then displays the nutritional values for the users.

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Free Guide to High Performance Switching

Discover switch configuration tips to maximize instrument and test system performance.

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Learn LED Test Techniques

Download our High Brightness LED Electrical E-Guide and learn how to overcome the challenges associated with performing electrical measurements on high brightness LEDs.

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Aerogels with Improved Properties for Aeronautic and Space Applications

Current aerogel products on the market today are silica–based and break down on handling, shedding small dust particles. Hence, they require encapsulation for most applications and insulation properties degrade over time as particles settle. In contrast, polyimide aerogels are flexible, mechanically robust and do not shed dust. Other properties (thermal conductivity, dielectric, etc.) are similar to silica aerogels.

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GPS Tide Gauge Measures Sea Level Change

Using radio signals from satellite navigation systems, Scientists at Chalmers Department of Earth and Space Sciences have developed and tested a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) tide gauge, an instrument that measures the sea level.The GNSS tide gauge uses radio signals from satellites in orbit around the Earth that are part of satellite navigation systems like GPS and Glonass (Russia’s equivalent of GPS).Two antennas, covered by small white radomes, measure signals both directly from the satellites and signals reflected off the sea surface. By analyzing these signals together, the sea level and its variation can be measured, up to 20 times per second.”We measure the sea level using the same radio signals that mobile phones and cars use in their satellite navigation systems,” says researcher Johan Löfgren. “As the satellites pass over the sky, the instrument ‘sees’ their signals – both those that come direct and those that are reflected off the sea surface.” SourceAlso: Learn about Global Positioning System (GPS) Meteorology.

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