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Lab-on-a-Stick Provides Fast Detection of Antibiotic Resistance

Microfluidic strips can be used for a range of tests including blood typing and anti-microbial resistance. (University of Reading) A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed. The Lab-on-a-Stick is an inexpensive microfluidic strip – comprising of tiny test tubes about the size of a human hair – capable of identifying bacteria found in urine samples and checking if they are resistant to common antibiotics. Simple to use and cheap to manufacture, it is a “dip and read” method using a transparent microcapillary film suitable for naked eye detection, or measurement with portable, inexpensive equipment such as a smartphone camera.

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Shortwave Infrared Instrument Could Improve Ear Infection Diagnosis

Researchers have developed a new way of imaging the middle ear using infrared light, which they say could provide much more accurate diagnosis of ear infections. A new device could greatly improve doctors’ ability to accurately diagnose ear infections. The new device, whose design is still being refined by the team, is expected ultimately to look and function very much like existing otoscopes, the devices most doctors currently use to peer inside the ear to look for signs of infection.

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Edible Batteries Power Ingestible Medical Devices

Christopher Bettinger, Ph.D., is developing an edible battery made with melanin and dissolvable materials. (Bettinger lab) Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. The batteries are made with melanin pigments naturally found in the skin, hair, and eyes.

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Plastic-Based Textile Leads to 'Cool' Clothes

A low-cost, plastic-based textile from Stanford University engineers could cool the body efficiently when woven into clothing.

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Products of Tomorrow: September 2016

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft safety, increased accuracy in weather forecasting, and the miniature cameras in our cellphones are just some of the examples of NASA-developed technology used in products today.

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Product of the Month: September 2016

The PADS PCB Product Creation Platform from Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, OR, is a design creation platform that provides schematic capture, component management, simulation and analysis, PCB layout and routing, and manufacturing analysis and outputs. The platform also provides intelligent component selection and data management, definition of rules and constraints, circuit reuse, and variant creation and management during circuit creation. Capabilities include analog/mixed-signal simulation that analyzes, solves, and verifies signal integrity and DDR memory issues; rules-based electronic design rule-checking to identify EMI, SI, and PI problems; thermal analysis; constraint and variant management; ECAD/MCAD collaboration; and design for manufacturing (DFMA) analysis. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61065-120

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NASA’s Pursuit of Power

Advances in batteries and propulsion enable innovations in both terrestrial and deep-space power applications. Advances in Capacitor Materials Electrochemical capacitors, or supercapacitors, have gained intense interest as an alternative to traditional energy storage devices. Applications for supercapacitors range from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to backup power sources. While the power density of supercapacitors surpasses that of batteries, commercially available batteries have a significantly higher specific energy density.

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