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App of the Month: Idea Sketch

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram, map, or flow chart and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. It can be used for brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, and more. There’s no drawing required — just enter your text and move the shapes around. Idea Sketch is available free for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idea-sketch/id367246522?mt=8

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Rubber-Band Electronics

What if the testing done at hospitals could be conducted in the patient’s home, office, or car? Scientists foresee a time when medical monitoring devices are integrated into the human body to track vital signs. But electronics are too rigid. Researchers at Northwestern University developed a design that allows electronics to bend and stretch to more than 200 percent their original size. The key is a combination of a porous polymer and liquid metal. A highly porous 3D structure was created using a polymer material, poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), that can stretch to three times its original size. Then they placed a liquid metal (EGaIn) inside the pores, allowing electricity to flow consistently even when the material is excessively stretched. The result is a material that is both highly stretchable and extremely conductive.

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PTC Event Highlights Inspiration

At PlanetPTC Live, the annual worldwide gathering of PTC (www.ptc.com) customers held in Orlando last month, the focus was on inspiration. Industry thought-leaders presented their stories of how inspiration can impact the world around us.

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Zapping Deadly Bacteria Using Space Technology

Using plasma — electrically charged gas — Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics director Gregor Morfill is developing ways to kill bacteria and viruses that can cause infections in hospitals. The research began on the International Space Station in 2001.

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Apps of the Month

This month, there are multiple Apps of the Month – the winners of the International Space Apps Challenge, which joined more than 2,000 people from around the world to create solutions of global importance related to spaceflight. The best apps are:

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Last Chance to “Create the Future”

The tenth annual “Create the Future” Design Contest, sponsored by COMSOL, Nordson EFD, and Tech Briefs Media Group, an SAE International Company, closes for entries on June 30, 2012. If you haven’t submitted your entry, go to www.createthe future2012.com today for your opportunity to receive global recognition and a Grand Prize of $20,000 in cash for an innovative new product idea.

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NASA’s New Mission on Earth — Sustainability Base

NASA has repurposed its aerospace technologies in innovative ways to create a smart building unlike any other government building. Designed in harmony with its environment, Sustainability Base is located at NASA Ames Research Center in California.

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