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Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

An engineering lab developed an inexpensive pump without electric power for lab-on-a-chip devices, making these systems more portable for diagnostics. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers

An initiative in Europe plans to design a new type of pacemaker device that adapts to a host of signals in the cardiovascular system and regulates multiple heart functions. . . . → Read More: EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers

Self-Adjusting Lenses Designed for Eyeglasses

An engineering lab at University of Utah developed a system with eyeglass lenses that automatically adjust to the focus of the wearer, to replace bifocals and reading glasses. . . . → Read More: Self-Adjusting Lenses Designed for Eyeglasses

Wearable Device Senses Environment for Sight Impaired

A research lab in Finland designed a wearable device using radar to help people with impaired sight sense other people and objects when outdoors. . . . → Read More: Wearable Device Senses Environment for Sight Impaired

LEDs Shown to Reduce Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques

Pulsating LED lights were shown in lab mice to reduce amyloid-beta plaque deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease on brain cells, with the lead researchers starting a company to commercialize the technology. . . . → Read More: LEDs Shown to Reduce Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques

Laser-Immunotherapy Now in Cancer Clinical Trial

A new type of cancer treatment that precisely attacks tumors with synthetic antibodies activated by laser beams is being tested in an early-stage clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Laser-Immunotherapy Now in Cancer Clinical Trial

Mobile Multichannel Biomarker Detector Designed

An engineering lab designed a portable testing device connected to a smartphone that can analyze multiple specimen samples for a leading cancer biomarker. . . . → Read More: Mobile Multichannel Biomarker Detector Designed

Inexpensive Hydrogen Storage Devised for Solar Energy

An engineering team in Switzerland designed a system for producing hydrogen from solar power with abundant available materials, providing an inexpensive and feasible energy storage method. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Hydrogen Storage Devised for Solar Energy

Smart Laser Device Tracks, Kills Mosquitoes

Photo sequence showing photonic fence illuminating and killing mosquito with laser (Intellectual Ventures Laboratory)

23 May 2016. Tests with two species of insects show an electronic device called a photonic fence can identify, track, and kill harmful bugs while in flight. Results of the tests, conducted by Intellectual Ventures Laboratory in Bellevue, Washington, developer . . . → Read More: Smart Laser Device Tracks, Kills Mosquitoes

Collaboration Explores Humanitarian Satellite Applications

Microsatellite nodes in lab before launch (NASA)

28 April 2016. A start-up satellite imaging provider and agency of the United Nations are partnering on new ways to use satellite imaging to further the UN’s humanitarian, peace-keeping, and climate change mitigation missions. Financial terms between BlackSky Global LLC in Seattle and the United Nations Institute . . . → Read More: Collaboration Explores Humanitarian Satellite Applications