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Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

Wireless ingestible sensor

Engineers created a sensor device, which in tests with pigs can be packed into a capsule, swallowed, and communicate wirelessly for weeks with Bluetooth protocols. . . . → Read More: Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

3-D printed bone scaffold

A bioengineering lab at University of Arizona is researching new techniques with three-dimensional printing, stem cells, and sensors to repair severe bone fractures. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes

Materials scientists and engineers developed a new material with the natural mechanical and degradable properties of silk, but configured as a film better suited for flexible biomedical devices. . . . → Read More: Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

Neurons illustration

Results from a clinical trial show external stimulation of a major nerve in the body helps relieve pan and fatigue in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Neurons

A university spin-off enterprise is receiving funds from National Institute of Mental Health to develop a simple, reliable electronic device to evaluate effects of neurological drugs on brain cells. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries

Neuron

An implanted electronic device is shown in tests with lab rats to help heal peripheral nerve injuries, after which the device degrades and is absorbed into the body. . . . → Read More: Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries

Infographic — International Space Station Crew Members

Chart: visitors to ISS

Our friends at Statista published a chart showing the nations represented among ISS crew members since it become operational, our infographic for this weekend. . . . → Read More: Infographic — International Space Station Crew Members

Wireless Solar Power, Data Transmission Designed for IoT

Solar cell measurement

A process for capturing light to power Internet of Things, or IoT devices, is shown to use the same solar cells to transmit data over an IoT system. . . . → Read More: Wireless Solar Power, Data Transmission Designed for IoT

Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help