Technology

'Targeted Muscle Reinnervation' Makes Prosthetics Respond Directly To Brain Signals

Motorized prosthetic arms can help amputees regain some function, but these devices take time to learn to use and are limited in the number of movements they provide. Todd A. Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 8:44pm

Debut: Fraunhofer Brain-Controlled Robot Arm

People paralyzed as the result of an accident or a serious illness are reliant on the help of others in many situations. In the Brain2Robot project, an international team of researchers has developed a robot control system based on EEG signals, which could ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 12:32pm

"While You Wait" Salmonella Detection Breakthrough Works In Hours Rather Than Days

A group of Scottish scientists at The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, have received funding to mass-produce a revolutionary food testing kit that will detect the presence of a host of potentially fatal contaminants from bugs such as Compylobacter, Listeria a ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2007 - 1:22pm

Delft University Of Technology To Demonstrate Fault Tolerant Control For Preventing Aircraft Crashes

On Wednesday 21 November, TU Delft will demonstrate how improved control techniques can reduce the risk of aircraft crashes. The demonstration involves reconstructing troubled flights – such as the El Al flight which crashed in the Bijlmer area of Amsterda ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2007 - 12:52am

Marvell Qdeo Delivers Exceptional 1080p Video In The Pioneer Elite Flagship A/V Receiver

SANTA CLARA, California, November 26 /PRNewswire/--- Innovative Video Processing IC Delivers Premium-Quality High-Definition Video to the Home Theater Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced that its award-winning Qdeo(TM) video processing is a featured te ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Jan 21 2008 - 11:46am

Technology:System Which Makes Robots See And Interact With People

Although there have been great improvements in the field of robotics in the last fifty years, much work remains in order to introduce androids into our daily life. Rafael Muñoz Salinas, a researcher from de Department of Computer Science and Artificial Int ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 13 2007 - 11:52am

New Copper Structure Means Mass-Producing MEMS Military Munitions

Tiny copper structures with pores at both the nanometer and micron size scales could play a key role in the next generation of detonators used to improve the reliability, reduce the size and lower the cost of certain military munitions. Developed by a team ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2007 - 10:41am

Surgilux: Surgery Without Stitches

A thin polymer bio-film that seals surgical wounds could make sutures a relic of medical history. Measuring just 50 microns thick, the film is placed on a surgical wound and exposed to an infrared laser, which heats the film just enough to meld it and the ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 22 2007 - 4:30pm

Marvell Announces First 802.11n 450 Mbps Wi-Fi- 8X Speed Of Normal Routers

SANTA CLARA, California, January 2 /PRNewswire/-- Marvell announced the TopDog 11n-450, an 802.11n 3x3 WLAN solution with three spatial streams, the industry's first 802.11n chip operating at 450 Megabits-per-second (Mbps). With maximum bandwidth mor ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2008 - 12:29pm

Corsair Introduces 32GB High-Density USB Flash Drives For Flash Voyager(TM) And Flash Survivor(TM) At CES 2008

FREMONT, California, January 3 /PRNewswire/--- USB Drives Have Capacity to Hold Over 16 Full-Length High-Definition Movies or an Entire Season of a TV Series Corsair(R) http://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memo ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Jan 4 2008 - 1:19pm