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UCSD, VA and Cal-(IT) wireless technology to enhance mass casualty treatment in disasters

...in recent terrorist attacks." To develop a WIISARD prototype and test it in simulated disaster drills, the UCSD/VA team will partner with researchers from the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology [Cal-(IT) 2 ], its members in industry (including QUALCOMM, Verizon Wireless, Eri...

'Dog-on-a-chip' could replace drug-sniffing canines

...bbs says. "By simply drawing the vapor through our prototype device, we got a positive detection in a matter of seconds." The ability to detect and identify small, non-volatile molecules like cocaine based on their electronic vapor signature could also be used in airports and other locations to detect explosiv...

Leading U.S. gun manufacturer joins NJIT to develop personalized handgun

...ing practice and consumer preferences. By working prototype and commercial product design in parallel we will shave years off the development cycle." The partners will create a handgun that will instantly and reliably recognize its authorized operators. The new firearm will combine the developed and patent...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

...H TRANSFER - Brighter sensors . . . Production of prototype sensors that combine living cells with integrated circuits could begin within a few months. Micro Systems Technologies, a startup company in Dayton, Ohio, recently licensed bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit technology developed by Mike Si...

House dust mite project aims to reduce asthma

...tilation and humidity in particular. It produced a prototype model the most advanced of its kind that can assess how different building features and patterns of occupant use affect these conditions, and therefore house dust mite numbers. Room conditions are important because dust mites have a unique mechanis...

National ocean commissioners & scientists call for overhaul of ocean policies & management

...lmon over the last 20 years can be attributed to a prototype of an ecosystem-based management approach: a single accountable management agency made sure that instead of focusing only on the most productive runs, they protected a range of different stocks with diverse life histories and different timing of bree...

Fuel-cell microbes' double duty: treat water, make energy

...novative, single-chambered microbial fuel cell.The prototype is described in the online version of the journalEnvironmental Science & Technology( http://pubs.acs.org/journals/esthag/ ); the article will alsoappear in a future print version of ES&T. A fuel cell operates akin to a battery, generating electrici...

Converting research into commercial reality

...itially for security screening products. A working prototype has successfully imaged; guns and explosives hidden under clothing, concealed body armour and various other concealed metallic and non- metallic objects. This is the first time that all seven of the UK's Research Councils and the Arts and Humanities ...

World's first databank for all living systems

...e region, the Library of the Desert will provide a prototype for the Library of Life and will sketch the structure for libraries of other regions richer in alternative life forms and more challenging to handle." The complex nature of the data, he says, will require the development of new software and new datab...

Rice bioengineer wins international design contest

...any to develop the OsteoSonic TM . Production of a prototype is expected within a year, and mass production is expected within two to five years. NASA Tech Briefs, the largest U.S.-circulation engineering magazine, is a monthly publication featuring exclusive reports of innovations developed by NASA and its in...

UIC researchers discover gene that causes liver cancer in animals

...ancer," Costa said. The scientists also created a prototype for a drug that would block Foxm1b activity and starve tumor cells of the protein that Foxm1b manufactures, preventing their multiplication. The potential drug was a variant of a protein known to suppress tumors, called p19ARF. By attaching a string ...

Crystallographers take note: A synchrotron light source for your home lab

...ight source that will be tested early in 2005. The prototype development is supported by the Protein Structure ...al and electron beam systems. Construction of the prototype is proceeding rapidly. "The Compact Light Source will boost scientific productivity by providing hi...

Rensselaer receives NIH grant to develop virtual surgery simulator

...chnology," De said. After developing a successful prototype for minimally invasive surgery, De hopes to apply the model to a much wider class of medical procedures. "The grand vision," he said, "is to develop a palpable human--a giant database of human anatomy that provides real-time interactivity for a varie...

Researchers developing radar technology to detect mold behind walls

... the researchers hope to produce a small, handheld prototype unit something akin to a stud finder to lay the ...and easily learn to use. They would then test that prototype in actual houses. Radar expert Greneker envisions a system that would map mold behind a wall. If d...

Tufts University groundbreaking research on caterpillar locomotion

... the locomotion, and it hopes to have an operating prototype ready next year. "We need to solve the artificial muscle problem first, currently there are no good soft actuators (motors) available," according to Trimmer. "Professor Trimmer is a trailblazer in the field of biosystems and neural processes," said ...

Testing soil for contamination

...nity and increase employment opportunities. "The prototype SST (Safe Soil Tester) is a robust, portable instrument that employs bioluminescent bacteria for the detection of toxic contamination," explains Ed Bell, MD of the UK lead partner, Crown Bio Systems. "It is easy to use, can test soil and sediment, an...

Stuart Lipton honored with Jung Prize for Medicine

...derate the activity through these pathways. The prototype treatment based on Dr. Lipton's concept is a drug for Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Lipton was the first to discover a unique mechanism of action for the drug Memantine, allowing it to work only on pathological conditions and not affect "normal" behavior...

BioCDS could hit No. 1 on doctors' charts

...rst time at CLEO, are sufficient to make a working prototype BioCD seeking biologically relevant molecules. Nolte said the advantages to using BioCDs rather than other nascent detection technology, such as biochips, would be in the number of molecules the disks could screen for, as well as simplicity and price...

Physics tip sheet #42

...s, an experimental source of single photons, and a prototype quantum memory device are among the highlights of a talk focusing on photon-based quantum information processing. Devices such as these are vital in the development of optical quantum computers, which could dramatically outperform conventional comput...

Unexpected changes in Earth's climate observed on the dark side of the moon

... be to automate the current manual observations. A prototype robotic telescope is being constructed while the team seeks funds to construct, calibrate and deploy a network of eight of them around the globe. "Even as the scientific community acknowledges the likelihood of human impacts on climate, it must bett...

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