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Schramm invention aims to modernize fracking - Prairie Business

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Schramm invention aims to modernize fracking. WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oil field drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.
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Sensors enabling more convenient and safer hydraulic fracking, debatably one of the major solutions to the world energy crisis.

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Forget the iWatch. 10 Examples of Next Generation Body Sensors

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Tim Cook is right. The sensor field is exploding and Apple itself has made a number of strategic hires and acquisitions in the field to ... (Forget the iWatch.
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Imagine the potential of these sensors even outside the realm of wearable technology.

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Technology changing lives for visually impaired people in developing countries - HealthCanal.com

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ANN ARBOR—He was planning to be a lawyer because he didn't think visually impaired people like him could do high-tech jobs in India.
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A perfect example of how accessible, exponential technologies have the potential to improve the quality of life around the world!

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Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1 - TechCrunch

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Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1 TechCrunch Education technology-focused startups raised over $500 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the...
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iPhone 6 May Include Temperature, Pressure and Humidity Sensors ...

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Electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu reports on her Weibo account that the next iPhone may add a pressure, temperature and humidity sensor. G for...
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Intel Tests Whole-Home Smart Power Sensors in Texas : Greentech Media

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An Intel Labs technology for learning whole-home energy use from two plug-in sensors goes live in 50 homes at Austin’s Pecan Street Project.

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Carbon nanotube sensors could aid diabetic patients

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The sensors could survive for a year in the human body, which is longer than any previous sensor.

 

Science has produced a range of nanomaterials in recent years with abilities that are highly useful to human health, including screening for toxins and monitoring levels of vital chemicals. But before the materials can be useful, it has to be possible to insert them into the body without the immune system attacking and destroying them.

 

 

MIT researchers published a paper (subscription required) this week describingsensors they created that could last in the human body for up to a year. The nanosensors are the first to have the ability to survive for such a long time.

 

The sensors are made from carbon nanotubes—minute tubes of rolled-up sheets of carbon atoms measuring just an atom thick. Carbon sheets are good at capturing individual molecules , which makes them excellent sensors. The researchers found that when they combined the nanotubes with different molecules, they could detect specific chemicals implicated in human health.

 

The first sensor the researchers built detects nitric oxide, which may play a role in cancer development. Using nanotubes to detect it could provide more information on the role NO plays in healthy vs. cancerous cells. The researchers are also interested in developing a sensor that detects glucose levels, which could be implanted in a diabetic patient’s body and provide a finger-prick-free system to monitor glucose and insulin levels.

 

So far, the researchers have tested the sensor under mice’s skin, where it worked for 400 days. While the body generally rejects foreign objects by pushing them out through the skin, the sensor was wrapped in an algae-based plastic gel that protected it from the body’s immune system.

 

Eventually, the researchers think similar sensors could be used to monitor inflammation and pick up on a person’s body rejecting an implanted device.

 Original: http://gigaom.com/2013/11/04/carbon-nanotube-sensors-could-aid-diabetic-patients/
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Johannes von Engelhardt: Using mobile technology for data gathering in developing countries

Johannes von Engelhardt is a lecturer within the International Bachelor Communication and Media and a PhD candidate at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media,...
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A well-known but seldom used application of mobile technology.

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Some say nothing is more powerful for antioxidants than Ionized alkaline water.

The alkaline water is restructured during electrolysis, improving water hydration.

Ionized Alkaline Water is reduced from groupings of 11 to 16 molecules per cluster down to groupings of 5 to 8 molecules per cluster, thus making the water penetrate cell membranes easier.

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Top 5 Futuristic Technologies That Exist Today!

Our world is changing fast, the "future" is closer than you think. In fact, it's here right now in 2014! Take a look. From robotic technologies to virtual re...
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3D Printed AtmoMotor HV Atmospheric Motor - Wireless Energy

A high torque atmospheric motor. First tests underway. Also features the build process. Link to parts and 3D files at: http://laserhacker.com/
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3-D printed high torque wireless atmospheric motor with a link to all the 3D files!

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Knoxville company helps developing countries with water filter system - WATE-TV

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TivaWater is a Knoxville based company whose mission is to bring clean water to developing countries by equipping families with a simple filtered water system.
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Knoxville company helps developing countries with water filter system - WATE-TV

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New sensors to warn amputees before sores develop - BBC News

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It is estimated that as many as 50,000 people in the UK are lower limb amputees - with many suffering from sores and blisters caused by rubbing against their artificial legs.
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Facebook reveals plans for solar-powered drones to boost internet access - The Guardian

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The Guardian Facebook reveals plans for solar-powered drones to boost internet access The Guardian The social network has revealed details of its Connectivity Lab, a team of people, including experts from Nasa, which is working on new aerospace and...
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Solar-powered drones to improve internet connectivity in remote parts of the world!

 

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opens Application Round 13 of Grand Challenges Explorations - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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RT @SeligerGrants: #Seliger #RFP of the Day: #Gates Foundation Grant Challenges Explorations #grants to $100k, http://t.co/V0gTZnxQbk
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Vaccination Record Redesign Could Help Save Lives in Developing Countries - PR Newswire (press release)

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Pasteur is designed to increase the longevity, accuracy and usefulness of an immunization record.
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How Sensors Are Transforming the Life Sciences Industry Landscape

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How sensors are having a major impact on innovation and the competitive landscape for the life sciences industry (medical devices, diagnostics and pharma)..

 To learn more and see examples in each of the categories visit : http://www.hitconsultant.net/2013/09/11/how-sensors-are-transforming-the-life-sciences-industry-landscape/


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Mary Jo Gehrking's curator insight, September 18, 2013 1:27 PM

Lightweight and wireless, wearable and ambient sensors can be an important part of an overall system to remotely manage chronic health conditions via cloud-based storage and applications. While this enables aging and chronically ill adults to to remain in their home environment, there also needs to be ongoing training and tech support for the users, which is often where the funationality of this concept fails.

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 2, 2014 12:14 PM

Sensors - the eyes and ears of the WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network) for healthcare applications, and there are so many others for many other applications

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New sensor technology enables seniors to stay independent longer.

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Singularity Surplus: Other News in Exponential Sci/Tech From the Week - Singularity Hub

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in-the-abstract-teletype Advances in exponential technology happen fast—too fast for SingularityHub to cover them all.
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Scientists want to turn smartphones into earthquake sensors

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For years, scientists have struggled to collect accurate real-time data on earthquakes, but a new article published today in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America may have found a...

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Some say nothing is more powerful for antioxidants than Ionized alkaline water.

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Johannes von Engelhardt: Using mobile technology for data gathering in developing countries

Johannes von Engelhardt is a lecturer within the International Bachelor Communication and Media and a PhD candidate at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media,...
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LABONFOIL: Portable Bond-style lab promises low-cost detection and diagnosis - Gizmag

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LABONFOIL: Portable Bond-style lab promises low-cost detection and diagnosis Gizmag A European project coordinated by Ikerlan and CIC microGUNE is developing a James Bond-style automated laboratory called "LABoratory skin patches and smart cards...
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LABONFOIL: Portable Bond-style lab promises low-cost detection and diagnosis - Gizmag

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