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2011-10-05 18:47:03

The exceptional strength of certain biological materials is due principally to their complex structure. Long bones, for instance, consist of a compact, solid outer casing filled with spongy tissue, which makes them particularly strong and resilient. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Mechanics of Materials IWM and for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT are collaborating on a project entitled "Bionic Manufacturing", which aims to develop products that are...

2011-09-23 11:59:42

Lianas whose stabilization rings of woody cells heal spontaneously after suffering damage serve as a natural example to bionic experts of self-repairing membranes. Such membranes could find use, for example, in rubber dinghies. Empa researchers have borrowed this trick from nature and developed a polymer foam surface coating with a closed cell construction which not only reduces the pressure loss after the membrane is damaged but also makes the inflatable structure more resistant and giving...

2011-07-30 00:01:02

Advanced Bionics produces implants to restore hearing to the profoundly deaf. The Clinical Research Department uses STATISTICA to analyze the data from their clinical studies. Research Scientist, Julie Bestel, of the Clinical Research Department worked with StatSoft to release a new case study about their use of STATISTICA to analyze the data from their clinical studies. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 A new STATISTICA case study by Advanced Bionics has been published. Advanced Bionics, a...

2011-07-29 10:14:00

marlton, n.j., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI), a Physiotherapy Associates company with locations in Marlton, NJ and Horsham, PA, announces it is one of the first clinics in the U.S. to fit patients with Otto Bock Healthcare's Genium(TM) Bionic Prosthetic System, and the first facility in the NJ/PA metro area to fit patients with this system. The Genium system is a next-generation microprocessor knee unit that utilizes the latest technology...

2011-07-04 12:47:07

A new artificial surface inspired by floating seeds, which could provide an alternative to the toxic paints currently used to prevent fouling on ship hulls, has been developed by German scientists. Scientists from the Biomimetics-Innovation-Centre have developed a new anti-fouling surface based on a seed from a species of palm tree. "These plants have seeds which are dispersed by the ocean currents. As it is an advantage for these seeds to remain free of fouling to allow them to disperse...

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2011-07-04 07:38:02

Scientists have designed a micro aircraft that will be able to flap, glide and hover like a bird. Researchers from the Biomimetics-Innovation-Centre in Germany have been inspired by birds to produce a new versatile design of Micro air vehicle (MAV) that combines flapping wings, which allow it to fly at slow speeds and hover, with the ability to glide, ensuring good quality images from any on-board camera. "In birds, the combination of demanding tasks like take-off, travelling long distances,...

2011-06-17 08:00:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing, Inc. (Pink OTC: RFMK), announced today that The Company has passed a Board Resolution to begin filing quarterly financials in order to provide shareholders transparent, current information regarding the Company's business developments. As a non-reporting OTC company, RFMK is not required to file financial reports every quarter, but feels it is in the best interest of shareholders to so. Following the filing of the...


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