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Acoustic Cell-sorting Chip Could Lead To Cell Phone-sized Medical Labs
2012-10-02 16:06:05

A technique that uses acoustic waves to sort cells on a chip may create miniature medical analytic devices that could make Star Trek's tricorder seem a bit bulky in comparison, according to a team of researchers. The device uses two beams of acoustic -- or sound -- waves to act as acoustic tweezers and sort a continuous flow of cells on a dime-sized chip, said Tony Jun Huang, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State. By changing the frequency of the acoustic...

2012-02-24 05:00:00

The Balluff TA12 explosion proof linear position transducer, now with IECEx and ATEX approval ratings, is ideal for applications where hazardous gases and/or dusts are present. Florence, KY (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 Balluff´s Micropulse TA12 explosion-proof linear position transducer now has IECEx hazardous area approval rating, in addition to existing ATEX and North American approvals, expanding the acceptability for the Balluff TA12 transducer for worldwide use in applications where...

2010-06-29 11:55:00

HAMPTON, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure Systems, manufacturer of precision level and pressure instrumentation for environmental water usage and water resource applications, introduces TruBlue, a new line of submersible level transducers that measure water level and water quality, and offer more memory and a longer battery lifespan. Featuring an advanced, power-conserving microprocessor technology, the TruBlue 555 Level is part of the new TruBlue line specifically designed for...

2007-12-13 07:55:00

German student Nicole Schmiedel has come up with a design for a trendy-looking wristwatch that contains an innovative ultra-light insulin pump to help people with type 1 diabetes. The watch produces its own electricity thanks to the use of piezo-electric technology originally developed for European satellites. A prototype of the novel insulin pump wristwatch named COR won one of the three Design and Technology Student Awards at this year's MATERIALICA trade fair in Munich. It was presented...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.