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2012-05-11 23:00:13

American Grippers Inc is proud to participate in collaborative opportunities when they have the potential to lead to innovation and the advancement of robotics technologies and is committed to advancing tomorrow´s leaders in robotics and manufacturing. AGI supported a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student´s efforts to integrate a pneumatic gripper into a Haas machining center - resulting in reduced labor costs and the increased flexibility of a CNC machining center. Trumbull, CT...

2012-05-11 11:52:29

Autonomous robots created by 11 teams of engineers from across the country will compete for a NASA prize purse of $1.5 million on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Worcester, Mass., June 14 -17. The challenge: design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. The NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge requires the competing teams to design and build an autonomous robotic system that will locate and collect a set of specific...

2011-12-12 19:00:00

Project will link a smart phone, glucose meter, and scale to help people manage their diabetes. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 An interdisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease. The four-year project will be organized through WPIâs Healthcare...

2011-11-29 19:05:00

A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and CellThera, a private company, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the door for a new clinical therapy to treat people who suffer major muscle trauma A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and CellThera, a private company located in WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the door for a new clinical therapy to treat...

Which Is Better? Juice Or Extract
2011-10-28 10:43:20

Study shows cranberry juice is better than extract at fighting bacterial infections With scientific evidence now supporting the age-old wisdom that cranberries, whether in sauce or as juice, prevent urinary tract infections, people have wondered if there was an element of the berry that, if extracted and condensed, perhaps in pill form, would be as effective as drinking the juice or eating cranberry sauce. A new study from researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute helps to answer that...

2011-10-06 12:37:22

WPI researchers turn a smart phone into a medical monitor. An iPhone app that measures the user's heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually tablet devices, into sophisticated medical monitors able to capture and transmit vital physiological data. A team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at WPI, has developed a smart phone...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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