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Federal Circuit Summary Before Moor, Mayer, and Stoll.  Appeal from the patent Trial and Appeal Board Summary: The broadest reasonable interpretation of... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Newman, Wallach, and Chen.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Summary:  The Federal Circuit upheld the... Read More »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced approval of Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system for certain diabetes patients. ... Read More »
In a surprise attack against Intel, GlobalFoundries accelerated its semiconductor roadmap by announcing plans for a 14-nanometer chip using FinFET technology. The... Read More »
DARPA has recently taken a keen interest in the development of a new computer paradigm based on the re-introduction of previously dismissed analog microprocessor... Read More »
The dominant method for evaluating rust characteristics of a metal in a certain environment is dead simple. Museums keen on the condition of their metal artworks, for ... Read More »
Nearly 300 million people worldwide live with diabetes, and regular testing is a crucial part of many of their lives. Purdue university researcher Jonathan Claussen... Read More »
Lao Tzu, the famous Chinese philosopher, once said, “time is a created thing.” Interestingly, this 2,500 year old saying -- which was initially said in... Read More »
Overcoming the Schottky barrier, researchers have constructed the first ever logic gates from un-doped silicon nanowires. Silicon nanowires are one of the great hopes ... Read More »
A wristwatch-like device that measures a person’s “bioimpedance” helps nurses and doctors keep patient’s identity straight. Developed by... Read More »
A tiny vibrating cantilever sensor could soon help doctors and field clinicians quickly detect harmful toxins. The list includes bacteria certain types of cancer from ... Read More »
Based on recent patent infringement filings in the District Court of Delaware, trucking yards must be the next cradle of innovation. Mobile Logistics LLC, a faceless... Read More »
Researchers at the Riken Advanced Science Institute have created a new transistor that may help bring innovative solutions into our daily lives. This device uses the... Read More »
International European researchers from the NanoBioTact and NanoBioTouch projects have created a sensitive artificial finger. The goal of these projects is to improve ... Read More »
Limited space and battery power has traditionally forced large amounts of energy-intensive RAM to be left out of smartphones and tablet computers -- but no more. Tel... Read More »
Graphene and other carbon allotropes promise dramatic improvements to electronics, but they all suffer from the same problem. These carbon-based structures are... Read More »
When purchasing a digital camera, one important measurement is the number of pixels on the camera's sensor. Historically, this is measured in megapixels, or... Read More »
Robots now have the sense of touch, thanks to University of Southern California researchers Jeremy Fishel and Gerald Loeb. The robotic fingers are modeled after our... Read More »
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Ann ConkleSeems like programming these robots to detect textures humans prefer would be relatively simple compared to the other complex tasks they have already accomplished. Very exciting work!
Jun 21, 2012
125,000 deaths annually in the U.S., 10-25% of hospital admissions, and billions in medical expenses. Fortunately, there is not some new epidemic to worry about;... Read More »
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Jackie KellyI can also see this being very useful for older patients or in long-term care facilities. Managing medications are a continual challenge.
Jun 19, 2012
A team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken steps to ensure a powerful color-based imaging technique performs as well when discerning... Read More »