Monthly Archives: June 2013

Frugal Engineering Will Save the World

To state the obvious, emerging markets have different needs than developed economies. Consumers in India are not looking for a stripped-down Buick that guzzles gas and is impossible to navigate. Massive MRI machines will not have an impact on the … Continue reading

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Doctors report major progress toward ‘artificial pancreas’

Doctors are reporting a major step toward an “artificial pancreas,” a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed. A key component of such a system — an insulin pump programmed … Continue reading

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Party leader Trong to visit Thailand for promoting ties

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will pay a visit to Thailand on Tuesday, with a view to boosting the relationship between Vietnam and Thailand to a new height. Trong’s visit, which is made at the invitation of Thai Prime … Continue reading

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NanoKnife Electrocution Prostate Cancer Treatment Gets FDA Nod To Begin Testing

We’re all familiar with the various treatments for cancer — chemotherapy, radiation therapy, pharmaceuticals, and cryotherapy, but now we may have another option: electroshock therapy. AngioDynamics, a medical device maker. has just received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the Food … Continue reading

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China hit by cash crunch, factory output fall

China delivered a one-two punch of negative economic data this week, hitting first with an initial report on factory activity falling to a surprise nine-month low and then with interbank lending rates rocketing to a record high. The gloomy numbers … Continue reading

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Huge ‘holograms’ offer medics more memorable classes

A system which uses an illusionary effect to help medical students master their subject has been pioneered by two London-based junior doctors. They have demonstrated a 3D graphic of a kidney measuring 4m (13 ft) to demonstrate renal function at … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Stop Buying From Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a dangerous place to work in a factory. More than 400 people died in the recent Rana Plaza factory collapse, and more than 100 in a factory fire last November. Local health and safety regulations are so weak … Continue reading

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