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Bacterial conveyor belt. (Design News).(living motors made with bacteria)(Brief Article)
March 1, 2003... University of Arkansas researcher Steve Tung has incorporated living bacteria into microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) to form living motors that could be used in systems for drug delivery or DNA sequencing. These tiny BioMEMS devices use a specific type of bacteria, which has a...
Flat motor for shape shifters. (Design News).(low-cost, high-torque rotary motor, based on 'smart' materials developed at Penn State)
March 1, 2003... Engineers from Penn State University have developed a low-cost, high-torque rotary motor, based on 'smart' materials, that can be configured in a wide range of formats, including one as flat and thin as a CD case. The inventors say that, in the flat format, the motor could be used to...
Letter from Japan.(news from japan)(Brief Article)
March 1, 2003... BIOMETRIC PASSPORTS ABC reports on the Japanese government's plan to issue passports next year featuring personal physical data. The report says that the passports will will use microchips to store data on irises, fingerprints, palm prints, skeletal structure and voice...
Help at hand for white finger. (Design News).(Giovanni Bisutti to develop a system that could reduce the vibration experienced by pneumatic tool operators by about 60%)(Brief Article)
March 1, 2003... Engineer Giovanni Bisutti has received a [pounds sterling]75,000 NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts) Invention & Innovation award to develop a system that could reduce the vibration experienced by pneumatic tool operators by about 60%. Injuries caused by...
PLM: we need convincing.(Product Lifecycle Management)(Brief Article)
March 1, 2003... Having just returned to the office after the 'red eye' from the Daratech Summit 2003 in New York, it's a rather bleary eyed Roger Brownlie that writes this comment. Not bleary from tiredness, however, but bleary from boredom at the Summit. I could barely keep my eyes open it was so...