A photomultiplier tube is actually a type of vacuum tube, sensor designed to scan for very weak lightsources. It gets its name from the way it works ? it senses incoming photons, and replicates them, multiplying the number of photons several times before a detector picks up the hue, and intensity of the signal.
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Ex-Marine Claudia Mitchell became the first woman to receive a bionic arm. This video shows the truly revolutionary range of motion and freedom, that allows.
This podcast is a three-minute snippet from BBC News, hailing the advent of augmented reality. It was broadcast on UK national TV in August 2009, so it missed the actual advent of AR by about 60 years, and the public?s uptake by about a half decade. Still, it serves as an excellent introduction to the topic.
A comparison. Two women, both with prosthetic limbs. On the left, a standard prosthetic. On the right, a haptic prosthetic giving touch feedback. Who can complete the task faster, and is there much difference?
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The need for improved monitoring of neurotrauma patients has resulted in the development of a prototype of a novel, multitasking ?lab on a tube? at the University of Cincinnati (UC).
UC engineers, working to fill a need expre...
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have created a "lab-on-a-tube" device that can drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) while monitoring the pressure, oxygen content, temperature, and glucose within the intracranial space. The research...
Pacemaker batteries may one day be kept topped up by the beating of the heart that the pacemaker itself maintains.
The generator, developed at Southampton University Hospital in the UK, consists of two small liquid-filled bal...
Lab-on-a-chip technology, which involves complete chemical laboratories the size of a chip, is on the rise. Many of these mini-laboratories are able to separate mixtures - of biological substances, for instance. This usually occurs with the...
Scientists can peer inside high-pressure reactors and oil pipelines, to assess damage or improve efficiency, thanks to a new and more accurate imaging technique.
The improved form of Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) ha...