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Become well acquainted with your course catalogs people! I just found out I get a math minor without taking any extra classes! A higher level math class can count as a tech elective!
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dbvictoria:

Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possible

Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.

Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.

But brain implants are invasive technologies, probably of use only to people in medical need of them. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.

"We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun," Coleman says.

The devices are less than 100 microns thick, the average diameter of a human hair. They consist of circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. They are barely visible when placed on skin, making them easy to conceal from others.

The devices can detect electrical signals linked with brain waves, and incorporate solar cells for power and antennas that allow them to communicate wirelessly or receive energy. Other elements can be added as well, like thermal sensors to monitor skin temperature and light detectors to analyze blood oxygen levels.

Using the electronic tattoos, Coleman and his colleagues have found they can detect brain signals reflective of mental states, such as recognition of familiar images. One application they are now pursuing is monitoring premature babies to detect the onset of seizures that can lead to epilepsy or brain development problems. The devices are now being commercialized for use as consumer, digital health, medical device, and industrial and defense products by startup MC10 in Cambridge, Mass.

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A real-life ‘Iron Man’: 3-year-old boy fitted with 3D-printed prosthetic hand
Commercially made prosthetics used to cost up to $40,000 – but that changed when 3D-printing technology became available for patients like Bubba.
Earlier this year, Waikiki happened upon a website for the nonprofit  group, E-Nable, which operates off donations and volunteers to provide 3D-printed prosthetics for patients at no cost.
Last week, Bubba was one of those patients. His family captured his excitement on camera when his 3D-printed prosthetic hand arrived in the mail.
“He wanted an ‘Iron Man hand,’” Waikiki said. “As soon as he put it on and was able to close the hand, his face just lit up,” Waikiki said.
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A real-life ‘Iron Man’: 3-year-old boy fitted with 3D-printed prosthetic hand

Commercially made prosthetics used to cost up to $40,000 – but that changed when 3D-printing technology became available for patients like Bubba.

Earlier this year, Waikiki happened upon a website for the nonprofit  group, E-Nable, which operates off donations and volunteers to provide 3D-printed prosthetics for patients at no cost.

Last week, Bubba was one of those patients. His family captured his excitement on camera when his 3D-printed prosthetic hand arrived in the mail.

“He wanted an ‘Iron Man hand,’” Waikiki said. “As soon as he put it on and was able to close the hand, his face just lit up,” Waikiki said.

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Sep 9

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Sep 7

Hi! I'm thinking about majoring in biomed, but I'm not sure if I "fit". If i dont LOVE math but i tolerate it (A in bc calc in junior year), is that a bad sign? and will being a biomed engineer mean i just work with introverted people? and i guess, how do you know if you're cut out for this?

Well first of all I’m not really introverted and most of my friends in BME aren’t either. (If anybody ever wants to visit my personal blog it’s charlie-is-my-constant. A Lost reference. Let’s be friends)
Most people don’t LOVE math so that’s fine but it does really help to be good at it. You use it an awful lot. Even when you’re done with your math classes like I am as a junior, my engineering classes involve a lot of math. Especially integration and stuff. But as long as you’re willing to try I’m sure you’ll be fine.
I don’t know how you can know you really fit. I just know I liked math and tolerated science and wanted to help people. Everybody has their different reasons. Signs you will like engineering include liking problem solving and just being curious about how stuff works.
Also some online What Career Should I Have quizzes can reaffirm your decision. Mine top with engineering and medical fields so I’m glad I combine the two!
Hope that helps

Sep 3

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Sep 1

mymodernmet:

In just under a month, My Modern Met will be on the ground in Calgary, covering the most exciting art+science+engineering event of the year. Beakerhead is an annual, citywide, interactive movement that brings together brilliant minds to one place for five spectacular days, September 10-14, 2014. Check out the full calendar of events here!

In direct partnership with Beakerhead, My Modern Met will be live-blogging at the event, taking photos and videos to give you, our readers, a first-hand experience as if you were there with us. As a bonus to those who plan to attend, we’ll be giving away two free tickets to one of the main events, The Tremendous and Curious World of Beakerhead,over on our Facebook page, so be sure to keep an eye out for the giveaway!

engineeringhistory:

Pierre and Marie Curie, circa 1890s. Marie Skłodowska-Curie conducted pioneering research on radiation, and was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, and the only person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes in multiple fields (Physics, 1903, Chemistry, 1911).

engineeringhistory:

Pierre and Marie Curie, circa 1890s. Marie Skłodowska-Curie conducted pioneering research on radiation, and was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, and the only person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes in multiple fields (Physics, 1903, Chemistry, 1911).

reg-barclay:

People are going back to school soon and I’m seeing a lot of study help/masterposts on my dash aimed towards paper-based courses with emphasis on writing tips and essays. So I decided to make one for my STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering + Maths) brothers and sisters - with emphasis on facts, formulas and all that other left-brain goodness! 

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GENERAL STUDY TIPS
SCIENCE + MATHS
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CHILL OUT [DO NOT USE WHILE ACTUALLY STUDYING]
BLOGS/WEBSITES
OTHER STUFF
  1. just try your hardest!! a fact i learned the hard way is that unfortunately, not everyone is going to get full marks on everything. so honestly just do your best and don’t beat yourself up because you aren’t top of the class. you worked your ass off and you should be proud of that.
  2. please please practice good self care in all forms. do light exercise where possible, don’t just eat fast food, get plenty of fruits and veggies and protein. PLEASE pay attention to your mental state and react accordingly. at the end of the day, nothing is worth putting you in any kind of hospital. talk to your teachers, counselors or tutors if you get stuck.
  3. if you have no other reason to take care of yourself, your grades will suffer if you don’t. (i’m adding this bc the only reason i didn’t develop a full-blown eating disorder during my exams was because i knew not eating would hinder my brain)
  4. lastly, your grades are not a reflection of your value as a person. this is important. lower grades do not make you a lesser being, and higher grades do not make you superior. everyone has strengths and weaknesses and grades are a shitty way of measuring them, but it’s what we’ve got.
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3-D Printers Produce Custom Medical ImplantsA team of researchers at Louisiana Tech Univ. has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3-D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.The team comprised of doctoral students and research faculty from Louisiana Tech’s biomedical engineering and nanosystems engineering programs collaborated to create filament extruders that can make medical-quality 3-D printing filaments. Creating these filaments, which have specialized properties for drug delivery, is a new concept that can result in smart drug delivering medical implants or catheters.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/3-d-printers-produce-custom-medical-implants

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3-D Printers Produce Custom Medical Implants

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech Univ. has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3-D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.

The team comprised of doctoral students and research faculty from Louisiana Tech’s biomedical engineering and nanosystems engineering programs collaborated to create filament extruders that can make medical-quality 3-D printing filaments. Creating these filaments, which have specialized properties for drug delivery, is a new concept that can result in smart drug delivering medical implants or catheters.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/3-d-printers-produce-custom-medical-implants