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Designing “A Fitbit for Sharks”

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

There is an area the size of Colorado in the Pacific Ocean that has a rather unique claim to fame. Located part way between Hawaii and California, this region is a gathering spot for hundreds of Great White Sharks. Each year, the sharks travel for over a month to this… read more >>

Best trivia question ever: What is a scutoid? 1

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

If you want to really stump your friends at trivia night, simply ask them, “What is a scutoid?” Chances are, despite being covered in them from head-to-toe, they won’t know. The truth is, no one knew until just recently, because scutoids were just discovered, and therefore just recently named…. read more >>

Wirelessly Powering a Smart Pill From Outside the Body

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Smart pills will change the way medical professionals treat disease. Researchers are developing tiny capsules that can be placed within a patient to communicate vital information both to and from the body. Their sensors can monitor the body from within, or they could be used for controlled release of medication…. read more >>

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