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No matter if an engineer did the best job in the world with a design, if the person responsible for the design cannot communicate the design effectively, then the design effort was wasted. That’s the reason that I gave to my Transport Processes Design course students for requiring that they paid attention to communications in their design reports equal to the attention they paid to technical aspects of their designs.

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Languages and Disabilities: Is There Anything BME Can Help Out With? Some History, Too

The Indo-European Languages (IELs) are a family of several hundred related tongues and dialects. There are about 445 living IELs with over two-thirds (313) of them belonging to the Indo-Iranian Branch (IIB). The most widely spoken IEL by native speakers are Spanish, English, Hindi, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Persian, and Punjabi, each with over 100 million speakers. Today, 46% of the human population speaks an IEL natively, by far the highest of any language family.

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GMO or OMG?

Just when it looked like there could be a breakthrough in the application of biotechnology to crops and food plants, a new wrinkle appeared in the form of a scientific development. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been planted for years because they offer advantages for producers or consumers…

6 Pediatric Device Innovators Awarded a Total of $150K at Children’s National 6th Annual Pediatric Device Symposium

Six companies presenting innovative medical devices that address significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare were awarded a total of $150,000 in grants at the Sixth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.