May/June 2018

Biomedical Materials Learn to Heal Themselves
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Maintaining sterility in emergency and operating rooms can be challenging, especially in cases of highly infectious disease outbreaks or toxic spills. A simple nick in a surgical glove could have deadly consequences. But, now, a variety of promising new materials in development may lead to everything from self-healing gloves and bandages to bone, blood vessel, and muscle scaffolding implants that could repair themselves the way tissues do.... Read more

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Does Schopenhauer’s Epistemology Back Up Current Bioengineering and Biotechnology Trends?

Arthur Schopenhauer, a transcendental German philosopher, is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Represen...

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The Shaming of the True

For a change of pace, I am presenting “The Shaming of the True,” something I have given as a final examination in a graduate instrumentation systems course.... Read more