November/December 2015

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As the demand for leave-no-trace procedures is on the rise, a rising number of new technologies have emerged that have increasingly enabled Americans to bypass the knife altogether.... Read more

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Mirror Image

In this issue of IEEE Pulse, authors explore similar terrain by examining recent research into the eye as a means to gau...

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Marco Donnarumma

Man-machine interfacing is one of the most interesting areas of research in biomedical engineering. The aim of such interfaces is to collect information from and present information to the human body in order to enable and streamline interactive processes involving human users. But one artist/researcher ... Read more

Technological Acceleration: A Few Musings

Scientists have recently reported the presence of water on Mars, renewing the hope that life exists on that planet and simultaneously offering a still-distant—but closer—dream for a place to be free (or perhaps freer?).... Read more

Develop the Foresight to Anticipate Hindsight

Shopping is not my favorite activity, but when I do have that opportunity, usually when on vacation, I often find myself in shops catering to tourists. Of course, the shop proprietors have filled their shelves with arts and crafts that are cute, attractive, and generally very appealing.... Read more

Technology: Toward Research in Biology

This text, primarily authored by W. David Lee, is a straightforward argument that there are many instances with a period of 40 or so years from the discovery of a technology (for example, X-rays and associated equipment) to the development and utilization of such equipment in the biologists’ laboratory such that DNA analysis could be performed.... Read more