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When Failure Is Not An Option: Improving Medical Device Reliability


Medical electronics are expected to operate safely over extended periods of time to provide monitoring, therapeutic or life-sustaining functions for patients. Without built-in reliability, these devices could experience failures or malfunctions that greatly increase the possibility of infection or death. In the movie Apollo 13, NASA’s Gene Kranz (played by actor Ed Harris) made the phrase “... » read more

System Bits: March 8


Living, breathing supercomputers Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the substance that provides energy to all the cells in the human body, may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers, according to McGill University researchers. The team has described a model of a biological computer that they have created that is able to process information very quickly and accurately using p... » read more