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The 11th Hour

Unchanged since 1939, the rules dictating how many hours truckers can drive per shift have been revised, from 10 to 11. Will it promote safety or spell disaster? Industry insiders weigh in: They have stood for 64 years, but now the hours-of-service rules regulating the amount of time that truckers can drive have been modified. In late April, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor...

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OSHA Targets 20% Reduction in Job Injury Rate

By 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hopes to lower the rate of workplace injuries and illnesses by at least one-fifth. Learn how the agency plans to achieve this goal: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims to cut the rate of workplace injuries and illnesses by at least 20% by 2008. Also over the next five years, OSHA officials seek to reduce the workplace...

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Medical Products Struggle to Get "Green"

Designing medical products for recyclability is tough. And recapturing medical equipment for recycling is even trickier. Learn how the industry is managing the journey toward "green": The eco-friendliness drive is accelerating in the medical products industry, but the road to "green" is marked with many potholes. For starters, increased use of disposable products has exacerbated hospital waste....

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New Ways to Take Your Medicine

Forget gulping down your medication or getting a needle injection. New delivery systems will let you receive drugs through contact lenses, inhalers and needle-free devices: Before long, taking medication may not involve swallowing a pill or tolerating a needle anymore. That's because two companies and an academic institution are developing novel drug delivery methods, including contact lenses...

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Wearable Computer Goes Beyond Calorie-Counting

The first multifunctional body monitor can keep tabs on your entire lifestyle, including calories burned, caloric intake, activity levels and sleep states. Discover its many applications: A dieter's inspiration and a medical researcher's dream, this new silver-blue gizmo does more than count calories burned—it clues you in on your entire lifestyle by tracking a broad range of physiological...

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The Future of the Medical Device Industry

The industry is in superb health and showing no symptoms of slowing down. Learn what sectors will grow the fastest and what strategies will be most effective in launching medical devices: Displaying more robust vitals than most business sectors, the U.S. medical device industry has remained very healthy despite a feeble economy. In fact, the industry is growing at an estimated compound annual...

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The Art of Assembling Medical Devices

To manufacture high-quality medical devices, you have to optimally deliver adhesive materials to device parts. Find out how to improve the assembly process with the latest pump technology: To assemble today's highly demanding medical devices, device makers need adhesives and application equipment to perform superbly. Keeping a close eye on the whole assembly process is a must because of the...

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Move Over X-Rays, Welcome T-Rays

Like x-rays, t-rays or terahertz waves see through most materials. They're also more versatile, safer and can even detect invisible tumors, concealed weapons and biological agents: While the 1890s saw the advent of x-ray technology, the past 12 months have witnessed substantial progress in another powerful imaging innovation—t-ray technology. T-rays are terahertz frequencies, which represent...

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Cut Time from Your Design Cycle

Now available from Thomas Register, the new editions of PartSpec, PlantSpec and CADBlocks. Find out how to save hours of redrawing the same parts: PartSpec, PlantSpec, and CADBlocks parts libraries on CD-ROM are free of charge to qualified users. Save hours of redrawing the same parts by downloading drawings into designs. Now with Direct Insert feature, compatible with all major CAD software...

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The Pros and Cons of Solid Modeling

More engineers are bidding 2D goodbye and embracing 3D solid modeling. But some think that engineering's switch to solids is too slow, considering the many benefits. Find out what hurdles remain: An increasing number of engineers are making the switch from the ol' reliable—2D software—to the cutting edge—3D solid modeling—which depicts product designs via electronic 3D solid...

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