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3-D Osteoid Medical Cast

For anyone who has broken a bone, you understand how uncomfortable and inconvenient wearing a cast may be. Now with 3D printing a Turkish designer named Deniz Karasahin has created the “Osteoid Medical Cast”. Unlike the plaster casts, the Osteoid Medical Cast has ventilation holes that help with the weight, itchiness, and smell. The holes are also for a low- intensity ultrasound machince to be connected to the cast to aid in healing.

Scientists Try Using a 3-D Printer to Build a Human Heart

Next time that you print something from your computer, think about the fact that research is being done to print an actual human heart from a 3-D printer!

Scientists hope that they will be able to use a 3-D printer to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells. They could then transplant it into the patient, and because the heart was ‘built’ from the patient’s own cells, he or she would not need anti-rejection drugs.

The Heartbleed Bug - What You Need to Know

Security researchers have recently discovered a serious bug, nicknamed Heartbleed,  that affects nearly two-thirds of all websites and could be one of the biggest security threats ever seen on the Internet. If you have logged into any of the affected sites over the past two years, your account information could be compromised, allowing cybercriminals to snap up your credit card information or steal your passwords.

Internet Connected Dental Care

Do you always cringe when waiting to see the dentist, afraid of the thought of having cavities? Well now you can feel confident that you have brushed your teeth to perfection. There is now a toothbrush that is connected to the Internet which allows you to track your brushing habits using an app for Android or iOs devices. The Kolibree toothbrush claims to be the first internet-connected toothbrush available on the market.

Computational Fashion

Technology is merging with every aspect of our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a decade ago. Special emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is sweeping the country in an effort to prepare students for jobs of the future. However, the jobs of the future are not only building roads and bridges. Even artists and fashion designers will need knowledge in these areas.

Putting Out Fires with Google Glass

If you regularly watch the library’s website, you know that we now have Google glass and many patrons are making appointments to see them and try them out. For those who haven’t seen them, the Glass we have is worn like a pair of eyeglasses and has a tiny camera/screen that the wearer can view in the upper right side of their vision. They can be controlled by touching the arm of the glass or with verbal commands.

NBC Sports Live Extra App

If you are a huge sports fan and want to keep up to date with all the games and breaking news, there is an app for you: NBC Sports Live Extra. This free app is available to download on all Apple devices. Live Extra offers many features that keep you informed with all the day's sporting events that are aired on NBC and NBCSN. It gives you live updates on scores and highlights from the NFL to the NHL. If you miss a game, you can catch up with highlights or sometimes even catch a full replay.

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