Infectious Diseases Can Spread Via Drinking Water

August 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0

The ongoing 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak reminds us how rapidly infectious agents can travel the globe. Today it is possible to be anywhere in the world within hours. Our increasingly mobile society means that diseases that used to seem exotic and distant can impact any population. Of the 50 most deadly infectious diseases, approximately a… Read more

Varian and Siemens New Partnership is Showing Many Benefits for Both Companies

August 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0

This month big news has hit the medical radiation industry with the partnership between Siemens Healthineers and Varian Medical Systems. Although, according to the German stock market, little change has been observed with Siemens AG, and Varian has made it very clear that Siemens is ready to revolutionize the industry to a new set of… Read more

PRK vs. LASIK Eye Surgery: What’s the Difference?

August 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It was the first surgery developed for vision correction and came before the popular LASIK procedure. PRK works by reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser. It’s similar to LASIK in that they both use lasers during treatment;… Read more

Creating an Electrical Switch for Magnetism

August 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0

A team of researchers from the Dept. of Physics and the Dept. of Chemistry have worked together to discover magnetism of a magnetic semiconductor called Cr2Ge2Te6 that shows a great response to applied electric fields. The material was found to exhibit a state of ferromagnetism with temperatures up to 200k (-73 C). These results were… Read more

The Computer Mouse Co-Inventor, William English, Dies at 91

August 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0

On July 26th, engineer William English passed away at the age of 91. He leaves behind a legacy in the computer technology field for his achievements alongside his partner, Douglas Engelbart, for creating the first computer mouse that revolutionized workstations that we all know and use today. According to this article, William and Douglas began their partnership in… Read more

Developments in AI within the Chemical Process Industry

August 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Rich data sets have accumulated within the chemical process industry (CPI) throughout many years of production, and now, because of this data, there is a push to start utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in modeling, optimization, advanced control, debottlenecking, troubleshooting, and more. AI/CPI is being looked at if a first-principles-based approach cannot efficiently solve the problem. However, it’s… Read more

RapidArc Rotational Radiation Therapy

August 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0

RapidArc Rotational Radiation Therapy combines the most current technologies to decrease treatment times and radiation exposure for the patient. The technologies used in this process are Intensity Modulated Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), On-Board Imaging (OBI), and Cone Beam CT Scanning (CBCT).  Rapid Arc technology from Varian Medical Systems, a renowned leader in radiation… Read more

DIY Tips – Saving Money by Demoing Your Kitchen

July 28, 2020 Uncategorized 0

You can save a ton of money if you demo your kitchen instead of getting it done; however, it’s not for everyone. Depending on your health and any available help you may have, you might consider paying for your demo work instead. For those considering ripping out their old kitchen on their own, this article… Read more

External Components of the Linear Accelerator (LINAC)

July 28, 2020 Uncategorized 0

The medical linear accelerator (linac) is a crucial piece of technology for the radiation oncology industry and is one of the most used machines in the field. The underlying principle of a linac is straightforward, but producing a consistent, stable beam of radiation and precise, sophisticated design for careful operation is essential. A linear accelerator… Read more

5 Top Digital Marketing Trends for 2020

July 17, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Not long ago, it used to be that your business could get away with just a simple website and a few social media pages to compete in the online marketing space. However, in today’s online environment, it’s not enough. The digital marketing world demands that you always make efforts to get in front of your target… Read more