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Chris Edwards is a freelance technology writer.

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Report calls for chief engineers for hospitals’ tech

Report calls for chief engineers for hospitals’ tech

25 July 2014

A report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called for hospital trusts to take more seriously the challenges of keeping increasingly-complex equipment in order, to avoid cancelled operations and avoidable patient death and injuries.

Twin chemical signals direct MRI enhancers to tumours

Twin chemical signals direct MRI enhancers to tumours

17 July 2014

Researchers at Imperial College London have used two common characteristics of cancer cells to help nanoparticles home in on them and, if developed successfully for medical use, show-up tumours much more clearly on MRI scans than is currently possible.

Formula E to test the limits of electric transport

Formula E to test the limits of electric transport

Ten cities around the world will play host to an experiment to use racing to push electric vehicle design as Formula E takes to the streets later this year.

Cyber-physical systems begin to embrace time

Cyber-physical systems begin to embrace time

Despite claiming real-time support, many embedded systems only have a passing relationship with the clock. That is beginning to change as designers try to build safer systems.

Medical systems electronics: new inside stories

Medical systems electronics: new inside stories

Advanced medical imaging instruments are getting better at detecting life-threatening conditions - and treating them; but they are also becoming safer for both technicians and patients.

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