May 14, 2015 - Attendance at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, recorded the sixth-largest attendance in OTC’s 47-year history. The sold-out exhibition was the largest in conference history with exhibitors from 37 countries. The three-day event included 11 panel sessions, 29 executive keynote presentations, and nearly 300 technical paper presentations.
April 22, 2015 - On Monday, 20 April 2015, Hoana Medical, Inc., spin-off from Oceanit and leading medical technology company, announced their partnership with top tier OEM automotive seating manufacturer, Faurecia Worldwide (EO:Euronext Paris), to present the Active Wellness™ seat at Auto Shanghai, Asia’s premier automotive showcase for car makers and manufacturing technology; taking place in Shanghai, China, from 22 to 29 April 2015.
April 21, 2015 - April showers often bring May flowers, but may also carry the possibility of wet shoes and clothing. This can be an annoying situation, but also debilitating and even dangerous in prolonged situations and extreme conditions. Wet, squishy shoes and socks aren’t just uncomfortable to wear, but are also a major cause of sores, blisters, skin infections, and various foot disorders. Add in cold temperatures and wet footwear can increase body heat loss, resulting in cold injuries such as hypothermia and frost bite.
April 16, 2015 - Imagine you or a loved one is in an accident. The emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics arrive and begin to administer aid, but are unable to determine at the scene if one of the injured has a blood clotting issue. Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process when platelets (a type of blood cell) and the proteins in plasma (the liquid part of blood) work together to stop the bleeding by forming a clot. Often after severe trauma, a victim’s ability to clot is often compromised, increasing the likelihood of death.
April 2, 2015 - How close does a scene from a science fiction space Hollywood movie compare with reality? In the 2013 film Gravity, a space mission becomes deadly when a defunct satellite is hit by a missile strike, causing space debris. The space debris, traveling at high speed, typically several kilometers per second, can cause catastrophic damage. To characterize the potential threat of a collision similar to the one depicted in the movie, it is important to understand the dynamics of inactive satellites.