January/February 2015

Maternal Health in Developing Countries

Author(s): Muhammad H. Zaman
Maternal Health in Developing Countries 618 370 IEEE Pulse

The fact that every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth is simply unacceptable. What is even more shocking is that most of these…

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A History of the Convolution Operation

Author(s): Alejandro Dominguez
A History of the Convolution Operation 150 150 IEEE Pulse

[accordion title=”About Convolution and Alex”] Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Math and music are two areas that have attracted my attention…

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Are You Receiving the Mentorship You Need?

Author(s): Cristian A. Linte
Are You Receiving the Mentorship You Need? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

“Having good mentors early in one’s career can mean the difference between success and failure in any field,” states the 2007 article “Nature’s Guide for Mentors.” No one can make…

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Journey of a Thousand Miles

Author(s): Zaineb Suleman
Journey of a Thousand Miles 618 370 IEEE Pulse

The arid desert and mountainous region of Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan, representing 44% of the land mass but with only 5% of the total population. Poverty remains…

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Transitioning from the Lab Bench to Business

Author(s): Paul King
Transitioning from the Lab Bench to Business 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Eugene Kohr, Academic Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-12-410516-4, xx + 21 pages, US$49.95. From Academia to Entrepreneur: Lessons from the Real World by Eugene Khor is an interesting, compact, reasonably priced,…

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The Birds, the Bees, and Technology

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
The Birds, the Bees, and Technology 618 370 IEEE Pulse

In 1978, “test tube baby” Louise Joy Brown became the first person born through the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Since then, the number of babies delivered with help…

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Twisted Lines

Author(s): John D.W. Madden, Soheil Kianzad
Twisted Lines 618 370 IEEE Pulse

At the mention of nylon, you may think of shirts, stockings, fishing line, and sutures. A recent discovery, first reported in February 2014 in Science, is that the strong, tough, and inexpensive threads that make…

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Assisted Reproductive Microchip Technologies to Improve Infertility

Author(s): Fatih Inci, Utkan Demirci
Assisted Reproductive Microchip Technologies to Improve Infertility 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Infertility is a Significant Clinical Issue It is reported that 5.3 million American couples of reproductive age are affected by infertility. Among these couples, male factors account for up to…

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Emergency Preparedness

Author(s): Lindsay Tucker
Emergency Preparedness 618 370 IEEE Pulse

A man walks into the Emergency Room at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA. He has just returned from Liberia, where an Ebola epidemic rages. He has a fever,…

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