Research yields new technique
Forensic Magazine and Science Business websites
reported that The University of Texas at Arlington and Thermo Fisher
Scientific Inc. have been granted a United States patent (#8,293,099)
for a novel charge detector for ion chromatography that they developed
together. The invention has been commercialized as the Thermo Scientific
Dionex QD detector, which was introduced in March 2012 at the Pittcon
Conference and Expo.
Two companies that provide robots for the medical field and for the
military have donated equipment and money to the UT Arlington Research
Institute in Fort Worth, according to WBAP/820 AM and 96.7 FM and KRLD/1080 AM.
The mission will be to adapt them for use by and aging or disabled
population. “There are other things that we need to develop that we
didn’t need on the field battle but we need in the apartments and homes
of people with disabilities,” said retired Army Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, the
director of the Research Institute.
New lab up and running
Fueled by gifts of high-tech robots from industry leaders, The
University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute announced its new
Assistive Robotics Lab aimed at advancing robotics for healthcare,
first-responders, and other applications, according to several websites,
such as Product Design & Development and Defense Daily.
The gifts mark a significant partnership between private sector
technology giants and the Research Institute, which re-launched this
summer with a mission of becoming a global leader in the development of
advanced technology to help humanity.
Shootings leave schools on edge
Nerves are raw after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary
School, especially among parents, teachers and school administrators,
the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
said in a story that featured Alex del Carmen, chairman of The
University of Texas at Arlington's department of criminology and
criminal justice. The tragedy in Connecticut has rocked the nation's
sense of security in a way not seen since 9-11 or the attack on students
at Columbine High School in Colorado. “I think many of us are very much
on the edge," said del Carmen. "I think this is going to live in our
long-term memory…We fear a copycat."