VQ OrthoCare in Irvine, California is continuing its tradition of offering innovative orthotics with the BioniCare, an electrotherapy device that improves osteoarthritic knees by stimulating joint tissue. The company, founded in 1988, was first known for the OActive Osteoarthritis Knee Brace that relieves lateral or medial compartments by pushing or pulling.
The Chinese military has blown up a dam to prevent further flooding in the heavily populated Henan province. Water had topped the banks of several waterways, rushing into subway tunnels, knocking out power at a hospital and stranding many people in their homes and other locations.
Military personnel are working to restore power and water services in 10 endangered zones around the Henan city of Zhengzhou, which has managed to restore service to some areas that were previously blacked out.
Over 120 American and Canadian mayors of cities in the Great Lakes region say they'll need more than $2 billion in the next five years to combat erosion resulting from rising sea levels and more intense storms. The mayors want federal assistance to mitigate shoreline damage, which in Wisconsin alone has cost $86 million in the past two years.
Terminal B at New York City's LaGuardia Airport has become the first in the world to obtain LEED v4 Gold certification, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced. Among measures meriting the honor were efforts to recycle nearly all the debris from a garage demolition during the new construction, and a design that supports a 43% reduction in water usage and an 18% reduction in energy costs.
The deadly partial collapse of a condominium in Surfside, Fla., is directing new attention to fiber optic technology that can detect developing faults in concrete better than visual inspections. John Bleasby explores research about this proven technology as well as 3D reinforcement modeling that can highlight errors in a building's design phase.
Minnesota's law mandating vegetative buffers to protect waterways is advancing, with Watonwan County recently becoming the 29th county to be fully compliant. The law has been in place since 2015, and Watonwan has reached the 100% mark for the 94% of the county's land devoted to raising crops.
It was a mistake to include 23 new technologies on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, and the Navy needs a "much more deliberate approach" to adoption of new technology, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday. One example is the struggle behind the Ford's ammunition elevators, Gilday said.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has wound up two successive deployments spanning 7½ months in the Middle East and is now back home in Norfolk, Va., for a 12-month maintenance period. The two deployments served to support the struggle against ISIS and the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Ronald Reagan carrier strike group 5, including ships from Destroyer Squadron 15 and the Ohio-class submarine USS Georgia, exercised anti-submarine warfare tactics and procedures in the Arabian Sea. The training included surface and air defense and long-range strikes.