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Norway Reduces Infections by Reducing Antibiotic Use

February 27, 2010 11:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Norway conquers infections by cutting use of antibiotics Twenty-five years ago, Norwegians were also losing their lives to this bacteria. But Norway’s public health system fought back with an aggressive program that made it the most infection-free country in the world. A key part of...


Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements and Availability of Sample Electroni...

February 27, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.


RI lawmakers to invite America's Cup to Newport

February 27, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rhode Island lawmakers want the competition for the world's most coveted sailing trophy to return to Newport.House lawmakers plan to vote Tuesday on a resolution asking Oracle Corp. chief executive Larry Ellison to bring the America's Cup regatta back to Newport, a summer resort for industrial...


OneTouch SureStep Test Strips (LifeScan): Recall

February 26, 2010 2:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Test strips are being recalled because they may provide falsely low glucose results when the glucose level is higher than 400 mg/dL.


Gatorade drops Tiger Woods

February 26, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Add Gatorade to the list of endorsement deals that Tiger Woods has lost. A representative for the drink, sold by PepsiCo Inc., confirmed late Friday that it had ended its relationship with the golfer, who made a lengthy public apology last week for his infidelities."We no longer see a role for...

More Thermal Mass Issues

February 26, 2010 1:20 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Yesterday I wrote about some thermal mass related traps. Here's another one we see now and then. The top image shows good flat-topped caps. The bottom and inset has overheated bulged and damaged caps. These caps are RoHS compliant -...

Vicor Factorized Power Demo

February 26, 2010 12:02 pm | Videos | Comments

Here is a demo of the Vicor Factorized Power Architecture at APEC 2010 .


SW Power Pool to hire 200 at new LR headquarters

February 26, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Power Pool Inc. announced Friday that it will build a $62 million headquarters in Little Rock and add 200 workers to its local operations — the kind of highly skilled positions that state officials have been working hard to attract.The nonprofit company, which manages an electric grid...


Grant will strengthen humanities at Sofia research center

February 26, 2010 9:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The American Research Center in Sofia, founded in 2004 by two members of Cornell's classics department, has been awarded a $750,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

StatSpin Express 4 Centrifuges Model 510: Recall

February 26, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Rotor may break and eject pieces of the rotor which may cause serious physical injury to bystanders and expose them to blood-borne infectious micro-organisms.


Shell, IBM to find ways to extend oil field life

February 26, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and IBM Corp. are teaming up to research how to extend the life of oil and natural gas fields.IBM's analytic and simulation experience will be melded with Shell's subsurface and reservoir expertise to create a more efficient and accurate picture of how to tap the reserves,...

CeBIT 2010: Intelligent energy management for the home

February 26, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) In order to save energy, consumers need to be able to obtain up-to-date information at any time about the energy consumption of their appliances, and be able to control them while away from home. In Hall 9, Booth B36 at CeBIT, Fraunhofer scientists unveil two...

RFMD Expands Family of Transmit Modules for 3G Entry Phones

February 26, 2010 8:00 am | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) announced the addition of four new products to RFMD's portfolio of 3G transmit modules.


CEL Adds New UK Rep Firm

February 26, 2010 7:41 am | News | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announced the addition of a new international sales representative firm, Castle Microwave, covering the United Kingdom. Castle will join CEL in marketing CEL’s MeshConnect™ line...

Virgin Media signs video Web deal with Brightcove

February 26, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

British cable TV operator Virgin Media has chosen online video publisher Brightcove to provide and support short videos for its more than 11 million monthly website visitors.


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