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Engineering for Humanity, Fun and Profit

October 13, 2010 11:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

Editor’s Note – On September 10, the biomedical engineering department celebrated its 40th University at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. Distinguished speakers from around the country gathered to commemorate the occasion with a day-long series of presentations and discussions at the...


Getting from the Lab to the Bedside

October 13, 2010 11:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

The keys to success in biomedical entrepreneurship are perseverance, technical experience, market knowledge, lifelong learning, and professional networking. So said the participants on the biomedical translation panel at the 40th anniversary celebration of the biomedical engineering department.


Chance Encounters Key to BME Beginning

October 13, 2010 11:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

“It is a story of chance encounters, faculty pushing, administrators balking, bold visions, turf wars, and some good old-fashioned luck. In other words, business as usual for a university.”


FYI: apologizes for mystery e-mails

October 13, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Users of the online budgeting site got a scare when they opened their e-mail Wednesday morning.The site sent out a series of blank e-mails to users in the wee hours of the morning. There was no follow-up e-mail explaining the mysterious messages, raising concerns that the site was...

Evolutionarily Young Protein Helps Ancient RNA Get Into Shape

October 13, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Scientists once believed that proteins govern most cellular activities. However in recent years scientists have found that a diverse group of RNA molecules regulate numerous biological activities. Despite their ancient origin, these RNA molecules have come to rely on younger protein...


Electrified nano filter promises to cut costs for clean drinking water

October 13, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) With almost one billion people lacking access to clean, safe drinking water, scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds...

IBM buys PSS Systems for undisclosed amount

October 13, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM has acquired privately-held PSS Systems for an undisclosed amount, the company said Wednesday.PSS, based in Mountain View, Calif., makes software that helps organizations analyze, automate and implement information governance policies. IBM said the capabilities are "critical elements to...

Triple-mode transistors show potential

October 13, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University research that capitalizes on the wide-ranging capabilities of graphene could lead to circuit applications that are far more compact and versatile than what is now feasible with silicon-based technologies.


Researchers develop method for detailed imaging of fragile bone structures

October 13, 2010 8:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

Scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have developed a novel nano-tomography method, which uses X-rays to allow doctors to produce three-dimensional (3D) detailed imaging of fragile bone structures. This method could lead to the development of better therapeutic approaches to...


$5 million gift to promote biochar research at CCSF

October 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The gift, from philanthropist Yossie Hollander and his family, will be used to support biomass and biochar research by a multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Johannes Lehmann.

Wal-Mart CEO says he expects 'positive' 4Q sales

October 13, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The CEO of Wal-Mart Stores expects positive U.S. sales in the fourth quarter this year as it works to turn around several quarters of sluggish sales.CEO Mike Duke made the remark at an investor meeting in Rogers, Ark., on Wednesday.Executives from Wal-Mart's U.S., international, and Sam's Club...

Beyond the Nobel Prize, what's next for graphene?

October 13, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) What happens next for this revolutionary nanoscale material, graphene? Two social scientists -- team leaders with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University -- began a study earlier in 2010 to understand the as yet undeveloped pathway...

New Digi Module Integrates Cellular, GPS and Satellite Connectivity for Global Asset Tracking and Fleet Management Applications

October 13, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

Digi m130 based on acquisition of Q52 Omni technology from Sierra Wireless


Rosetta Stone names new chief financial officer

October 13, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rosetta Stone Inc. said Wednesday it hired Stephen Swad as its next chief financial officer.The language-learning software maker said Swad, 49, will join the company Nov. 9. He is a former CFO of Fannie Mae, AOL, and Comverse Technology.Rosetta Stone's previous CFO, Brian Helman, left the...

NEMS Computer Switches Handle Heat that Renders Transistors Useless

October 13, 2010 5:43 am | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have made electromechanical switches – building blocks of circuits - that can take twice the heat that renders electronic transistors useless.



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