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Africans text message to check if drugs are real

August 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

For Africans wondering whether the malaria drugs they've bought are real, there may soon be a quick way of finding out: sending a text message....

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Recession hits smart-phone makers in the chips

August 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The seemingly recession-proof smart phone is suffering from a side effect of the rough economy: Manufacturers simply can't build enough of the gadgets because chip-makers that rolled back production last year are now scrambling to play catch-up....

Broad Institute licenses ChemAxon chemical software products

August 20, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a licensing deal with Hungary-based ChemAxon Ltd. in which the Cambridge institute will license the company’s discovery and desktop toolkits.

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Iowa State awards grants to develop health, energy and research technologies

August 20, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Iowa State University) Iowa State University has awarded competitive grants totaling $942,389 to 10 research projects that have potential to grow the state's economy. The projects include developing software tools that can improve the quality of health care, expanding a genetic test of...

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Germans wary of Google Street View

August 20, 2010 9:05 am | by MELISSA EDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Germans have long harbored an obsession about protecting privacy, with memories of Nazi-era denouncements of neighbors and East German secret police snooping still alive. Now they have found a new target for their fears: Google "Street View."Under strong government pressure, the Internet giant...

Ultra Compact Converter Range In 15 And 30 Watt Versions

August 20, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

XP Power announced additions to its extensive range of ultra compact low power DC/DC converters. The 15 Watt JCM15 comes in a tiny 1 x 1 in. metal package, with the 30 Watt JCK30 being available in a metal case that measures just 2 x 1 in.

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Anchor Therapeutics hooks up with $10M Series B round

August 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Cambridge-based biotech Anchor Therapeutics Inc. has closed on $10 million in a Series B funding round, led by investors TVM Capital, HealthCare Ventures and the Novartis Option Fund.

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Digital Microscopy Camera Offers Faster Frame Rates

August 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Accu-Scope Inc has introduced the second generation 319CU digital microscopy camera that builds on and improves upon the architecture of its predecessor by offering faster frame rates than ever possible before on USB 2.0 microscopy cameras.

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Replacement Leads Feature DIN Overmolded DIN Sockets

August 20, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Bioconnect’s replacement leads feature DIN overmolded DIN sockets that have a positive fit with any brand of AAMI approved cables.

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Hybrid Armor Incorporates Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube Material

August 20, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) is manufacturing specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes for NanoRidge Materials, Inc. These CNTs are being incorporated into enhanced body armor to improve protection of soldiers and law enforcement officers from small arms fire.

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International Research Team Develops Ultrahigh-power Energy Storage Devices

August 20, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

A team of researchers from the U.S. and France report the development of a mirco-supercapacitor with remarkable properties.

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North Korea reportedly joins Facebook

August 20, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

North Korea appears to have added Facebook to other social networking sites it recently joined to ramp up its propaganda war against South Korea and the U.S....

Tyco will join S & P 500, Allscripts joining S & P 400

August 20, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Diversified manufacturer Tyco International Ltd. will be added to Standard & Poor's 500 index next week.Standard & Poor's said Tyco, a Swiss company, will be listed on the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Aug. 26. Its shares will replace those of oilfield services firm Smith International...

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Google defends its 'Street View' in Germany

August 20, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is defending its "Street View" feature against sharp criticism in Germany saying it has gone a long way to address people's privacy concerns.Google's vice president for Northern and Central Europe, Philipp Schindler, told Thursday's mass circulation daily Bild the company had found...

E-reading: Revolution in the making or fading fad?

August 19, 2010 11:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The marriage of an American technology firm and a Taiwanese display panel manufacturer has helped make digital reading a prospective challenger to paper as the main medium for transmitting printed information....

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