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Replacing Hydrogen in Fluorescent Dyes Improves Detection & Shelf Life

July 20, 2010 9:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

By swapping out a hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis.

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Next Generation Surgical Robots: Where's the Doctor?

July 20, 2010 9:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- As physician-guided robots routinely operate on patients at most major hospitals, the next generation robot could eliminate a surprising element from that scenario -- the doctor.

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Microsoft to sell Kinect controller for $150

July 20, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft says its Kinect motion-sensing game controller will cost $150 when it goes on sale Nov. 4.The Kinect system recognizes users' gestures and voices, so you can control on-screen characters in racing, action and sports games simply by speaking or moving your body. It will come packaged...

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Releases VirtualWisdom 2.0 to Provide Real-Time Infrastructure Visibility for Private Clouds; Appoints Industry Veteran John W. Thompson as CEO

July 20, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.virtualinstruments.com () —Virtual Instruments (http://www.virtualinstruments.com/index.html) , a leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization (http://www.virtualinstruments.com/docs/WP_Insight%20and%20Manag men...

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Dell to acquire data tech firm Ocarina Networks

July 20, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Ocarina Networks, a San Jose, Calif.-based data storage company whose technology helps reduce data management costs.Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the...

EU scientists make virtual reality touchable

July 20, 2010 8:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

It sounds like science fiction, but a team of European researchers has 'virtually' teleported real objects through cyberspace, 'touched' virtual reality (VR) and even felt the movements of a virtual dance partner thanks to advances in haptic technology and a new approach to generating VR...

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Dollar turns higher vs euro as stress tests loom

July 20, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The dollar turned higher versus the euro Tuesday, stopping a week-long rally in the European currency ahead of the release of stress tests on European banks.Reports showing a steep drop in U.S. home construction and disappointing revenue at blue-chips Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and IBM Corp....

Researchers seeking the fourth property of electrons

July 20, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Do electrons have a fourth property in addition to mass, charge and spin, as popular physics theories such as supersymmetry predict? Researchers from Germany, the Czech Republic and the USA want to find the answer to this fundamental...

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Vialipro Dietary Supplement: Recall-Undeclared Drug Ingredient

July 20, 2010 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Lab analyses found that certain batches of Vialipro contain Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil.

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Connected TVs Shipments Surge, With Forecasted Growth to 119 Million in 2014

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The TV market is entering a new phase, as connected TVs hit the mainstream.

By 'putting a ring on it,' microparticles can be captured

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) To trap and hold tiny microparticles, engineers at Harvard have "put a ring on it," using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes. The advance could one day lead to the ability to direct, deliver, and store...

Brookhaven Lab's Robert Palmer Awarded the 2010 Advanced Accelerator Concepts Prize

July 20, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Robert Palmer, head of Brookhaven Lab’s Advanced Accelerator Group, received the Advanced Accelerator Prize.

ISE Storage Hosts 350 Percent More Desktops Than Competition; Emprise 9000, ISE Manager and ISE Analyzer Expand Data Center Flexibility

July 20, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xiotech Corporation (http://www.xiotech.com) , the leader in Intelligent Application Storage (http://xiotech.com/intelligent-application-storage.php) , today announced a set of new products that take the power of the company's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) storage systems and tailor it for...

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Official: Google's China changes in line with law

July 20, 2010 4:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

China renewed Google's Internet license after it pledged to obey censorship laws and stop automatically switching mainland users to its unfiltered Hong Kong site, an official said Tuesday in Beijing's first public comment on its decision.Google Inc. said Chinese regulators warned it might lose...

IBM strikes IT deal with Quebec financial company Desjardins Group

July 20, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Desjardins Group, the largest financial co-operative in Canada, has struck a five-year information technology outsourcing deal with IBM Canada (NYSE:IBM). Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.

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