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Light technology to combat hospital infections

November 15, 2010 5:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Strathclyde) Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, have developed a pioneering lighting system that can decontaminate air and exposed surfaces in hospitals and other clinical environments.

Governance: Governments must improve public sector productivity, says OECD

November 15, 2010 4:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Boosting public sector productivity and maximising returns on investment in technology will be key to governments playing their part in restoring economic growth. These were among the conclusions reached by OECD ministers meeting in Venice on 15 November, under the leadership of Italian...


MEMSIC announces third-quarter 2010 results

November 15, 2010 1:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New product rampups contribute to sales growth.


Attend the Workshop on MicroPackaging & Thermal Management

November 15, 2010 1:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

To be held in La Rochelle on February 2nd and 3rd, 2011.


A new read on DNA sequencing

November 14, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) A new technique for reading the DNA code relies on a fundamental property of matter known as quantum tunneling, which operates at the subatomic scale. The current paper shows that single bases inside a DNA chain can indeed be read with tunneling, without...

AOL cracks open door to new Project Phoenix e-mail

November 14, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

By JESSICA MINTZ 2010-11-14T17:31:16Z You've still got mail - but AOL is redesigning it from the ground up to be faster and easier to use....

Black colleges look to increase online ed presence

November 14, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

When Michael Hill needed a doctoral program with the flexibility to let him continue working full-time as a Lincoln University administrator, he chose an online degree from another institution....

Flurry of Product Releases Punctuate Busy Week at Electronica

November 14, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

As the Electronica 2010 Electronics Fair drew to a close, several major product releases and announcements highlighted a successful week. Exar Corp. unveiled the XRP7664, a new synchronous Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) step-down converter with...


Synchronizing a failing heart

November 14, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Ottawa Heart Institute) One of the largest, most extensive worldwide investigations into heart failure, led by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, conclusively proves that a new therapeutic implant synchronizes and strengthens a fading heart beat while reducing risk...


Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pump Model 35700: Class 1 Recall: Risk of Over-Infusion

November 14, 2010 5:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Unit may fail suddenly, causing inaccurate flow,back flow,over-infusion, and free flow. Pump does not issue an alarm when this occurs and could result in serious injury or death.


Saudi Arabia blocks Facebook over moral concerns

November 13, 2010 6:20 am | Comments

An official with Saudi Arabia's communications authority says it has blocked Facebook because the popular social networking website doesn't conform with the kingdom's conservative values....

Alum commits $11 million to Atacama telescope

November 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Philanthropist and retired businessman Fred Young '64, M.Eng. '66, MBA '66, has committed $11 million to CCAT, a proposed 25-meter aperture telescope in Chile's Atacama desert.

Powering Modern Medicine

November 12, 2010 12:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Primary lithium batteries enable advanced medical devices to be smaller, lighter, and more feature-rich. This article showcases a number of different chemistries and features several real world applications for which these batteries are used.


Company Finds ‘Spine-Tingling’ Alternative to Surgical Device Redesign

November 12, 2010 11:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Project: An accelerated lead was needed on a lead screw in a spinal surgical device that would enable fewer turns to generate the necessary motion without increasing the load. The Solution: A custom assembly consisting of a combination metal-screw, polymer-based nut, and...


XsunX Reaches 15.1 Percent Conversion Efficiency with its CIGS Thin-film Solar Technology

November 12, 2010 11:22 am | by | Comments

XsunX, Inc. (XSNX)announced it has further enhanced the conversion efficiency levels of its cell devices to 15.1 percent based upon the Company’s CIGSolar(TM) technology. With other market-ready thin-film technologies functioning within the range of...



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