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Plant-derived scavengers prowl the body for nerve toxins

November 23, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) Tsafrir Mor, a biochemist in the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has shown that human butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), a so-called bioscavenging molecule, can be produced synthetically -- from...

Sumitomo develops 6-Inch GaN substrates for white LEDs

November 23, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sumitomo Electric of Tokyo, Japan reports having developed 6-inch diameter gallium nitride (GaN) substrates to be used for the production of white LEDs.

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Mattson receives repeat order for 300mm Etch system in advanced packaging from leading IC manufacturer

November 23, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it received a repeat order for the Alpine® etch system from a leading semiconductor manufacturer.

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Rare Apple I computer sells for $210,000 in London

November 23, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Its processor works 1,000 times slower than the Apple iPad, but the first ever Apple computer has sold for 425 times the price....

Narcissistic Parts

November 23, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Maybe not completely narcissistic, but at least self-centered. Or, self-centering. Okay, are you lost now? Am I making any sense at all? Well, I'm going to say that it doesn't matter, because the world-revolves around me. But what I am...

Micromedics, Inc. Surgical Sealant Dispensers, Nasal Septal Buttons, and Otological Ventilation Tubes: Class 1 Recall-Weak or Open Seals

November 23, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

These medical products could become or have been contaminated due to compromise in sterility and can cause serious adverse health consequences and/or death.

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VanceInfo to issue up to 2.5 million shares

November 23, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software developer VanceInfo Technologies Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to issue up to 2.5 million American Depositary Shares in a public offering underwritten by Citi Global Markets Inc.The offering amount includes an optional overallotment of 330,000 shares if there is sufficient demand. Each...

Novel fuel cell catalyst lowers need for precious metal

November 23, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Copenhagen) A test performed in Copenhagen proves that a new catalyst might show the way to cheap and easy fuel cells.

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TSA App tries to ease air travel pain

November 23, 2010 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

It won't save you from "enhanced patdowns," but an iPhone app from the TSA tries to ease the pain of air travel by offering guidance on prohibited items, security wait times and packing tips....

Gift Guide: Tech gadgets for frequent travelers

November 23, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

If you have people on your gift list who travel a lot, you may want to think about giving them something to keep them comfortable and entertained while on the go, even if they're not as nomadic as George Clooney's road warrior character in the movie "Up in the Air."...

2011 CES Gaming Showcase Features Latest in Gaming Technologies

November 23, 2010 5:19 am | Comments

The 2011 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will feature the hottest innovations in gaming hardware and software. More than 35 exhibitors will display the latest gaming technology advancements in the 2011 CES Gaming Showcase.

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Rare Apple I computer to be auctioned in Britain

November 23, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

One of the world's first personal computers will be auctioned as a historic relic in London.Christie's auction house in London is selling an Apple I computer, one of only 200 produced by Apple Computer between 1976 and 1977.The computer sold for $666.66 in 1977 with no casing, power supply,...

Event : Making Reform Happen 25-27 November 2010

November 23, 2010 1:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Governments must reform labour markets, pensions, healthcare, and taxes to help their economies recover from the financial crisis. Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, will open a plenary session of Making Reform Happen at 10:00am on Friday 26 November. He will be joined by José...

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LeukoDx retains thinXXS to develop its Microfluidics cartridge

November 22, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

LeukoDx Inc. is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of thinXXS Microtechnology AG to develop the single use microfluidics cartridge to be used in its Point of Care micro-flowcytometry platform.

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USTA sues Olympus over sponsorship deal

November 22, 2010 4:05 pm | by HOWARD FENDRICH - AP Tennis Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Tennis Association is suing Olympus Corporation of the Americas for $11.65 million for breach of contract, saying the camera company wants to get out of their sponsorship agreement for 2011.Olympus and the USTA have been partners since 2003. In a 2007 agreement, they extended their...

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