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Lindau unveils details of exocytotic biomechanism

October 13, 2010 12:24 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers have shed new light on a lightning-quick, impossibly small-scale process, called exocytosis, by casting sharp focus on what happens right at the moment the 'doors' on the cell wall open.

Eaton's Energy Saver Rectifier Verified by Independent Testing Laboratory

October 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) confirmed the Eaton Energy Saver Rectifier (APR48-ES) to be 96.4% efficient. Compared to existing technology, the Energy Saver Rectifier is intended to reduce customers’ network dc...


3Sun Appoints Chairman and CEO

October 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics (ST) announced the appointment of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of their new joint venture company 3Sun by its Board of Directors, constituted at the end of July...


Southern California Edison Selects LG Chem for Home Battery Pilot Program

October 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

LG Chem announced that it has been selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide lithium-ion battery packs for a pilot program involving energy storage systems for residential and small commercial applications. An LG Chem...


Microsoft, Facebook team up on social search

October 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is starting to incorporate what your friends do on Facebook right into its Bing search engine....

Wal-Mart plans to expand overseas

October 13, 2010 12:06 pm | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores, known for its giant stores and global omnipresence, is shifting gears to think small: focusing on small and medium-size stores that it plans to open in small towns and urban markets as it seeks to jump-start sluggish U.S. sales.The world's largest retailer is bringing back...

Computer Sciences gets contract worth $95 million

October 13, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday it received a U.S. Department of Defense contract worth up to $95 million to support the agency's Pharmacy Data Transaction Service.The contract has a six month base and four option periods, for a total of 51 months, bringing the estimated total value to...

After Building an Audience, Twitter Turns to Ads

October 13, 2010 11:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google and Facebook are must-buys for advertisers online, and the ad industry is watching Twitter closely to see if it follows a similar path.


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...


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