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Lehigh receives grant to reduce cost of carbon capture at coal-fired power plants

November 20, 2009 5:03 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Lehigh University) A US Department of Energy grant will help develop methods of recovering and reusing heat generated by the compression of CO2 in a carbon-capture system. The goal is to facilitate carbon capture and sequestration and limit the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere...

IR's IR1168 SmartRectifier IC Wins EDN China Innovation Award 2009 for Best Power Device

November 20, 2009 4:53 am | by International Rectifier | News | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the IR1168 SmartRectifier IC for AC-DC power converters for high-end LCD TVs was voted leading product in the Power Devices and Modules category of the EDN China Innovation Awards, 2009.

Research Revolution Underway at West Campus

November 19, 2009 7:53 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

At the center of the sprawling 136-acre West Campus are three buildings that will house scientists who are using three distinct technologies yet who share an underlying mission: transforming the way biological research is conducted at Yale.


MWiMAX Laptop Clients and Embedded Mobile PCs will Drive the Device Market

November 19, 2009 6:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The bulk of early WiMAX device shipments will be in the form of external laptop clients and embedded mobile PCs.

Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray - Recall

November 19, 2009 3:50 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Product found containing the bacteria B. cepacia.


Cardiac Science Corp. Powerheart and CardioVive Automated External Defibrillators: Initial Communication

November 19, 2009 3:50 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Defective components may cause affected devices to not deliver electric shocks, and the device's self-test may not detect the defect in advance of use.


Map of variation in maize genes may aid breeding efforts

November 19, 2009 1:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

New techniques may allow breeders and researchers to use this map of genetic variation to study and improve maize varieties.

Drug studied as possible treatment for spinal injuries

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed.


Bioreactor for bone tissue engineering wins professor venture fair

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Maryland) John Fisher, associate professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, won the Best Inventor Pitch at the 2009 Bioscience Research and Technology Review Day with a tissue engineering bioreactor system that grows bone and other types of tissue for implantation.

Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Florida) Traditional endoscopes provide a peek inside patients' bodies. Now, a University of Florida engineering researcher is designing ones capable of a full inspection.

SMOS satellite instrument comes alive

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Space Agency) The MIRAS instrument on ESA's SMOS satellite, launched earlier this month, has been switched on and is operating normally. MIRAS will map soil moisture and ocean salinity to improve our understanding of the role these two key variables play in regulating Earth's water cycle.

On the crest of wave energy

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Science Foundation) The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency and the need to be tethered to the seafloor.

NIEHS awards Recovery Act funds to focus more research on health and safety of nanomaterials

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, is increasing its investment in understanding the potential health, safety and environmental issues related to tiny particles that...


A mobile phone or an MP3 player tells if you're sleeping soundly

November 19, 2009 11:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Tampere University of Technology) Researchers from Tampere University of Technology and the University of Helsinki have created a service that enables at-home screening of sleep disorders. Compared to the existing methods the new method is both affordable and easy to use. The service was...


Web-to-TV Video Streaming Services Will Drive Nearly $3 Billion in Revenue by 2013

November 19, 2009 11:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The under-35 adult population in the US has already adopted Web-to-TV video capability


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