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Pitt-led study identifies human enzyme that breaks down potentially toxic nanomaterials

April 7, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) An international study based at the University of Pittsburgh provides the first identification of a human enzyme that can biodegrade carbon nanotubes -- the superstrong materials found in products from electronics to plastics -- and in laboratory tests offset...

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Camolyn eye drops, Fisiolin nasal drops: Voluntary recall due to non-sterility

April 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Lack of sterile product has the potential to cause infections.

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Harman Int'l names co-presidents of auto division

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Audio and entertainment products maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Wednesday it has named two executives to lead its automotive division, replacing Klaus Blickle who is leaving the company.Harman said Sachin Lawande and Michael Mauser will be unit co-presidents and members of the...

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SanDisk taps Sumit Sadana for senior VP role

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SanDisk Corp. named Sumit Sadana as senior vice president of strategy and business development, the flash memory card provider said Wednesday.Sadana previously served as president at Sunrise Capital. In his new role, Sadana will handle strategic planning for all of SanDisk's segments.Sadana...

General Dynamics wins $20 million Boeing contract

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday it won a $20 million contract from Boeing Co. to make composite parts for military transport planes.General Dynamics said its armament and technical products division received the contract to build components for the C-17 Globemaster III, which the military...

Berkeley Researchers get thin-film OLEDs to emit various colors

April 7, 2010 11:27 am | Comments

Using polymer nanoparticles, scientists at the Molecular Foundry and the University of California, Berkeley, have made a thin film OLED using iridium-based guest molecules to emit various colors of visible light.

Crooked Components

April 7, 2010 10:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I was looking at two different PCBs recently; one assembled here at Screaming Circuits, and one, a PC graphics card assembled someplace else in the world. In both cases, a crooked component caught my eye. The graphics card, at least,...

Meditation and Talk on 'Compassion In Action' at Brookhaven Lab, May 7

April 7, 2010 10:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

– Dayamrita Chaitanya, a disciple of Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma, will give a talk on “Compassion In Action” and lead a group meditation at Brookhaven Lab on Friday, May 7.

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US author says China media can't cover Google book

April 7, 2010 9:30 am | by CARA ANNA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A writer for The New Yorker no longer plans to promote his new book about Google during a China visit after being warned the media are restricted from writing about the company, which angered the government by moving its search engine off the mainland to avoid censorship.In a phone interview...

Court Rules For Qualcomm Lawyers

April 7, 2010 9:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

A federal judge found that six attorneys who represented Qualcomm in a high-profile case against Broadcom should not face sanctions for mishandling evidence.

Dow Corning and imec collaborate on silicon solar cells

April 7, 2010 8:36 am | Comments

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, signed a three-year contract with imec to perform joint research on next generations of crystalline silicon solar cells. In the framework of imec’s industrial affiliation program (IIAP) on silicon solar cells, Dow Corning has joined several program activities.

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ManTech gets $6 million in IT-services orders

April 7, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ManTech International Corp. said Wednesday it received $6 million in orders to provide information technology services to the U.S. patent office.The five orders are part of a contract won in August 2008 to upgrade the patent office's infrastructure. ManTech and two other companies won contracts...

Display Week 2010 Business Conference to Spotlight E-Paper and Flexible Display Markets

April 7, 2010 8:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, together with DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today provided a glimpse of the closing

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SAE International partners with Elsevier

April 7, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) AE International, a world leader in the development and distribution of engineering information for the mobility industry, is teaming with Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information.

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Heparin: Change in Reference Standard

April 7, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

New studies reinforce FDA’s previous recommendation for healthcare professionals to exercise clinical judgment in determining the dose of heparin for a patient.

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