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NIH Awards $10 Million to Develop Microneedle Vaccine Patch

November 15, 2010 7:22 am | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $10 million to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.


Modules Support COM 2.0 Specification

November 15, 2010 6:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The newly-introduced COM Express COM.0 Revision 2.0 by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) takes Computer-on-Modules into a new era with smaller footprints and expanded pin-outs.


Self-Adhesive Cooling Patch Eliminates Heatsink

November 15, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A new thermal material breakthrough from Fujipoly allows engineers to reduce chip and circuit temperature by as much as 11% without the need for a heatsink.


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.


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