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Genzyme’s suitor Sanofi goes hostile with $18.5B offer

October 4, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has become the target of a hostile takeover bid by suitor Sanofi-aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant that so far has been rejected in its attempts purchase Genzyme for approximately $18.5 billion.


NIH Awards $14.6M Translational Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Center

October 4, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from NIH to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.


Documents the Center for Devices and Radiological Health is Considering for Development (FY11)

October 4, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

This is the list of guidance documents CDRH is considering for development this year (2011). CDRH plans to update this list every year. CDRH invites interested persons to submit comments on any or all of the guidance documents on the list to docket...


Development of 2010 Models of MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL

October 4, 2010 10:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the 2010 models of its bicycle-riding robot MURATA BOY and its unicycle-riding robot MURATA GIRL. MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL will be displayed in Murataâ??s booth at CEATEC Japan 2010, to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture from...

Murata Commercializes Ultra-Small Micro DC-DC Converters with Low EMI Noise

October 4, 2010 5:21 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., has successfully commercialized the â??micro DC-DC converters,â? a series of ultra-small DC-DC converters with low EMI noise levels, which are targeted at mobile phones and other mobile devices.

Storing Carbon in Rocks May Help Fight Against Climate Change

October 4, 2010 2:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

As climate change continues to emerge as the biggest challenge of the 21st century, the race to come up with novel ways to deal with the threat has become more urgent than ever. Carbon capture and storage – which involves removing carbon dioxide, the main contributor of greenhouse...

Twitter gets new CEO for second time in 2 years

October 4, 2010 2:05 pm | Comments

Twitter Inc., the Internet service for short messages, is developing a penchant for keeping its CEOs' tenures relatively brief, too.Evan Williams on Monday became the second Twitter co-founder to step aside after a two-year stint, making way for a colleague considered to be better suited for...

Cluster helps disentangle turbulence in the solar wind

October 4, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Surrounding the Sun is a roiling wind of electrons and protons that shows constant turbulence at every size scale: long streaming jets, smaller whirling eddies, and even microscopic movements as charged particles circle in miniature orbits.


NEC Works with EPRI to Test Lithium-ion Storage Systems for Grid Applications

October 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

NEC Corp. announced that it is working with the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) to conduct joint field trials of an electricity storage system using NEC’s lithium-ion battery. In the first phase of the...


Dan Sheflin of Honeywell Named Chairman of Federal Smart Grid Advisory Committee

October 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Honeywell announced that Dan Sheflin, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS), has been named Chairman of the Smart Grid Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards...


IBM and Schneider Electric Team to Make Buildings Smarter

October 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

IBM and Schneider Electric announced a new smarter buildings solution to improve energy performance for buildings across an organization. Together, IBM and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, state that they are...


Google lines up Internet TV programming partners

October 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is entering the increasingly crowded Internet TV market with contributions from a variety of top television programmers and websites....

Skype getting new chief executive from Cisco

October 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Skype is replacing its CEO with a Cisco Systems executive, a change that may indicate the Internet calling service is closer to announcing specific plans for an initial public offering....


Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down as CEO

October 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is stepping aside as the short-messaging service's CEO. He will turn the job over to Dick Costolo, who has been steering Twitter's operations for the past year....

Google TV Announces Its Programming Partners

October 4, 2010 11:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google has been in talks with the major TV networks and the major cable and satellite distributors, but it announced only a few concrete partnerships on Monday.


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