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Biogen gets beat on new MS pill

September 22, 2010 11:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. may face a tough day, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first ever treatment for multiple sclerosis in pill form, called Gilenya, from Novartis. The drug approval is considered to be a watershed moment in the treatment of the disease.

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Personal Exoskeletons for Paraplegics

September 22, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A mobile device helps patients with spinal cord injuries walk.

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FCC examines complaint about Skechers cartoon

September 22, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is looking into complaints that a new television show based on characters first created to market Skechers shoes to kids would violate government rules on advertising in children's programming....

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Overstock.com board OKs $15M debt repurchase

September 22, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Overstock.com Inc.'s board of directors has authorized an increase to the company's convertible senior notes repurchase program.The online retailer said in a news release that the board authorized a $15 million increase to reduce Overstock.com's debt under its outstanding senior notes, which...

Pitt researchers lead $2 million effort to revamp scientific method behind green construction

September 22, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) Pitt researchers will lead a four-year, $2 million federally funded project to improve sustainable construction by redesigning the scientific method that guides sustainable construction. The researchers will then integrate their work into a digital simulator...

Honeybee democracies offer insights, says new book

September 22, 2010 9:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

When honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans might do well to emulate, says a Cornell biologist in his new book, 'Honeybee Democracy.'

Brush-Commutated DC Motors Deliver Smooth-Running Performance and Quiet Operation

September 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

This family of iron core DC motors incorporates bonded neodymium iron boron magnets, providing economical alternatives to coreless products.

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Light Guides Provide Backlighting Solution for Touch Enabled Display Graphics

September 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) utilize the company’s unique LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics...

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60 Watt Open Frame AC LED Driver Series Is Ultra Compact

September 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

RECOM has added a new series of 60 Watt open frame AC input LED drivers to its range of LightLine constant current LED drivers. The new products are approx. half the size of their competitors.

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UN promotes health campaign for women, children

September 22, 2010 7:05 am | by ANITA SNOW - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A global campaign that aims to save the lives of 16 million mothers and children over the next five years was being launched by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday with as much as $40 billion in commitments from world governments and private aid groups.The so-called Global Strategy...

Scientific Games gets early tenders for 2012 notes

September 22, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientific Games, which provides technology used in state lotteries, said Wednesday that it has received tenders and consents from the holders of $107.5 million in senior notes.That amounted to more than 57 percent of the outstanding 6.25 percent notes due in 2012. Those who met the early...

Stony Brook University Student Ping Cao Wins Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship

September 22, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Ping Cao, a chemistry graduate student at Stony Brook University has won the sixth annual Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship.

Charlotte to build world's largest video board

September 22, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Charlotte Motor Speedway plans to install the world's largest HD video board in time for next year's Coca-Cola 600.The screen will be 200 feet wide, 80 feet tall and weigh more than 165,000 pounds. That size will make it larger than the $40 million screen at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, which is...

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Czechs halt Google's 'Street View,' cite privacy

September 22, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Czech Republic has refused to grant Google permission to expand its "Street View" because the mapping feature invades peoples' privacy, the government's privacy watchdog said Wednesday....

Google's 'Street View' banned for privacy invasion

September 22, 2010 2:05 am | Comments

The Czech Republic's privacy watchdog says Google has not been granted permission to expand its mapping feature "Street View" because it invades peoples' privacy.The Office for Personal Data Protection last week refused Google Inc. the necessary registration for "Street View" in the eastern...

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