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A heart beats to a different drummer

August 15, 2010 11:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Scientists at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University found that pulsed infrared light can pace contractions in an avian embryonic heart, with no apparent damage to the tissue. The work, "Optical pacing of the embryonic heart," will be...

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Threats of int'l BlackBerry bans echo US debate

August 15, 2010 10:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Threats by the governments of India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to shut down BlackBerry's corporate e-mail services reflect unease about a technology that the U.S. government also took a while to accept.The foreign governments are essentially a decade behind in coming to terms...

Symposium focuses on oxides for energy

August 13, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The Energy Materials Center at Cornell invited several speakers to give sessions on a wide range of topics dealing with the conference's theme, 'Oxides for Energy Applications.'

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Moody's lifts Unisys Corp. debt ratings

August 13, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Moody's Investors Service said it has upgraded Unisys Corp.'s corporate family rating and probability of default rating to "B1" from "B3."The firm also upgraded Unisys' senior secured first lien notes due 2014 to "Ba1" from "Ba3," its senior secured second lien notes to "Ba2" from "Ba3" and its...

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Gets Top Ranking, “A Treasure Trove of Discovery”

August 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

A recently released report, “New Worlds and New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” a prestigious committee convened by the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences ranked the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) as its top priority for the next large...

6 French Engage Introducer Devices by St. Jude Medical: Recall - Potential for Separation of Shaft From Hub

August 13, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Potentially life threatening episode of bleeding could occur during surgical procedures.

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Shareholders file suit against HP over Hurd's exit

August 13, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shareholders of Hewlett-Packard Co. have filed a "derivative lawsuit" against the technology company and its board over fallout from former CEO Mark Hurd's abrupt resignation last week.A derivative lawsuit lets shareholders sue executives or board members over claims that their actions harmed...

Neurochip Monitors Brain-Cell Activity at Record Resolution

August 13, 2010 10:16 am | Comments

The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine scientists proved it is possible to cultivate a network of brain cells that reconnect on a silicon chip

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Questions and answers about BlackBerry objections

August 13, 2010 10:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Some questions and answers about foreign countries planning to ban the use of BlackBerry's messaging and Web services:Q: Which countries are involved?A: India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have threatened to shut down some BlackBerry services in their respective countries. Lebanon...

Brookhaven Awards $34-Million Contract for Light Source II Buildings

August 13, 2010 9:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

BNL has announced the selection of the general contractor for construction of laboratory-office buildings (LOBs) for the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II).

IBM to buy Unica for $480M, gets ad measuring

August 13, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. said Friday that it has agreed to buy the marketing services company Unica Corp. in a $480 million deal that would give IBM more tools to meet its customers' growing demand for targeted advertising.The all-cash acquisition brings IBM deeper into the advertising business, a relatively...

Allscripts and Eclipsys shareholders approve deal

August 13, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shareholders of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. and Eclipsys Corp. have approved Allscripts' $1.3 billion acquisition of Eclipsys, the companies said Friday.The health care information technology companies said 99 percent of Allscripts shares were voted in favor of the deal, as were...

Dow Chemical gift to update Texas A & M chemical engineering laboratory

August 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Chemical engineering students at Texas A&M University will soon experience a significant upgrade to their working conditions, thanks to a gift from The Dow Chemical Co. that will enhance the unit operations laboratory within the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. As...

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Shantz appointed Nesbitt Professor

August 13, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering G. Kemble Bennett has appointed Dr. Daniel Shantz holder of the Ray Nesbitt Professorship III in Chemical Engineering. Shantz is an associate professor and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

Science Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts to Give Two Lectures at Brookhaven Lab

August 13, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist who is the Editor-in-Chief of the international weekly journal

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