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From the brain of a locust

November 29, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Amir Ayali at Tel Aviv University has successfully cultured brain cells taken from the desert locust to delve deeper into the workings of the mammalian neurosystem. Easier to work with than human neurons, the use of these insect neurons...


Converter Offered for Mechanical System Health Monitoring

November 29, 2010 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the re-launch of Endevco model 2771C-XX, an ultra-low noise remote charge converter (RCC) designed to facilitate even more precise measurements from piezoelectric transducers.


Scientists Put a New Spin on Nanotechnology

November 29, 2010 7:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

An international team of researchers, including scientists from Brookhaven, has succeeded in creating artificial spin ice in a state of thermal equilibrium for the first time, allowing them to examine the precise configuration of this important nanomaterial.


CEA-Leti creates an HgCdTe infrared imaging array with record-breaking thermal resolution

November 29, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Designed for defense and security applications, array achieves sensitivity close to one-thousandth of a degree kelvin.


Seoul Semiconductor partners with Vertex to invest in LED technology firms

November 29, 2010 6:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Corp has announced an agreement with Singapore-based venture capital firm Vertex Venture Management to jointly seek and invest in companies with advanced capabilities in LED technology development.


Wireless Keyboard Has Integrated Touchpad, Washable Design

November 29, 2010 6:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ideal for dental and medical professionals, the EKW-105 is a completely sealed and disinfectable keyboard with the added benefits of RF wireless connectivity and an integrated touchpad.


Absolute Angle Encoders Provide Reliable Position, Speed Control

November 29, 2010 6:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These angle encoders provide reliable position and speed control through use on rotational axes such as on rotary tables, tilting axes, and direct drives, and are often the encoders of choice when angle measurement in accuracy of a few angular seconds is required.


SOFC micro CHP plants to be climate-friendly power stations in homes

November 29, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) The generation of electricity and heat with no pollution and with considerably less emission of the greenhouse gas CO2 sounds too good to be true. However, it is possible with the so-called SOFC fuel...


Mellanox buying Voltaire for $218 million

November 29, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mellanox Technologies Ltd. said Monday it has agreed to buy Voltaire Ltd. for $218 million in a deal aimed at broadening its offerings for the data storage market.That industry has seen an uptick in acquisitions over the past year or so as tech firms compete to help companies and government...

Education : OECD to publish results of latest PISA survey on 7 December 2010

November 29, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | Comments

How have 15-year old students performed in the 64 economies that took part in the latest OECD PISA – Programme for International Student Assessment – tests? For the first time, this edition of PISA will show how student performance in each country has evolved over time by comparing the...


Court to review patent judgment against Microsoft

November 29, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court will review a $290 million judgment against Microsoft Corp. for infringing on a Canadian technology company's patent.The high court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from the Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft.Toronto-based i4i sued Microsoft in 2007, saying it owned the...

LHC Experiments Bring New Insight into Primordial Universe

November 29, 2010 4:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe’s life.

SET makes strides to enable 3D Integration with high precision Chip-to-Chip and Chip-to-Wafer bonding

November 29, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

SET collaborates with CEA-LETI, STMicroelectronics, ALES and the CEMES-CNRS on advanced chipto-wafer technologies (direct metallic bonding) for 3D integration.


Health: Improving health care efficiency key to curbing spiraling costs

November 28, 2010 11:23 pm | by OECD | Comments

In Health Care Systems: Efficiency and Policy Settings, the OECD warns that cash-strapped governments no longer have the option of boosting spending to improve health outcomes, as they have done over the past several decades.


Aerobic Exercise Plus Resistance Training Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes

November 28, 2010 6:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Exercise Combo Best for Controlling Diabetes A combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training may offer the biggest benefits for people with type 2 diabetes in helping them control their disease. … HbA1c is a test that measures blood sugar … Continue reading →


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