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Entrust Announces Financial Results for Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2008

... increased to approximately $27.8 million, roughly flat to year-end 2007; adjusted for currency was $31.1 ... quarter to approximately $27.8 million, roughly flat to year-end 2007 and an increase of 1 percent ... the full year total revenues were $99.7 million, flat to 2007. Product revenues for the full year were ...

Telescope embedded in glasses lens promises to make driving easier for visually impaired

... design they constructed is based on spherical and flat mirrors with the flat mirrors implemented as tilted beam splitters that ... and inclusion of a small tilt of the last flat mirror (the one closest to the user's eye), ...

Study finds pitching mound height affects throwing motion, injury risk

... mounds, as well as having the athletes throw from flat ground, Dr. Raasch explains. The study focused ... and elbow. We found that compared to flat ground, pitchers using a 10-inch mound experience ... foot lands earlier in the pitch delivery during flat ground throwing than with a slope, he says. ...

It's all about geometry: Protein contact surfaces hold key to cures

... than a round cell, the cell membrane looks like a flat surface as the protein approaches it -- just as the spherical earth appears flat to a person walking on it. This approach allows ... If so, MAPAS goes on to identify all the flat faces or planes that make up this protein. It is ...

New decontamination system kills anthrax rapidly without lingering effects

... bioterrorism hazards in the future. Using flat panel modules that produce X-rays and ... had experts in powder phosphors with regard to flat panel displays and we approached them to develop ... its properties for use with X-rays in SMDs small flat panel display. To find the best phosphor that ...

ESA satellites flying in formation

... glaciers, detecting land-ice motion and developing elevation models over flat terrain. However, based on the first mission's proven ability to provide precise elevation information over flat regions, data from the current mission will also be used to identify ...

Reversible 3-D cell culture gel invented

... Jackie Y. Ying, Ph.D., "Cell culture is conventionally performed on a flat surface such as glass slides. It is an essential process in biological and ... conditions in the body as compared to the conventional 2D cell culture on flat surfaces. 3D cell culture also promises the development of better cell ...

Explorers marvel at 'Brittlestar City' on seamount in powerful current swirling around Antarctica

... meter and estimate tens of millions of them populate the 100 square km flat top of the seamount. Brittlestars are echinoderms, relatives to ... experts believe it was once at sea level, or slightly submerged. The flat topography suggests wave erosion occurred during the last ice age 18,000 ...

Micro-origami: USC folds up micrometer-scale 'voxels' for drug delivery

... Microengineering, is a two-step process. Part one is the creation of flat patterns, origami, of exactly the fold up shapes familiar to kindergarten ... shapes, and also simple square plates that folded over each other to make flat mini-envelopes. Will has been pursuing the idea of creating voxels for ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... cables that enable high-performance advantages for electric power grid applications. These cables are different because they are round, rather than flat like conventional wires, which lowers heat loss and eliminates energy loss, making longer transmission lengths possible. Superconducting wires can ...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

... Wednesday at Waterpower XVI. The 3-D model was unusual because it included breaking waves on the surface, while most other river models use flat "lids" at the water surface. One of PNNL's supercomputers processed the model, while commercially available software helped create the model. 10:45 ...

Beetle shell inspires brilliant white paper

... structure, which produces 'scattering' of all colours simultaneously. Studies of the beetle's body, head and legs showed them to be covered in long flat scales, which have highly random internal 3D structures. These irregular internal forms are the key to its uniquely effective light scattering. By ...

The secret of a snake's slither

... skates. Like wheels and ice skates, sliding forward for snakes takes less work than sliding sideways. In addition, snakes aren't lying completely flat against the ground as they slither. They redistribute their weight as they move, concentrating it in areas where their bodies can get the most ...

Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers

... that is well suited for creating patterned material and is compatible with fluorescent materials that can form the red, green and blue pixels used in flat panel television screens and computer displays. EDP is a wet method. Nanoparticles are placed in a solution along with a pair of electrodes. When ...

SRI International announces findings from new upper atmospheric radar system for scientific research

... Climate and Weather," also in the PFISR special issue. Deployment Details AMISR began operating in January 2007. The AMISR system at Poker flat was the first of three radars constructed by SRI. The next two radars are being constructed in Arctic Canada, at Resolute Bay in the territory of ...

Nontoxic hull coating resists barnacles, may save ship owners millions

... During ocean tests performed in Wilmington, N.C., the wrinkled materials remained free of barnacles after 18 months of seawater exposure, while flat coatings with the same chemical composition showed barnacle buildup after just one month in seawater. Engineers and scientists have strived for ...

Non-toxic hull coating resists barnacles, may save ship owners millions

... During ocean tests performed in Wilmington, N.C., the wrinkled materials remained free of barnacles after 18 months of seawater exposure, while flat coatings with the same chemical composition showed barnacle buildup after just one month in seawater. Engineers and scientists have strived for ...

Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education

... Administration recognizes the need for an investment in career technical education, however I am disappointed that the President's budget proposes flat funding for Perkins," said Kimberly A. Green, executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education ...

Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics

... Monday, July 13, 7 p.m. -- 9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?, by Andrew Revkin, New York Times, New York City Monday, July 27, 7 p.m. -- The flat World: How Globalization is Transforming Science and Technology, by Ruth David, Ph.D. (NAE), Analytic Services Inc. Arlington, Va. Thursday, Aug. ...

UCLA scientists discover ultrasonic communication among frogs

... can hear up to about 20 kHz and typically talk at 2 or 3 kHz. While most of the more than 5,000 frog species worldwide have eardrums that are flat on the side of the head, Huia cavitympanum has eardrums recessed in the side of the skull, similar to mammals. Peter Narins, UCLA distinguished ...

No insurance? No colonoscopy

... or mortality. Inadomi draws attention to the high prevalence of 'flat' colonic lesions since some screening methods are less likely to detect flat lesions, patients who opt for these modalities (e.g. for financial reasons) could be at risk of lesions being missed. One study cited in Inadomi's ...

3-D research model tackles prostate cancer spread

... provides the 3D architecture for the cancer cells which more closely resemble bone metastasis instead of growing the cancer cells and bone cells on a flat Petrie dish. "I am growing prostate cancer cells on the tissue-engineered bone to observe the interactions between the cells and the surrounding ...

Mouse model provides a new tool for investigators of human developmental disorder

... is a human disease caused by spontaneous genetic deletions. Children born with WHS have a characteristic set of facial features, including a wide flat nose bridge, downturned mouth, high forehead, and highly arched eyebrows. Other symptoms associated with this disease include heart defects, ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009

... Earth's sunlight due to aerosols will cause a four to 10 percent loss in output from concentrating solar power applications. He notes, however, that flat solar hot water and photovoltaic panels which utilize both direct and diffuse (scattered) sunlight will have smaller performance losses than ...

Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy

... it more efficient." The physics of this process, Rorrer said, are not fully understood but it clearly works. More so than materials in a simple flat layer, the tiny holes in diatom shells appear to increase the interaction between photons and the dye to promote the conversion of light to ...

NIST-Cornell team builds world's first nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces

... tiny channels into a glass or silicon wafer with the same lithographic procedures used to manufacture circuit patterns on computer chips. These flat rectangular channels are then topped with a glass cover that is bonded in place. Because of the limitations inherent to conventional nanofabrication ...

Two innovative University of Texas at Austin biologists become HHMI Early Career Scientists

... develop in a dish of pond water. He later found that activating a single gene in the embryos triggers a series of shape-shifting events that curl a flat sheet of cells into a closed neural tube. This tube later develops into the spinal cord and brain. Improper closure of the neural tube leads to ...

Young dinosaurs roamed together, died together

... details provided key evidence of an ancient tragedy. Two of the skeletons fell one right over the other. Although most of their skeletons lay on a flat horizontal plane, their hind legs were stuck deeply in the mud below. Only their hip bones were missing, which was likely the handiwork of a ...

Termite killer lingers as a potent greenhouse gas

... about the greater-than-expected prevalence of nitrogen trifluoride, a gas used as a cleaning agent during the manufacture of thin-film solar cells, flat panel monitors and other electronics. The first measurements of nitrogen trifluoride, reported in October, has led to calls for it to be included in ...

Scripps scientists create first crystal structure of an intermediate particle in virus assembly

... the researchers saw from the crystal structure "was so beautiful," Gertsman says. The proteins that made up the spherical, soccer ball-like form were flat in shape and pointed outward, like hands placed palm to palm in prayer. But the moment the structure "sensed" the presence of DNA it immediately ...

Four, three, two, one . . . pterosaurs have lift off

... the largest of the pterosaurs using hind legs alone to launch at all. "But using all four legs, it takes less than a second to get off of flat ground, no wind, no cliffs," he said. "This was a good thing to be able to do if you lived in the late Cretaceous period and there were hungry ...

Beckman Coulter Updates 2008 Outlook

... accounts for nearly 80% of total revenue, is anticipated to continue to grow approximately 7% in constant currency. Cash instrument sales should be flat to slightly down against unusually high sales levels in 2008. The company has implemented a zero overhead growth policy to control expenses. The ...

Photos: Turn Your Couch into a 'Disney' Ride for Under $300

... in their own homes, the ButtKicker Kit will provide an exciting tactile addition to basic setups and for home theaters already equipped with HDTV flat screens, surround sound, an Xbox and a Blu-ray player. It's not expensive, but it is a first class performance upgrade. To view the ...

'A dinosaur dance floor'

... of the prints are surrounded by small ridges or mounds. Such features would be expected when animals stepped in wet sand. The tracks "are rarely flat and are typically oriented at an angle into the sediment and indicate a clear direction of travel" to the west-southwest. Seiler says the direction ...

Researchers uncover world's oldest fossil impression of a flying insect

... as its stance, position of its legs and details about its abdomen and thorax. The impression is about three inches long and is imprinted on the flat side of a rock. The impression does not contain direct evidence of the insect having wings but Knecht and Benner say evidence suggests that it was a ...

Ocean floor geysers warm flowing sea water

... such life forms as bacteria, clams and tubeworm species living near the hot water discharges along the mid-ocean volcanic ridges. The rather flat undersea areas which Stein and her colleagues studied were thought to be lifeless, but the nutrient-enhanced warm water flows they discovered ...

Healthy Minds Across America features 48 public forums on mental health research, Sept. 14

... is the largest source of competitive funding for mental health research. "Government funding for mental health research has remained flat in the United States, and probably won't get better any time soon," said Dr. Pardes, who helped to found NARSAD. "But we can't wait for the ...

Alcohol consumption can cause too much cell death, fetal abnormalities

... The initial signs of fetal alcohol syndrome are slight but classic: facial malformations such as a flat and high upper lip, small eye openings and a short nose. Researchers want to know if those facial clues can help them figure out how much alcohol ...

Genome of simplest animal reveals ancient lineage, confounding array of complex capabilities

... living animals." Originally collected from the Red Sea, and cultured over the last 40 years in the laboratory, Trichoplax is a two-millimeter flat disk containing fluid sandwiched between two cell layers. It lacks organs and only has four or five cell types. Yet, despite its apparent ...

Chemists make beds with soft landings

... and the resulting thin film, they found, unexpectedly, that most of the peptides failed to form helices. Instead, the majority of peptides took on a flat shape known as a β sheet. The dearth of helices in liquid form surprised the researchers. When the researchers next used soft-landing to form ...
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