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Fitter frames: Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites

... Institute could lead to tougher, more durable composite frames for aircraft, watercraft, and automobiles. ... design of new jets, planes, and other vehicles. composite material frames are extremely lightweight, which ... chemically treated carbon nanotubes into an epoxy composite can significantly improve the overall toughness, ...

Professors Raphael Haftka and C. T. Sun to receive AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes Jr. Award

... pioneering work on optimization techniques for composite structures, mentoring of countless undergraduate ... for four decades of unparalleled contributions to composite materials research, scholarly publications, and ... in 1968. His research interests include composite materials, fracture mechanics, and nanostructured ...

Professors Raphael Haftka and C. T. Sun to receive AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes, Jr. Award

... pioneering work on optimization techniques for composite structures, mentoring of countless undergraduate ... for four decades of unparalleled contributions to composite materials research, scholarly publications, and ... in 1968. His research interests include composite materials, fracture mechanics, and nanostructured ...

NASDAQ OMX AeA Illinois Tech Index Outperforms Market

... Average (.INDU), S&P 500, and NASDAQ composite Index(R) (COMP) since its inception in 2008. ... Average (.INDU), S&P 500, and NASDAQ composite Index (COMP). NASDAQ OMX AeA Illinois ... 903.25, net change of -36.63% NASDAQ composite Index (COMP) 1,577.03, net change of ...

Like an arrow: Jumping insects use archery techniques

... skeleton called a 'pleural arch' which is a composite structure made of layers of hard cuticle and a ... its muscles to jump, these arches flex like a composite archery bow, and then on recoil catapult it ... mechanisms of froghoppers and the design of composite bows used in archery. ...

'Sticky nanotubes' hold key to future technologies

... to manufacture everything from nanoelectronics to composite materials, "nanotweezers" to medical devices ... Nanotubes offer promise to produce a new class of composite materials that are stronger than conventional ... high-strength nanotubes into polymers for composite materials requires a knowledge of how the ...

Argonne's Lithium-Ion Battery Technology to be Commercialized by Japan's Toda Kogyo

... production and sales of Argonne's patented composite cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, ... in 1990." The family of structurally integrated composite cathode materials being licensed utilizes a new ... The new cathode materials are comprised of a composite matrix using an inherently stable inactive ...

QED International Associates Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite and HealthShares(TM) Respiratory/Pulmonary Indexes

... (Nasdaq: ARXT ) in the HealthShares(TM) composite Index. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) ... Stock Exchange: RB.L) The HealthShares(TM) composite Index consists of the 80 largest companies by ... and/or biotechnology that are part of the 20 composite eligible Indexes. Companies included in the ...

QED International Associates Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite, HealthShares(TM) Cancer and HealthShares(TM) Neuroscience Indexes

... Inc. (Nasdaq: MOGN ) in the HealthShares(TM) composite Index. MGI Pharma is being acquired by Eisai ... in the HealthShares(TM) Neuroscience Index. The composite Index consists of the 80 largest companies by ... and/or biotechnology that are part of the 20 composite eligible Indexes. Companies included in the ...

U-M research: New plastic is strong as steel, transparent

... University of Michigan researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and ... faculty members are authors of a paper on this composite material, "Ultrastrong and Stiff Layered Polymer ... matrix." The researchers created this new composite plastic with a machine they developed that builds ...

Independent Study Confirms Superior Properties of ZPC(TM) Enhanced Calcium Composite Bone Grafts

... of Fortoss Vital. Fortoss Vital is a unique, bi-phasic calcium composite bone graft material having a negative surface charge which attracts the ... Reference: Smeets et al. " A new biphasic osteoinductive calcium composite material with a negative Zeta potential for bone augmentation." Head & ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ApaTech's Leadership in Orthopedic Biologics

... This new material accelerates the formation of bone. The resultant bone composite structure contains greater amount of natural bone as compared to ... weight-bearing capabilities and to synthesize extendable variants of composite materials. Overall, Frost & Sullivan recognizes the outstanding ...

Nanotubes find niche in electric switches

... carbon nanotubes had 10 times less resistance than did the carbon-copper composite brushes commonly used today. Brush contacts are an integral part of ... brush contacts, the research team replaced the ordinary copper-carbon composite brushes of an electric motor with small blocks that contain millions of ...

MIT: 'Nanostitching' could strengthen airplane skins, more

... the new nanotube-reinforced composites that will appear in the Journal of composite Materials ( http://jcm.sagepub.com/ ). He also described the work as ... strongest fibers known to humankind [the nanotubes] in the place where the composite is weakest, and where they're needed most," Wardle said. He noted that ...

SciQuest Announces Strategic Alliance with Ceiba Solutions

... ease and speed for life sciences customers." Ceiba Solutions provides composite software and services to help customers streamline and orchestrate ... helping customers streamline and extend business processes through composite software development and application integration. The company has a ...

Volcano Corporation Announces Launch of PrimeWire(TM) Pressure Guidewire and s5-FFR Option for Existing Fleet of s5 IVUS Consoles

... FAME Data Demonstrates 30% Reduction in composite Events When Using Routine FFR Guidance in Multi-Vessel ... multi-vessel PCI resulted in clinically-superior outcomes and reduced the composite of death, documented myocardial infarction, and repeat revascularization ...

'Nanosculpture' could enable new types of heat pumps and energy converters

... synthesis. "Our work is the first to demonstrate the synthesis of composite nanorods with branching, wherein each nanorod consists of two materials a ... is an important development toward realizing large-scale synthesis of composite nanomaterials in general," said Arup Purkayastha, who worked on the ...

FDA Approves Abbott's XIENCE(TM) V Drug Eluting Stent

... reduction (7.2 percent for XIENCE V vs. 9.0 percent for TAXUS). TVF is a composite clinical measure of safety and efficacy outcomes defined as cardiac death, ... XIENCE V vs. 12.8 percent for TAXUS, p-value=0.004)*. MACE is an important composite clinical measure of safety and efficacy outcomes for patients, defined as ...

Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly Submit New Drug Application for Investigational Antiplatelet Drug, Prasugrel, with U.S. Food and Drug Administration

... reduction compared with clopidogrel in all ACS patients in the primary composite endpoint of non-fatal heart attack, non-fatal stroke or cardiovascular ... stroke, or cardiovascular death. Risk reductions in the primary composite endpoint with prasugrel compared to clopidogrel were seen as early as ...

Dude, big screen TVs, flexible electronics and surfboards made from same new material!

... There is nothing new about combining two materials to make a composite material with more desirable properties than the originals. Fibreglass has ... a controllable way of varying the volume fraction of CNTs within the composite is needed. In order to do this, the inter-grid spacing can be tailored as ...

Recent Study Confirms Alimentary Health's Bifantis(R) Demonstrates Efficacy in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

... Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 resulted in significant improvement in the composite score abdominal pain/discomfort, bloating/distention and bowel movement ... incomplete evacuation, straining, passage of gas and a composite score of abdominal pain/discomfort, bloating/distention, and bowel ...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals announces FDA approval of TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Long Stent

... myocardial infarction for the TAXUS Liberte Long Stent as compared to the TAXUS Express Stent control (1.3% vs. 6.3%, p=0.026). At two years, the composite measure of cardiac death or myocardial infarction showed a significant 63 percent reduction for the TAXUS Liberte Long Stent compared to the TAXUS ...

Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality

... shape and structure. This versatility gives CNTs great promise in electronics, lasers, sensors and biomedicine, and as strengthening elements in composite materials. Current methods of producing CNTs yield mixtures of tubes with different diameters and symmetry, or "chirality." Before the tubes can ...

Oxford Performance Materials Introduces OXPEKK PermettaTM High Performance Polymer Films

... microns. Typical applications include use as an adhesive layer for composites, membrane systems, dielectric film for flex circuits and for metal composite hybrids. OXPEKK® PermettaTM is a suitable adhesive for carbon, glass, aramid, ceramic, PBO and metallic materials. As a true thermoplastic, ...

As Other States Pull Back, Kansas Accelerates Innovation Investments at Bio International Convention

... also will invest $4 million in the Center of Innovation for Biomaterials in Orthopaedic Research to create medical instruments, medical devices, and composite implants that will improve the practice of orthopedic medicine. The center will focus on commercial viability, conducting research requested by ...

Canadian research team reports major breakthrough in lithium battery technology

... sulphur, exposing an enormous surface area of the active element to carbon and driving the exceptional test results of the new battery. "This composite material can supply up to nearly 80 percent of the theoretical capacity of sulphur, which is three times the energy density of lithium transition ...

Neurocrine Biosciences Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

... months in the spine was 0.19% and in the femur was -0.28%. Analysis of the pain data, collected utilizing the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the composite Pelvic Sign and Symptoms Scale (CPSSS), revealed that the subjects report a sustained improvement of endometriosis symptoms while off medication. ...

OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM) Demonstrates Impressive Results in Higher Risk Patients

... 4.2%, including late stent thromboses at 155 and 200 days, even though all patients were on DAPT at the time of stent thrombosis. Furthermore, the composite of death and myocardial infarction for Genous was 4.1% versus 7.3% for Taxus. "Within a month we will complete two year follow up on these patients ...

University of Minnesota Professor Dr. David Pui to Speak at American Filtration and Separation Society Conference

... using aerosol technique for filtration efficiency evaluations. As a result of integrative filtration research there is development of better composite filter media, pleated filters and respirators, leading to improved environment and lower health risk for workers and the general public. Joining ...

BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results

... endpoints related to the progression of the disease, including mean change from baseline in the EDSS and the MS Functional composite (MSFC) score. Changes in EDSS and MSFC are primary and secondary outcomes in the ongoing phase III SPMS trials. The ...

Spectral signs exclusive license agreement to bring sepsis therapeutic to the U.S. market

... exploiting to provide customers with comprehensive solutions through Fibers and Textiles, Plastics and Chemicals, IT-related Products, Carbon Fiber composite Materials, Environment and Engineering, Life Science and Other Business divisions. In FY2008, Toray had consolidated sales of 1,650 billion yen ...

Nanoparticles double their chances of getting into sticky situations

... Dr ir Stefan A. F. Bon said: " This new understanding on the nano-scale gives us much more flexibility in the design of everything from high-tech composite materials, to the use of quantum dots, cell biochemistry, and the manufacture of new "armored" polymer paint particles." The researchers are now ...

BioMS Medical reports results of exploratory phase II trial of dirucotide in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

... progression of the disease, including mean change from baseline in the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and the Multiple Sclerosis Functional composite (MSFC) score. The EDSS is a method of quantifying disability in MS, while the MSFC evaluates additional functional parameters. Measuring changes in ...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Progress of Two Phase 3 Clinical Programs

... UDB or placebo twice a day over a 12 week treatment period. The co-primary efficacy endpoints for the study are the change in nighttime and daytime composite symptom scores (cough, wheeze and breathlessness). Patients enrolled in this trial will continue to be followed in a long-term safety trial. ...

Anthera Completes Enrollment and Dosing of Varespladib Cardiovascular Trial

... into the prevention of secondary Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) over the duration of the trial. In this study, MACE is defined as a composite endpoint consisting of cardiovascular death, non-fatal stroke, non-fatal myocardial infarction, unstable angina, and a subset of revascularization ...

Thin films research lands engineering professor Air Force Young Investigator Award

... for High Sensitivity Resonant Magnetic Field Sensors. Magnetoelectric thin films based structures comprising of piezoelectric and magnetostrictive composite layers can enhance the performance of current generation communication devices. The electronic components developed using magnetoelectric thin films ...

SMU chemist wins NSF early career award

... research associates, graduate and undergraduate students who fuse the fields of polymer, organic and biochemistries to develop novel materials with composite properties. "This award enhances what I do at the university level and what I can do through SMU for the rest of the community," Sumerlin said. ...

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

... needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with $1.5 trillion invested and $4.85 trillion benchmarked, and the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline indices. For more information, please visit http://www.standardandpoors.com/indices . About ...

BioCryst Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

... twice a day, in subjects who required hospitalization related to influenza. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate a novel composite endpoint, time to clinical stability, which is comprised of normalization of temperature, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, ...

Sea urchin yields a key secret of biomineralization

... "bones" that constitute the animal's endoskeleton at the larval stage. Similar to teeth and bones, the sea urchin spicule is a biomineral, a composite of organic material and mineral components that the animal synthesizes from scratch, using the most readily available elements in sea water: calcium, ...
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