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NIST's LIDAR may offer peerless precision in remote measurements

... By combining the best of two different distance measurement approaches with a super-accurate ... least 1.5 meterslarge enough to check the coarse distance with widely available technologies such as GPS. ... the best of two different approaches to absolute distance measurements: the time-of-flight method, which ...

InterMune Reports Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF

... secondary endpoint of Six-Minute Walk Test distance (p = 0.001) when compared to placebo. There were ... FVC Change (p = 0.003) and Six-Minute Walk Test distance (p = 0.004). While the studies were not powered ... 7. Change from Baseline to Week 72 in distance walked in the Six- Minute Walk Test ...

Trap and zap: Harnessing the power of light to pattern surfaces on the nanoscale

... they have struggled to maintain a consistent distance between the bead and the surface of the microchip. If this distance changes, the laser light is focused in different ... way to ensure that the bead is always the same distance from the microchip, which allows them to draw on ...

Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria

... internal structure, cryo-electron microscopy to identify the larger distance constraints for the chlorosome, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance ... molecules attach to one another, and we were able to measure the distance between chlorophyll molecules. The cryo-electron microscopy pictures ...

Vermont Surgeon Implants First Accommodating Crystalens in Russia

... with a fixed focus intraocular lens that Dr. Singer said provided her good distance vision. "After we implanted the Crystalens HD, as we expected she not only had much better distance vision but also reported improved near vision. Tatiana was very happy with ...

In-Room Computers and Wall-Mounted Proximity Systems Computer WorkStations Deliver Increased Efficiency; Improved Patient Care

... for our nurses." The option of using computers on carts to reduce the distance nurses walked was quickly dismissed. "We had a few mobile units in our ... on the other hand, were proven in an independent study to reduce the distance nurses walk by up to 80% and since the units are stationary they do not ...

Physicists discover gold can be magnetic on the nanoscale

... Furthermore, the simulations predict that up to a certain stretching distance (typically up to wires that resemble a stretched necklace of about six ... state can be restored by a slight contraction of the wire, thus allowing distance - dependent sensitive metal-to-insulator nano-switching. When ...

Genzyme Study of Myozyme(R) for Late-Onset Pompe Patients Meets Co-Primary Efficacy Endpoints

... showed that, at 18 months, patients treated with Myozyme increased their distance walked in six minutes by an average of approximately 30 meters as compared ... group did not show any improvement from baseline. The average baseline distance walked in six minutes in both groups was approximately 325 meters. ...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

... pre-specified exploratory efficacy data from CAPACITY pertaining to dose-effect relationships, mean change in FVC volume and Six-Minute Walk Test distance that was presented provided valuable insight into the estimate of treatment effect in the combined populations. ...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009

... target lesion revascularization was 89 percent and 82 percent. Clinical measures that included ankle-brachial index, Rutherford score, and walking distance and speed scores showed significant improvement at six and 12 months and were maintained through 24 months. Detailed evaluation of stent x-rays ...

Pharmaceutical Institute Launches New E-Course Focused on Health Policy

... and biotech industry. We partner with subject matter experts from our parent company, Campbell Alliance , to develop highly-impactful distance learning solutions for professionals within all major pharmaceutical company functions including Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical ...

Graphene yields secrets to its extraordinary properties

... developed a high-resolution map of the distribution of energy levels in graphene. In contrast to metals and other conducting materials, where the distance from one energy peak to the next is uniformly equal, this spacing is uneven in graphene. The researchers also probed and spatially mapped ...

InterMune Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

... the study. In CAPACITY 1, there was evidence of a pirfenidone treatment effect on the pre-specified secondary endpoint of Six-Minute Walk Test distance (p=0.001) when compared to placebo. Pirfenidone was safe and generally well tolerated in both CAPACITY studies. There was no ...

BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... Phase Ib multi-center, open-label dose-escalation study in PAH showed that the drug was well-tolerated and improved six-minute walk distance in patients compared to their pre-treatment baseline levels. The single-center, investigator-sponsored trial of chronic kidney disease showed that ...

Leading Refractive Eye Surgery Experts from Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Educate Peers at ASCRS Annual Meeting

... for astigmatism, which are typically used during cataract surgery, at the Alcon Surgical booth. These lens implants enable patients to see in the distance and read without being dependent on glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. David Huang, a Los Angeles LASIK surgery expert and ...

Pharmaceutical Institute Launches New Training Series Focused on Managed Markets Excellence

... and biotech industry. We partner with subject matter experts from our parent company, Campbell Alliance , to develop highly-impactful distance learning solutions for professionals within all major pharmaceutical company functions including Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical ...

MIT: New method could lead to narrower chip patterns

... to light. Using this method, the team produced lines just 36 nanometers wide, and say they could also place many such lines spaced a similar distance apart. Such a technique could "could have a significant impact on chip making," Menon says, and could also help to enable new work in a variety of ...

American Geographical Society awards honor Henson, Smith on April 15 at UD

... was used to generate support for the project. The pair oversaw many of the details of the library's relocation from uptown Manhattan to Milwaukee, a distance of nearly 1,000 miles. The move took place from July 26 through Sept. 12, 1978, in 16 full-size moving vans. On Friday, April 17, Roselle will ...

Publication of Shire plc's Annual Report 2008

... also, this: The combined sales of new products launched in past four years achieved $1 billion of sales in 2008. We're committed to going the distance with every product at Shire-asking hard questions, exploring new indications, looking for ways to extend proven technologies into new treatments; ...

Corn Growers Reminded to Follow Refuge Requirements as Spring Planting Nears

... traits rather than planting a separate refuge for corn borer and corn rootworm. Plant the refuge in the same field as the Bt traits to help meet distance requirements for corn borer and corn rootworm refuges. Know the minimum required refuge size for a particular geography and Bt trait. ...

ECBC Now Accepting Applications for 2009 Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

... our organization, we are committed to implementing diversity programs such as MUSIP." Applicants must plan to reside within a commutable distance of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for the duration of the internship. Participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, ...

A supercharged metal-ion generator

... disk (the cathode) and a grounded anode nearby. The substrate to be coated, which carries a small to moderate negative bias, is positioned at some distance from the target. In the simplest case, a nonreactive gas like argon flows into the chamber and is ionized to create a plasma, a mix of positive ions ...

French Agency AMP Appoints Dr Kamel Senouci as Director of SIVAC Initiative (Supporting Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees)

... and IVI will provide technical assistance and guidance for the establishment and functioning of the committees, supplying committees with on-site and distance training opportunities and standard decision-making protocols, and promoting sustainability. About AMP The Agence de Medecine ...

Enerkem announces first commercial-scale biofuels and biochemicals plant is entering start-up phase

... process uses one tonne of waste to produce 360 litres (95 gallons) of ethanol: enough fuel for a car to travel 2,500 km (1,550 miles), the distance from Winnipeg to Montreal, or Los Angeles to Houston. Enerkem's renewable fuels represent a new technology path towards environmentally friendly ...

Researchers measure elusive repulsive force from quantum fluctuations

... force, the team immersed a gold coated microsphere attached to a mechanical cantilever in a liquid (bromobenzene) and measured its deflection as the distance from a nearby silica plate was varied. "Repulsive Casimir forces are of great interest since they can be used in new ultra-sensitive force and ...

60 LED Lights Enhance Magnifying Lamp for Assembly, Engineering, Inspection or Research

... for detailed work. The bright illumination from 60 diodes means less magnification is needed, allowing a bigger field of view and greater working distance under the lens. ProVue LED, with a five-inch lens and spring-balanced adjustable arm extending 33 inches, provides hands-free support for ...

Gowlings Adopts RFID and Unifies Practice Management

... Gowlings is also implementing FileTrail's portable RFMobile™ . The FileDetector™ feature helps locate missing files from a distance without the need to thumb through stacks of files in every office. RFID commonly cuts the labor in periodic audits by up to 85%. About ...

Researchers show how to 'stamp' nanodevices with rubber molds

... the particles like hairs and, as the water evaporates, entangle the particles with one another. Adjusting the DNA lengths can precisely control the distance between the particles to make them assemble into orderly arrays called superlattices, rather than clumping together at random. Metal superlattices ...

Denser, more powerful computer chips possible with plasmonic lenses that 'fly'

... "The speed and distances we're talking about here are equivalent to a Boeing 747 flying 2 millimeters above the ground," added Zhang. "Moreover, this distance is kept constant, even when the surface is not perfectly flat." The researchers pointed out that a typical photolithography tool used for chip ...

Case Western Reserve University researcher improves LCDs with 3-D nanoimaging process

... from the second, providing information about the molecular orientation profile at 25 nm above the surface. This process was repeated out to a distance of 500 nm above the substrate. Rosenblatt's team demonstrated that the images at each height were completely consistent with the theoretical ...

New research field promises radical advances in optical technologies

... "evanescent light," could be restored. Such a hyperlens would both magnify an image and convert this evanescent light so that it does not weaken with distance but continues to propagate. Meta in Greek means beyond, so the term metamaterial means to create something that doesn't exist in nature. Unlike ...

NIST studies how new helium ion microscope measures up

... electrons, so they can be better for imaging. The images, he says, appear almost three-dimensional, revealing details smaller than a nanometerthe distance spanned by only three atoms in the silicon crystal. NIST is working to understand the imaging mechanisms of this new technology. The clearest ...

Telescope Embedded in Spectacle Lens Promises to Make Driving Easier for Visually Impaired

... -- Glasses embedded with a telescope promise to make it easier for people with impaired vision to drive and do other activities requiring sharper distance vision. Schepens Eye Research Institute scientists describe the advantages of these innovative glasses over earlier devices in an article published ...

Physicists tweak quantum force, reducing barrier to tiny devices

... team reported tapping the Casimir force to move a tiny metal see-saw. The researchers suspended a metal sphere an extremely tiny but well-controlled distance above the see-saw to "push" it up and down. It was the first demonstration of the Casimir force affecting a micromechanical device. In the latest ...

Quantum computing breakthrough arises from unknown molecule

... even to physicists - in ways that are hard to fathom. For example, two quantum computers could, in concept, communicate instantaneously across any distance imaginable, even across solar systems. Albert Einstein, in a letter to Erwin Schrdinger in the 1930s, wrote that in a quantum state a keg of ...

Third Annual DaVita Kidney Disease Awareness Walks to Hit 20 Cities in 2008

... raising an estimated $1.5 million to help fight CKD. Each 5k walk represents about 16,900 steps; when all of the walks are completed, the total distance traveled will be about 337,900 steps -- roughly equivalent to the number of Americans receiving dialysis treatment today. Proceeds from KAT Walks ...

Melting defects could lead to smaller, more powerful microchips

... One of the big surprises from this work is observed when the guiding plate is placed not in direct contact with the molten structures, but at a distance above it. In this situation, the liquid material from the structures rises up and reaches the plate by itself, causing line structures to become ...

Data storage using ultra-small needles

... of the probes without these making direct contact with the storage medium. If a constant current is maintained and the applied voltage is varied, the distance between the probe apex and the storage medium can be adjusted from several nanometres to about 100 nanometres. The resolution is sufficient for a ...

New Robotic Imaging Technology Holds Promise of Improved Cancer Care

... subtraction angiography (DSA). The application provides real time updates of C-arm and table movements, as well as zoom and source-to-image distance (SID) changes. -- syngo iGuide, which is designed to bring needle procedures back into the interventional suite, enabling enhanced comfort for ...

UD's Appelbaum wins NSF Career Award for research on silicon spintronics

... journal Applied Physics Letters in June 2007. More recently, Appelbaum and his team showed that an electron's spin can be transported a marathon distance in the world of microelectronics--through a 350-micron-thick silicon wafer. That major advance was reported in the Oct. 26, 2007, issue of Physical ...
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