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Stanford researchers find a quicker, cheaper way to sort isotopes

... analyze isotopes of different elements at the same time without being re-calibrated.. The equipment needed for the new method is smaller, cheaper, lighter and more portable than previous methods, and is easier to use. It has the potential to bring the power of isotopic analysis within easy reach of a ...

Inexpensive plastic used in CDs could improve aircraft, computer electronics

... not surprising that the availability of a paintable ink would be particularly appealing to the Air Force for its lightweight properties, resulting in lighter aircraft that guzzle less gas. Another key component of this latest research is that pristine nanotubes disbursed in this polycarbonate were ...

Just Say No To Charcoal! New Eco-Friendly Alternative Grills Faster, Burns Cleaner And Greener

... of knowing they are cooking safely, as no lingering coals means there is less chance to start an unwanted fire. Plus the FlameDisk does not require lighter fluid, so there is less chance for dangerous chemical leaks during transport or storage. It's easy to grill green with the FlameDisk, which ...

Domain walls that conduct electricity

... has the crystal structure of perovskite, in which planes of oxygen atoms and heavy atoms (like bismuth) alternate with planes of oxygen atoms and lighter atoms (like iron). An iron atom is at the center of the basic bismuth ferrite cubic cell, and its position whether slightly off center in one ...

Amgen's Fourth Quarter 2008 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increased 6 Percent to $1.06; Full Year 2008 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increased 6 Percent to $4.55

... by a decline in demand and to a lesser degree spillover. The decline in demand is principally due to a decline in the average net sales price and lighter year end customer demand, partially offset by an increase in patient population growth. For the full year, EPOGEN sales were $2,456 million in 2008 ...

U of T chemistry discovery brings organic solar cells a step closer

... Inexpensive solar cells, vastly improved medical imaging techniques and lighter and more flexible television screens are among the potential applications envisioned for organic electronics. Recent experiments conducted by ...

Self-powered devices possible, says Texas A&M researcher

... War I. Today they can be found in microphones and quartz watches. Cigarette lighters in automobiles also contain piezoelectrics. Pressing down the lighter button causes impact on a piezoelectric crystal that in turn produces enough voltage to create a spark and ignite the gas. On a grander scale, ...

Pilot Study Finds Adding Topical Imiquimod To Laser Therapy Improves The Response Of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks

... "Generally, Asians and other patients with darker skin types do not respond as well to PDL therapy as Caucasians and other patients with lighter skin types," said Dr. Nelson. "The fact that the Asian patients in this study experienced such favorable results in the fading of their ...

A need for improved efficiency in nanomanufacturing

... input materials. "Research in this issue reveals the potential of environmental impacts from nanomanufacturing to offset the benefits of using lighter nanomaterials," says Gus Speth, dean of the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. "To date, most attention has focused on the ...

HealthYes! - Premier Provider of Mobile Preventive Medical Screenings - Launches in Alamo City

... years, Director of Operations Aimee Whitfill for more than 15 years, and Co-Founder and Vice President Craig Lindley for more than 10 years. On the lighter side, Dale is a season ticket holder of the San Antonio Spurs. He notes that in his youth he worked at The Alamo Cafe and served thousands of chicken ...

McMaster University unveils world's most advanced microscope

... and better solar cells, study proteins and drug-delivery materials to target cancers. It will assess atmospheric particulates, and help create lighter and stronger automotive materials, more effective cosmetics, and higher density memory storage for faster electronic and telecommunication devices. ...

SulphCo Adds New Board Member

... and hydrogenate crude oil and other oil related products. The Company's technology is designed to upgrade sour heavy crude oils into sweeter, lighter crude oils, producing more gallons of usable oil per barrel. From time to time, the Company may issue forward-looking statements, which involve ...

NPL to create 'encyclopedia for space nanomaterials'

... the principal author of the survey. "The weight of spacecraft is a key factor in the overall cost of any space mission. If we can identify better, lighter and more efficient materials and the best ways of using them, it may have a huge impact on the space programme," she explains. The NPL led ...

Argonne researchers win 2 R&D 100 Awards

... High-Power Battery for Hybrid Electric Vehicles The EnerDel/Argonne lithium-ion battery is a highly reliable and extremely safe devise that is lighter in weight, more compact, more powerful and longer lasting than the nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) )batteries that are found in today's hybrid electric ...

Digirad Corporation Signs Letter of Understanding With Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

... (single, dual, triple) head design for superior performance and advanced features for sharper digital images, faster processing, compact size, lighter weight for portability, ability to handle patients up to 500 pounds, and improved patient comfort compared to standard nuclear cameras. Digirad's ...

Graphene gazing gives glimpse of foundations of universe

... says: Change this fine tuned number by only a few percent and the life would not be here because nuclear reactions in which carbon is generated from lighter elements in burning stars would be forbidden. No carbon means no life. Geim now working together with PhD students Rahul Nair and Peter Blake have ...

Self-assembled materials form mini stem cell lab

... amphiphile (PA) molecules. In a deep vial, they poured the PA solution and into that poured the HA solution. As the heavier molecules sank, the lighter molecules engulfed them, creating a closed sac with the HA solution trapped inside the membrane. Having formed the sacs, Stupp and his team next ...

Purdue leads center to simulate behavior of micro-electromechanical systems

... and other electronic components. MEMS are machines that combine electronic and mechanical components on a microscopic scale. The MEMS are far lighter and smaller than the conventional technology and could be manufactured in large quantities at low cost, Murthy said. "Research is needed, however, ...

Knee brace generates electricity from walking

... whether it is turned on or not. We hope to improve the device so that it is easier to carry, and to retain the energy-harvesting capabilities." A lighter version would be helpful to hikers or soldiers who don't have easy access to electricity. And the scientists say similar mechanisms could be built ...

Digirad Corporation Reports Financial Results for 2007 Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months

... multi (single, dual, triple) head design for superior performance and advanced features for sharper digital images, faster processing, compact size, lighter weight for portability, ability to handle patients up to 500 pounds, and improved patient comfort compared to standard nuclear cameras. Digirad's ...

Digirad Corporation to Receive Frost & Sullivan 2007 North American Award for Product Strategy

... (single, dual, triple) head design for superior performance and advanced features for sharper digital images, faster processing, compact size, lighter weight for portability, ability to handle patients up to 500 pounds, and improved patient comfort compared to standard nuclear cameras. Digirad's ...

Rounding up gases, nano-style

... can be used indefinitely, Shimizu said. The team intends to continue developing the nanovalve concept by trying to create similar structures using lighter chemicals such as sodium and lithium and structures that are capable of capturing the lightest and smallest of all gases hydrogen and helium. ...

EaglePicher Technologies Receives Battery Power Products and Technology's First Annual Innova Award

... to be created even smaller than current commercial offerings. The Micro Battery, at 0.260" long x 0.090" diameter, is at least 50% smaller and lighter than other commercially available products and can be deployed via a minimally-invasive catheter procedure rather than traditional implantation ...

Federally-Funded Study Shows More Women Can Avoid Hysterectomy for Common Problem

... of days), less blood loss, fewer complications and quicker recovery. In many cases endometrial ablation causes menstrual periods to become much lighter and more regular, rather than eliminating them altogether. Many women consider this to be a satisfactory outcome and would prefer to have normal ...

New NIST mini-sensor may have biomedical and security applications

... a portable MEG helmet that could be worn by epileptics to record brain activity before and during seizures. The devices would be much smaller and lighter than the SQUID helmets currently used for such studies. Kitching said the NIST sensor also may have applications in MRI or in airport screening for ...

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

... brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University of Michigan researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and transparent. It's made of layers of clay nanosheets and a water-soluble polymer that shares chemistry with white glue. Engineering ...

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces CE Mark Approval and Compliance with the IEC 61010-1 Standard for a Second PCT-based Instrument, the Barocycler NEP2320

... the commercial market as a needed improvement over current extraction methods and for other applications; the possibility that actual demand for the lighter weight and less expensive Barocycler NEP2320 may not meet the Company's expectations based on the Company's market research; the possibility that the ...

Chippewa Valley Draws Defense Dollars

... Companies slated to receiving defense funding are: Extrusion Dies Inc. (EDI), Chippewa Falls $4 million for research into components for lighter batteries that can be easily carried and survive combat situations. The Army has made it a priority to develop more durable portable batteries that ...

UW-Madison Undergrads Shine at Innovation Days

... how tedious this process can be, won $2,500 for his prototype, which uses an electric drill to stir up a small tank of water containing the polymer. lighter pellets float into an adjacent tank while heavier ones sink and remain behind. Though flotation has been used to sort other materials, Wallander ...

The Palm to "de-Zire"

... know that it betters its predecessor, the Zire 71, in so many ways. First, the Zire 72 is just a wee bit thinner, a wee bit longer, and a wee bit lighter than the 71. Those new dimensions, combined with the textured casing material, cause the Zire 72 to just plain feel better in the palm of your hand. ...

WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 1)

... that he would sign into law. We then sat down with our friends at the legislature and tried to really work to put a package together. It was a little lighter in terms of the total impact than what Gov. Doyle wanted, but it is a very significant first step and really positions us to come back for a second ...

Tech Digest (11/17/2004)

... and military projects. The project will use SuperPowers ceramic-based, second-generation coated conductor technology, allowing Rockwell to build lighter and stronger engines. TeraMedica introduces Evercore for data imaging Medical informatics company TeraMedica announced on Tuesday they have ...

Last-minute stocking stuffers

... not be easily forgotten or lost. • FM Transmitter/Auto Charger . iPod users will love this accessory, which plugs into the car cigarette lighter to power the iPod and transmit tunes from the iPod to the cars FM radio. Kensington makes dozens of well designed, highly useful computing ...

The DEMO Summer Reading List

... or two issues of Fast Company since 1995, so grab this volume and read up on ideas that remain big even after all these years. 3) Looking for some lighter fare? Software entrepreneur turned mystery writer Keith Raffel. In Dot Dead (Midnight Ink), Raffel (the founder of Upshot Corporation) spins the ...

Chippewa Valley firms land more defense work

... since 2003 and power source packaging since 2001. These products are designed to improve the shelf life and flavor of portable meals and provide lighter weight, environmentally friendly battery containers. "The military has requirements of a three-year shelf life, and that's fairly difficult to ...

Treo 700w solves my smart phone woes

... copy my contacts to the new phone. It did, and I was off and running. From a design perspective, the 700w has some advantages over the 8125. It's lighter and more compact. While its screen isn't quite as large as the 8125, the basic interface puts most important functions (like dialing) up front. The ...

I can tell you - you're my lawyer, right?

... facing prosecution. Under the DOJ's policy, if a corporation is considered to be cooperating, it might escape prosecution completely or get a much lighter charge and sentence. The practical effect of the DOJ's policy is that companies are put in a terrible position: they want to investigate possible ...

Multichannel Pipetting: How to Choose the Correct Pipettor

... instrument, the mLINE (Biohit Plc., Finland) (Figure 1), and the heaviest is more than 100 g (137 vs 241 g) (Table 1). Usually, the shorter and lighter the pipettor, the more ergonomic it is to use. However, more important than weight is the balance and fitting of the pipettor to the hand of the ...

Counting Colonies or Plaques Directly from Images of Agar Plates

... Type A critical factor in obtaining an accurate count is correctly defining the image type prior to analysis. When colonies or plaques appear lighter than the background of the plate, the image should be defined as white on black. Conversely, when colonies or plaques appear darker than the ...
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