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Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3

WORCESTER, Mass. The results of a national assessment of indoor location systems for firefighters and other first responders will be announced at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) during the 2009 Workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders, which runs...

Grant supports LSUHSC research on how like cell receptor systems determine very different functions

New Orleans, LA Andy Catling, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a $177, 500 supplement to his RO1 grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support his ...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Delays in cargo screening significantly extend the time of goods at port. This process could be shortened with foolproof and rapid screening and detection systems. At the same time, increased illegal immigration and smuggling augment the need for efficient access con...

Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology launches new projects

In the second call for proposals, projects focus on either the development of new technologies or on the interface between biomedical research and genomics. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) approved six RTD-projects today. They will engage a total of 47 research groups from both Swiss ...

Toward a systems biology map of iron metabolism

Blacksburg, Va. -- Scientists at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have taken the first steps toward constructing a systems biology map of iron metabolism. The team has put t...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

BIO-key International's MobileCop(R) and DaProSystems' Public Safety System Equip Officers with Access to Mobile Data and a Link to Dispatchers WALL, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identifica...

Can organic cropping systems be as profitable as conventional systems?

MADISON, WI, April 6, 2009 -- Which is a better strategy, specializing in one crop or diversified cropping? Is conventional cropping more profitable than organic farming? Is it less risky? To answer these questions, the University of Wisconsin's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Mich...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

BIO-key International's MobileCop(R) and DaProSystems' Public Safety System Equip Officers with Access to Mobile Data and a Link to Dispatchers WALL, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identifica...

Can organic cropping systems be as profitable as conventional systems?

MADISON, WI, April 6, 2009 -- Which is a better strategy, specializing in one crop or diversified cropping? Is conventional cropping more profitable than organic farming? Is it less risky? To answer these questions, the University of Wisconsin's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Mich...

U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Six-year Contract Worth Up to $72 Million for Advanced Display Systems Support

EAGAN, Minn., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has received a six-year contract from the U.S. Navy to provide performance-based logistics support for the AN/UYQ-70 (Q-70) Advanced Display System. The contract provides Q-70 logistics and supply support at over $13 million a year for the fir...

Earth's highest known microbial systems fueled by volcanic gases

Gases rising from deep within the Earth are fueling the world's highest-known microbial ecosystems, which have been detected near the rim of the 19,850-foot-high Socompa volcano in the Andes by a University of Colorado at Boulder research team. The new study shows the emission of water, carbon...

SAIC Awarded $115 Million Subcontract to Support Tactical Biometrics Systems (TBS)

Company to Help Operate and Maintain Biometric Technology In Support of the Warfighter SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI ) today announced it has been awarded a subcontract by Sensor Technologies Incorporat...

Global Energy Systems to Acquire WoodTech, LLC, and Affiliated Entities

Georgia Facility to Recycle Wood Waste and Generate Energy from Waste Biomass ATLANTA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Energy Systems, a subsidiary of the diversified renewable energy company, Global Energy Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: GNH), announced the execution of a de...

Key to future medical breakthroughs is systems biology, say leading European scientists

Crucial breakthroughs in the treatment of many common diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's could be achieved by harnessing a powerful scientific approach called systems biology, according to leading scientists from across Europe. In a Science Policy Briefing released today by the European Sci...

Old and young brains rely on different systems to remember emotional content

DURHAM, N.C.Neuroscientists from Duke University Medical Center have discovered that older people use their brains differently than younger people when it comes to storing memories, particularly those associated with negative emotions. The study, appearing online in the January issue of Psych...

Carnegie Mellon developing automated systems to enable precision farming of apples, oranges

PITTSBURGHTwo groups of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have received a total of $10 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build automated farming systems. One is for apple growers and one is for orange growers, but both are designed to ...

Complex systems and Mars missions help understand how life began

Understanding how life started remains a major challenge for science. At a European Science Foundation (ESF) and COST 'Frontiers of Science' conference in Sicily in October, scientists discussed two new approaches to the problem. The first applies complex systems theory to the chemistry that prece...

Researchers apply systems biology and glycomics to study human inflammatory diseases

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An innovative systems biology approach to understanding the carbohydrate structures in cells is leading to new ways to understand how inflammatory illnesses and cardiovascular disease develop in humans. The work was described in two recent publications by University at Buffalo che...

New Systems Biology Awards enable detailed study of microbes

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will award five-year contracts estimated to be up to $68.7 million to establish programs in Systems Biology for Infectious Disease Research at four research institutions. Scientists ...

L-1 Identity Solutions Completes Acquisition of the ID Systems Business from Digimarc Corporation

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ID ), a leading provider of identity solutions and services, today announced that it closed its tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Digimarc Corporation (Nasdaq: DMRC ) and completed its acqu...

M2SYS Technology Selected by ZOLL Data Systems to Integrate Fingerprint Software

Fire & EMS Management Software Provider to Offer Biometrics ATLANTA, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning fingerprint biometrics research and development firm, announced today that it has finalized a partnership agreement with ZOLL Data Systems(R), an industry leade...

Digimarc Board Approves $310 Million All-Cash Offer from L-1 Identity Solutions for Digimarc's ID Systems Business

Digimarc Unanimously Approves Offer from L-1 and Terminates Discussions with Safran STAMFORD, Conn., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L-1 Identity Solutions ("L-1") (NYSE: ID ), a leading provider of identity solutions and services, today announced that L-1 has s...

Stinger Systems To Offer Taser Trade-In Program

Verdict Against Taser International May Concern Law Enforcement Departments TAMPA, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), the leader in electro-stun technology, today announced that it is offering existing law enforcement departments that have p...

Stinger Systems To Offer Taser Trade-In Program

Verdict Against Taser International May Concern Law Enforcement Departments TAMPA, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), the leader in electro-stun technology, today announced that it is offering existing law enforcement departments that have p...

'Nanominerals' influence Earth systems from ocean to atmosphere to biosphere

The ubiquity of tiny particles of minerals--mineral nanoparticles--in oceans and rivers, atmosphere and soils, and in living cells are providing scientists with new ways of understanding Earth's workings. Our planet's physical, chemical, and biological processes are influenced or driven by the pro...

Brain-computer link systems on the brink of breakthrough, study finds

Systems that directly connect silicon circuits with brains are under intensive development all over the world, and are nearing commercial application in many areas, according to a study just placed online. Neurobiologist Theodore W. Berger of the University of Southern California chaired the ei...

World class in Systems Biology is the aim

After decoding the genomes of various plants, animals and microorganisms, Systems Biology is regarded as the next major step that will drive biological research. Current technologies allow biologists to spell all the letters in the genetic material, however, they offer very little in the way of de...

NYU's Center for Genomics & Systems Biology receives $4.4 million NSF grant

New York University Center for Genomics & Systems Biology has received a $4.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in which NYU researchers will seek to identify genes on a genome-wide scale that underlie crop traits selected when farmers began cultivating rice 10,000 years ago. Usi...

Cogent Systems and Northrop Grumman Reach Agreement to Settle Automated Fingerprint Identification Technology Suit and Create Strategic Alliance

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cogent Systems (Nasdaq: COGT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC ) today announced that they have reached an agreement to settle Cogent's lawsuit against Northrop Grumman regarding Cogent's automated fingerprint identification technolog...

Radiant Systems Selects BIO-key(R) Biometric Software for POS Solution

Contract for biometric authentication software improves security and customer convenience for POS terminal solutions WALL, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireles...

Fujitsu and HT Systems Partner to Provide Biometric Patient Identity Management

PatientSecure(TM) on Display at Leading Healthcare Conference SUNNYVALE, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Identity management in a busy healthcare setting is a hectic and time consuming process, especially when it must be repeated with each patient's visit. Fujitsu Compute...

Fujitsu and HT Systems Partner to Provide Biometric Patient Identity Management

PatientSecure(TM) on Display at Leading Healthcare Conference SUNNYVALE, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Identity management in a busy healthcare setting is a hectic and time consuming process, especially when it must be repeated with each patient's visit. Fujitsu Compute...

Radiant Systems Selects BIO-key(R) Biometric Software for POS Solution

Contract for biometric authentication software improves security and customer convenience for POS terminal solutions WALL, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireles...

Cogent Systems and Northrop Grumman Reach Agreement to Settle Automated Fingerprint Identification Technology Suit and Create Strategic Alliance

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cogent Systems (Nasdaq: COGT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC ) today announced that they have reached an agreement to settle Cogent's lawsuit against Northrop Grumman regarding Cogent's automated fingerprint identification technolog...

Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems

Emory researchers are tapping the latest-generation DNA sequencing technology to become the first explorers of the genomics of agricultural ant societies. "This project is one of the first attempts to use genomics to understand a complex interacting system, rather than a single organism," says...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

The recent explosion in the development of nanomaterials with enhanced performance characteristics for use in commercial and medical applications has increased the likelihood of people coming into direct contact with these materials. There are currently more than 800 products on the market in...

Boehringer Ingelheim uses Genomatix' Next Generation Sequencing data analysis systems

Munich, Germany March 2, 2009 >> Genomatix Software, a leading provider of complete solutions for the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, announced today that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG installed a Genomatix Mining Station and a Genomatix Genome Analyzer at its Pharm...

Long-term study of orchard ground cover management systems

ITHACA, NY - Orchard floor and groundcover management is important to fruit growers, affecting the efficiency of orchard operations, fruit tree performance, and soil quality. Herbicide-treated tree rows with mowed grass "drive lanes" are the most widely used orchard groundcover management syste...

Researchers call for nitrogen and phosphorus reductions to combat eutrophication in aquatic systems

An international group of scientists is renewing calls for policymakers to reduce both nitrogen and phosphorus when attempting to alleviate eutrophication or nutrient pollution problems in fresh and coastal waters. In the February 20 edition of Science , the researchers argue that dual-nutrient...

Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems

CHICAGO Intentionally contaminated Chinese milk killed several children and sickened 300,000 more, causing concern around an increasingly connected world economy. Demand for inexpensive products virtually guarantees future repeats of food adulteration and counterfeiting from overseas, Michigan St...
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