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Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year Award

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has presented the Educator of the Year Award to John Schuring, Stabile Professor for Innovation and Technology at NJIT. (ATTENTION MEDIA: To interview Schuring as an expert, contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.) Schu...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008

47% Growth in Fourth Quarter Revenues WALL, N.J., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety and finger-based biometric identification solutions, today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dece...

A happy new year for penguins

NEW YORK (DECEMBER 30, 2008)The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that its efforts to protect a wildlife-rich coastal region in South America have paid off in the form of a new coastal marine park recently signed into law by the Government of Argentina. ...

Deep heat solution to 500-million year mystery

Scientists from the universities of Leicester and Cambridge and from the British Geological Survey have published new research in the journal Geology this month (November) shedding new light on a 500-million year old mystery. The 500 million year-old fossils of the Burgess Shale in Canada, di...

Liter of fuel would last UK 1 year if cars had kept pace with computers

One litre of fuel would serve the UK for a year and oil reserves would last the expected lifetime of the solar system - if efficiency in the car industry had improved at the same rate as in the computer world - a leading computer scientist will tell an audience in Manchester on Friday 20 June 2008...

Chloroform provides clue to 150 year old medical puzzle

One of the earliest general anaesthetics to be used by the medical profession, chloroform, has shed light on a mystery thats puzzled doctors for more than 150 years how such anaesthetics actually work. A discovery described as true serendipity made by Leeds University PhD student Dr Yahya Bahn...

BIO-key(R) Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

WALL, N.J., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI) today announced plans to release fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results on Monday, March 17, 2008 after the market close. In conjunction with the release, BIO-key has scheduled a ...

Half time in the International Polar Year 2007-2008

A record minimum of Arctic sea ice, new species in the Antarctic deep sea and unexpected insights into past climate these are only some of the results of the first expeditions during the International Polar Year 2007/08. From March 10 14, 2008 the most important projects will be presented in Mns...

Tamiflu effective for treatment and prevention of influenza in children 1 year and older

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) significantly reduces illness severity and duration in children one year and older, particularly if given within 24 hours of symptom onset, according to new data presented at the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease (WISPID) meeting in Bangkok 15-18 November. The an...

Scientist brings 50 million year old spider 'back to life'

A 50-million-year-old fossilised spider has been brought back to life in stunning 3D by a scientist at The University of Manchester. In a paper published in the latest issue of the Zootaxa journal, Dr David Penney and co-authors from Ghent University in Belgium report on the use of a technique ...

Study: diabetic neuropathy costs billions per year in lost work time

DANVILLE, PA. - Workers who have diabetes with neuropathic symptoms such as numbness or tingling in feet or hands lose the equivalent of 1.4 hours a week or $3.65 billion per year in health-related lost productive time, a recent study finds. The 1.4 hours lost was more than twice the amount of ...

Structure of 450 million year old protein reveals evolution's steps

A detailed map that pinpoints the location of every atom in a 450-million-yeard-old resurrected protein reveals the precise evolutionary steps needed to create the molecules modern version, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Oregon. ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MIRTEC with the 2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation of the Year for its innovative MV-7xi...

Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has presented the Educator of the Year Award to John Schuring, Stabile Professor for Innovation and Technology at NJIT. (ATTENTION MEDIA: To interview Schuring as an expert, contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.) Schu...

K-State research: Freshwater pollution costs US at least $4.3 billion a year

MANHATTAN -- Pollution by phosphorous and nitrogen isn't just bad for lakes, streams and other bodies of fresh water. According to researchers at Kansas State University, it's also bad for Americans' pocketbooks. Freshwater pollution impacts individuals on a level as basic as how much they spen...

New NOAA coral bleaching prediction system calls for low level of bleaching in Caribbean this year

A new NOAA coral bleaching prediction system indicates that there will be some bleaching in the Caribbean later this year, but the event will probably not be severe. NOAA issued the first-ever seasonal coral bleaching outlook this week at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Ft. Lauderda...

Iowa State-ConocoPhillips collaboration advances 26 research projects in first year

AMES, Iowa and HOUSTON, Texas The first year of ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] eight-year, $22.5 million research program at Iowa State University (ISU) has supported 26 research projects and helped establish new research collaborations to further diversify Americas sources of energy and help meet gro...

Science and technology take center stage this election year

Philadelphia, PA March 3, 2008 On the evening of April 17th, in Philadelphia, following a whirl-wind week of activities celebrating science and the spirit of discovery, nine individuals will be honored with Benjamin Franklin Medals and two will be presented with prestigious Bower Awards. The Fr...

Human deaths from shark attacks hit 20-year low last year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Fatal shark attacks worldwide dipped to their lowest levels in two decades in 2007 with the sole casualty involving a swimmer vacationing in the South Pacific, according to the latest statistics from the University of Florida. Except for 1987, when there were no fatalities, t...

Amber reveals ecology of 30 million year old spiders

Scientists at The University of Manchester and the Manchester Metropolitan University have carried out the first comparative scientific study of ancient spiders trapped in amber more than 30 millions years ago. The study of fossilised spiders from the Baltic (Poland) and the Dominican (Caribbean)...

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens surge 250 percent over 7 year period

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teenagers skyrocketed 250 percent between 1994 and 2001, rising particularly sharply after 1999, when the federal government allowed direct-to-consumer advertising and looser promotion of off-label use of prescription drugs, according to a new Brandeis University...

2005 was the warmest year in a century

The year 2005 may have been the warmest year in a century, according to NASA scientists studying temperature data from around the world. Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City noted that the highest global annual average surface temperature in more th...

Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk

A group of history students have discovered the antler of an Irish Elk in cliffs near Kirk Michael on the Isle of Man. Although the exact age of the antler has yet to be determined, the position of the remains indicates that the elk (Megaloceros giganteus) lived around 11,000 years ago. The gian...

Spider blood found in 20 million year old fossil

A scientist from the University of Manchester has discovered the first identified droplets of spider blood in a piece of amber up to 20 million years old. Two droplets of blood, technically known as haemolymph, have been preserved in the amber which also contains the spider - Filistatidae - a fam...

Millions of children denied drug that costs less than $3 a year

Millions of children with epilepsy in developing countries are being denied an effective drug that costs less than $3 a year, according to an editorial in this week’s BMJ. Professor Emilio Perucca urges governments and non-governmental organisations in developing countries to ensure that effecti...

First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

...tation is the only option. HCV is the leading indication for liver transplantation, diagnosed in about half of the 6,000 liver transplants done each year in the United States. Transplantation can be a life-saving treatment; however, in nearly all cases the patient's new liver is eventually infected by H...

University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA

...CO 2 -driven acidification of the surface oceans has already caused a 0.1 unit lowering of pH, and models suggest that another 0.3 pH unit drop by the year 2050 is likely. Continued acidification of the sea may have a host of negative impacts on marine biota, and has the potential to alter the rates of o...

Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

...e rate at which it happens," said Tranel. "If you use the same herbicide year after year, you're exerting selection pressure -- you're selecting for that...tic studies. "If you see herbicide resistance in northern Illinois and a year later you see the same resistance in a population in southern Illinois, one...

ComCam Selected by ePortation on New Maritime Domain Awareness Project

...Maritime Domain Awareness and Seaport security project. ComCam CEO Don Gilbreath stated, "Our two companies have worked informally for about a year supporting Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) initiatives which include biometric video security solutions and gate access validation as...

Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost

...ebates have spent an average of $195 per tonne of carbon saved or, equivalently, $0.43 for every litre of gasoline that a vehicle consumes over its 15 year average life expectancy. Chandra says that governments could garner greater environmental benefits by purchasing carbon offsets (currently priced b...

New stem cell research could reduce number of animal experiments

...ll instead use Induced Pluripotent Stem cells (iPS cells) which are made from skin cells from adults. Dr Subramanian has been awarded a major three year grant by the National Centre for Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to study ALS, a form of motor neurone disease in w...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...ennial systems, on the other hand, contain plants that live longer than one year despite being harvested annually. Many agricultural scientists, including J... creates habitat for pest enemies Farmers spend millions of dollars each year on pesticides to kill crop-eating insects. But these insects have natural ...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...terrestrial insects available as food to the lake's fish inhabitants. To answer her question, she analyzed fish stomach contents over the course of a year in four Pacific Northwest lakes, surveyed fish in 28 Pacific Northwest lakes and compiled published data on fish populations in lakes across North Ame...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...on, compared to $12.0 million in the same period a year ago. The Company reports its net income and... or $0.05 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. GAAP net loss for the six months ended June 3...million, or $0.11 per share, for the same period a year ago. The non-GAAP net loss for the second q...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...r and the mineral calcite, deposited in pairs each year for the past 9000 years. The amount of the mineral...ate and pyrite within a well-preserved, 10 million year limestone sequence from the Precambrian-Cambrian b...n southwest Namibia. Surprisingly, this 10 million year sequence of limestones contains sulfur isotopes in...

Study links virus to some cases of common skin cancer

... COLUMBUS, Ohio A virus discovered last year in a rare form of skin cancer has also been found in people with the second most common form of skin cancer among Americans, according to researchers ...

Little-known protein found to be key player

...ellular membranes in a previously undocumented way. "If you'd asked me a year ago whether this was possible, I would have said, 'No,'" said study co-auth...ly what I told (co-author) Andrea Daga when we first spoke about the idea a year ago." McNew has spent the past 15 years studying SNARE proteins, a speci...

Health benefits of physical activity more pronounced in women

... the August issue of Journal of Lipid Research , was carried out by Keri Monda and colleagues at North Carolina and Baylor. They found that over a 12 year period, all individuals who increased their exercise by about 180 metabolic units per week (equivalent to an additional hour of mild or 30 minutes of ...

Fujitsu Expands Support for Ethernet Networks With New Additions to XG Switch Product Line

...lue to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com . About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. Fujitsu Compu...

First genetically-engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

...ion with researchers from the US, Japan and Canada, will be trialled in humans from early next year. Malaria kills more than one million people each year and destroys through premature death and disability the equivalent of at least 35 million years of healthy, productive human life every year. Prof...
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