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The black hole of corporate branding

The term branding started out in the Dark Ages, where marks were burned onto cattle. On ever-so-slowly-evolving minds of the Homo sapiens this word also made a solid impression and provides a daily dose of comfort. Belonging to a product and a brand name, offering taste and vanity offers a secu...

Asia Debut for Money-Saving Pharma-Packaging Machines from Ireland

... scanned by a beam of light both before and after a vacuum is applied. The difference between these scan readings is used to calculate the size of the hole in the blister pack. It identifies the precise pocket which leaks - ideal for testing alongside blister lines to speed up diagnosis of any problems a...

Mexico Premiere for Money-Saving Pharma Leak Testing Equipment

... are scanned by a beam of light both before after a vacuum is applied. The difference between these scan readings is used to calculate the size of the hole in the blister pack. It is a non-destructive, clean, dry process so any packs that pass the test can be returned to the production line. Packs that f...

Nature parks can save species as climate changes

...ce of providing 'green corridors' to help wildlife to move to find new climatically-suitable areas. The team led by Dr Stephen Willis and Dr David hole from the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University, used simulation models to see how climate change might affect birds in Imp...

Europium discovery

...ple. A circular metal gasket separates two opposing 0.17-carat diamond anvils with faces (culets) 0.18 mm in diameter. The sample is placed in a small hole in the gasket, flanked by the faces of the diamond anvils. Pressure is applied to the sample space by inflating a doughnut-like bellow with helium ...

Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Manufacturer Boosts European Distribution

... are scanned by a beam of light both before after a vacuum is applied. The difference between these scan readings is used to calculate the size of the hole in the blister pack. It is a non-destructive, clean, dry process so any packs that pass the test can be returned to the production line. Packs that f...

Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education

...tional Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium. "Level funding this program is like putting a temporary patch on a hole in a dam that is ready to burst. Demand for these programs is up. The pace of technological change is increasing. Equipment needs are growing. To be a...

New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures

... are each about 500 times smaller than the width of a human hair. One is shaped like a flat circular disk while the other looks like a doughnut with a hole in the middle. When brought together they interact with light very differently to the way they behave on their own. The scientists have observed that ...

Spring 'blockbuster' movie now showing

...toms repositioning themselves around the edge of a hole that was punched into a graphene sheet. Viewers ca... 0.5's electron beam (set at 80 kV) to introduce a hole into the graphene's pristine hexagonal carbon latt...to create the hole. Since atoms at the edge of the hole are continually being ejected from the lattice by ...

Beverly Hills Surgeon Dr. Payman Simoni Applauds Obama Administration's New Direction in Stem Cell Research

... surgery. In 2004, surgeons in Germany used stems cells from fat tissue of a seven year old girl to help repair major damage to her skull. The large hole in the skull is now replaced by solid bone. In 2006, researchers in UCLA announced successfully transforming adult fat stem cells into smooth muscle c...

Genetic discovery could lead to advances in dental treatment

...eroded tooth enamel, including people who smoke, drink and especially some who use illegal drugs such as methamphetamine. And most cavities start as a hole in tooth enamel that allows decay to begin. ...

NPL research shows there could be no end in sight for Moore’s Law

...d on their research on single crystalline Mn-doped Ge nanowires that display ferromagnetism above 300 K and a superior performance with respect to the hole mobility of around 340 cm2/Vs and other industrially relevant parameters, demonstrating the potential of using these nanowires as building blocks for ...

Cold atoms could replace hot gallium in focused ion beams

...d cool these atoms to extremely low temperatures. Another laser is used to ionize the atoms, and the charged particles are accelerated through a small hole to create a small but energetic beam of ions. Researchers have named the groundbreaking device "MOTIS," for "Magneto-Optical Trap Ion Source." (For mo...

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

...silver plasmonic lens with concentric rings that concentrate the light to a hole in the center where it exits on the other side. In the experiment, the hole was less than 100 nanometers in diameter, but it can theoretically be as sm...

CU scientists create world's thinnest balloon -- just one atom thick

...ing would go through, so it's not a scientific surprise," said McEuen. "But it does tell you that the membrane is perfect" -- since even an atom-sized hole would allow the helium to escape easily. Such a membrane could have all kinds of uses, he added. It could form a barrier in an aquarium-like setup,...

Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck

...ngectomy, which would have removed his voice box, leaving him with no ability to speak and requiring him to breathe through a tracheostomy, which is a hole in the throat," said Shawn H. Zimberg, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at Advanced Radiation Centers of New York. "Another option was a 'la...

Cardica Receives $1 Million Milestone Payment From Cook Medical for Development of Heart Defect Closure Device

... because blood clots can pass directly through the hole and into the main circulation," said Brian Bates, ...ive to current treatments to permanently close the hole in the heart. This may potentially reduce the risk... the heart's two upper chambers are connected by a hole that allows blood to be diverted away from the lun...

CoreValve Successfully Treats the First Pacific Rim Patients with Its ReValving System for Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement : Australia/New Zealand Regulatory-Cleared Evaluation Registry is Expected to Lead to Market Clearance for These Countries

... Director at Mercy Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. "With the CoreValve ReValving system, a new heart valve can be implanted from a small hole made in the groin, and therefore there is no need for major surgery or an incision in the chest," said Dr. Ormiston. "Patient recovery is mu...

Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more

...s. Electro-optical devices will time, shape, and direct this light. In a facility the size of three football fields, the light will go through a tiny hole into a target made of gold and uranium. This target has the shape of a soda can, but is less than one inch in height. There the light will paint the ...

A single VSOP can do a 'proton' magic!

...f Sciences (published online on the week of June 16, 2008). Usually, ion channels on cell membrane form a multimeric complex to make an assembling hole to carry ions though it. Surprisingly, the research group found that this VSOP protein forms a dimer but each single subunit can carry proton without ...

BioElectronics Corporation - Substantial International Expansion Producing Sustained Revenue Growth-Company Reaches Monthly Break Even

... vast majority of people. We believe this situation leaves us with a huge hole in the healthcare industry relating to pain relief. We sincerely believe that ActiPatch can fill that hole and fit somewhere between the use of aspirin, Tylenol and Ibuprofen and the...

UC San Diego nanostructures will raise thin-film solar cell efficiency

...ikely to make it out of the quantum wells and generate current, explained Edward Yu. This enables high photon absorption efficiency, high electron and hole collection efficiency and therefore also high voltage to be achieved simultaneously. In the UCSD approach, the photons are provided with a long p...

Nanowires may boost solar cell efficiency, UC San Diego engineers say

...gy to electricity, each photon-absorbing electron must split apart from its hole companion at the interface of the polymer and the nanowire a region known as the p-n junction. Once the electron and hole split, the electron travels down the nanowire the electron superhighway a...

Self-assembled materials form mini stem cell lab

...s of therapies as well as to signaling by different cells in neighboring sacs. In a clever demonstration of self-repair, if the sacs membrane had a hole (from a needle injection, for example), the researchers simply placed a drop of the PA solution on the tear, which interacted with the HA inside, resu...

Special coating greatly improves solar cell performance

...roximately 3 to 4 percent to 5.2 to 5.6 percent. The researchers currently are working on further tuning the anode coating technique for increased hole extraction and electron blocking efficiency and moving to production-scaling experiments on flexible substrates. ...

MIT creates gecko-inspired bandage

...material could wrap around and reseal the intestine after the removal of a diseased segment or after a gastric bypass procedure. It could also patch a hole caused by an ulcer. Because it can be folded and unfolded, it has a potential application in minimally invasive surgical procedures that are particula...

ThromboGenics Presents Results of the Vitreomacular Traction Trial (MIVI IIT) at the American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting

...e Disease, With Treated Patients Achieving Macular hole Closure and Traction Release Without Need for Vitr...of their vitreomacular traction (including macular hole closure in 2 of the 4 macular hole cases) without the need for vitrectomy. In contras...

Novel gate dielectric materials: perfection is not enough

... or the absence of electrons known as holes) may experience self trapping. They do so by forming polarons a polarizing interaction of an electron or hole with the perfect surrounding lattice. Professor Alexander Shluger of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Department of Physics & Astronomy at...

CU researchers shed light on light-emitting nanodevice

...ested scientists for many years, is ideal for its stability in multiple states of oxidation, which, in turn, allows it to serve as a good electron and hole transporter. This means that a single-layer device can be made, simplifying the manufacturing process. "It's not fabulous, but it has a reasonable e...

New technique producing small things in large quantities

...tal structure on a substrate, such as a silicon wafer. These lenses act as focusing elements, Donnelly said. They focus the beamlets to fabricate a hole 100 times smaller than the lens size. A beam of ions is then directed at the substrate. When the wafer is tilted, the desired pattern is replicated s...

Novare Announces First Ever Single Port Laparoscopic Kidney Removal (Nephrectomy) Using RealHand(TM) HD Instruments

...as been removed as a side-effect from this type of procedure. We're showing surgeons can do a procedure using only one hole and that they can hide the hole in a cosmetically advantageous or less painful location. In trying to minimize the invasiveness of this surgery, the trauma was consolidated to a very...

Entrepreneurial Spirit Infectious in Milwaukee

...ng, even without the free beer. In fact, what you get are ideasideas about what could be for them and for the state and for your own future. Me, I hole myself up in a basement office in downtown Stevens Point and try to imagine what life is like for writers in New York or Chicago or Madison. But I don...

Conference Zeroes in on Homegrown Innovation - 20th Life Science & Venture Conference Full of High-Tech Insights

...ooks to invest in companies that have a demonstrable chance for success. In other words, companies that already have customers, a product that fills a hole in the market, and the management team to make it happen. Baird already has invested in two Madison-area companies, NimbleGen and TomoTherapy, that...

Powerful, Intricate Technology Taught in CVTCs New Tool and Die Program

...of the plastic material. Openings and barbs are configured in the part so that when moved into an aperture, the part first collapses to go through the hole and then returns to shape once passed through. That secures the piece. The piece serves as a fastener to keep an inside ceiling fixed to the roof of a...

Journey Leads Astronomer to New Galactic Structure

...at would turn out to be a major new feature of the Milky Way came through a hole in the ceiling. As a physics post-doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the late 1970s, Reynolds sawed a hole in the ceiling of an office of the university's Physical Science Laboratory...

Biotech 2004: Cautious optimism

...quired Minnesota-based CIMA Labs . 5. The sudden but not totally unexpected departure of a relatively new FDA commissioner, which leaves a gaping hole at this critical agency. 6. The opening of the biotech IPO market, which has raised $917 million since the fourth quarter of 2003. There are 13 mo...

Glacial records depict ice age climate in synch worldwide

... of the GSA Bulletin article include Robert P. Ackert, Jr., and Mark D. Kurz, both of the department of marine chemistry and geochemistry at the Woods hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass. ...

Lord of the Rings visual effects creator talks about entrepreneurial experiences

...er was simply an optical illusion, with different camera angles, shorter extras to stand in for the hobbits next to other actors, and simply digging a hole for the actual actors to stand in. Peter Jackson is brilliant at understanding old technology and new technology, Rygiel said of the directors effo...

Five seed-stage funding groups filling Midwest Life Science void

...en the tube (the subway for New Yorkers or the L for Chicagoans) is constantly besieged by tape loops of mind the gap, which is a warning for the dark hole or space between the subway car and the concrete waiting area as one gets on or off the tube. In other words, beware of the void as it can be dang...

Tech Digest: what's moving in the Midwest

... research equipment there, according to a university release. The observatory, named SAFOD , or San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, includes a hole four kilometers deep, drilled directly into the San Andreas fault....
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