DNA is blueprint, contractor and construction worker for new structures
DNA is the blueprint of all life, giving instruction and function to organisms ranging from simple one-celled bacteria to complex human beings. Now Northwestern University researchers report they have used DNA as the blueprint, contractor and construction worker
to build a three-dimensional struct...
Are guest worker programs causing backlash amid IT downsizing?
Last week, I heard two guests on CNBCs Kudlow Show discuss the American workforce and what was happening with various jobs. One gentleman was from the CATO Institute and the other was a Democratic representative (Pascrell) from New Jersey.
The inference from the CATO Institute director that ther...
IT worker shortage linked to tech enrollment drop
Madison, Wis. - Wisconsin's information technology and computer science sectors are crucial business resources, but recruiting the talent to leverage IT has become an increasingly daunting task.
Pending baby-boomer retirements and a decline in IT enrollment could leave employers struggling to ...
Specialty Technical Consultants becomes Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
...ly influence bottom-line results, just as reducing worker
injuries and improving environmental performance i...ly influence bottom-line results, just as reducing worker
injuries and improving environmental performance i...ss results" by helping clients manage complex worker
safety and environmental challenges as business is...
High-Tech 'Smart' Face Mask Helps Hong Kong Families Combat Swine Flu
...s significant because, as CEO Melissa
Mowbray-d'Arbela says, "The BioMask(TM) is the first 'intelligent' face mask.
You don't have to be a health care worker
or medical professional to use it
correctly. Instead, the mask is very easy to put on, wear and dispose of
properly. Thus, it's one of the best forms ...
Germgard's Ultra-Fast Hand Hygiene Solution Protects Against Deadly MRSA, C difficile, and Influenza Virus
...hing the patient."
The Germgard philosophy has been that although the goal is obvious and sound there is no practical way a doctor and healthcare worker
can spend 30 seconds or more sanitizing their hands each and every time they must touch the patient. That would add many minutes to the time with each...
Frost & Sullivan: Female Cancer Patients More Willing to Use Implantable Infusion Pumps Than Males
...ients conduct drug delivery by themselves or a family member, oncologists and infusion nurses prefer this process be conducted by a trained healthcare worker
Oncologists and infusion nurses prefer oral as the leading type for new drug development, although other types were highly value...
RVX-208 Exploratory Study Illustrates Early Potential for Alzheimer's Disease
...he Alzheimer's Association, caregiver
costs in the United States are estimated at US$36.5 billion which includes
loss of productivity, absenteeism and worker
replacement. The indirect
costs of AD would also be greatly reduced; it is estimated that one-half to
two-thirds of the cost of AD care stems from unp...
Penn State gets $5M NSF grant for Nanotech Applications and Career Knowledge
...d deliver micro- and nanotechnology education programs, including incumbent worker
training programs. The center will also help to develop national education program accreditation and worker
skill standards in micro-and nanotechnology.
"There is tremendous intere...
Local officials move toward monitoring nanotechnologies
...nts to follow for oversight of potential negative impacts of nanotechnology including local air, waste and water regulations, as well as labeling and worker
"In the absence of action at the federal level, local and state governments may begin to explore their options for oversight ...
EH&E Launches Interactive Discussion Forum for Healthcare Environment of Care Professionals
...king to help create a healthy and safe work
environment, reducing occupational illness and injury, minimizing workers'
compensation claims, increasing worker
morale and productivity, reducing
liability, costly litigation and unfavorable publicity, and helping to
avoid OSHA fines and other expensive penaltie...
Membrane complexes take flight
...lular membranes surround cells and provide the ultimate in cellular security; nothing can get into a cell without the say so of membrane proteins the worker
molecules that reside in the membrane wall and provide tightly regulated entry points. This natural home of membrane proteins excludes water, yet meth...
Slow federal action to oversee nanotechnology leaves 'room at the bottom'
...uld allow for oversight of the potential negative impacts of nanotechnology including local air, waste and water regulations, as well as labeling and worker
BD and Direct Relief International Launch Second Volunteer Service Trip to Improve Healthcare in Ghana
...ntre; the closest existing blood bank is a 45-minute drive; -- Holding training sessions for obstetric care, infection control and healthcare worker
safety; -- Assisting with clinic administration procedures for record keeping and supply forecasting.
This is the fourth Company-sponsored volu...
SMErobot: A new generation of robots for small and medium-sized enterprises at Automatica 2008
... a manual workplace.
The woodworking assistant as a versatile tool for a joiner or carpenter in a crafts joinery.
The welding robot, which the worker
himself can set up for a new workpiece in just five minutes using intuitive user interfaces such as the use of language, graphical symbols or programm...
Arobella Medical, LLC Launches Qoustic Wound Therapy System(TM)
...t," said Eliaz Babaev,
PhD, president and CEO of Arobella Medical. "The system has the potential
to significantly advance patient care and health care worker
well as reduce costs."
The Qoustic Wound Therapy System removes harmful bacteria and biofilm
and improves wound bed circulation. The syst...
Wisconsins Real-Time" Economy
...e in the availability of more timely information in recent years has enabled business management to remove large swaths of inventory safety stocks and worker
redundancies. Information access in real-time has fostered marked reductions in delivery lead times and related work hours required for the production...
Lets Get Serious: Another Look
...s today, but the number of jobs in basic manufacturing will continue to decline as they have in agriculture. The wages of the Wisconsin manufacturing worker
will, and should, continue to rise while the population of workers declines. In manufacturing we will continue to create wealth, but fewer jobs.
Wisconsin Economic Summit Aims for a New Lease on Life
...gional economic cooperation, encouraging entrepreneurs, building public-private partnerships, transferring technology to the marketplace, investing in worker
training, securing investment capital, combating the so-called brain drain and renewing manufacturing are among the topics. All were identified as pro...
Hope For Some U.S. Tech Workers
...y. For example, IBM (article) recently announced it is moving 4,700 tech worker
jobs to India, and these are mostly development positions. Tech workers mus...and works for less money.
But no matter how much education a technology worker
acquires, the grim reality is that the big salaries once paid to most of th...
The unfilled promise of corporate intranets
... but thats time consuming. Outsell, Inc. reports that the average knowledge worker
spends about eight hours a week searching. Most people are paid to find -- ... access information more efficiently and recoup some of that time. Both the worker
and the company benefit from an intranet that offers search training and on...
Seeds for high-tech economy are being planted, but growth will take time
...centage of personal income. The tech sector indicators were down, however, with one noteworthy exception.
Venture capital investments per Wisconsin worker
were $18.53 in 2002, down nearly 75 percent from the 2000 peak. To be honest, precise figures are elusive. Few observers believe all private equity in...
Wisconsin Assembly passes capital investment bill, revised CAPCO program not presented
...ng in venture capital, doctoral degrees and research dollars as compared to other states.
The report reveals that venture capital disbursements per worker
in Wisconsin at $18.53 in 2002, down nearly 75 percent from their peak in 2000. This figure is approximately 90 percent lower than the national averag...
The "Big Squeeze" - Look for a job or be an entrepreneur?
...up while the pay of the average professional, technical, factory or service worker
is flat or down. To compound matters, the media has been filled with storie...d, and in some cases, criminal CEOs. The perception of the average American worker
is that the guys at the top only care about lining their pockets in the sho...
The Creative Class from my perspective
...on the Rich Florida/Creative Class theory debate. Here are my brutish observations:
1. Creative Class is just a sexier term for Druckers Knowledge worker
(circa 1960.) Both Rich and Peter are talking about people who solve problems for a living. Whether that problem is how to add value to the design of ...
The impact of ACT 255 on the future of high-tech investment in Wisconsin
... illustrate the timely element of the bill.
The day [Act 255] was passed, Competitive Wisconsin came out with a report that the venture capital per worker
in Wisconsin was below the average in the nation in spite of all of our intellectual property and ideas it was 90 percent below the average in the na...
Four Wisconsin companies are among Best Places to Work in IT
...ared to 2003, companies on this years list pledged to increase IT salaries. Investing in employees through training programs, reasonable workloads and worker
empowerment were all named as characteristics of the top 100 employers.
The top 100 IT employers were determined by analyzing the results of a surv...
Technology isn't about technology
...real needs of real people and evolved a means for satisfying them. A recent study at Harvard University revealed that most of the effectiveness of any worker
at any job is attitude and people skills. Knowledge of the task had less relationship to long-term success than working well with others.
A CEO of ...
Winning and losing in the brain gain game
...perceived lack of career and cultural opportunities. Perceived is the key word, because many Wisconsin employers report that once they attract a young worker
from outside the state, he or she rarely wants to leave.
Vikings fans or no, Minnesota is ahead in the brain gain game. To compete in the knowledge...
Inacom named Microsoft's favorite learning solutions partner of the year
...Appleton, specifically offers learning solutions in the areas of networking, infrastructure, development, project management, security and information worker
training. Inacom publishes a public schedule and also provides on-site private training, custom training and condensed advanced training.
Gone missing: Today jobs, tomorrow workers?
... University indicating that the regions workforce is rapidly aging and that worker
surpluses could soon become worker
shortages. According to the report more than 16 percent of Pittsburgh's pop...
Talent shortage? Cmon.
...experience and skills warrant it.
Argument 3: worker
productivity is up, so we don't need as many emplo...in the workforce.
Response: You're darn right worker
productivity is up. Today, you are doing your work... says so. And for all the self-congratulations for worker
productivity, it's costing us. Some of America's m...
Wisconsin Angel Network is part of states focus on entrepreneurship
... Five years ago, it wasnt necessary to use terms such as entrepreneur, venture capital or knowledge worker
when talking about the state economy. That was before the recession of 2000, the war on terror and other global trends fundamentally changed the Wisco...
Want a raise? Ten best midwest tech salary-increase pitches
...sh the importance of taking on other people's work, it does save them tons of money and other resources (desk space, phone lines, etc.) when one super worker
does the work of several.
This can happen after a layoff, a departmental reorganization or an acquisition. If it happened to you, say so. Remind yo...
Liability issues not seen as roadblock to healthcare technology advancements
...with other observers that use of information technologies on healthcare decision-making is akin to using textbooks. Both are tools that the healthcare worker
gleans information from; the tools are not the final decision-makers. "If the technology product says `this is the thing to do,' and it's not the righ...
RFID expert says piecemeal approach won't work
Finally, attendees were shown a dock station, where a cart with a few RFID-equipped products was demonstrated being scanned. Lab worker
and UW student Brad Geiger discussed how RFID use at such ports will take on a greater role in the near future, due in part to federal and state secur...
The DEMO / Katrina Challenge
...t's difficult to see how our checks and care packages are really making a difference.
Then, last week, I got an e-mail from a dear friend, a social worker
in Massachusetts, who decided to go to Houston where she could work directly with victims of the storm. Almost daily, she's sent first-person account...
Praise for the principles of Peter
...ld be treated as assets not expenses. He originated the view of the corporation as a human community (in the 1950s) built on trust and respect for the worker
and not just a profit-making machine.
It was also Drucker who identified the rise of knowledge workers (a term he is credited with coining) in the ...
Are you ready for the next workplace revolution?
...cy cost-cutting targets on which to focus. But those days are coming to an end. If McKinseys predictions are correct, this class of implicit knowledge worker
will increasingly dominate organizations. The good news is that companies that crack the code on how to make them happy and productive will gain signi...
The year of working together (really!)
...roupware" and companies such as Lotus (with Notes) and Novell (with Groupwise) staked their future on it. The companies had grand visions of improving worker
productivity by letting us work together more efficiently. In reality, the vast majority of groupware implementations were elaborate e-mail systems wi...