Throughout the millenia, philosophers, theologians and scientists have pondered the simple question: Why are we here? Science News writer Ron Cowen discusses results from the Fermi Lab's particle collider which may help explain the preponderance of matter, not anti-matter, in the universe.
Thirty-one years ago, the Ixtoc I well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico after its blowout preventer failed. Cleanup crews responded with oil booms, skimmers and detergents. Ira Flatow and guests discuss why, three decades later, oil cleanup crews still rely on the same technology.
This year, the Navy brought more than ships and sailors to Fleet Week in New York City. Octavia, the Navy's "MDS" robot (for mobile, dexterous, social), is on display. Science Friday spoke with Greg Trafton, section head of intelligent systems at the Naval Research Laboratory, about the...
An 11-part television documentary series highlights the tactics plants and animals use to survive in nature. Mike Gunton, executive producer for the Life series describes how his team got the shots -- from cheetahs taking down an ostrich, to the mating run of humpback whales.
Bernd Heinrich started collecting birds and eggs when he was a child. The Nesting Season is a collection of his observations of nests, eggs and the birds that make them, illustrated with his watercolors and photographs. Heinrich describes his life-long interest in nature.
Wondering what to do with that old PC case? You could turn it into a planter, and grow strawberries in winter. "Cheap vegetable gardener" Shawn Verrall describes how he gardens in his limited backyard space, in a less-than-ideal climate, without spending a lot of money.
Ferenc Krausz and his partners in Austria built a laser company around ultrashort light flashes and chirped mirror technology.
Medtronic has picked up two-thirds of the business Boston Scientific lost earlier this year when it was forced to stop shipping its cardiac defibrillators.
Day4 Energy announces first turnkey manufacturing license with Enersis for the eastern European marketMay 28, 2010 11:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments
Day4 Energy Inc. (TSX: DFE), a leading supplier of high performance, cost-effective solar electric solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Enersis, the second largest PV company in Slovenia, for a 25 megawatt (MW) turnkey manufacturing technology solution for the...
The photonics industry in Europe is reporting gains in innovation and competitiveness through a strategy of future-scoping and collaboration among industry, research institutes and universities.
ST. LOUIS , May 28 /- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) today announced it will present at two upcoming healthcare conferences in the next few weeks. At the Goldman Sachs 31st Annual Global Health Care Conference, to be held June 14-17, 2010 , at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los...
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D:Minn.) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R:Minn.) urge the Food & Drug Administration to go easy on proposed changes to the 510(k) program. A pair of Minnesota legislators are lobbying against changes the Food & Drug Administration proposes for its 510(k)...
Indian medical device manufacturers push for changes A group of Indian medical device manufacturers is lobbying for changes in the current duty structure on medical devices, currency stability, cheaper credit for exporters and greater representation of their interests in a medical export council.
Rambus Acquires Uni-Pixel Display and Backlighting Intellectual Property. Engineering services agreement sets foundation for future collaboration.May 28, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments
Uni-Pixel, Inc. (OTCBB: UNXL), a production stage company delivering its Clearly Superior? Performance Engineered Films to the lighting and display, solar, and flexible electronics market segments, today announced that Rambus Inc., (NASDAQ: RMBS),
Victhom Human Bionics Inc. reported a plunge in first-quarter revenue on Friday as it transferred of all of its development and support activities to its partner Ossur, an orthopaedics company based in Iceland.The Quebec-based company (TSXV:VHB), which develops and makes bionic devices involved...