Pumpkins of the Atlantic Giant variety can weigh more than 1,800 pounds. For a mechanical engineer with an interest in plus-sized fruit, like Georgia Tech's David Hu, this raises an interesting physics question: How can the pumpkin get so big without breaking?
After a prescription leaves the optometrist's office, how are eyeglasses actually made to order? Larry Enright, general manager of Perferx Optical, talks about the shaping, sanding, polishing, cutting and beveling behind each lens' journey into a pair of finished frames.
In her book Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, former Los Angeles Times reporter Judy Pasternak documents the toxic legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo lands of northeastern Arizona, where radioactive dust wound up in Navajo homes and drinking water.
Halloween may be the biggest do-it-yourself holiday in America, where creative types turn their cars into Batmobiles and their jack-o'-lanterns into computerized Silly String squirters. Instructables founder and CEO Eric Wilhelm talks about these and other crafty projects for Halloween.
Around 400 B.C., Hippocrates is said to have named masses of cancerous cells karkinos -- Greek for crab. Science and medical historian Howard Markel discusses a few hypotheses on why Hippocrates named the disease after a crab, and how well cancer was understood in the ancient world.
Professor Erno Rubik's iconic puzzle, a simple, yet complex multicolored cube, took the world by storm in the 1980s and sold millions of copies. The inventor will receive a Lifetime Science Education Achievement Award from the USA Science & Engineering Festival this weekend.
Anne Baia, financial advisor and interim chief financial offier for several venture-backed Boston-area life sciences companies, died on Oct. 20 from cancer. She was 54 years old.
Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE approval in Europe for expanded use of its WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures.
Fentanyl Transdermal System: Recall - Potential for Active Ingredient to Release Faster Than SpecifiedOctober 22, 2010 10:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
Accelerated release of Fentanyl can lead to adverse events for at-risk patients, including excessive sedation, respiratory depression, hypoventilation, and apnea.
BEIJING, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUS ) ("Lotus" or the "Company"), a fast-growing, profitable developer, manufacturer and seller of medicine and drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that the...
Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call to Present Third Quarter 2010 Financial ResultsOctober 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments
BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 22 /- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI ) ("Bacterin"), announced today that it has scheduled a conference call for Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for its third quarter 2010, which...
AdvaMed 2010 Sets New Attendance Record: More than 1,700 Device and Diagnostics Leaders from Across the Country and Around the World Came to Washington, D.C.October 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,700 medical device and diagnostics leaders from more than 360 companies – representing 24 countries and 33 states – attended the fourth annual industry gathering, AdvaMed 2010: The MedTech Conference this week in...
SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /- Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering weekly research-based tip sheets regarding breast cancer prevention, screening...
(Henry Ford Health System) Patients were misdiagnosed with pneumonia at an alarming rate when they were readmitted to the hospital shortly after a previous hospitalization for the same illness, according to two Henry Ford Hospital companion studies.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 22 /- Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS) today announced significant results of pooled data from its two large scale six month Phase III trials of Bronchitol (inhaled mannitol) in people with cystic fibrosis. The combined results have been presented for the first...