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Growing Snowflakes In A Bottle

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Try making your own winter wonderland. Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist and author of The Secret Life of a Snowflake, devised an experiment to grow a snow crystal in an old plastic bottle. Dry ice required.

Teaching Computers To Be More Empathetic

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

High school juniors Matthew Fernandez and Akash Krishnan took the grand prize in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for designing software that decodes emotions in human speech. They say the software could be used by call centers, to direct angry callers to a human.

Rossellini's 'Seduce Me' Looks At Animal Courtship

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Actress and model Isabella Rossellini's video series, Seduce Me, investigates the strange and fascinating mating behaviors of animals. Rossellini plays a diverse cast of characters from the animal kingdom -- from hermaphroditic earthworms to swinging deer to asexual lizards.

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Chemistry Keeps Christmas Trees Alive, For Longer

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | Podcasts | Comments

Just as an avocado ripens quickly in a paper bag, bathed in the ethylene gas it releases, Christmas trees may lose their needles because of a similar "ripening" process. Raj Lada, of Nova Scotia's Christmas Tree Research Center, discusses how to block this process to prolong the life of cut firs.

Arrowhead CEO provides perspective on $4.5 million alliance between subsidiary Unidym and Samsung Electronics

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Arrowhead Research Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer today issued the following open letter to the Company's shareholders:

Nanostart-held ItN Nanovation receives equity commitment to support continued growth

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

ItN Nanovation AG, a portfolio company of Nanostart AG, has announced the signing of a conditional equity investment agreement of up to EUR 15 million with YA Global Master SPV Ltd., which is managed by Yorkville Advisors, LLC, a large U.S.-based investment group.

International collaboration boosts nanotechnology research

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers co-authored by researchers across borders.

Denosumab Delayed Time to First Skeletal-related Side Effect

December 10, 2010 8:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - For patients with breast cancer and bone metastases, denosumab delayed skeletal-related side effects five months longer compared to those on zoledronic acid, according to results presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12.

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Photonics21 event to focus on FP8 priorities

December 10, 2010 7:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes will make a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Photonics21 European Technology Platform.

Innovative Micro Technology adds to its arsenal of through-silicon via offering

December 10, 2010 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Innovative Micro Technology, Inc. (IMT) announced today the addition of a new geometry point in its technology roadmap for Through Silicon Vias (TSVs).

TSMC announces 3DIC Chip Technologies using TSVs

December 10, 2010 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) had a lecture on its efforts to mass-produce 3D chips made by three-dimensionally stacking semiconductor chips by using its TSV (through silicon via) technology.

SABCS 2010: Interview with Ivis Febus-Sampayo

December 10, 2010 7:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Ms. Febus-Sampayo discusses the cultural challenges faced by Latina women when they receive a cancer diagnosis, shares advice about how clinicians can best serve the Latina women who have cancer, and the long-term goals of her organization.

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New Poll: Voters Want to Reduce Wasteful Spending in Medicaid Pharmacy

December 10, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voters would rather reduce Medicaid spending by better managing pharmacy benefits rather than cutting benefits for patients or payments to doctors and hospitals, according to a new poll commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Care Management...

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Advanced BioHealing Appoints Kevin C. O'Boyle as Chief Financial Officer

December 10, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 10, 2010 /- Advanced BioHealing, Inc. (ABH), a leader in commercializing cell-based therapies and delivering on the promise of regenerative medicine , today announced the appointment of Kevin C. O'Boyle, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. (Photo:...

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Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering by Shareholder

December 10, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10, 2010 /- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) announced today the pricing of the previously announced public offering of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock by Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund, L.P. at a public offering price of $20.00 per share.  The...

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