(Wellcome Trust) The largest ever clinical trial in patients hospitalized with severe malaria has concluded that the drug artesunate should now be the preferred treatment for the disease in both children and adults everywhere in the world. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust,...
EV Group today announced that the company witnessed a more than 20-percent increase in overall revenue during fiscal 2010, ended September 30. EVG attributes this growth, in large part, to continued demand for equipment used in advanced manufacturing of 3D ICs, CMOS image sensors and MEMS devices.
STMicroelectronics and Omron have announced a collaboration to provide a complete solution for electronic gas meter flow sensors.November 6, 2010 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments
The sensor has been designed as a key component for the turnkey gas meter solution that ST is developing.
Sensordynamics: New robust 2d and 3d angular rate sensors for industrial, medical and high end consumer goods applicationsNovember 6, 2010 3:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments
The new SD742 and SD740 measure angular rate in two or three spatial directions, showing the way to applications in platform stabilization, motion tracking and navigation.
In April 2010 Sensirion started serial production of the SHT21, the standard version of its new generation of digital humidity and temperature sensors.
Nanoplas, supplier of HDRF plasma processing equipment for MEMS, 3D through-silicon via (TSV), IC packaging and III-V compounds, introduced a fully automatic dry-processing batch system for high-volume 200mm production.
Traditional CMOS image sensors based on silicon are limited to imaging in the visible and near infrared (IR) spectrum. But for homeland security, automotive safety and other applications that rely on detection of the earth's natural "night glow," extension into the short-wave IR (SWIR)...
CareFusion failed to prove that Medtronic sought to illegally dominate the vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty markets, a federal district judge has ruled.
A popular source for innovative new medical products could dry up, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn a lower court’s ruling on a case involving Roche Molecular System and Stanford University.
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Co. said Friday it started a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common and preferred stock of diagnostic services company Clarient Inc.On Oct. 22, the GE said it would buy Clarient for about $570 million in a cash tender offer.Upon...
Ira Flatow talks with scientists and philosophers about the origins of human values, and the influence of modern scientific thought on human values. Even if science can shape human morals, should it? Or does science bring its own set of preconceptions and prejudices to moral questions?
A new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology includes the recommendation that any athlete suspected of having a concussion be removed from play and evaluated. Neurologist Jeffrey Kutcher describes the new recommendations and the reasons for the changes.
In 1952, scientist Rosalind Franklin took a clear X-ray photo of DNA. Nobel Prize winners Watson and Crick used the image, in part, to determine the double helix -- but did Franklin get the credit she deserved? Actress Kristen Bush and playwright Anna Ziegler discuss a new play on Franklin.
How many people attended Jon Stewart's rally last weekend, or Glenn Beck's rally last summer? It depends on who you ask. Two crowd-counting experts explain the "gold standard" for measuring crowd size, and discuss why some rally organizers might disagree with the counts.
Australian brush turkeys (Alectura lathami) fend for themselves the day they hatch, says Ken Dial of the University of Montana Flight Lab. The birds fly the day they hatch, and hatchlings can climb vertical ledges better than adults, according to Dial's latest research.