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Epson Toyocom to invest 10 billion yen in fiscal 2010 for capacity ramp

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

According to Digitimes press release, Epson Toyocom, the leader in crystal devices, has been benefiting from increasing demand from its clients since the second half of 2009, and demand from China and other emerging markets, in particular, has been serving as an impetus to the growth...

NoblePeak Vision assets to be liquidated

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

NoblePeak Vision, a once-promising developer of camera cores that integrate germanium photodetectors with silicon circuits, will see its assets liquidated on Nov. 5 to pay off creditors, the company's certified public accountant announced this week.

TOKO demonstrates wireless power supply

October 9, 2010 5:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

TOKO, Inc., a developer/manufacturer of electronic components focused on coil-based products, is demonstrating a self-developed wireless power supply system.

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Sunpower forms PVdock special interest group with power conversion manufacturers

October 9, 2010 5:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New SIG to Standardize Specifications for Lowering Total System Costs

Erlotinib improves progression-free survival as first-line therapy in advanced lung cancer

October 9, 2010 2:30 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) For patients with advanced lung cancer whose tumors carry EGFR activating mutations, first-line treatment with erlotinib nearly tripled progression-free survival compared to a standard chemotherapy combination, show results from the first...

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Surgical technique relieves painful spine fractures in patients with metastatic cancer

October 9, 2010 12:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A surgical technique appears to offer quick and effective relief for debilitating spinal fractures often suffered by patients with metastatic cancer, researchers reported at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan.

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A Fizzy Ocean May Lie Beneath Enceladus' Icy Crust

October 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The Cassini spacecraft spotted icy plumes jetting from Saturn's moon Enceladus in 2005. Now researchers say a carbonated ocean may fuel the plumes. Science News reporter Ron Cowen talks about this and other news from a meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences.

Graphene: A Sandbox For Physicists, 1 Atom Thick

October 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two Russian scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics this week for their work on graphene, a chicken-wire-like lattice of carbon atoms. Joseph Stroscio, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, talks about why physicists are so fascinated by the material.

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Few Americans Finish Their Vegetables

October 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says two-thirds of Americans don't get the recommended two servings of fruit a day; three-quarters miss the target for vegetables. Ira Flatow and guests discuss ways Americans might be persuaded to eat more fresh produce.

Take A Spin In An Electric Car

October 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Ira Flatow took Nissan's new electric-powered Leaf for a drive around New York City. This car runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery -- no oil or gas -- and with a new battery, the car can go between 60 and 130 miles on a charge. The car is set to go into production in the next few...

Tracking The 'Truthiness' Of Tweets

October 8, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Computer scientists at Indiana University in Bloomington have developed a tool to track the flow of information in Twitter. The goal is to identify deliberately deceptive tweets, and trace them back to their origins. Researcher Johan Bollen explains how the analysis works.

Does Sleep (Or Lack Of It) Affect Weight Loss?

October 8, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that dieters' sleep duration affects weight loss. Those who slept less lost more muscle than fat, while dieters who slept more took off more fat. Sleep researcher Michael Lacey explains how sleep relates to weight.

4-H Clubs Conduct Nationwide Science Experiments

October 8, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Add an extra "H" for "hypothesis" to the head, heart, hands, and health that make up the 4-H club motto. This week, 4-H chapters across the country are taking part in science experiments that aim to teach kids in rural and urban areas about water use and carbon footprints.

A History of Space Science, In Ink

October 8, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Science Friday listener Josh Scott is on a mission: He wants to get a pictorial history of space exploration tattooed on his arm. What missions or satellites should be included? Apollo? Hubble? Call in with your suggestions and help Scott get sleeved in space science style.

La Jolla Institute to develop San Diego's first center for RNAi genomics research

October 8, 2010 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology will develop San Diego's first Center for RNAi screening -- a breakthrough genomics technology that will further enhance San Diego's reputation as a national research leader and...

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