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National Marrow Donor Program® to Speed Transplants with IBM Analytics Software

November 19, 2010 10:37 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM announced today that the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) has adopted IBM's WebSphere Lombardi Business Process Management (BPM) software to help automate its donor and patient management process. Both processes are critical to facilitate the matching of donors to patients...

What?s the buzz on MEMS in 2011 and beyond?

November 19, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

MEMS Supply Chain Execs Get OEM Perspective at MEMS Executive Congress 2010.

Lilliputian Systems announces wafer manufacturing supply agreement with Intel and equity stake by Intel Capital

November 19, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Lilliputian Systems, Inc. (, developer of the world?s first Personal Power? solution for consumer electronics devices, today announced that it has signed a Wafer Manufacturing Supply Agreement with Intel.


Two Obagi shareholders selling off their stakes

November 19, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obagi Medical Products Inc., which makes prescription-strength and over-the-counter skin creams, said Friday that two shareholders are planning to sell off their stakes through a $28.2 million public offering and $35 million buyback agreement with the company.The Stonington Capital Appreciation...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Nov. 19, 2010

November 19, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Nov. 19, 2010.Daylight Energy Ltd. (TSX:DAY): $0.05. Payable Nov 15. Record Oct 29.Altus Group Income Fund Units (TSX:AIF.UN): $0.1. Payable Dec 15. Record Nov 30.Bell Aliant...

Computers And Babies, Listening Carefully

November 19, 2010 9:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

The speech-recognition algorithms behind Google Voice Search analyze thousands of hours of human speech to pick out patterns. Babies may use the same technique. Google speech recognition guru Mike Cohen and linguist Sheila Blumstein discuss how humans and computers learn language.

How The X-Box Kinect Tracks Your Moves

November 19, 2010 9:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Kinect uses depth sensors, cameras and microphones to track the movements of players, and it's surprisingly good at weeding out distractions. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the development of the gaming technology -- and how movement can influence players' moods.

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Atom'

November 19, 2010 9:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

The British poet and alchemist Thomas Norton used the word "attoms" in his 1477 poem, The Ordinal of Alchemy. Historian Howard Markel explains how Norton came to use the word, and points out earlier philosophers who raised the concept of indivisible units of matter.


Are Airport Scanners Safe?

November 19, 2010 9:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Some airport body scanning machines use X-rays to generate images. How much radiation is a traveler exposed to? Should frequent fliers opt for a pat down instead? Radiation expert David Brenner explains the possible public health concerns of scanning millions of passengers.

From Bach To Beer Bottles, The Physics of Music

November 19, 2010 9:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Why does a saxophone sound different from an oboe? How do tiny flutes produce such loud sounds? Dr. John Powell, author of How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds explains musical acoustics and more.

Locking Up Antimatter

November 19, 2010 9:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists at CERN, the European nuclear research facility, say they have produced and trapped molecules of antihydrogen, a form of antimatter. Physicist Jeffrey Hangst explains how they were made and captured. Will trapping antimatter help scientists learn about the construction of the universe?

Untangling The Hairy Physics Of Rapunzel

November 19, 2010 9:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Kelly Ward, senior software engineer for Walt Disney Animation Studios, was tasked with bringing Rapunzel's locks to life in Disney's new movie, Tangled. The hair had to look realistic, but not too real -- otherwise Rapunzel would be towing 80 pounds of hair behind her.

AVEO releases data on cancer drugs

November 19, 2010 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

AVEO Pharmaceuticals has presented results on a pair of cancer treatments at the Symposium of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer-National Cancer Institute-American Association for Cancer Research in Berlin, Germany.


Containers to Clinics opens pilot facility in Haiti

November 19, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Containers to Clinics Inc., a Dover startup focused on converting shipping containers to health care clinics, has opened a pilot site in Haiti, associated with Port-au-Prince-based Grace Children’s Hospital, which was about 80 percent destroyed in the January earthquake.

Okla. death row inmates protest new execution drug

November 19, 2010 8:45 am | by SEAN MURPHY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two death row inmates in Oklahoma asked a federal judge on Friday to stop their pending executions after the state said it planned to substitute the anesthetic used during lethal injections because of a drug shortage.Oklahoma is one of several states that have been scrambling after the sole...


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