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Google Isn't The First To Dream Of Robotic Cars

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

In May 1958, Popular Science published an article titled "The Car that Drives Itself: The Car in Your Future Will Be Run By Black Boxes While You Watch." Sound familiar? Harry McCracken, founder and editor of, discusses Google's self-piloted car, and dreams that came before it.

How Do Immune Cells Find Wounds?

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, Paul Kubes and colleagues filmed immune cells called neutrophils finding their way to a mouse's wounded liver. The researchers wanted to understand how neutrophils locate sterile injuries when bacteria aren't around to signal the damage.

Carrying Wind Power, Underwater

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

This week, investors including Google announced a $5 billion plan to build an underwater transmission line off the East Coast. The line will tie power from offshore wind farms to the Eastern power grid. Willett Kempton, of the University of Delaware, explains the project.


Colonoscopy technique increases polyp detection in far reaches of right colon

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Gastroenterology) An endoscopic technique known as retroflexion, when used in the right side of the colon, may increase the diagnostic yield of polyps, including large adenomas (larger than 10 millimeters) and serrated lesions, particularly in men, older...


Solarfun announces completion of capacity expansion plan and further expansion plans

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it has already reached its 2010 year-end target of 360 MW in ingot manufacturing capacity, 400 MW in wire saw capacity, 500 MW of cell capacity and 900 MW in module capacity

AcuMEMS announces new Glaucoma product for cataract surgery

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

AcuMEMS, Inc. announced the development of a new sensor for wireless intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring of patients with co-incident cataract and glaucoma.

Shapiro finds niche in VC-entrepreneur-scientist crossroad

October 18, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Mikhail Shapiro isn’t quite 30, but finds himself already wearing two distinguished hats – senior associate at Third Rock Ventures and acting head of product development at Foundation Medicine.

Thermo Fisher forms scientific advisory board

October 18, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Waltham instruments maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has created a scientific advisory board for the sake of adding expertise from the health, science and education community.


Yale research opens door for new anti-depressants

October 18, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at Yale University report that they have found a gene they believe to be a key contributor to depression. The gene could be a promising target for a new class of antidepressants.

Sanofi-aventis, Harvard collaborate on unmet medical needs

October 18, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

French drug maker Sanofi-aventis has teamed up with Harvard University on a research collaboration that includes multiple therapeutic areas such as cancer, diabetes and inflammation.

Reportlinker Adds Global Urological Catheters Industry

October 18, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Urological Catheters Industry This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Urological...


Abaxis to Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 18, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 18 /- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX ), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, ended September 30, 2010. The call will...


Forsyth Institute reels in $20.7M grants for gum disease research

October 18, 2010 8:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The Forsyth Institute, a dental research and teaching organization, has landed a four-year $20.7 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to apply to three research projects aimed at the understanding and treatment of periodontal disease.


Handheld Enclosures Range Extended

October 18, 2010 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Following customer demand, OKW has extended its innovative Soft-Case handheld enclosures range with the new size XL series. Typical applications include portable instruments and medical devices. 

Crimp and Solder Cup Spring Pins

October 18, 2010 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

For customers looking for a spring way to connect a Mill-Max spring-loaded connector to a wire or cable, Mill-Max is pleased to announce two new innovative designs.


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