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Oil Spill Cleanup Technology Stuck In 20th Century

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Thirty-one years ago, the Ixtoc I well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico after its blowout preventer failed. Cleanup crews responded with oil booms, skimmers and detergents. Ira Flatow and guests discuss why, three decades later, oil cleanup crews still rely on the same technology.

Ahoy: Meet The Navy's Humanoid Robot

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

This year, the Navy brought more than ships and sailors to Fleet Week in New York City. Octavia, the Navy's "MDS" robot (for mobile, dexterous, social), is on display. Science Friday spoke with Greg Trafton, section head of intelligent systems at the Naval Research Laboratory, about the...

The Struggles of 'Life' Unfold On Screen

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

An 11-part television documentary series highlights the tactics plants and animals use to survive in nature. Mike Gunton, executive producer for the Life series describes how his team got the shots -- from cheetahs taking down an ostrich, to the mating run of humpback whales.


Nesting With A Naturalist

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Bernd Heinrich started collecting birds and eggs when he was a child. The Nesting Season is a collection of his observations of nests, eggs and the birds that make them, illustrated with his watercolors and photographs. Heinrich describes his life-long interest in nature.

Vegetable Gardening On A Budget

May 28, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Wondering what to do with that old PC case? You could turn it into a planter, and grow strawberries in winter. "Cheap vegetable gardener" Shawn Verrall describes how he gardens in his limited backyard space, in a less-than-ideal climate, without spending a lot of money.

Ultrafast laser company success story

May 28, 2010 1:42 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Ferenc Krausz and his partners in Austria built a laser company around ultrashort light flashes and chirped mirror technology.

Medtronic Picks Up Business Lost by Boston Scientific

May 28, 2010 1:39 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Medtronic has picked up two-thirds of the business Boston Scientific lost earlier this year when it was forced to stop shipping its cardiac defibrillators.


Day4 Energy announces first turnkey manufacturing license with Enersis for the eastern European market

May 28, 2010 11:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Day4 Energy Inc. (TSX: DFE), a leading supplier of high performance, cost-effective solar electric solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Enersis, the second largest PV company in Slovenia, for a 25 megawatt (MW) turnkey manufacturing technology solution for the...


Photonics industry in Europe gains strategy yields innovation

May 28, 2010 11:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The photonics industry in Europe is reporting gains in innovation and competitiveness through a strategy of future-scoping and collaboration among industry, research institutes and universities.

Centene Corporation to Present at Two Upcoming Healthcare Conferences in June

May 28, 2010 11:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS , May 28 /- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) today announced it will present at two upcoming healthcare conferences in the next few weeks. At the Goldman Sachs 31st Annual Global Health Care Conference, to be held June 14-17, 2010 , at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los...


Minn. legislators to FDA: Don't tread on device makers

May 28, 2010 10:41 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D:Minn.) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R:Minn.) urge the Food & Drug Administration to go easy on proposed changes to the 510(k) program. A pair of Minnesota legislators are lobbying against changes the Food & Drug Administration proposes for its 510(k)...


Asian regulatory update: Indian medical device manufacturers push for changes

May 28, 2010 10:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Indian medical device manufacturers push for changes A group of Indian medical device manufacturers is lobbying for changes in the current duty structure on medical devices, currency stability, cheaper credit for exporters and greater representation of their interests in a medical export council.


Rambus Acquires Uni-Pixel Display and Backlighting Intellectual Property. Engineering services agreement sets foundation for future collaboration.

May 28, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Uni-Pixel, Inc. (OTCBB: UNXL), a production stage company delivering its Clearly Superior? Performance Engineered Films to the lighting and display, solar, and flexible electronics market segments, today announced that Rambus Inc., (NASDAQ: RMBS),

Victhom posts first-quarter revenue of $2,482 versus year-ago $681,912

May 28, 2010 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Victhom Human Bionics Inc. reported a plunge in first-quarter revenue on Friday as it transferred of all of its development and support activities to its partner Ossur, an orthopaedics company based in Iceland.The Quebec-based company (TSXV:VHB), which develops and makes bionic devices involved...

Abstract Submissions and Registration Now Open for 2nd International Symposium on MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound

May 28, 2010 8:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. , May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation has announced that abstract submissions and registration are now open for the 2nd International Symposium on MR-guided Focused Ultrasound and can be accessed online at...



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