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Following A Wandering North Pole

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

The location of the magnetic North Pole is moving towards Siberia at about 40 miles per year -- and every few hundred thousand years, the north and south poles switch positions entirely. Geophysicist Ronald Merrill explains what's known about the inner workings of the Earth's magnetic field.

Adding Smarts To The Electrical Grid

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

The nation's electrical distribution system has been getting less reliable over time, according to an article by electrical engineering professor Massoud Amin. How dependable is our electrical infrastructure, and will plans for a more intelligent 'smart grid' improve its reliability?

New Fossil From The Dawn Of Dinosaurs

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, Paul Sereno, Ricardo Martinez and colleagues describe Eodromaeus murphi. This dinosaur was four feet long, fifteen pounds and lived 230 million years ago, just a few million years after dinosaurs first evolved.


Dendreon expects $529.2M from senior note sale

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cancer drug maker Dendreon Corp. said Friday it expects to raise net proceeds of $529.2 million from its sale of senior notes due Jan. 15, 2016.The company said it sold $540 million in senior notes, an increase from its previous plan to sell $500 million worth.Dendreon said it will use the...

What Does '4G' Really Mean, Anyway?

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

Mobile phone companies are rolling out faster wireless data networks with names like LTE, WiMax and HSPA+, marketing them all under the name '4G.' But are they really much faster than 3G? Engadget senior mobile editor Chris Ziegler talks about how the new networks measure up.

Affymetrix releases new tool to test rice genes

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affymetrix, Inc., a maker of genetic testing technology, said Friday it has developed a new test to identify rice varieties and genetic traits.The discovery will enable rice breeders to efficiently and cost-effectively track and fingerprint varieties. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Affymetrix made...

Tracking Carbon Through Your Gut And Beyond

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

In a recent survey, many college students said body fat is "burned off." Few knew that gym-goers actually break down fat molecules into carbon dioxide and water, extracting energy in the process. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the basics of energy, matter and the carbon cycle.

How Many Social Network Identities Is Too Many?

January 14, 2011 8:44 am | Podcasts | Comments

There are social networks for every application, from location-based services like FourSquare to photo-sharing networks like Instagram. Liz Gannes, senior editor at AllThingsDigital, explains how internet users are splintering their online identities to exploit the strengths of different platforms.


Consumer Information on: Endurant Stent Graft System - P100021

January 14, 2011 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Endurant Stent Graft System is used to repair aneurysms of the aorta in the abdomen. An aneurysm is a diseased, weakened and bulging section of an artery wall. The Endurant Stent Graft System is made of a fabric tube supported by a metal framework. Ea

Consumer Information on: DePuy Orthopaedics Ceramax Ceramic Total Hip System - P070026

January 14, 2011 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Ceramax Ceramic Hip System is a ceramic on ceramic artificial hip replacement system, surgically implanted to completely replace a hip joint.

Earnings schedule for week of 1/17/2011

January 14, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNo major announcements expected.TuesdayApple Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Citigroup Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Delta Air Lines Inc. releases quarterly financial results.IBM Corp. releases...

Osiris gets Canadian request on Prochymal

January 14, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Osiris Therapeutics Inc. said Friday Canadian regulators requested additional information to support the company's request to approve the stem cell therapy Prochymal.The therapy is aimed at treating graft vs. host disease, which is a side effect of organ or bone marrow transplants. Osiris is...

More intensive methods needed to identify TB in HIV-prone populations

January 14, 2011 7:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Identifying tuberculosis patients in Africa using passive methods is leaving many cases undiagnosed, according to researchers from the Netherlands, Kenya and the United States, who studied case detection methods in HIV-prone western Kenya. Tuberculosis...

American Scientific Resources, Inc. Announces S-1 Registration Statement Effective; Commences Public Reporting Requirements

January 14, 2011 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTON, Fla., Jan. 14, 2011 /- American Scientific Resources , Inc. (the "Company" or "ASR") (Pink Sheets: ASFX ) wishes to announces that its Form S-1 Resale Registration Statement, a copy of which is available at , has been declared effective by the United States Securities...


Laser Combines Head and Power Supply Into a Single Package

January 14, 2011 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corporation Brand, introduces the Mosaic 532-11, a new product platform in the Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) industrial laser family.


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