Just as Charles Lindbergh was tempted to fly nonstop to Paris in hopes of winning a $25,000 prize, the U.S. government is offering millions of dollars in prize money to lure innovators into building better lightbulbs, cheaper satellite-launching spacecraft and more fuel-efficient cars.
New Caledonian crows are among only a handful of species that have been shown to use tools. They use twigs to fish out beetle larvae from dead trees. Reporting in Science, Christian Rutz and colleagues explore why the birds evolved this rare trait.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben was hoping the Obama administration would reinstall a solar panel President Jimmy Carter once had on the White House. McKibben took the panel to Washington, D.C., but administration officials declined to put the panel back on the White House roof.
Using measurements of the cosmic microwave background, researchers say, there’s evidence that galaxy clusters are being pulled along by a force outside the visible universe. Theoretical physicist Michael Turner explains this “dark flow” and other recent cosmology news.
In her new book The Calculus Diaries, writer Jennifer Ouellette describes the development of calculus, from Archimedes to Newton, and shows how calculus is a part of everyday life -- from amusement park rides and Vegas craps tables, to dieting and figuring out gas mileage.
In the 1660s, Robert Hooke looked through a primitive microscope at a thinly cut piece of cork. He saw a series of walled boxes that reminded him of the tiny rooms, or cellula, occupied by monks. Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel discusses Hooke's coining of the word "cell."
(Mayo Clinic) The drug pazopanib may help revolutionize the care of patients with metastatic, rapidly progressive differentiated thyroid cancers, say researchers at Mayo Clinic who are publishing findings of a phase II clinical trial in the Lancet Oncology.
HOUSTON, Sept. 17 /- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX ) today announced, as required under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), that the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors approved an award from its Amended and Restated New Employee Equity Inducement Plan of 800 shares of...
Danfoss Solar Inverters states that it is experiencing extremely strong sales in the residential and commercial PV markets for grid-connected inverters.
Epistar of Hsinchu, Taiwan and Toyoda Gosei of Japan have entered into a cross licensing agreement concerning LED-related patents. Under the terms of the license agreement, the companies (including subsidiaries) will be allowed to use each other?s patents for specific technologies in...
Even though devicemakers are picking up a growing portion of the tab, the FDA is not holding up its end of the bargain — to be interactive, predictable and timely — that it made under the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA).
The FDA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are a step closer to establishing a parallel review process for new medical devices.
FDA reviewing preliminary results on five-year data from an ongoing, 10-year observational epidemiological study.
Prescriptions increased in the second quarter for some of the largest U.S. drugstores and pharmacy benefits managers despite the weak economy, an analyst for Fitch Ratings said Friday.Analyst Bob Kirby said prescriptions for Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. and for the...
Molecular diagnostics firm Metamark Genetics Inc. has named Peter Blume-Jensen as chief scientific officer of the company. The appointment follows a $22 million Series B financing that came in July.