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High-precision version of the world?s smallest digital humidity sensor

November 6, 2010 1:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

In April 2010 Sensirion started serial production of the SHT21, the standard version of its new generation of digital humidity and temperature sensors.

Nanoplas targets 200mm MEMS and 3D TSV packaging with dry processing tool

November 6, 2010 1:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nanoplas, supplier of HDRF plasma processing equipment for MEMS, 3D through-silicon via (TSV), IC packaging and III-V compounds, introduced a fully automatic dry-processing batch system for high-volume 200mm production.

IEDM Preview: CMOS imager works from light to night

November 6, 2010 1:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Traditional CMOS image sensors based on silicon are limited to imaging in the visible and near infrared (IR) spectrum. But for homeland security, automotive safety and other applications that rely on detection of the earth's natural "night glow," extension into the short-wave IR (SWIR)...


CareFusion & #8217;s Antitrust Lawsuit Against Medtronic Is Dismissed

November 5, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

CareFusion failed to prove that Medtronic sought to illegally dominate the vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty markets, a federal district judge has ruled.


Roche, Stanford Patent Case Heads to US Supreme Court

November 5, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A popular source for innovative new medical products could dry up, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn a lower court’s ruling on a case involving Roche Molecular System and Stanford University.


GE Healthcare cash tender offer to buy Clarient

November 5, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Co. said Friday it started a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common and preferred stock of diagnostic services company Clarient Inc.On Oct. 22, the GE said it would buy Clarient for about $570 million in a cash tender offer.Upon...

Can Science Shape Human Values? And Should It?

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Ira Flatow talks with scientists and philosophers about the origins of human values, and the influence of modern scientific thought on human values. Even if science can shape human morals, should it? Or does science bring its own set of preconceptions and prejudices to moral questions?

A Time-Out For Athletes And Concussions

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology includes the recommendation that any athlete suspected of having a concussion be removed from play and evaluated. Neurologist Jeffrey Kutcher describes the new recommendations and the reasons for the changes.


Scientist Gets Her Due in ‘Photograph 51’

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In 1952, scientist Rosalind Franklin took a clear X-ray photo of DNA. Nobel Prize winners Watson and Crick used the image, in part, to determine the double helix -- but did Franklin get the credit she deserved? Actress Kristen Bush and playwright Anna Ziegler discuss a new play on Franklin.

Counting Crowds: Results May Vary

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

How many people attended Jon Stewart's rally last weekend, or Glenn Beck's rally last summer? It depends on who you ask. Two crowd-counting experts explain the "gold standard" for measuring crowd size, and discuss why some rally organizers might disagree with the counts.

These Babies Can Out-Climb Their Parents

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Australian brush turkeys (Alectura lathami) fend for themselves the day they hatch, says Ken Dial of the University of Montana Flight Lab. The birds fly the day they hatch, and hatchlings can climb vertical ledges better than adults, according to Dial's latest research.

Medicare Policy Changes Will Make it More Difficult for Nevada Beneficiaries to Obtain Power Wheelchairs

November 5, 2010 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RENO, Nev., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will power wheelchairs continue to be available to Nevada's Medicare patients following a series of federal regulatory and policy changes? There are grave concerns among consumer groups, Medicare beneficiaries and homecare equipment...


Allied Healthcare Products Reports Narrow Loss for Quarter But Improves Year-Over-Year Performance

November 5, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5, 2010 /- Despite difficult economic conditions, Allied Healthcare Products (Nasdaq: AHPI ) managed to increase sales by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. Sales increased by $600,000 to total $11.9 million compared to $11.3 million for the first...


Duro Extend Capsules for Men: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

November 5, 2010 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains undeclared Sulfoaidenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.


Sun Healthcare says restructuring approved

November 5, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care facility operator Sun Healthcare Group Inc. said Friday shareholders have approved its restructuring plan, which will separate Sun into two publicly traded companies.The company will split into Sun Healthcare Group Inc., which will operate skilled nursing centers and assisted living...


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