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Images Show A Shrinking Moon

August 20, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists say images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the moon for more than a year, show that the moon contracted about a billion years ago, relatively recently in geologic time. Space scientist Thomas Watters describes the lunar images.

Should Science Take Sides In The Gulf?

August 20, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Some scientists say they're being locked out of research on the oil spill because they refuse to sign confidentiality agreements. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the problems of doing scientific research when a lawsuit is pending. Is there a way to keep science independent?

Meditation For A Stronger Brain

August 20, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers say a type of meditation called integrative mind-body training can strengthen connections in certain areas of the brain, even when practiced for as little as 11 hours. Psychologist Michael Posner describes the study, and explains the brain changes he documented.


Plastics Piling Up In Atlantic Ocean

August 20, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Tiny pieces of plastic are aggregating hundreds of miles offshore in concentrations equivalent to those in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," according to a Science study. Oceanographer and study author Kara Lavender Law talks about the new questions the study raises.

Going Green At College

August 20, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

It's back-to-school season and college kids have a lot on their minds: can you compost pizza? What's more sustainable: kegs or cans? Can you have a party with low-flush toilets? Ira Flatow and guests discuss how students and universities are making the college life greener.

Atwood On Science, Fiction And 'The Flood'

August 20, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Margaret Atwood's new book The Year of the Flood describes a dystopic world full of evil corporations, barbaric criminals and science gone wrong. She talks about the real science in the novel and what can be done to keep her fiction from becoming reality.

Device Companies Are Getting Hit With False Patenting Lawsuits

August 20, 2010 1:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A new cottage industry of suing companies for labeling their products with expired patents has emerged seemingly overnight and has the potential to inflict significant financial damage on the device industry.

Universal Spectrum, More Clarity Needed for Wireless Devices

August 20, 2010 1:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

To keep up with the reality of wireless medical technology, the FDA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must make more effort to globalize medical telemetry bands, evaluate threats to patient safety and clarify current regulations.


European Patent Office Upholds GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope Patent

August 20, 2010 1:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash., Aug. 20 /- The European Patent Office ("EPO") Board of Appeals has issued a formal written decision to uphold European Patent No. EP 1307131 for Verathon Inc.'s GlideScope video laryngoscopes. (Logo: ) (Logo:...


Disruptive Innovation to Transform Healthcare

August 20, 2010 12:24 pm | by Sam Cinquegrani | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare is the subject of much debate in the U.S. While there have also been huge advancements in the field of medicine, healthcare delivery has changed little over the last three decades. It is still typically done within the confines of doctors' offices, hospitals, and outpatient clinics.

AP National News Calendar

August 20, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Aug. 22-28, 2010. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST):SUNDAY: No events of note.MONDAY: No events of note.TUESDAY:...

Ask the Experts—Adhesives Bonding

August 20, 2010 11:24 am | by Kyle Rhodes | Blogs | Comments

Question: I need to bond a Lexan Polycarbonate to a T6 Aluminum alloy and am wondering about the best bond gap for a UV adhesive. Are there any other issues to watch out for in bonding these materials?

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Aug. 20, 2010

August 20, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 20, 2010.Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. Cl (TSX:BBO): $0.08. Payable Sep 07. Record Aug 30.Brompton Equity Split Corp. Cl 'a' (TSX:BE): $0.1. Payable Sep 15. Record Aug...

ETC Biomedical Systems Offers New FDA Approved Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Medical Device

August 20, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Aug. 20 /- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC ) ("ETC" or the 'Company") Biomedical Systems, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture of computerized monoplace hyperbaric chambers, today confirmed that it has received FDA 510-k...


International Research Team Closes In On Cause of Common Form of Muscular Dystrophy

August 20, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SEATTLE, Aug. 20 /- An international team of researchers that includes investigators from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD. They have...



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