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Sight For Sore Eyes: Augmented Reality Without The Discomfort
2014-05-29 14:31:26

The Optical Society New goggle-like device may lead to 3-D augmented reality technology that minimizes visual fatigue Augmented reality is increasingly becoming… well … a reality. Smartphone apps can point out restaurants as you scan the street with your phone camera or even identify constellations when you point your phone at the night sky. And goggle-like devices—akin to Google Glass—that you wear on your head can superimpose computer-generated images onto your direct view of...

2014-05-29 12:22:38

Report Developed by the Ecological Community Highlights Priority Research Areas WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology, a field that could push beyond incremental changes to create organisms that transcend common evolutionary pathways. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center and the...

2014-05-28 12:30:34

Strand celebrates the largest commercial adoption of genomics in cancer care to date ROCKVILLE, Md., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strand Genomics Inc. (Strand), a global leader in clinical genomics, has announced a major initiative with Health Care Global Enterprises, Ltd (HCG) to provide personalized genomics services for oncology. Strand's clinical genomics solutions for oncology offered by the Strand-Triesta Center for Cancer Genomics (Strand-Triesta) include both cancer risk...

2014-05-28 08:32:56

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Policy researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the University of Virginia, and EMBO today released a report detailing the challenges faced by regulators with the increased use of more sophisticated synthetic biology technologies to engineer plants and microbes and some options for dealing with these challenges. The authors conclude that while the United States governmental agencies tasked with oversight of products...

2014-05-28 04:24:43

LAPPEENRANTA, Finland, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In mobile machines used in the construction industry, the investment in hybrid technology can be justified just with reduced fuel costs, rather than in abstract green values known from the automotive industry. This is especially true with the new hybrid stone crusher from Austrian manufacturer Rockster with serial-hybrid drivetrain from Finnish hybridization specialist VISEDO. (Photo:...

2014-05-27 16:25:11

Gene therapy leader to advance its deep pipeline of rare disease programs including its lead Phase 3 product candidate for RPE65-related blindness PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of rare, debilitating diseases, today announced the successful completion of a $72.8 million Series B financing led by Sofinnova Ventures. Joining Sofinnova as new investors in the company are Brookside...

2014-05-27 16:21:31

Biofuels project to create and support new jobs in Potter County HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Community and Economic Development announced today that Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to advance clean and alternative energy sources with the investment of more than $3.4 million in grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. "The Corbett administration recognizes the importance of expanding our investments in the energy...

2014-05-27 08:27:22

Future of DNA sequencing will shift from a laboratory-based setup to point of care testing in the next 5 years LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western European next-generation sequencing (NGS) market is poised for steady growth, owing to the emergence of new applications such as non-invasive prenatal testing and comprehensive oncology panels. NGS manufacturers are further tapping into this space by forming partnerships with molecular diagnostic companies to quicken NGS...

2014-05-27 08:25:49

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled "Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Forecast - 2013 - 2020", the global synthetic biology market is forecast to reach $38.7 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 44.2% during the forecast period (2014 - 2020). Europe occupies largest share in the global market and would hold-on to its position...

2014-05-23 23:04:10

Merritt Island Senior Plans For a Future in Clean Energy Technology After Receiving Proton OnSite Scholarship Wallingford, Conn. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 A talented high school senior has won a $100,000 scholarship from the Proton OnSite Scholarship Program and its entrepreneur benefactor Tom Sullivan. “I laughed with my sisters about how low my chances were of winning this scholarship,” said winner Albert Halbing of Merritt Island, Fla. “This is like a dream come true. It really makes...


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The History Of Virtual Reality
2014-07-01 08:19:17

Virtual reality (also known as immersive multimedia) is a computer-simulated environment that mocks or simulates real-world environments, as well as simulates physical presences in real or imagined worlds. VR technology has traditionally been a virtual sight- and perhaps sound-based experience, but has the potential to recreate other sensory experiences, such as virtual taste, smell, and even touch. As for touch (haptic technology), some systems have already included such experiences in...

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

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