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2011-03-07 00:00:27

Funds will help commercialize new LED product line Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 6, 2011 The State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund recently announced that it has awarded $3 million to Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) member company Firefly LED Lighting for product commercialization. Energy industry regulators in the United States and worldwide are phasing out incandescent and fluorescent lighting in favor of LED (light-emitting diode) technology to save energy costs and lessen environmental...

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2011-02-13 08:51:32

A unique new probe based on luciferase, the enzyme that gives fireflies their glow, enables researchers to monitor hydrogen peroxide levels in mice and thereby track the progression of infectious diseases or cancerous tumors without harming the animals or even having to shave their fur.

2011-02-09 14:45:05

The enzyme that makes fireflies glow is lighting up the scientific path toward a long-sought new medical imaging agent to better monitor treatment with heparin, the blood thinner that millions of people take to prevent or treat blood clots.

2010-12-23 00:00:54

The new Renilla-Glo™ Luciferase Assay brings the convenience of the “add, mix, measure” assay format to applications using the sea pansy (Renilla reniformis) luciferase.

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2010-09-21 11:10:00

Satellites are big and cost a lot of money -- at least that's the impression a couple of University of Maryland-College Park students had when they applied for an internship to help construct a satellite instrument with scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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2010-07-09 07:50:00

First experiments suggest that synchronous male flashing is more recognizable to females.

2010-06-10 08:58:00

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefly Video(TM), a new online video advertising platform designed to complement traditional television and online pre-roll advertising, today announced the results of a successful campaign it ran to promote the newly redesigned 2011 Hyundai Sonata with advertising agency Initiative.

2010-03-17 06:00:00

HOUSTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that its cableless land seismic acquisition system, FireFly(®), will be used by Apache Corporation to acquire data on two separate projects in the Mendoza region of Argentina.

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2009-08-28 13:33:36

Summer Glau has been hired to play a recurring role on Joss Whedon's U.S.

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2009-08-20 12:34:01

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Latest Firefly Reference Libraries

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2005-09-09 08:49:52

The soldier beetles (Cantharidae) are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles. They are closely related to the Lampyridae, or firefly family. Some are important predators of aphids during their brief adulthood.

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2005-09-08 12:01:05

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are nocturnal, luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae. These names come from the fact that some species as adults emit flashes of light to attract mates, using special light-emitting organs in the abdomen. The enzyme luciferase acts on luciferin to stimulate light emission. This reaction is of scientific interest, and genes coding for these substances have been spliced into many different organisms. Many species, especially in the genus Photinus,...

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2005-08-25 08:59:58

Photuris is a genus of "fireflies" (actually beetles in the family Lampyridae).

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