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2011-07-05 12:58:32

MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm that could prevent the midair collisions of up to 10 to 12 small aircraft every year. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandated that by 2020, all commercial aircraft must be equipped with a new tracking system that broadcasts GPS data, providing more accurate location information than ground-based radar. The FAA has asked MIT researchers to lead the investigation of the system's limits and capacities in anticipation of the deadline....

2011-06-09 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled its most comprehensive smarter buildings solution as it highlights three unique projects in New Orleans, New York and Minnesota that show the potential of applying advanced analytics and automation to buildings. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ibm-and-tulane-university-usher-in-a-new-era-for-smarter-buildings-in-new-orleans-123534164.html...

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2011-06-09 09:17:30

The plane takes off from Munich in bright weather, temperature 10 degrees Celsius, and lands in Anchorage, Alaska, in driving snow, temperature minus 15. Parked on the airfield overnight, the aircraft takes off the next morning at a freezing minus 25 degrees, heading for Dubai, where the weather is a sunny 32 degrees. The temperature on the outside of the fuselage is over 80 degrees. The rapid changes in temperature pose a challenge for the technical systems and materials. How can it be...

2011-05-27 19:47:08

Nanotech is opening up new markets and offering novel solutions to numerous challenges in a very varied range of areas. This was the tenor of the 1st Swiss NanoConvention which took place on May 18 and 19 in Baden. The event was organized by Empa, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the ETH Zurich, and offered the 300 or so decision-makers who participated a practical platform on which to discuss and exchange ideas not just about developments in the nanosector which are beneficial to...

2011-05-18 00:01:29

Promium Element Datasystem® LIMS incorporates seamless upload to WaterTrax. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 Promium, L.L.C., announced today that the company has entered into a partnership with WaterTrax to ensure interoperability of their respective products. Promium provides laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to environmental laboratories. Element DataSystem® LIMS from Promium is used to manage samples through the laboratory from login to testing and ultimately to...

2011-05-17 06:06:00

ZURICH, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ETH Zurich, a premiere European science and engineering university, hosted more than 600 guests from industry, academia and government, to open the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center located on the campus of IBM Research - Zurich. The facility is the centerpiece of a 10-year strategic partnership in nanoscience between IBM and ETH Zurich where scientists will research novel nanoscale structures and devices to advance energy...

2011-05-17 05:50:00

BOSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) today announced that it will develop a sustainable energy research and building innovation center at 5 Channel Center in Boston's Innovation District. The 50,000-square-foot applied research facility and building technology showcase will serve as a unique factory of innovation in support of established and start-up companies that are developing and demonstrating the next generation of energy...

2011-05-12 10:13:00

Vancouver site represents first North American installation of new high volume analyzer. LAVAL, QC, May 12 /PRNewswire/ - Roche Diagnostics Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the cobas® 8000 modular analyzer series. In parallel with the launch of this latest member of Roche's "cobas" family of laboratory testing platforms, Roche Diagnostics Canada has completed the first North American installation of the cobas 8000 system at BC Biomedical Laboratories....

2011-05-04 10:18:00

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts and BERLIN, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 5, 2011, Fraunhofer USA will be opening a US office in association with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) at the Davenport Building in Cambridge MA. Through this office, Fraunhofer USA will offer innovative technologies developed in German research labs to companies in the US and Canada. The bulk of this technology is intended for medical and security uses, although product-related applications from the...

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2011-04-21 08:57:51

When it comes to packaged fish or meat, it is nearly impossible to distinguish between fresh goods and their inedible counterparts. Researchers have now developed a sensor film that can be integrated into the package itself, where it takes over the role of quality control. And if the food has spoiled, it changes color to announce the fact. Is the vacuum-packed chicken leg really still fresh and edible? Looks alone do not tell the whole story. And the "best-before" date is no guarantee,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'