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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,...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

Slone Partners will be actively involved again this year at the Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management taking place on May 3-5, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisana. On May 4th, Adam Slone, CEO, Slone Partners, will be presenting "An Update and Key Trends in Compensation and Benefits for Laboratory CEOs and Executives". Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 On May 4th, Adam Slone, CEO, Slone Partners, will be presenting "An Update and Key Trends in Compensation...

2011-04-04 19:55:37

Magnesium instead of steel "“ this could be an option for lightweight car body parts. A car door made of magnesium is roughly 50 percent lighter. This is one of the exhibits drawn from along the automobile manufacturing chain that researchers at the Fraunhofer AutoMOBILE Production Alliance are showcasing at the Hannover Messe, April 4-8 (Hall 2, Stand D22). Lighter, more economical, more reasonably priced "“ that is the motto. If possible, equipped with electric drive, too....

2011-03-24 08:30:00

BOSTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Legere, CEO of Global Crossing, is nearing the finish line of his goal to raise $1 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. On April 18, Legere will run in the 115th Boston Marathon, his seventh as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. He is the all-time leading fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge and is less than $150,000 away from reaching his $1 million goal. "This is a remarkable...

2011-03-22 22:18:47

Particular care must be taken in a production hall where robots and men work together, where even minor carelessness could result in serious accidents or stop production. At the Hannover Messe trade fair that is taking place from April 4-8, in Hall 17, Booth E58, Fraunhofer researchers are introducing a new prototype for intelligent safety monitoring in industrial workplaces Move forward, pick up the component, immerse it in the galvanizing bath, move backwards, and deposit the component...

2011-03-19 04:51:12

Knee patients need patience: injuries to these joints take weeks to heal. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a system that documents the healing process in detail. This motivates patients and at the same time helps doctors to fine-tune the course of treatment. There's nothing like the sheer delight of sun and snow on a skiing trip. But a momentary lapse of concentration can have nasty consequences. Taking a tumble on the slopes often causes injuries "“ most commonly to the knee....


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'