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2010-04-29 08:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer approaches, NASA-developed wireless sensor technology is giving recreational boat owners safer and more accurate readings of how much fuel is in their tanks. The NASA-developed magnetic measuring system also has potential use in planes, trains and automobiles. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Senior scientist Stan Woodard of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and Bryant Taylor, an ATK...

2009-12-08 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA named Thermablok aerogel insulating material to its Top 49 list of products in the newly released 2009 edition of Spinoff, NASA's annual premier publication featuring companies that have successfully adapted NASA technologies to everyday products and made them available to average consumers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090702/FL41200LOGO) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091208/FL22228) In NASA's 2009 Spinoff list,...

2009-11-13 14:13:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is recognizing award-winning artwork honoring NASA Spinoff technology that was used to restore the Statue of Liberty National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Students are recognizing NASA Goddard's 50th anniversary by reflecting on science, technology, engineering and the fine arts. NASA Goddard was opened in 1959....

2009-11-07 10:31:02

The 2009 edition of NASA's Spinoff, a publication that shows how NASA technology is being put to use in everyday life here on Earth, is available in print and online. The latest Spinoff highlights 49 significant examples of how NASA innovations have been transferred to the commercial marketplace, resulting in healthcare advances, transportation breakthroughs, public safety initiatives, new consumer goods, environmental protection, computer technology, and industrial productivity. In honor of...

2009-11-06 15:25:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2009 edition of NASA's Spinoff, a publication that shows how NASA technology is being put to use in everyday life here on Earth, is available in print and online. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The latest Spinoff highlights 49 significant examples of how NASA innovations have been transferred to the commercial marketplace, resulting in healthcare advances, transportation breakthroughs, public safety...

2009-10-13 14:49:00

NASA has signed a patent license agreement with a California company to improve the medical community's access to hyperbaric chambers used to treat many medical conditions and emergencies. OxyHeal Medical Systems Inc. of National City, Calif., will develop new products based on technologies NASA originally developed for space. Hyperbaric chambers create an environment in which the atmospheric pressure of oxygen is increased above normal levels. The high concentrations of oxygen can reduce the...

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2009-09-14 07:05:00

Space is not a fun place to get a stomach bug. To ensure drinking water is adequately disinfected, University of Utah chemists developed a two-minute water quality monitoring method that just started six months of tests aboard the International Space Station. "Now they bring water back on the space shuttle and analyze it on the ground. The problem is there is a big delay. You'd like to be able to maintain iodine or silver [disinfectant] levels in real time with an onboard monitor," says Marc...

2009-07-14 18:28:00

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today announced the pricing of its offering of $1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches: $250 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% senior notes due 2012 $450 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2014...

2009-07-10 07:56:00

SAN DIEGO, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today announced it will immediately resume customer implementations of its Alaris(R) PC units and PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) modules following a shipping hold announced in March. The company is ready to resume shipments following 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a software...

2009-07-07 07:33:00

SAN DIEGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today filed a fourth amendment to its Form 10 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where it announced the receipt of the private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and an adjusted distribution ratio for the planned spinoff. Cardinal Health has...


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