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LEGO-Inspired Components Could Make Microfluidic System

LEGO-Inspired Components Could Make Microfluidic System Development Cheaper, Easier

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from LEGO® building blocks, researchers have developed a new type of component that makes it possible to construct a 3D microfluidic system by simply snapping together...

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2014-09-22 20:24:51

Telstra Invests in eSignature and Digital Transaction Management Company, DocuSign SYDNEY, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen and paper could become tools of the past for Telstra customers with the announcement of a strategic investment in leading eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) provider, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140904/143283 Telstra will leverage the DocuSign platform internally to accelerate manual, paper-based...

2014-09-22 20:22:51

From FeRAM to Integrated Passive Devices (IPDs): will MEMS applications be the driver for future growth of thin film PZT? LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most promising effect of thin film PZT for future aplications would certainly be its piezoelectric effectIn September 2013, EPSON has announced its 2nd generation inkjet technology, PrecisionCore 2nd version (to be released in 2014), introducing for the first time MEMS inkjet heads manufactured with thin film PZT...

2014-09-22 20:22:22

Apple saved the sapphire industry in 2013 and will transform it in 2014. How will this revolution happen? LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- APPLE SAVED THE SAPPHIRE INDUSTRY IN 2013...The sapphire industry recently ended an 18 month period of depressed pricing and achieved US$936 million in revenue for wafer products. Recovery was helped by an increase in LED demand due to growing adoption in general lighting and a resilient LCD backlight market. But the saving grace was new...

2014-09-22 20:22:15

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers. According to the company's OnDemand Essentials service, the top ten most-viewed Movies on Demand titles, per data collected Sept. 8-14, 2014 are below....

2014-09-22 20:21:50

GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well? LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GaN-ON-Si LED IS ALREADY ADOPTED BY SOME LED MANUFACTURERS, BUT COULD IT BECOME THE INDUSTRY STANDARD?Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost. Our cost simulation indicates that the differential in silicon substrate cost is not enough to justify the...

2014-09-22 20:21:48

LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiofrequency identification (RFID) is a system based on wireless technology which utilizes radio waves for collecting data from a tag attached to an object, for various purposes like automatic identification and tracking of objects. RFID technology has been applied in various sectors such as retail, supply chain, government, and manufacturing industries. Major applications of RFID technology include assess control and asset tracking....

2014-09-22 20:20:21

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accredited news media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT to get a firsthand look at the four Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, spacecraft, tour our state-of-the-art test facilities and learn about how this mission will help improve our understanding of magnetic reconnection - a universal process where magnetic fields connect and disconnect,...

2014-09-22 16:31:53

Securely powering online's most critical data-intensive workloads. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LookSmart today announced the availability of their new NovaTech managed IT service, created to meet the growing demand for managed services. NovaTech operates out of the company's Phoenix data center, that is part of a strategic investment Looksmart has made in the Data Center and Managed Service Provider (MSP) business....

2014-09-22 16:31:47

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today announced it has added Stanley J. Meresman to its board of directors and audit committee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130508/SF04701LOGO Mr. Meresman, who qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert" under SEC guidelines, brings a wealth of valuable experience cultivated during current and previous positions on a number of public and private...

2014-09-22 16:31:42

DUBLIN, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rqrt7k/gis_market_in_the) has announced the addition of the "GIS Market in the APAC Region 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rqrt7k/gis_market_in_the ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) A GIS is a system or a set of tools that interpret geographical or geospatial data or...


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Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

Atari Lynx
2014-07-15 14:42:15

The Atari Lynx is a handheld gaming console released in September 1989, by the Atari Corporation. It was the first handheld to feature a color LCD screen. The Lynx (Handy Game) was originally developed by Epyx in 1987, but the company had financial troubles and agreed to have Atari handle production and marketing of the system. In 1991, Atari re-released the Lynx with improved hardware, longer battery life, and a sleeker look. Known as the Lynx II, it had rubber hand grips, a stereo...

The History of Mobile Phone Technology
2014-07-14 13:56:38

Smartphones and feature phones are as common now as traditional landline phones were for decades. These handheld devices are so popular that many homes now only use mobile phones, increasingly pushing landline devices into the obsolete category. But while the popularity of mobile connectivity is vast today, it is still a very young technology when compared to its landline counterparts, which have been in existence since the mid-1800s. To be clear, the history of the mobile phone focuses on...

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...

The History Of Wearable Technology
2014-06-24 10:20:15

Wearable technology, which includes wearable devices, tech togs, and fashionable electronics, consists of articles of clothing and/or accessories that incorporate computer and advanced electronic technologies. Designs often incorporate practical functions and features, but may also have a purely critical or aesthetic agenda. Today, wearable devices are exploding onto the market, with everything from smart glasses (Google Glass) to smart watches (Samsung Galaxy Gear) on the rise. As for...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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