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2009-10-07 13:24:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamamatsu Corporation has announced the release of its next-generation slide scanners, the NanoZoomer 2.0 series. Operating at nearly twice the speed of the original series, the NanoZoomer 2.0 converts a 20 mm x 20 mm area on a glass slide into a 1.9-gigapixel color image in as little as 1 minute 40 seconds. The resulting "virtual slides" can be conveniently viewed on a computer monitor, shared across computer networks, used for software-aided image...

2008-05-15 03:00:00

By Weinstein, Ronald S A challenge in business is to anticipate future technical advances as well as rates of diffusion of new technologies into the market place. Students of the history of science and technology are familiar with so-called S-curves of innovation. The S-curves show the relationship between performance and effort over time. The S- curves are classically sigmoidal in shape, thus the term S-curves (Figure 1). The S-curve framework can be useful for forecasting market trends as...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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