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2013-10-30 23:03:27

Researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop new device that identifies healthy sperm cells, potentially helping couples to conceive. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The World Health Organization estimates more than 70 million couples worldwide are unable to conceive each year, with close to a third of those cases attributable solely to issues with male fertility—including low sperm count and low sperm motility (a limited ability to swim). Now, with recently...

2013-10-24 16:29:57

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to The Ponemon Institute, 55 percent of small businesses experienced at least one data breach in 2012 and 53 percent had multiple breaches. Yet, a recent study by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec found that only one in 10 small business owners say they have someone responsible for online and cyber security at their business. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/NY04080 ) (Logo:...

2013-10-21 12:30:33

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulbs.com, one of the largest online distributors of replacement lighting, has launched a new pricing strategy on select LED (Light-Emitting Diode) light bulbs. This will make energy efficient lighting even more accessible for its customers. Bulbs.com has collaborated closely with several key manufacturers to reduce the price on a selection of its most popular LEDs. The price reduction will help decrease the upfront cost of switching to...

2013-10-18 23:02:22

Nearly 40 Community Members and Businesses Donate Time, Materials and Appliances to Deliver the Sustainability Hub for Worcester Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 New England’s first-of-its-kind Sustainability Hub opened its doors today at 912 Main Street in Worcester, Mass. and is now providing hands-on education about energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies for National Grid’s customers and the community at large. The 2,200 square foot interactive space was donated...

2013-10-10 23:29:50

Family Care Pharmacy of Jacksonville, of Jacksonville, NC, wins the inaugural FLAVORx Independent Pharmacy of the Year Award. Runners-up include Apple Discount Drugs of Salisbury, MD; Family Pharmacy of Worcester, MA; Gilbert Pharmacy of Gilbert, WV; Lawton Chiles Children and Family of Bradenton, FL; Miller Drug of Bangor, ME; and Tiger Drug of Stillwater, OK. Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 FLAVORx today announced Family Care Pharmacy of Jacksonville as the winner of the...

2013-10-02 23:02:38

Sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education, practical industry workshops on Oct. 20 are open to the public. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host the 68th Annual Midyear Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Design Graphics Division Oct. 20-23, 2013. The conference, which focuses on new developments and new technologies for teaching computer-aided design and the application of...

2013-09-23 12:27:01

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new bulb finder tool makes it even easier for commercial and residential customers to find the right light bulb to meet their lighting needs. Bulbs.com the largest online distributor of lighting products based in Worcester, Massachusetts has launched its new BulbFinder. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63344-bulbs-com-introduces-bulbfinder (Photo:...

2013-09-16 23:02:20

Researchers aim to design assistive robots for elderly suffering with age-related disabilities. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Through a unique collaboration between the university’s Robotics Engineering Program and Social Sciences and Policy Studies Department, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) research team has received a five-year, $125,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that seeks to provide personal assistant robots to elderly...

2013-09-11 12:20:19

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A stunning statistic is that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children. And, for every fatality caused by a motor vehicle crash, about 400 more children are treated for car accident related injuries. In recognition of the upcoming Child Passenger Safety Week, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) offers safety tips for using child restraint systems properly. (Photo:...

2013-09-05 16:20:27

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coghlin Companies was contracted by Wilmington, Mass.-based Implant Sciences Corporation to manufacture the Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detector. This explosive detector was used to protect the more than 600 people who attended the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in June. "We work closely and transparently with Implant Sciences Corporation to build their...