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2009-07-15 14:21:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The use of xenon difluoride (XeF2) in etching processes is gaining increased acceptance by manufacturers of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). However, the relatively high cost of the material continues to be a barrier to more widespread adoption. Now, Air Products (NYSE: APD) has extended its XeCovery(SM): xenon recovery service to recover xenon from XeF2-based etching processes, which will help stabilize and even lower the price of...

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2009-06-23 11:02:43

The world's deepest underground science lab is being built below the Black Hills of South Dakota. With a depth equal to more than six Empire State buildings, the space is perfectly tailored to the needs of scientists in their quest for mysterious particles known as dark matter. Construction commenced Monday 4,850 feet below the Earth's surface under an abandoned gold mine that once hosted Nobel Prize-winning research. Scientists, politicians and other officials stood by watching. The...

2009-06-22 09:02:39

U.S. and Russian scientists say they have developed a technology that can create coherent, high-powered X-rays. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russia's Voronezh State University said their achievement moves three-dimensional, real-time X-ray imaging closer to reality. University of Nebraska Professor Anthony Starace said the new technology could be a contributor to a number of innovations. Starace's work focuses on a process called...

2009-06-11 05:00:00

VANCOUVER, Canada, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon today announced a strategic alliance with Merck & Co., Inc., through an affiliate, to discover and develop novel small molecule candidates for the potential treatment of cardiovascular disease. "We are very excited to be collaborating with Merck to define new therapeutics in the area of cardiovascular diseases," said Simon Pimstone, President and CEO of Xenon. "With this deal, Xenon is continuing its strategy of risk mitigation by select...

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2009-04-29 06:55:00

Comets have always fascinated us. A mysterious appearance could symbolize God's displeasure or mean a sure failure in battle, at least for one side. Now Tel Aviv University justifies our fascination "” comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our planet. While investigating the chemical make-up of comets, Prof. Akiva Bar-Nun of the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University found they were the source of missing ingredients needed...

2009-03-17 11:01:00

ONE HEADLIT(TM) Designed for Surgery to Enable Freedom of Movement and Provide the Most Consistent Light in a Lightweight, Comfortable Design CHICAGO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- L.I.T. Surgical (Luminance Integrated Technologies), an innovative surgical illumination development and marketing company, today unveiled the ONE HEADLIT(TM), a revolutionary new surgical headlight that delivers the world's brightest light in a tether-free configuration allowing unprecedented freedom of movement in...

2009-03-17 12:00:00

New Offerings Target Aerospace, Lighting and Laser Markets LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today introduced two new versions of its XeCovery(R) xenon recovery system. Building upon the success of Air Products' initial XeCovery xenon recovery offering, which targets the semiconductor and MEMs industries, the company's Mark II and Mark III systems have been developed to handle larger volumes and higher concentrations, respectively, of this...

2008-10-13 09:00:49

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) announced today the introduction of the Luxtec(R) MLX 300W Xenon light source for use in surgical procedures, the latest addition to Luxtec's extensive line of illumination systems. Integra will feature the Luxtec(R) MLX light source at the American College of Surgeons 94th Annual Clinical Congress, October 12-15, 2008, San Francisco, California. The Luxtec(R) MLX 300W Xenon light...

2008-06-17 06:00:42

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a drug discovery and development company, is pleased to announce today that it has been awarded the Promising Early Stage Company of the Year Award by BIOTECanada in the Health category for 2008. "We are delighted to have received this prestigious award, one of BIOTECanada's four Gold Leaf Awards presented this year," commented Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and CEO. "This honor is important and made even...

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2008-05-10 19:00:00

For years, Jon Edwards, an engineer with Kroll Ontrack Inc. just outside Minneapolis, has recovered data from seemingly impossible situations, including fires, floods and other natural disasters. But his latest feat sets a new standard.  Mr. Edwards has found missing data on a disk drive from the space shuttle Columbia, which fell to earth as the craft disintegrated in 2003.  "When we got it, it was two hunks of metal stuck together. We couldn't even tell it was a hard drive. It...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.