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2009-10-10 12:20:00

Detection of ultra-low concentrations of cancers and other clinical targets A new technique in Magnetic Resonance Imaging dubbed "Hyper-SAGE" has the potential to detect ultra low concentrations of clinical targets, such as lung and other cancers. Development of Hyper-SAGE was led by one of the world's foremost authorities on MRI technology, Alexander Pines, a chemist who holds joint appointments with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California,...

2009-09-15 01:00:00

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo's Tri-Xenon lighting technology is being launched as a world first on the new Audi Q7. In addition to traditional high and low beams, the module has a "highway" function activated at 115 km/h which doubles the range of conventional Xenon low beams (from 80 m to 140 m), without dazzling other drivers. Depending on the orientation of the module, three additional functions are available: - the "rain" function, which counters...

2009-08-26 08:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, N.J., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Building Blocks Corporation (OBB) has worked with several industry experts and instrument manufacturers to pioneer a light source that is powerful, versatile and has unlimited applications. OBB's KiloArc(TM) is a complete, integrated 1,000 watt light source that includes power supply, starter, high efficiency collection optics and lamp housing in one compact tabletop system. Versatile, applications can use either a 1,000 W xenon or...

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...


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