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Meru Networks Files For IPO

December 22, 2009 8:23 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

The 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions provider primarily serves the enterprise wireless market.

Rutgers receives national funding toward $17.9 million bridge technology project

December 22, 2009 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Rutgers University ) The Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation has been awarded US Commerce Department funding toward a $17.9 million project aimed at improving bridge maintenance and safety. Funding from Commerce's National Institute of Standards and...

Ballard offloads stake in auto fuel cell venture

December 22, 2009 7:23 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Shares in Ballard Power Systems rose more than 7 percent on Tuesday morning after the fuel cell maker agreed to offload its stake in a fuel cell research group for about C$44.5 million.

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Adding a genetic supertool

December 22, 2009 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) Tel Aviv University now has its own deep sequencer -- one of the first in Israel -- a Genome Analyzer housed in a new Genome Facility. The tool will add an important new capability to Tel Aviv University research, including identifying...

The World's Worst Christmas Wish List

December 22, 2009 7:15 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

ZZVXW4HSZJ47 I’m not one for wish lists. I prefer to treat the requests like odd ransom demands or Sunday shopping lists. What do I really want for Christmas? Tide, maybe some dish soap or a towel.

Mylan Sued Over Generic Cholesterol Drug

December 22, 2009 6:59 am | News | Comments

Mylan Inc. is being sued by Schering Corp. and MSP Singapore over plans to make a generic version of the cholesterol drug Vytorin.

Weather Blows Out Plant Costs

December 22, 2009 6:50 am | News | Comments

Weather-related construction delays at a Milwaukee power plant have resulted in an additional $72 million in charges, bringing the total cost to $2.3 billion.

MIT: Chemical energy influences tiny vibrations of red blood cell membranes

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) Much like a tightly wound drum, red blood cells are in perpetual vibration. Those vibrations help the cells maintain their characteristic flattened oval or disc shape, which is critical to their ability to deform as they traverse blood...

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Researchers identify tuberculosis strain that thrives on antibiotic

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health ) Scientists have identified a strain of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that thrives in the presence of rifampin, a front-line drug in the treatment of tuberculosis. The researchers determined that the bacteria grew...

Got taste?

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Brandeis University ) As anyone suffering through a head cold knows, food tastes wrong when the nose is clogged, an experience that leads many to conclude that the sense of taste operates normally only when the olfactory system is also in good working order. Evidence that the taste...

Attila Technologies and InterDigital form collaboration in wireless bandwidth aggregation tech

December 22, 2009 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Stevens Institute of Technology announced that its Technogenesis spin-out company, Attila Technologies, LLC, has entered into a multi-faceted collaboration with InterDigital Communications, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of InterDigital, Inc. Under...

Reactor Shutdown Signals End of Energy Independence

December 22, 2009 6:20 am | by Gary Peach, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The EU-ordered shutdown of Lithuania's Chernobyl-style reactor will remove 40 percent of the country's generating capacity.

Report: Biomaterials Need To Reach 'Petroleum Parity'

December 22, 2009 5:48 am | News | Comments

In order to replace conventional fuels and materials, biofuels and biomaterials need to be competitive with petroleum-based products on cost, properties and scale.

Small Town Haunted by Pollutants, Birth Defects

December 22, 2009 5:37 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Maricela Mares-Alatorre was aware of the pollutants that surrounded her as she grew up in this tiny farm town just three miles from the largest toxic waste dump in the West.

Waukesha Electric partners with SuperPower and UH to build fault current limiting superconducting transformer for Dept. of Energy

December 22, 2009 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Houston ) Waukesha Electric Systems, SuperPower, University of Houston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Southern California Edison are partnering in a $10.7 million smart grid demonstration project award announced by US Department of Energy.

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