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Merck: Court rejected its claim over allergy drug

June 15, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. said Friday that a federal judge rejected its patent infringement claim against Canadian generic drugmaker Apotex over its bid to make a version of Nasonex, a nasal allergy treatment Merck sells.Nasonex, Merck's brand name for mometasone furoate...

Phones gain ability to learn by touching

June 15, 2012 1:50 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

There's a form of extra-sensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them. Smartphones set to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will have some of that ability: they'll learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed...

Newport’s New, Integrated Vertical and Rotation Stage

June 15, 2012 1:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation announces a specialized Integrated Vertical and Rotation Stage, the ZVR.


Rexroth’s Scalable Motion Control for Electro-Hydraulics

June 15, 2012 12:55 pm | by PD&D Staff | Bosch Rexroth Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

With the new HNC100-3X Motion Control generation, Rexroth extends the range of possible applications for the HNC100 NC family of electro-hydraulic controls.

SFT-10 High Pressure Carbon Dioxide Pump

June 15, 2012 12:47 pm | by Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. introduces the completely self-contained SFT-10 Liquid Carbon Dioxide Pump.

Everett Charles Technologies Debuts ‘Plunge to Board’ RF Probe Designs

June 15, 2012 12:17 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) announces that it now offers a wide variety of high-frequency, controlled-impedance, spring contact probes for broadband measurement applications.

Schurter’s Compact Illuminated Power Entry Module

June 15, 2012 12:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s DD11 series power entry module integrates a C14 inlet, 1- or 2-pole shock-safe fuse-holder and switch.

Earnings schedule for week of 6/18/2012

June 15, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNo major announcements expected.TuesdayBarnes & Noble Inc. reports quarterly financial results.FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results.WednesdaySwedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB reports quarterly...


Micro Plastics Adds Color to Wire Line

June 15, 2012 11:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Micro Plastics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Plastics' has added color to their Polyethylene and Nylon lines of wire routing split loom.

Wisdom Wanted!

June 15, 2012 11:21 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

I had a great conversation yesterday with a friend of mine in which I’ve worked with for several years. We talked about a great many things, it had been a while since we talked, but the reason for his call was this. He wanted help trying to find the right person to fill a position on his team.

Aerotech’s MPS-GR Miniature, Gear-Drive Rotary Stages for Tight Spaces

June 15, 2012 11:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s MPS-GR series rotary stages provide accurate, repeatable positioning in a miniature, low-profile, and economical package.

ResCap objects to bid from Warren Buffett's firm

June 15, 2012 10:50 am | by JOSH FUNK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Residential Capital is objecting to investor Warren Buffett's offer to buy its mortgage division, but a bankruptcy judge will have the final say.Residential Capital, which is also known as ResCap, filed a motion opposing a bid from Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. late Thursday. ResCap's...

Autosplice Expands Shield Clip Product Family

June 15, 2012 10:44 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Autosplice has announced a major expansion of the company's industry-leading Shield Clip product family through the introduction of three new Shield Clip configurations to support the ongoing evolution of smaller, densely packed product designs.

Perfecting Carbon Nanotubes for Highly Energy-Efficient Computing

June 15, 2012 10:05 am | by Standford University | News | Comments

Energy efficiency is the most significant challenge standing in the way of continued miniaturization of electronic systems, and miniaturization is the principal driver of the semiconductor industry.

New Discoveries with Language Learning Robots

June 15, 2012 9:58 am | by University of Hertfordshire | News | Comments

Robots can develop basic language skills through interaction with a human, according to new results from researchers at the University of Hertfordshire


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