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Lab-on-a-Chip Detects Trace Levels of Toxic Vapors

June 27, 2012 8:55 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A lab-on-a-chip technology that measures trace amounts of air contaminants in homes was successfully field-tested by researchers at the University of Michigan.  

First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials

June 27, 2012 8:51 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The world’s smallest three-dimensional optical cavities with the potential to generate the world’s most intense nanolaser beams have been created

Tax experts question credits for Pa. Shell plant

June 27, 2012 8:50 am | by KEVIN BEGOS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Tom Corbett and union leaders want lawmakers to approve a $1.7 billion tax credit to lure a new petrochemical plant to western Pennsylvania, but some tax experts say that would run counter to sensible tax practices and would be unfair to other businesses.The first-term Republican governor,...

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Miner's family sues Consol for death at W.Va. mine

June 27, 2012 8:50 am | by VICKI SMITH - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The daughter of an Ohio man whose leg was ripped off in an accident last fall at West Virginia's Shoemaker Mine has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Consol Energy Inc.Charles "Whitey" McIntire died Oct. 17, 2011, when a ditch-digging machine surged forward and ran over him. The...

Exxon's CEO: Climate, energy fears overblown

June 27, 2012 8:50 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson says that fears about climate change, drilling, and energy dependence are overblown.In a speech Wednesday, Tillerson acknowledges that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but says society will be able to adapt. The risks of oil and gas drilling are well...

Miss.: Arguments set for July 17 in law firm case

June 27, 2012 8:50 am | by JACK ELLIOTT JR. - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chicago-based law office has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a jury's verdict saying it owes $103 million to a businessman who claimed the firm defrauded him.Oral arguments are scheduled for July 17 in Jackson.The case is among dozens the court will take up during its...

How Arduino Is Open-Sourcing Imagination

June 27, 2012 8:08 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world

Connectivity Solutions for Raspberry Pi Mini Computer

June 27, 2012 7:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) (Glasgow, UK) has added to its range of connectivity offerings with two new products that address the rapidly growing popularity of the Raspberry Pi (RPi) computing platform.

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Cost-Optimized E-Engineering System

June 27, 2012 7:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Arnold Umformtechnik has developed ArnCAD as a solution for the challenge of time- and cost-efficient implementation of the design process for fastening components .

Calgon Carbon names Dearth as president, CEO

June 27, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calgon Carbon Corp. has named board member Randall Dearth as its president and CEO.The announcement comes a little more than a month after the Pittsburgh-based maker of water and air purifying systems said that Chairman, President and CEO John Stanik planned to retire to spend more time with...

James, Bosh and Wade hit the TV circuit

June 27, 2012 7:50 am | by TIM REYNOLDS - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LeBron James got a standing ovation from the studio audience as he began his appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."And at the end of the interview, James even got a compliment from Letterman — who was not exactly a fan of his joining the Miami Heat to begin with.The newly crowned...

Cornerstone Therapeutics buys EKR Therapeutics

June 27, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. said Wednesday it completed its $125 million purchase of specialty drugmaker EKR Therapeutics.Cornerstone agreed to buy EKR in May. The deal gives it EKR's drug Cardene IV, which is an intravenous treatment for high blood pressure in patients who can't take oral...

Drugmaker Omeros falls following stock offering

June 27, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Omeros Corp. fell Wednesday after the company said it plans to sell 2.9 million shares of stock to help fund development of its most advanced experimental drugs.Omeros said it will sell the stock for $10.25 per share. It expects to raise $30 million from the sale, or $28.1 million...

GE adds to work force at Louisville plant

June 27, 2012 7:50 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said Wednesday it will add 380 more workers this summer as the company ramps up production of a new line of refrigerators, part of a planned $800 million investment in its Louisville operations by 2014.The new employment comes on top of about 1,000 production jobs already...

High Precision Linear Stage

June 27, 2012 7:48 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP (Auburn, MA) has announced that it is now offering the PI miCos product line of Precision Linear Stages.

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