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Court won't review police use of stun guns

May 29, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has decided that it will not review the appropriateness of stun guns used by police on suspects.The high court on Tuesday refused to hear appeals from police in Hawaii and Washington, or people who got stun-gunned by officers.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said officers...

Endo and Watson settle Lidoderm litigation

May 29, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday they settled a patent infringement lawsuit over Watson's generic version of the Lidoderm pain patch, Endo's top-selling product.As part of the settlement, Watson agreed not to start selling its version of the drug until at...

Sprint to Shut Nextel as Early as June 2013

May 29, 2012 8:50 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday said it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.Sprint had already said the shutdown would commence sometime next year, but had not set a date. The Overland Park,...


Blow to Cuban hopes for oil as well proves dry

May 29, 2012 8:50 am | by ALAN CLENDENNING - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Spanish oil firm Repsol said Tuesday it will stop looking for oil in Cuba after hitting a dry well drilled at a cost of more than $100 million, a blow to the island nation desperate to find its own energy sources amid deep economic hardship.Speaking to investors and reporters about the firm's...

FDA turns down once-a-day version of J & J HIV pill

May 29, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration has not approved its application to market a once-per-day version of its HIV pill Prezista and wants more information.The company said it is reviewing the FDA's response to its marketing application and it plans to respond as...

Ken Goldberg: Lessons from Robots About Being Human

May 29, 2012 8:33 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Ken Goldberg is an inventor working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media.

IDC Models’ SLA Prototypes Unique Shot Glass

May 29, 2012 8:14 am | by IDC Models | News | Comments

IDC Models, the rapid prototyping and model making division of Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC), has produced a prototype for a novel new shot glass for alcoholic spirits.

Update: Man Says He 'Belly-Flopped' Plane Against Mountain

May 29, 2012 8:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A California pilot who survived a weekend plane crash with his wife and daughter said he intentionally "belly-flopped" his small plane against a snowy Idaho mountainside after its wings iced up.    


Vertex plunges on error in cystic fibrosis study

May 29, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. plunged Tuesday after the company said it made a mistake in calculating results from a clinical trial of two cystic fibrosis drugs.The Cambridge, Mass., company said the combination of its drug Kalydeco and an experimental medication called VX-809 did not...

Cell Therapeutics sells preferred stock, warrants

May 29, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug developer Cell Therapeutics Inc. said Tuesday that it is selling $40 million of its convertible preferred stock and warrants to buy its common stock to an institutional investor.Cell Therapeutics says it will use the offering's net proceeds to finance its acquisition of myelofibrosis drug...

Genzyme and Isis file application for Kynamro

May 29, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Genzyme, a unit of French drugmaker Sanofi, and Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted their new drug application for a proposed drug designed to treat a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol.The filing triggers a $25 million...

L-com Reports Counterfeit Cables Are a Disturbing Trend

May 29, 2012 7:36 am | by L-com | News | Comments

L-com, a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has taken a public stance on the hot-button issue of counterfeit cables, posting an extensive article on its web site.

New Piton Rack Handle

May 29, 2012 6:55 am | by Piton Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Piton Engineering (Newport Beach, CA) has introduced a new concept in handling and securing 19" rack mounted equipment: the Piton Rack Handle.

MEG-Array Connectors

May 29, 2012 6:51 am | by FCI | Product Releases | Comments

FCI (Etters, PA) has announced that its MEG-Array Connectors, in 4mm connection height, can now be recommended for next-generation pluggable, optical transceivers because they perform at the higher speeds of 28 Gbps per electrical lane.

Mont. panel calls for pipeline safety improvements

May 29, 2012 6:50 am | by MATTHEW BROWN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A state panel in Montana created to help prevent a repeat of last year's oil spill into the Yellowstone River is calling for pipeline technology upgrades by companies and more money for government inspectors.Those recommendations are in a report due for release Tuesday by the governor-appointed...


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