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Automatic Solvent Monitor

February 9, 2012 3:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

TTP Labtech introduces aequus, a non-contact sensor-based instrument for automatic solvent monitoring. The instrument allows users to keep track of both solvent use and waste overflow during the running of their analytical equipment.

KF Coulometric Titrator for Trace Water in Battery Materials

February 9, 2012 3:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science announces their AQ-2200S Aquacounter Karl Fischer Coulometric Titrator, which is suited for trace level water content determination in lithium-ion battery materials. The titrator allows two titration stations to run parallel with various coulometric/volumetric combinations.

New study sheds light on genetics of rice metabolism

February 8, 2012 2:54 pm | News | Comments

A large-scale study analyzing metabolic compounds in rice grains conducted by researchers at the RIKEN Plant Science Center (PSC) and their collaborators has identified 131 rice metabolites and clarified the genetic and environmental factors that influence their production.

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Electrical engineers build ‘no-waste’ laser

February 8, 2012 10:45 am | News | Comments

In building the smallest room-temperature nanolaser to date, a team of University of California, San Diego researchers has also invented a more remarkable device, a laser that funnels all of its photons in lasing. This “no-waste” approach lets the scientists build a tiny laser without worrying as much about laser thresholds or pump power.

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Getting caffeine fix as easy as taking deep breath

February 8, 2012 10:37 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

AeroShot went on the market late last month in Massachusetts and New York, offering a single shot of caffeine for $2.99. But instead of a liquid, the tube contains caffeinated air and is meant to be inhaled. Critics challenge its safety, but one biomedical expert says it’s harmless.

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Scientists make iron transparent

February 8, 2012 10:09 am | News | Comments

With intense laser light of a certain wavelength it is possible to make a non-transparent material transparent for light of another wavelength. At X-ray source at DESY in Germany, a research team has shown for the first time that this transparency effect also exists for X-ray light, and they have proved it by making iron nuclei transparent.

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Brooks Automation, Scripps initiate imaging development partnership

February 8, 2012 10:00 am | News | Comments

An agreement to complete the development of a microplate imaging system invented by Scripps Research Institute engineers has been formed between the institute and Brooks Life Science Systems, a division of Brooks Automation, Inc. The system is intended for biotech and pharmaceutical companies performing high-throughput screening.

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Cadence, Samsung Foundry join on nanoscale DFM chip solutions

February 8, 2012 9:56 am | News | Comments

Working together, Cadence Design Systems and Samsung Foundry have developed design-for-manufacturing work flows to tackle physical signoff and electrical variability optimization for 32- and 28-nm system-on-a-chip designs. Now, they extended advanced DFM flow to 20 nm as well.

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February 1, 2012 Grand Rounds Lecture

February 8, 2012 9:56 am | by NIH Clinical Center Radio Grand RoundsNIH Clinical Center Radio Grand Rounds | Podcasts | Comments

Ethics Rounds: The Value of Making Treatment Decisions for Oneself. For transcripts of this and other NIH Clinical Center podcasts, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/podcast/

CC Radio - Episode 86

February 8, 2012 9:55 am | by NIH Clinical Center Radio | Podcasts | Comments

Biomarkers of Risk of Parkinson Disease. For transcripts of this and other NIH Clinical Center podcasts, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/podcast/

Astronomy team discovers nearby dwarf galaxy

February 8, 2012 9:53 am | News | Comments

A team led by University of California, Los Angeles research astronomer Michael Rich has used a unique telescope to discover a previously unknown companion to the nearby galaxy NGC 4449, which is some 12.5 million light years from Earth. The newly discovered dwarf galaxy had escaped even the prying eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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NIST provides octagonal window of opportunity for carbon capture

February 8, 2012 9:30 am | News | Comments

Filtering carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive part of many manufacturing processes. However, a collaborative research team from NIST and the University of Delaware has gathered new insight into the performance of a material called a zeolite that may stop carbon dioxide in its tracks far more efficiently than current scrubbers do.

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Georgia Tech develops software for rapid analysis of foodborne pathogens

February 8, 2012 9:14 am | News | Comments

2011 brought two of the deadliest bacterial outbreaks the world has seen during the last 25 years. The two epidemics accounted for more than 4,200 cases of infectious disease and 80 deaths. Software developed at Georgia Tech was used to help characterize the bacteria that caused each outbreak.

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Russian scientists reach lake under Antarctica

February 8, 2012 7:06 am | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, a team of scientists have finished boring 3.8 km to the surface of Lake Vostok, a body of water that has remained in isolation at the bottom of the Antarctic ice cap for more than 20 million years.

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Carbonized coffee grounds remove foul smells

February 8, 2012 4:28 am | News | Comments

For coffee lovers, the first cup of the morning is one of life's best aromas. But did you know that the leftover grounds could eliminate one of the worst smells around—sewer gas? In research to develop an eco-friendly filter to move toxic gases from the air, scientists at The City College of New York found that a material made from used coffee grounds can sop up hydrogen sulfide gas, the chemical that makes raw sewage stinky.

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