Archive: 09/21/2010

Invaders could devastate Florida avocado industry

Florida's lucrative avocado industry could face a serious blow from a duo of deadly new invaders. Together, the invasive fungus called "laurel wilt disease" and the redbay ambrosia beetle, which carries laurel wilt, represent ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Ecology
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Brain cell communication: Why it's so fast

Billions of brain cells are communicating at any given moment. Like an organic supercomputer they keep everything going, from breathing to solving riddles, and "programming errors" can lead to serious conditions such as schizophrenia, ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Dancing robot swan triggers emotions

The Dying Swan is sometimes moving smoothly and gently, sometimes in a dramatic and fiery manner, as Tchaikovsky┬┤s majestic music from the ballet Swan Lake is playing. Yet this is no ordinary ballet dancer, ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Robotics
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Data show clinical benefit from mitral valve clip device

A percutaneous mitral valve clip designed to stop mitral valve regurgitation demonstrated clinical benefit as measured by the degree of mitral regurgitation, according to a study presented at the 22nd annual Transcatheter ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Other
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A single application for every device

Led by the German Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, a consortium of major, international companies will develop an open-source platform and software components that will allow cross-platform use of services and technologies that ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Software
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