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 ...

Sep 21, 2010
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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, ...

Sep 21, 2010
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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, ...

Sep 21, 2010
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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 ...

Sep 21, 2010
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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 ...

Sep 21, 2010
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