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[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Scientists develop Drug Detection Technology

Technology.am (Sept. 08, 2009) — Researchers at University of Leicester have combined crime research and space-age technology in ways that could lead to the quick detection of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in a black market.
Professor George Fraser and Professor Martin Gill have combined their expertise of space physics and crime and security so that their Spectral ID project has been shortlisted for a Lord Stafford Award in the Innovation in Development category.
They identified the need for a system that could identify quickly a counterfeit drug product in the field. …

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[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Cell Discovery to lead better Drug Design and Faster Drug Delivery Times

Technology.am (Sept. 08, 2009) — Scientists have uncovered the new way to find out how the cells in our bodies communicate with each other.
Cells ‘talk’ to each other through a complex process called ‘signalling’. When these signals go wrong, it can lead to all kinds of diseases, including cancer, diabetes and arthritis etc.
“Cell signalling is a fundamental biological process that is essential for life and when it goes wrong, disease results,” said Professor Martin Humphries, lead researcher on the project.
Scientists have long been able to see …

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[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Intel’s new Core i7, Core i5 desktop chips bring faster CPUs

Technology.am (Sept. 08, 2009) — It has been ten months since the first Core i7 900 series chips were released; now Intel announced the new, more affordable Core i7 800-series chips, as well as cheaper Core i5 CPUs.
The Core i7 series have a double-channel memory interface, as opposed to triple-channel RAM in the Core i7 900’s.
The Intel Core i7-870 for $562 and 2.93GHz is the high-end entry in a trio of new chips based on the company’s new “Lynnfield” architecture.
The other Core i7’s include the …

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[7 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Scratch-n-Scroll Mousepad with an Added Writing Surface

Technology.am (Sept. 07, 2009) — Scratch-n-Scroll is a standard mousepad with an added writing surface.
There is a wax coated plate at the bottom, you can write notes on your mouse pad using the pressure from your finger. You can erase the notes by flipping up the semi-transparent top sheet.
Scratch-n-scroll contains scrolling surface like standard mousepad.
It features a non-slip back pad ensuring that it stays put on your desktop while in use.

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[5 Sep 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Denon unveils in-ear noise cancelling ‘buds

Technology.am (Sept. 05, 2009) — Earlier Denon has only featured noise cancelling in its over-ear cans, but now it has launched its first in-ear noise-cancelling headphones, with the AH-NC600 set apparently reduces 99 per cent of outside noise. It is available for £160 from September.
The in-ear noise-cancelling headphones run 40 hours from a conventional battery.
For those who care more about what they’re blasting into their ears, there’s a Compress Audio Restorer and a ‘Radial Cascade Damper’.

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[5 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Robot Revolution is going to be much bigger than the Computer Revolution

Technology.am (Sept. 05, 2009) — Scientists are developing robots a lively, caring machine that could keep an eye on the kids, clean the house, fold your laundry, drive your cars, carry weapons, do bad things and scold the occasional rude guest.
“This revolution is going to be much bigger than the computer revolution, said Jacky Baltes, a professor and developer of robot called Archie at the University of Manitoba.
Prof. Baltes and his team are developing Archie like Jetsons –that could assist the disabled, the elderly and everyday families in tasks around …

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[4 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Virginia Tech to develop next generation nano-CT system

Technology.am (Sept. 04, 2009) — Virginia Tech is developing the next-generation nano-CT imaging system, which promises to greatly reduce the required dose of radiation.
CT is an imaging method that shows objects by sections, through the use of x-ray waves and computer processing.
X-ray nano-CT is a cutting edge imaging tool,” said Ge Wang, Virginia Tech director of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering Sciences.
Virginia Tech’s advanced multi-scale computed tomography facilities will soon include a Xradia Nano-CT system, and already has a Xradia Micro-CT system, …

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[4 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
OpenRide Mobile Ridesharing Service

Technology.am (Sept. 04, 2009) — Fraunhofer researchers are presenting a prototype of OpenRide mobile ridesharing service; this will not only save costs but also help the environment by reducing the amount of city traffic.
“OpenRide links mobile terminals with navigation and route planning software to automatically organize ridesharing opportunities,” explains Dr. Matthias Flügge, project manager at FOKUS.
The OpenRide mobile ridesharing service currently is being developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS.
Users will open the app on their cellphone and select from a menu the options for …

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[3 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Transport Protocol Experts Group much faster than Traffic Message Channel system

Technology.am (Sept. 03, 2009) — Clogged access roads, packed car parks and traffic chaos are an everyday occurrence in many inner cities. A new system called Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG) will enable automakers to offer their customers additional services – such as weather information or details of vacant parking spaces.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen in Germany said that TPEG is much faster and more versatile than the conventional “Traffic Message Channel TMC” system. While TMC can distribute some 60 messages per …