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A New Approach to Creating Organic Zeolites

July 25, 2014 | News | Comments

Zeolites are porous rock with a well-defined, crystalline structure. At the atomic scale, their pore size is so precisely decided that zeolites can separate molecules with size differences of merely a fraction of one-tenth of a nanometer, making them useful to the chemical and petroleum industries as molecular sieves for separation and catalysis processes.

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Monitoring Software

July 24, 2014 11:53 am | Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions' LMS Express 7 family of small monitoring systems is designed to collect and display data from Lighthouse Solair, Handheld, and Remote particle counters as well as from the Lighthouse Universal Manifold Controller, Mini Manifold, and Mini Multiplexer.


Particle Counter

July 24, 2014 11:29 am | CLiMET Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The CI-454 Particle Counter from CLiMET Instruments features Ethernet and USB ports for data transfer, and meets or exceeds ISO 21501-4 standards.


Sterility Testing Units

July 24, 2014 11:04 am | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Sterisart NF sterility units from Sartorius AG are compact, closed systems for sterile sampling.


Medical Device Enables Deaf Child to Hear

July 24, 2014 10:20 am | by Lorenzo Benet and Alison Trinidad | News | Comments

A team of scientists and surgeons reports that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem. The surgery, device activation, and future behavioral study are part of a five-year clinical trial in which 10 devices will be implanted in deaf children under the age of 5 and studied over the course of three years.


FDA Recalls Pharma’s Sterile Drugs

July 24, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

The FDA is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by an American pharmaceutical company. Recent FDA inspections of the facility revealed insanitary conditions that result in a lack of sterility assurance of drug products produced at that facility.


Ken Gabriel, Former DARPA and Google Exec, to Lead Draper Laboratory

July 23, 2014 5:18 pm | News | Comments

The Board of Directors of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. announce that Dr. Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, a Google executive and former senior DARPA official, has been selected as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.                


July 23, 2014 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Glass & Optics offers a polarizing beamsplitter cube that splits up the S&P polarization of light with an extinction ratio of Tp/Ts 200:1 and higher.


Discover the "X-Factor" of NASA's Webb Telescope

July 23, 2014 11:58 am | News | Comments

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray observatory have something in common: a huge test chamber used to simulate the hazards of space and the distant glow of starlight. Viewers can learn about this mysterious chamber and its history in "X-Factor," a new video in the "Behind the Webb" series. The Webb telescope is being assembled and tested at a Class 10,000 cleanroom at NASA’s Goddard facility.


'Comb on a Chip' Powers Atomic Clock Design

July 23, 2014 11:25 am | by Laura Ost, NIST | News | Comments

Researchers from NIST and Caltech have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb/microcomb. The microcomb clock is the first demonstration of all-optical control of the microcomb, and its accurate conversion of optical frequencies to lower microwave frequencies.


Big Science, Big Opportunities

July 23, 2014 11:00 am | News | Comments

The physics and engineering departments at Northern Illinois University will play significant roles in new Fermilab experiment. Fermilab will move a large superconducting electromagnet across its campus to a newly constructed experimental building. The magnet is the largest component of a machine that will be used in the Muon g-2 experiment, which could lead to discovery of new physics and unknown particles.


Cleanroom Swabs

July 22, 2014 11:55 am | Contec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for the evaluation of surface cleaning protocols in bio-pharmaceutical industries, the CONSTIX SV Series cleaning validation swabs from Contec are made of Polynit polyester fabric.


Frameless Sticky Mat

July 22, 2014 11:38 am | Texwipe | Product Releases | Comments

The IdealMat from Texwipe is a frameless, adhesive-coated contamination control mat that captures particulates from foot-traffic and equipment wheels before they can get tracked into the cleanroom or controlled environment.



July 22, 2014 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Service offers the Rosemount 8800 Series Vortex Flowmeter, a one-piece unit with a streamlined body design to maximize uptime and accuracy.


Carbyne Morphs When Stretched

July 22, 2014 10:18 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Until recently, carbyne has existed mostly in theory, though experimentalists have made some headway in creating small samples of the finicky material. The carbon chain would theoretically be the strongest material ever, if only someone could make it reliably.


Azbil BioVigilant and TSI End Patent Dispute

July 22, 2014 9:45 am | News | Comments

Azbil BioVigilant Inc. announces that its dispute with TSI concerning TSI’s U.S. patent number 6,831,279 has been resolved.                              


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