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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

  • Posted at 10:39 AM
    For the fourth year in a row Corporate Safe Specialists (CSS) has been named to Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's entrepreneurs. CSS was ranked 3,796 in the list of the top 5000 fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States for 2011. The company was ranked 57th in the Security Industry segment. Mr. Ed McGunn, President & ... read more
  • Posted at 10:39 AM
    NeurOptics, the worldwide leader in pupillometry, today announced the availability of the new VIP(TM)-200 Variable Pupillometer for the measurement of pupil size under varying light conditions to enhance opportunities for successful outcomes for refractive surgery and premium intraocular lens candidates. Using infrared imaging technology, the VIP(TM)-200 measures the pupil 30 times per second over a two-second period at scotopic, low mesopic and high mesopic light levels and provides the average pupil diameter and standard deviation with accuracy exceeding 0.1 ... read more
  • Posted at 10:33 AM
    Today (, the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced the release of Word Dynamo (, an online and mobile learning experience that combines the engagement of gaming with proven study techniques. As today's digitally-minded students and teachers gear up for fall 2011, they can access Word Dynamo for free through the web, and shortly through mobile devices and tablets. (Logo: Signaling the company's immersion in the e-learning market,'s Word Dynamo enables students to ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    Photoshop World 2011 — During the Photoshop World 2011 keynote, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced Adobe® Carousel™ for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac OS. Adobe Carousel is designed for anyone who loves photographs, takes a lot of them, and needs a simple way to view, ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    With the start of the flu season on the horizon, The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) today announced that 86 percent of Washington hospital workers were immunized against the flu. Washington State's hospital worker flu immunization rate is 15 percent above the national average. This is the result of a new hospital worker immunization program whose goal is to stop the transmission of influenza in the hospital. Performance is tracked using the Washington State Hospital Association's Quality Benchmarking ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    Prescription monitoring laboratory and clinical partner Dominion Diagnostics has established a new comprehensive program, its Safe Use Treatment Monitoring Solution(TM). Consistent with Industry Guidelines in Pain Management, Safe Use is compliant with the FDA's Opioid Risk and Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) and individual State Prescribing Regulations for controlled substances. The program aims to support concerned physicians across the United States trying to fight the rising toll of prescription drug abuse. Dominion will launch its Safe Use program with Meet the ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 9, to discuss the anticipated re-entry of the agency's decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS). Re-entry is expected late this month or early October. (Logo: The teleconference participants are: -- Paul Hertz, chief scientist, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington -- Nick Johnson, chief scientist, NASA's Orbital Debris Program, Johnson Space Center, Houston -- U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael W. Duncan, deputy chief, space situational awareness, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg ... read more
  • Facebook Adds Erskine Bowles to Its Board of Directors --- PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011
    Posted at 10:30 AM
    Facebook announced today that Erskine Bowles, president emeritus of the 17-campus University of North Carolina (UNC) system and most recently co-chair of President Barack Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, has joined the company's board of directors. "Erskine has held important roles in government, academia and business which have given him insight into how to build organizations and navigate complex issues," said Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. "Along with his experience founding companies, this will ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) today announced that its senior management is scheduled to present at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference next Wednesday, September 14, at 8:40 A.M. Pacific time (11:40 A.M. Eastern time) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles F. Cargile will give a 30-minute presentation that can be heard through a live audio webcast available at the following link: A replay will be available after ... read more
  • Posted at 10:28 AM
    Viscount Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VSYS) a high technology supplier of security systems and software, today announced that the company has filed 20 new supplemental patent claims in addition to the 23 claims filed on December 2, 2010. The new claims expand the concept of a unified identity ... read more
  • JAAOS: When That Shoulder Aches Too Much to Move --- ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 7, 2011
    Posted at 10:27 AM
    Adhesive capsulitis, sometimes described as "frozen shoulder," is a condition where the connective tissue around the shoulder joint becomes chronically inflamed, causing thickening and tightening in the affected joint. Diagnosing adhesive capsulitis can be difficult because its symptoms--restricted movement and considerable pain--are similar to a variety of shoulder-related musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis. Proper diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis may require extensive investigation into the patient's medical history to eliminate other causes. According to a recent literature review published in the Journal of ... read more
  • Posted at 10:24 AM
    SeeWhy, Inc., the real-time shopping cart recovery company, announced today that they will be giving away $1,000 cash for the recovery of an abandoned gold mini shopping cart during the Annual Summit, September 12 – 14, at the Boston Convention and ... read more
  • Posted at 10:21 AM
    CUPERTINO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/11 -- ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, announced that the company's flagship product, CounterACT, earned "Five Stars" and was named "Best Buy" in SC Magazine's network access control (NAC) Group Test. After thorough testing and analysis, reviewer Nathan Ouellette summarized the verdict as, "A robust NAC solution with plenty of features and a great price point." The SC Magazine review highlights ... read more
  • Posted at 10:18 AM
    After falling behind on payments, the purchaser of a Nissan Maxima tried to hide the car from dealership owner, Conley Moret, by driving to another state. Moret was able to track the vehicle using a Smart Tracker GPS anti theft device purchased from Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc. (Logo: Conley Moret owns and operates a car dealership for people who have bad or no credit. As part of his sales agreement, all of Moret's vehicles are equipped with GPS tracking devices. ... read more
  • Aria Health Launches New Mobile Website --- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7, 2011
    Posted at 10:17 AM
    Aria Health launched a new, content-rich mobile website for use on smartphones this week that will provide users with streamlined browsing capabilities and access to the information and services they need while on the move. "Aria opened Northeast Philadelphia's first hospital in 1903, long before smartphones, computers or even television became part of our daily lives," said Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Health. "Since then, we have remained a leading-edge provider of care and ... read more
  • Posted at 10:13 AM
    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has provided scientists new information about solar flares indicating an increase in strength and longevity that is more than previously thought. (Logo: Solar flares are intense bursts of radiation from the release of magnetic energy associated with sunspots. They are the solar system's largest explosive events and are seen as bright areas on the sun. Their energy can reach Earth's atmosphere and affect operations of Earth-orbiting communication and navigation satellites. Using SDO's Extreme ... read more
  • Posted at 10:09 AM
    Three hospitals affiliated with the not-for-profit Sutter Health network earned a July 2011 "Certificate of Excellence" from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force (CHART). Recognizing outstanding performance bi-annually, only 29 hospitals across California received awards for their performance in 50 health care quality categories. Recognized Sutter Health hospitals include: -- Memorial Medical Center, Modesto -- Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Burlingame -- Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville Links | Sutter Health ... read more
  • Posted at 10:05 AM
    As education leaders continue to grapple with the best approach for teacher evaluation, a new study provides fresh evidence that teacher peer assistance and review (PAR) programs offer a rigorous and comprehensive way to evaluate teachers. The study comes on the heels of the California Department of Education's Blueprint for Great Schools, which recommends the creation of a Commission on Educator Excellence to identify and implement teacher support and evaluation systems. The study, which was conducted by SRI International and J. ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    Design News, the UBM Electronics brand that's the leading technical resource for design engineers throughout the manufacturing sector, today announced the launch of Sensors in Design, the premier event for sensor applications. (Logo: Sensors in Design 2012 will be co-located with ESC Silicon Valley, March 28-29, 2012 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. Sensors in Design is the first event to spotlight cutting-edge designs and provide actionable application information for mechanical and electrical engineers who ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    CCH will now serve Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, as a primary provider of subscription research content and workflow tools for the firm's tax professionals. As a result in the United States, Grant Thornton LLP will now rely on CCH, and its IntelliConnect research platform and productivity tools, as a major source for tax-related news and technical tax information and analysis for the firm's tax practice. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is ... read more