Juhl Wind completes acquisition of Next Generation Power System

Juhl Wind Inc., an established leader in Community Based Wind Power development and management,, has informed that it has completed its acquisition of Next Generation Power Systems - a company that specializes in community scale wind turbine and solar systems.

Woodstock-based Juhl Wind is an established leader in Community Based Wind Power development and management, focused on wind farm projects throughout the United States and Canada.

Artificial pancreas for diabetics

Researchers at Boston University are developing artificial pancreas for diabetic patients. The gland would be worn externally. It would improve blood sugar level monitoring and would be helpful for patients with type I diabetes.

30 days after heart attack remain crucial for patients

Though there has been substantial improvement in the treatment of heart attacks yet 30 days after heart attack remain crucial for the patients. The patient can face sudden death during these 30 days.

A. Selcuk Adabag, M.D., M.S., of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, and colleagues at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. conducted a study 2,997 residents (average age 67, 59 percent men) who had a heart attack in Olmsted County, Minn., between 1979 and 2005.

Fujitsu to buy Siemens AG’s 50% stake in their PC Joint Venture for $ 567 million

Japanese electronics conglomerate Fujitsu Ltd has informed that it will acquire Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG's 50 percent stake in their PC joint venture for 450 million euros ($567 million), aiming to boost its presence in Europe.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), which makes personal computers and laptops, was established in October 1999 as a 50-50 joint venture based in Maarssen, Netherlands. The venture employs more than 10,000 workers worldwide, among them 6,200 in Germany with plants in Augsburg, Munich, Paderborn and Soemmerda.

Circuit City to close 155 underperforming stores by year end

Circuit City, the 60-year-old Richmond, Va.-based consumer electronics chain has decided to close about 20% of its American stores in an effort to return to profitability.

The company, said that it would close 155 underperforming stores out of its more than 700 stores in 12 markets, including Phoenix and Atlanta, by year end, laying off about 17 percent of its domestic work force. However the company declined to specify the number of employees affected.

According to an estimate, the closures could put as many as 7,300 employees out of work in what is becoming one of the worst of times.

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Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

Giving a strong signal of a global warming, the Colorado-based National Snow & Ice Data Center has announced that extent of floating ice in the Arctic region hit a new low for winter.

Urinating, pouring alcohol on jellyfish sting can make things worse: study

Urinating and pouring alcohol on a jellyfish sting are some of the most commonly suggested home remedies.

Whales’ ‘super groups’ mystify researchers

Marine biologists are struggling to figure out why humpback whales, typically solitary creatures, are hanging out in densely packed “super groups” off the coast of South Africa.

Sprint, U.S. Cellular kick off preorders for LG G6

After Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T, telecommunication services providers Sprint and U.S. Cellular have also kicked off preorders for the LG G6 on their respective networks.

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Hundreds of millions of people to switch off lights to mark Earth Hour

People around the globe are being urged to switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour and support action on climate change.

‘Bad luck’ mutations boost cancer risk more than one’s behavior: research

A new research has suggested that genetic mutations that develop into cancer are caused by simple random errors occurring during replacement of cells, indicating that ‘bad luck’

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Giving a strong signal of a global warming, the Colorado-based National Snow & Ice Data Center has announced that extent of floating ice in the Arctic region hit a new low f

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Whales’ ‘super groups’ mystify researchers

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NASA announces new mission to measure interstellar cosmic material

U.S. space agency NASA has announced a new mission to measure cosmic material in between stars to help astronomers determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way.

Uber suspends self-driving testing program in Arizona

In wake of a car crash involving one of its autonomous cars, Uber has officially suspended its self-driving testing program in the U.S. state of Arizona.

Hundreds of millions of people to switch off lights to mark Earth Hour

People around the globe are being urged to switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour and support action on climate change.

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