CombiMatrix announces the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends microarray analysis as first-line genetic testing.
Chilton Investment Co. 3Q 13F: Largest Purchases
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DRYSHIPS ORD $11,617,767 3,281,855 321,199
I'm hoping to see some profit taking tomorrow or Friday. Would like to buy more around $2.15 or so.
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A Google Glass Explorer named Cecilia Abadie ran afoul of the California Highway Patrol last night, and came away with a ticket for distracted driving. The culprit? Her Google Glass, which the officer saw as equivalent to driving with a TV screen blocking her view. The consequences for Abadie are likely to be minor, but the incident raises lingering questions about the legal status of Glass on the road at a time when the device is moving ever closer to mainstream use.
The main item on the ticket is for speeding, so it seems likely Abadie wasn't pulled over specifically for wearing Glass, but it's a sign of how far many institutions still have to go before they're willing to accept everyday use. While proponents claim the device doesn't distract drivers, both Delaware and West Virginia have passed laws against using Glass and other wearables on the road. In Abidie's case, the relevant law may have been a state ordinance against viewing monitors installed in a driver's field of vision, although absent any court ruling, it's still unclear whether the law applies to Google Glass.
A patent filing shows Samsung Electronics Co. is working on a device it calls sports glasses in a possible response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear.
A design patent filing at the Korean Intellectual Property Office shows a Samsung design for smartphone-connected glasses that can display information from the handset.
It said the glasses can play music and receive phone calls through earphones built into the eyewear's frame. It also gives hands-free control over the smartphone.
Reminiscent of the Google Glass design, Samsung's sketch shows a thumbnail-sized display over the left eyeglass. Google's eyewear has a tiny display over the right eyeglass that shows information and websites.
It was not clear from Samsung's sketch and description whether its eyewear would be equipped with a touch control and a camera like Google Glass nor whether it would connect directly to the mobile Internet or be a slave to a smartphone.
The name and the description specify the Samsung product is designed for outdoors activities or sports.
Samsung did not respond to an email and a call seeking comment.
Google Inc. is testing an early version of Google Glass with 10,000 people in the U.S. after giving the public a first look at its Internet-connected eyewear in June last year. The early version can take pictures, record videos, navigate maps and works without a smartphone.
Other tech companies are also exploring ways to bring mobile computing to everyday objects such as watches and glasses.
Samsung introduced a smartphone-connected watch called the Galaxy Gear last month. Sony also announced a smart watch.
Samsung filed the application for the eyewear design patent on March 8
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IRVING, Texas & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 21, 2013--
GE Capital's Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels Corp, the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, have entered into a strategic alliance to accelerate the conversion of heavy-duty trucking fleets from diesel to cleaner-burning, less-expensive natural gas.
To take advantage of this opportunity, truck fleet operators will first work with Clean Energy to develop natural gas fueling contracts, and will then apply for loans and leases, including fair market value leases, from GE Capital to acquire trucks from manufacturers that produce commercial natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Clean Energy will then help offset the monthly cost of newly-acquired NGVs to make it consistent with the cost of a diesel truck, if the customer makes a fuel commitment.
"We think this alliance will help to open up the natural gas market for long-haul operators," said Dan Clark, president and general manager of GE Capital, Transportation Finance. "The alliance will support the parties' mutual goal of reducing the financial impact of transitioning to natural gas and lowering the industry's environmental footprint."
Class 8, or heavy-duty, trucks can use both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Both CNG and LNG cost significantly less than diesel -- a key factor considering that fuel comprises nearly 40% of a typical over-the-road carrier's operational costs.
Two of the factors that had delayed the transition to natural gas in the over-the-road trucking industry were related to technology and infrastructure. With the ongoing refinement and expanded availability of natural gas engines by commercial vehicle manufacturers and the 400+ natural gas fueling stations owned, operated, maintained and/or supplied by Clean Energy throughout the U.S. and Canada, those issues are being addressed.
"Together with GE Capital, we're breaking dow