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USDA Telemedicine Grants Announced

USDA announced that 111 projects for $34.9 million in grants will to go to 35 states to increase to expand access to healthcare services in rural areas. The funding will be provided through USDA's Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DTL). The program's goal is to help expand telecommunications, educational resources, and computer networks throughout rural communities. The funds are part of USDA's annual budget.



Some of the specific funding examples… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on December 4, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Telemedicine Device Market to Reach $3.6 Billion According to New Study

The market for telemedicine devices and services will generate $3.6 billion in annual revenue within five years, a new study claims. The study by the Silver Spring, Md.-based research firm Pike & Fischer, says mobile-services companies, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on December 4, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Bold or Bogus? Digi International's Move toward Smart Grid Technology

Research Analyst Bucks Naysayers



By Joyce Pellino Crane



Jay M. Meier may be out on a lonely limb, but the senior research analyst at Feltl and Company is unwavering in his enthusiasm for Digi International, Inc. (Nasdaq:DGII)



Meier is recommending Digi as… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on November 23, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

CyberTerrorism and the Smart Grid

Is There a Crack in the (Fire)Wall?



Joyce Pellino Crane



Last December when 325,000 Massachusetts homes went dark for days on end, I finally understood the transformative powers of electricity.



For starters, my hair went limp when the blow dryer didn't turn on, my laundry piled high, my food froze in the garage, and my stove was stone cold. After five days of living like Pioneer Woman, I got tired of waiting for the utility company to restring… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on November 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

IBM, City of Bolzano, Italy, and TIS Innovation Park to Develop Smarter City The city of Bolzano chooses IBM to enable new solutions for citizens

(IBM press release)



BOLZANO, Italy - 23 Sep 2009: The City of Bolzano, Italy and TIS Innovation Park have entered into a strategic initiative with IBM (NYSE: IBM), with the aim of creating a smart city.



Bolzano, capital of South Tyrol in northern Italy, is the fifth Italian city to choose IBM to identify and design a new model for a sustainable city through a range of digital solutions. During the next few months a pilot project will be implemented for remote health… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on October 16, 2009 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Private Investing in the Cleantech Sector Rebounds

The cleantech sector rebounded in the second and third quarters of this year, after significant declines in the previous two quarters, according to Dallas Kachan, managing director of the Cleantech Group, of San Francisco. The sector accumulated $1.6 billion across 134 sectors in the third quarter, ending September 30, up ten percent from the previous quarter.



Kachan said the industry is benefiting from global stimulus funds that are boosting the confidence of private… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on October 16, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Is Boston Losing the GreenTech Game to California?

What’s the Silicon Valley got that Boston doesn’t?



The two regions are competing for GreenTech investment and government dollars, and so far, the Silicon Valley appears to be winning. Companies like BrightSource Energy and Nanosolar, both of California, are catching the attention of venture capitalists. Government stimulus funds and loans are also flowing more freely toward California. In June, Tesla Motors of San Carlos, Calif., an electric vehicle maker, was awarded a $465 million… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on October 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sheryl Crow to Help Open USGBC's Greenbuild With Chase Field Performance

Contact: Ashley Katz

Communications Manager, USGBC

202.742.3738

akatz@usgbc.org

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USGBC Annually Convenes More than 25,000 at Greenbuild



July 30, 2009 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that a performance by environmental advocate and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will help open its Greenbuild 2009 Conference, the world’s premier forum on sustainable buildings and… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on July 30, 2009 at 3:52pm — No Comments

A New Application for Managing Diabetes: WellDoc System Promises Cost Savings



(Listen to the accompanying podcast: “Impact! A New Approach for Patients with Diabetes”)



Managing diabetes is a fulltime challenge that requires patients to track their blood sugar levels on an ongoing basis.

Typically, patients visit an endocrinologist once every three months for monitoring. But this approach has done nothing to stem the devastating results of the… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on July 27, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Wear Your Broken Earbud Headphones as Earrings Turn heads with this eco-chic project. Headphones are some of the toughest things to reuse.

Wear Your Broken Earbud Headphones as Earrings

Turn heads with this eco-chic project.

Headphones are some of the toughest things to reuse. Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on May 20, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Green is More Than the Color of Your Lawn

A press release about a Green lawn care product popped into my InBox today. Here's a modified version:



Used by Golf Courses, it Drastically Reduces Disease, Improves

Environmental Quality and Cuts Cost



BOSTON, MA- Always dreamed of that elusive fairway-grade lawn? You may be in luck. Converted Organics, Inc., a company that diverts food waste from landfills to create all-natural, organic liquid fertilizer’s for agricultural… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on May 12, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mobile Medicine

The BCI 3180 Pulse Oximeter is an example of health tech monitoring devices that are transforming medicine and patient care. The portable device delivers 30 hours of on-screen pulse rate trending and pulse strength for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders who need careful monitoring. The device measures how much Oxygen is in a patient’s blood stream and is typically used after surgery, in a hospital’s intensive care unit, or at home.





The… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on May 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Lovable Robot--A Teaching Tool in Autism Spectrum Disorders



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Children and adults with autism spectrum disorders sometimes appear to lack human emotions—much like a robot propelled by a power source.



But for all the recent media attention and attempts to explain the burgeoning numbers of children diagnosed with the disorder, the cause of autism remains a mystery and there is no pill or… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on May 5, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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