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VistA, the health record system created by the Veterans Administration long before the term “open source” was even in use, is still the most-important element in open source health IT.
But it’s far from the only one, according to a new analysis from Black Duck Software
Stion, a start-up that's been in stealth mode since its founding in 2006, is coming out of its shell. The company will likely release its first product-a copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar module-in June, said CEO Chet Farris in an interview. Stion currently is in the final stages of certification for its CIGS module. It will then follow up in 2011 with a module made up of two separate modules mechanically sandwiched together: one of Stion's CIGS panels and another from the company made of solar cells containing chalcopyrite.
Josh Epstein of Advanced Electron Beams wrote a nice concise blog about current trends in the food and beverage business. Epstein’s remarks were triggered by AEB’s participation in two conferences: The Food Summit in Chicago and The Global Pouch Forum in Florida. I think Epstein’s right about the potential for growth in aseptic packaging, and there seems little doubt that new technologies for sterilization, including electron beam curing, will play a role.
Tudou.com, a leading online video sharing service provider in China, lured USD 30 million in venture capital from an investment consortium led by Citic Group this April, disclosed people in the know today.