The new NIKE FuelBand, an innovative wristband that tracks and measures everyday movement for, what Nike says, motivates and inspires people to be more active, is seen on display in New York January 19, 2012. The Nike Fuelband will be available for pre-order starting January 19th in the US at Nikestore.com for a suggested retail price of $149.
Ion Torrent CEO and chairman Jonathan Rothberg holds a semiconductor sequencing chip that will be used in the new Proton semi-conductor based genome sequencing machine in Guilford, Connecticut, January 5, 2012. After years of predictions that the “$1,000 genome” – a read-out of a person’s complete genetic information for about the cost of a dental crown – was just around the corner, a U.S. company is announcing January 10, 2012 that it has achieved that milestone and taken the technology several steps ahead. The new genome-sequencing machine is 1,000 times more powerful than existing technology, says Rothberg.