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The Advantages of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

July 22, 2010 9:40 am | by Joshua Nelke, Siemens Industry, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Hydrogen fuel cells can be used in a wide range of environments such as use in homes, ships, cranes and vehicles. Still, current funding is directed mostly to the transportation sector to be reduce pollution. In this article, we will focus on one of the most exciting uses for fuel cells: a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV).

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More Numerical Functions for C & C++ Developers

July 22, 2010 9:24 am | News | Comments

The largest commercially available collection of numerical algorithms for C and C++---NAG C Library—widely used for electronics application development, has now been expanded by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) with the addition of over 150 functions for a total of well over 1300 user-callable functions...

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How do cells die? Biophotonic tools reveal real-time dynamics in living color

July 22, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Apoptosis, programmed cell death, is essential to normal development, healthy immune system function, and cancer prevention. The process dramatically transforms cellular structures but the limitations of conventional microscopy methods have kept much about this...

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American Nuclear Society student chapter creates Texas A & M endowment

July 22, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

When the fall semester starts next month at Texas A&M University, students will find their American Nuclear Society chapter offers perks not found elsewhere. That’s because the Texas A&M chapter can count on a permanent source of revenue—an endowment to support its activities now...

Tri-C Resources president endows Texas A & M petroleum engineering scholarship

July 22, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Tri-C Resources Inc. president Michael S. “Scott” Cone and his wife, Dru, have endowed a four-year petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. The Dru R. ’80 and M. Scott Cone ’82 Scholarship will be awarded for the first time this fall to a high-achieving petroleum...

Digi and GroundedPower Announce Extended Grid Partnership

July 22, 2010 6:52 am | News | Comments

Digi International today announced a partnership with GroundedPower, a leading provider of interactive software for energy efficiency and smart grid solutions. Under the partnership GroundedPower’s Interactive Customer Engagement System (iCES) has been fully integrated with the Digi X-Grid to connect consumers’ home energy devices.

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Are Your Transformers Ready for the Smart Grid?

July 22, 2010 6:44 am | by Mike Dickinson, Director, New Business Development, Pacific Crest Transformers | Articles | Comments

National challenges like the aging power grid, increasing energy demands, spiraling cost of generating electricity and its cost on the environment are all pointing towards the need for a grid that can produce and distribute energy more efficiently and reliably.

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Stanford releases open-source camera software

July 22, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) The more researchers, the better. With funding from the National Science Foundation the Stanford "computational photography"team is providing programmable open-source cameras to other universities.

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QSFP+ Connector Offers Superior Electrical Performance for 40 Gb/s InfiniBand & Ethernet Applications

July 22, 2010 6:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics has released an enhanced QSFP+ surface-mount connector that offers superior electrical performance for 40Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet (4x10Gb/s) standards applications. The 38-position connector meets the SFF-8436 industry standard -- including the interface and host...

Digi "Extends the Grid" for EcoFactor to Save Utility Customers Money, Conserve Energy

July 22, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Partnership helps Texas utility company Oncor save its customers $300 to $400 a year

August Roundtable - Why Adopt 'Green' Technology?

July 22, 2010 6:16 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

The Roundtable question for August is “How much do you feel the current push for “green” tech comes from image and the desire to appear ecologically responsible, and how much does it come from a true pursuit of performance improvement in power systems?”

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Amazon snags exclusive deal for e-editions

July 22, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday it has struck a deal that will give it exclusive rights to sell some of the great works of 20th century literature in electronic form.An agreement with The Wylie Agency gives Amazon exclusive rights for two years to sell e-book versions of novels including Saul...

Preliminary Agenda Announced for IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference

July 22, 2010 5:23 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, IFA, the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances announced the preliminary conference agenda for its upcoming IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference.

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Penn collaboration leads to simpler method for building varieties of nanocrystal superlattices

July 22, 2010 5:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania) A University of Pennsylvania collaboration has created a simple and inexpensive method to rapidly grow centimeter-scale membranes of binary nanocrystal superlattices, or BNSLs, by crystallizing a mixture of nanocrystals on a liquid surface.

Schottky diodes feature switching speed of 5.0ns

July 22, 2010 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announces the introduction of the CMRSH-4DO dual isolated 40V, 200mA Schottky diodes packaged in the ultra miniature SOT-963 surface mount case. This device has an outstanding low VF of 0.35V and a fast switching speed of 5.0ns.

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