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Caterpillar opens new Arkansas factory, hiring 600

September 1, 2010 1:05 pm | by CHUCK BARTELS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar Inc. dedicated a $140 million road grader factory Wednesday, a facility that will employ 600 people and produce the big machines for markets around the world.The plant produced its first grader in June, and two of the behemoths flanked the state as plant manager Jon Harrison...

South Korean company dumping Yahoo's search ads

September 1, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is about to lose one of its search advertising partners in South Korea as the Internet company prepares to convert to Microsoft Corp.'s technology.NHN Corp. in South Korea will stop relying on Yahoo's search ads when its current contract expires in November, according to a Wednesday...

NASA and NOAA's newest GOES satellite ready for action

September 1, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and NOAA's latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-15, has successfully completed five months of on-orbit testing and has been accepted into service. The satellite has demonstrated operational readiness of its subsystems,...


Deere Reaches Agreement for Sale of Wind Energy Business

September 1, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Deere & Company announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell John Deere Renewables, LLC, its wind energy business, to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exelon Corp.. "As Deere sharpens...


Eltek Valere Names Roel Cortez as Director of Sales and GM of Mexico & Central American Regions

September 1, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Eltek Valere announced it has named Roel Cortez as the company’s new Director of Sales and General Manager for Mexico and Central American regions. Cortez will also be responsible for managing Eltek Valere’s offices...


What is Most-Important to the Future of Power? You Can Weigh-in on this at Darnell Power Forum

September 1, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10), to be hosted in Chicago September 13-15, will feature a Roundtable Discussion of: What will be the Most Important Driver for the Power Electronics Industry in the Future: Architectures,...


USA Today names new VP of circulation

September 1, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

USA Today has named Brad Jones senior vice president in charge of circulation.He succeeds Larry Lindquist, who is retiring after nearly three decades with the company.Jones, who joined USA Today in 1988, is taking on the circulation job as the newspaper struggles to retain readers. It faces...

Satellite navigation steers unmanned micro-planes

September 1, 2010 10:49 am | News | Comments

An unmanned aircraft system guided by satnav has been developed within ESA’s Business Incubation Centre to provide rapid monitoring of land areas and disaster zones. The planes have already helped Spanish farmers in Andalusia to fight land erosion.


Nominate Energy Efficiency Products for ECN's Readers Choice Tech Awards

September 1, 2010 10:46 am | Blogs | Comments

While Innovative Energy is intended to be a forward-looking section of, I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you to help us take a look back…say at the past year or so. Why, you ask? ECN’s Readers Choice Tech Awards are right around the corner.


Fly your experiment to the edge of space!

September 1, 2010 10:42 am | News | Comments

ESA is inviting students to propose experiments to fly on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons. The winning teams will have the opportunity to design and build an experiment for the BEXUS balloons or the REXUS rockets.


Panasonic says high TV sales targets sparked glut

September 1, 2010 10:33 am | News | Comments

Over-ambitious TV sales targets have left manufacturers with a glut of panels that is driving down prices as makers offload their excess output, Panasonic Corp's (6752.T) television unit head said on Tuesday.

FCC seeks input on rules for online services

September 1, 2010 10:29 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public input on what rules should apply to wireless Internet connections and specialized services that aren't part of the Internet but are delivered over broadband connections. The move by the Federal Communications Commission marks the next step in the agency's effort to adopt so-called "network neutrality" rules...


Secretary Chu Announces Two Million Smart Grid Meters Installed Nationwide

September 1, 2010 10:13 am | News | Comments

At an event today at Battelle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that two million smart grid meters have been installed across the country, helping to reduce energy costs for families and businesses.


Apple CEO Jobs announces new iPod lineup

September 1, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is introducing a new line of iPods.Jobs is unveiling a new iPod Nano without any buttons. It has a touch screen instead.He also is introducing a new iPod Shuffle, the lowest-end music player in Apple's line. Like the past generation, it can speak the names of playlists and...

Fujipoly Releases Sticky Thermal Solution

September 1, 2010 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujipoly announces the introduction of Sarcon GR-Tac, a highly conformable and durable .25mm thick polyester reinforced thermal interface material. Sarcon 25GR-Tac is easy to install and typically does not require adhesive due to its naturally tacky consistency.



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