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The innovation performance in the EU Member States in 2009

March 17, 2010 8:30 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

This memo provides a synopsis of the innovation performance of the different Member States, as measured in the European Innovation Scoreboard 2009 (EIS). Commissioned by the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, the European Innovation Scoreboard is...

New CFO says GM has chance to make 2010 profit

March 17, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If the economy cooperates and auto sales recover a bit, General Motors Co. has a reasonable chance of turning a full-year profit in 2010, its new chief financial officer said Wednesday.Former Microsoft Corp. CFO Chris Liddell, at his first meeting with reporters in Detroit, said the automaker...

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades

March 17, 2010 8:30 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

There's a lot of talk these days about installing new energy-efficient windows. Thanks to a Federal tax credit of up to $1,500, window advertisements, both print and radio and TV broadcasting, are aplenty. I don't want to knock energy-efficient windows. There are some great window...

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Mark Peters - Living the Dream

March 17, 2010 8:29 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Any time I get a chance to talk to Mark Peters, I always ask him the same question - "How are you". The answer is always the same..."I'm Living the Dream". Mark Peter's contribution to the SolidWorks Community cannot be measured by the success of his user group because he's never been a...

From SWUGN Founder to Tarantulas

March 17, 2010 8:29 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Of the four original founding members of SWUGN, Scott Bemis is somewhat a mystery. His contribution to the SolidWorks Community can still be seen in some of the support documentation provided to user group leaders, but shortly after 2000, work pressures forced Scott to step away from the...

Clouds and the Alternative Energy Grid

March 17, 2010 8:29 am | by Jacobs School Mechanical Aerospace Engineering | News | Comments

California's goal of generating 33 percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2020 will be challenging on days when clouds shade acres of solar photovoltaic panels or when thousands of wind turbines spin more slowly during calm weather. However, researchers at the University of...

10 Years of SWUGN Committee Members

March 17, 2010 8:29 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Since the formation of the SWUGN Committee, there have been a few changes. Originally a 4 person board, the SWUGN committee has expanded to 8 members - 5 US based and 3 international. Even the name has changed - from SNUG (SolidWorks National User Group) to SWUGN (SolidWorks User Group...

Statistical Errors in Medical Studies(2)

March 17, 2010 8:29 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

I have written about statistics, and various traps people often fall into when examining data before (Statistics Insights for Scientists and Engineers, Data Can’t Lie – But People Can be Fooled, Correlation is Not Causation, Simpson’s Paradox). And also have posted about...

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Yale study pushes back the origin of flowering plants by millions of years

March 17, 2010 8:27 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Flowering plants may have appeared on earth tens of millions of years earlier than the fossil record indicates, suggests a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, published the week of March 15 in the Proceedings of the National...

Model Bridge Building Contest to be Held at Brookhaven Lab, March 20

March 17, 2010 8:27 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Destructive testing of model bridges will provide a great photo opportunity as Suffolk County high school students compete in the 2010 BNL Model Bridge Contest.

Harvard Physicist Christopher Stubbs to Give Two Lectures at Brookhaven Lab

March 17, 2010 8:27 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Christopher Stubbs, Chair of the Physics Department at Harvard University, will give two George B. Pegram Lectures — April 12 and 13 — both at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall at Brookhaven Lab.

Mysteries of Engineering

March 17, 2010 8:26 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I (and many, many of us, presumably) have been reading more about all of the Toyota woes and the to-date unanswerable questions. Still, so much of the material written about the issues seems to be coming from the untrained. Certainly,...

Achievement gap is deep, even in middle class

March 17, 2010 8:26 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Travis Gosa, Cornell assistant professor of Africana studies, said that blacks still suffer from an achievement gap - even among the middle class - at a March 12 seminar.

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Middle School Maglev Contest at Brookhaven Lab, March 24

March 17, 2010 8:26 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Model maglev vehicles built by Long Island middle school students will be tested for speed, efficiency, and appearance at the 20th Annual Middle School Magnetic Levitation Contest.

Digi-Key Corporation Partners with Transim Technology and NXP Semiconductors to Launch New Design Simulation Tool

March 17, 2010 8:24 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 12, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, in partnership with Transim Technology and NXP...

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