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Solar Inverter yields efficiency grade of 98.7%

July 22, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

A report jointly issued by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Bureau Veritas shows that AEG Power Solutions’ Protect PV.250 solar inverter offers remarkable efficiency. Energy conversion efficiency testing conducted according to European Standard EN 50530 yielded a very high efficiency grade of 98.7%.

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Suit Challenges Huawei's Success

July 22, 2010 10:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Motorola's lawsuit against Huawei Technologies alleging a plot to steal the U.S. company's trade secrets could complicate years of largely successful efforts by the Chinese telecom-equipment giant to demonstrate itself as an innovator in the industry.

Nokia Profit Falls Amid Tough Smartphone Competition

July 22, 2010 10:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

In releasing results, the company sidestepped persistent speculation about a possible change in top management.

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Siemens Alerts Customers to Virus in Its Automation Software

July 22, 2010 10:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The German engineering company made virus scanning software available to its clients after learning of a computer bug designed to attack one of its best-selling industrial automation software systems.

AT & T Lifts Outlook as Profit Rises 26%

July 22, 2010 10:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The iPhone fueled a quarterly gain at the wireless unit as the company posted a decline in wired customers.

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

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