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Mama always said "Feed Your Guests." Thanks Michelle, I will.

March 8, 2010 12:22 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

When I was first considering starting a SolidWorks User Group in Central Texas, I turned to Michelle Pillers of the Seattle Area SolidWorks Power Users Group (SASPUG) for advice.  Michelle was kind enough to send me a wonderfull email full of great ideas.  One...

Canadian firm wins U.S. Marine Corps parts contract worth US$41.5M

March 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada has won a US$41.5-million contract to supply spare parts to the U.S. Marines Corps for their RG-31 Mk5E vehicles, the company said Monday.The Canadian unit of U.S. defence contractor General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) won a contract last month to build 250...

TSX-listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Mar. 08, 2010

March 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Mar. 08, 2010.Sentry Select Primary Metals Corp. Cl 'a' (TSX:PME): $0.07. Payable Mar 15. Record Feb 26.Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE): $0.05. Payable Apr 01. Record Mar 22.Total...

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LED streetlights best buy for cities, according to researchers

March 8, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) University of Pittsburgh researchers have conducted the first cradle-to-grave assessment of light-emitting diode streetlights and determined that the increasingly popular lamps strike the best balance between brightness, affordability, and energy and...

R.C. Murphy Junior High School Wins Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

March 8, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Students from R.C. Murphy Junior High School were the first-place champions at the Regional Middle School Science Bowl held March 6 at Brookhaven Lab.

Battery Holders Suit CR1632, BR1632 or DL1632 Sizes

March 8, 2010 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD is introducing P/N’s BV-1632 & BV-1632-G, two lithium vertical battery holders for CR1632, BR1632 or DL1632 size batteries. The BV-1632 and BV-1632-G are particularly suitable for single board computers (SBCs) with tight space constraints. They are designed to

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Cardiac Science Automated External Defibrillators (Powerheart, Cardiovive, CardioLife, NK, Responder models): Class I Recall

March 8, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

UPDATED 03/08/2010: Recall classified as Class I, expanded list of affected models. Originally posted 02/09/2010

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Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Cores Rival Permalloys, Ferrites

March 8, 2010 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amorphous cores from Payton Magnetics are made of magnetic alloys that are melted and then cooled at an extremely high rate. The materials exhibit metallic properties but lack the crystalline lattice of conventional metals, thus giving the materials

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Oscilloscopes Tout Big Display, Hardware-Accelerated Search

March 8, 2010 10:14 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies added 14 models to its InfiniiVision 7000 Series mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscope portfolio. These scopes offer bandwidths from 100 MHz up to 1 GHz. In addition to

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The EERE Web Site Has a New Look!

March 8, 2010 9:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

The freshest energy news on the block this week is the newly designed eere.energy.gov. In case you haven't visited the site lately, the EERE site contains in-depth information about the U.S. Department of Energy's office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.

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The SolidWorks User Group Network Turns 10

March 8, 2010 8:22 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

In the fall of 1999, several SolidWorks user group leaders were contacted by Carol Faiola, a Marketing representative at SolidWorks Corporation. I was one of the lucky ones along with Mark Peters, Michelle Pillers, and Scott Bemis that were asked to travel to Concord for a discussion...

TVA Group Inc.'s fourth-quarter and full-year profits, revenue up

March 8, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B), North America's largest private-sector French-language broadcaster and magazine publisher, has reported sharply higher earnings in the fourth quarter, boosted by growth in its television sector.The company, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A), said Monday it...

Earnings Preview: Brown-Forman to post 3Q earnings

March 8, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor company Brown-Forman Corp., whose brands include Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort and Finlandia vodka, reports its third-quarter results before the stock market opens Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Any signs that customers are trading back up to more expensive brands and...

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IBM Fellow Grady Booch on the Value of Engineering?

March 8, 2010 6:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

In this webcast IBM Fellow Grady Booch discusses the critical role engineering plays in moving society forward. And he explores the history of science and engineering. This interesting webcast would be a good video to show children, or anyone, to bring out the desire to study engineering...

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Pluggable IO Solutions Kit Serves SFP SFP+ XFP X2 and QSFP Development

March 8, 2010 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet and Tyco Electronics have released a new Pluggable I/O Solutions Sample Kit. The kit includes 15 product samples and four quick reference guides.

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