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Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature’s ‘Light Switch’

June 3, 2010 6:18 am | News | Comments

When the first warm rays of springtime sunshine trigger a burst of new plant growth, it’s almost as if someone flicked a switch to turn on the greenery and unleash a floral profusion of color. Opening a window into this process, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory...


OpenADR's Steps Toward a National Smart Grid Standard

June 3, 2010 6:11 am | News | Comments

The marketplace for Smart Grid technology products is expanding thanks in part to an open-source communications specification developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and its research partners.


Global Leaders Meet To Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals

June 3, 2010 5:53 am | News | Comments

Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy joined leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission today at the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies.


High Frequency Test Cables Now Available in New Product Line

June 3, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Test grade cables are desired in applications where multiple connector attachment and continuous flexing demands are a priority. RF Industries now offers a line of 18GHz precision test cables in standard or custom lengths, suitable for production or lab environments.


The High Speed Data Race

June 3, 2010 5:32 am | by James O. “Jim” Farmer, Enablence Systems | Articles | Comments

The bottom line is that nothing, and I mean nothing, can beat a fiber connection, not now and not in the foreseeable future. Fiber offers the highest speeds you can achieve, not to mention its other advantages such as extremely low operational costs and versatile high quality transmission.


EU greenhouse gas emissions: more than half way to the '20 % target by 2020'

June 3, 2010 5:22 am | by European Environment Agency | News | Comments

The European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. The EU-27's emissions stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, while EU-15...


Commission report on national telecoms regulation shows more competition but no Single Market

June 3, 2010 5:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

A European Commission report released today shows that EU telecoms markets have become more competitive thanks to the Commission's guidance in the consultation and review process known as the 'Article 7 procedure', whereby national telecoms regulators inform the Commission in advance of...

Energy Farms on the Moon?

June 3, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

We've covered space based solar power generation in the past, but here's a concept that takes it a step further (away) - using the moon as a massive solar farm.


Sensors Expo & Conference Symposia to Feature Leading Authorities on Sensing Technology & Solutions

June 3, 2010 5:12 am | News | Comments

Prior to the opening of the 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference, will be the pre-conference symposium, taking place on Monday, June 7th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Attendees to the pre-conference symposia will have four in-depth, day-long sessions to choose from...

Nokia Launches Bike-Powered Handset

June 3, 2010 5:04 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia launched four low-priced handsets and a recharger that can be connected to a bicycle's dynamo which charges when the wheels turn.


How Do You Save Energy at Work?

June 3, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Amy discussed saving energy at work and ENERGY STAR's National Building Competition, a contest to see which of 14 facilities around the country can lower its energy use intensity (EUI) by the highest percentage over a fixed period of time. Whether you are a facility manager at...


Microchip Wireless Development Environment Overview

June 3, 2010 4:18 am | Videos | Comments

The Microchip Wireless Development Environment (MiWi DE) is a one-stop solution for developing diverse wireless applications.


Official points to social media as diplomatic tool

June 2, 2010 11:30 pm | News | Comments

Teenagers clicked away on their cell phones in a bustling Iranian marketplace. Ignoring the cold, they exchanged information about parties, dates and potential bandmates with strangers, using Bluetooth technology.It is this type of simple adaptation of social networking that is key to U.S....


Online Resources elects Donald Layden Jr. to board(3)

June 2, 2010 4:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Financial services company Online Resources Corp. said Wednesday that Donald W. Layden Jr. has been elected to the company's board.Layden has been an adviser to private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC for its payments and transaction processing investments. He is also a partner at Quarles &...

Coldwater Creek marketing chief to retire in 2011

June 2, 2010 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Women's clothing chain Coldwater Creek Inc. on Wednesday said that its chief marketing officer will retire next year and it has named a new head of merchandise design and development.Georgia Shonk Simmons, 58, will leave the position she has held since 2002 on May 1, the company said. It was...


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