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DIPIPM family serves applications to 20 HP

October 9, 2009 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

A DIPIPM family from Powerex serves three-phase inverter applications in the medium power range up to 20 HP for both 230 V to 480 VAC lines. Products range from 5 A to 75 A, and 600 V to 1200 V. Other features include

A Message from NVIDIA on Recent False Claims

October 9, 2009 10:23 am | News | Comments

Thanks again for promptly removing the inaccurate story about NVIDIA on ECNmag.com. The story claimed that NVIDIA is exiting the high end graphics market, which is nonsense.

Institute unveils efficient redox flow battery

October 9, 2009 10:09 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) has developed a redox flow battery that could become the gold standard in Advanced Technology Vehicles. If the claims hold up, this battery would be a true breakthrough. There’s nothing revolutionary about the concept of redox flow batteries.

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Giorgio Armani extends designer touch to new mobile

October 9, 2009 6:38 am | News | Comments

Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani presented a new 700-euro ($1,032) mobile phone on Friday, a stylish device aimed at complementing the designer's suits.

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Mobile Data Services Pushed to Limits: Qualcomm

October 9, 2009 6:23 am | by Gina Keating | News | Comments

Speed increases in mobile data services will require more densely built networks, executives from wireless chip and technology supplier Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday. The wireless industry has already

Reference Design Creates Smart Metering System

October 9, 2009 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on Freescale’s new MCF51EM256 ColdFire MCU, a turnkey metering reference design is a cost-optimized implementation of a single-phase or three-phase smart electrical meter.

Barnes & Noble to sell own Electronic Reader: Report

October 9, 2009 5:51 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc will soon sell its own electronic reader to rival Amazon.com Inc's Kindle, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Barnes & Noble's wireless touchscreen device could be sold as soon as

Israelis bring green power to West Bank village

October 9, 2009 5:41 am | Blogs | Comments

Residents of a West Bank village with no electricity have been helped out of the darkness by unlikely benefactors - a group of Israelis who installed solar panels and wind turbines to illuminate the Palestinians' makeshift homes. The villagers of Susya live in tents and caves with power lines darting right above their dwellings

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Epoxy Handles up to 600°F

October 9, 2009 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing demanding applications from downhole oil drilling to turbo compressors and satellite modules, Master Bond's EP46HT-1 epoxy adhesive/sealant has a continuous service operating temperature range of -100°F to +550°F and can withstand intermittent exposures up to 600°F.

Moonstruck: Making one giant thud for mankind

October 9, 2009 5:24 am | News | Comments

Take that moon! For as long as man has looked up, the moon has inspired romance, poetry and songs. Man also likes blowing things up. Now we get to do both - in the name of science. NASA bulldozed two spacecraft into the lunar south pole Friday morning in a search for hidden ice.

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Tech industry braces for more antitrust scrutiny

October 9, 2009 5:13 am | News | Comments

After eight years of light antitrust scrutiny under a Republican White House, the technology and telecommunications industries are bracing for stepped up oversight by the Obama administration's Justice Department. Christine Varney, the head of the department's antitrust division, vowed in a May speech that her office will take a tough look at potential abuses of market power

Digital Staging Controller Drives Contactors For 10 Devices

October 8, 2009 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Athena Controls has announced availability of its Series DS Digital Staging Controller, capable of driving contactors for up to 10 heaters or cooling devices to maintain a process at setpoint. A single stager can control a mix of heating and cooling outputs, and the quantity of outputs dedicated to heating and cooling can be

EU sets out new science plan

October 8, 2009 12:50 pm | News | Comments

European authorities and industry must increase funding for scientific research and improve cooperation to try to close the technology gap with the United States, the European Commission said Tuesday. An EU commissioned report sets tough targets to be met by 2030

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Changing focus leads Dell to close NC plant

October 8, 2009 12:42 pm | News | Comments

A massive Dell Inc. computer assembly plant once seen as a job generator worthy of the promise of more than $300 million in state and local inducements will go dark in four months, a victim of new corporate calculations and changing customer tastes.

Climate watch: choosing Kyoto's successor

October 8, 2009 12:23 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Global investments in renewable energy technology dipped 40% from 2008-09—this according to United Nations Industrial Development Organization Director, General Kandeh Yumkella. “Due to the current economic crisis we have seen almost a 40 percent decline in 2009 alone in these investments,” said Yumkella at a global conference on green energy in central Mexico.

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