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Conflicting Accounts Linger Regarding Accuracy, Convenience of PG & E SmartMeters

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

In the wake of a flurry of customer complaints, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) welcomed the release by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of an independent, third-party evaluation of the utility’s SmartMeter™...

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ADD Semiconductor Achieves PRIME Official Certification

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

ADD Semiconductor, a powerline communication (PLC) IC company for smart grid applications, has received the official PRIME brand recognition as a technology provider, and it states that it is the first silicon vendor to...

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Social media inflames news cycle of Quran burning

September 10, 2010 12:05 pm | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The swelling story of a tiny Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran is raising questions of news judgment not only for the media, but for Web users and readers, too.In the social media era, everyone's a news editor.Several news organizations, including The Associated Press, have said...

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Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing

September 10, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling a tiny pore just a few-nanometers in diameter, called a nanopore, in the graphene membrane, they were able to...

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General Dynamics gets chemical weapons sensor deal

September 10, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has won a $30 million contract from the U.S. Army to build and support devices that detect biological and chemical weapons, the company said Friday.General Dynamics' Armament and Technical Product unit awarded the six-year contract, which the...

The precious commodity of water

September 10, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Water is a valuable resource, which is why the Fraunhofer Alliance SysWasser is demonstrating how we can extract precious drinking water from air, discover a leak in pipeline systems and even effectively clean sewage water at the IFAT/Entsorga fair.

'Halo: Reach' aims to grab gamers again

September 10, 2010 9:06 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Since fans lined up at midnight nearly three years ago for the release of the last "Halo" video game, a recession struck the economy, President Barack Obama took office and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" became the best-selling shooter game of all time. When the prequel "Halo: Reach" debuts...

LCD Active-Matrix TFT Display Module Is Full-Color

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The low-cost, compact uLCD-144 provides a 1.44 in. 128 x 128 resolution 65 K color TFT-LCD panel with an embedded Goldelox graphics processor that can display full color animations, icons, and video clips.

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1.0-mm Pitch Timing Belts Are Space Saving for Miniature Applications

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Stock Drive Products provides a new series of 1.0-mm pitch polyurethane timing belts, designed for miniature applications and to run with the new 1.0-mm pitch timing belt pulleys.

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Absolute Encoders Deliver Precise Position Data in a Compact Package

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The encoders boast a 24-mm diameter housing that makes them ideal for space-restricted areas, with a non-contact design that minimizes wear—delivering exceptional ruggedness in a compact package.

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45 W ‘Green’ Power Supply Has Medical Approvals

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 2 x 3 x 1.05 in., the ECS45 single output power supply is 25% smaller than the current industry standard of 2 x 4 in.

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Untiring dedication to solar energy

September 10, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schock, department head and spokesman for Solar Energy Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, received the prestigious "Becquerel Prize" at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in...

Reddy graduate fellowship at Texas A & M to benefit mechanical engineering students

September 10, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

A gift from Distinguished Professor J.N. Reddy and his wife, Aruna, will benefit mechanical engineering doctoral students at Texas A&M University. The couple’s contribution of $20,000 to the Texas A&M Foundation has established the Aruna and J.N. Reddy Distinguished Fellow in...

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Nokia dumps CEO, turns to Microsoft exec

September 10, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. is replacing CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with top Microsoft executive Stephen Elop as the world's top handset maker aims to regain lost ground in the fiercely competitive smartphone market....

US widens probe of HP bribery allegations

September 10, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. investigators are widening their probe of alleged kickbacks paid to Russian authorities by employees of a Hewlett-Packard Co. subsidiary in Germany.Authorities in Russia, Germany and the U.S. have been looking into alleged bribes totaling $11 million. The bribes were allegedly paid to...

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