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Heavy-emission trucks pollute Beijing, Zhang says

September 28, 2010 9:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

New research by Max Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, targets diesel-fueled large trucks as the biggest culprits for polluting the air in and around Beijing.

Murata Commercializes World's Smallest 2012-Size (2.0 x 1.25 mm) 22 & micro;F 25V-Rated Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors

September 28, 2010 9:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has commercialized a 2012-size (2.0 x 1.25 mm) monolithic ceramic capacitor with a capacitance of 22µF and voltage rating of 25V, the smallest of its kind in the world.

HP provides rosy outlook, no guidance on next CEO

September 28, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. offered a rosy financial outlook Tuesday without giving any guidance on the biggest issue hanging over the world's largest technology company: the identity of its next CEO....

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Radio Shack employee alleges age discrimination

September 28, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges that RadioShack Corp. discriminated against a 55-year-old employee because of his age and retaliated against him when he complained.The EEOC filed its lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver on behalf of David...

Smart Grid Leaders Launch Global Smart Grid Federation

September 28, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Leaders of seven national smart grid organizations officially launched the Global Smart Grid Federation, an international organization to promote best practices and to help accelerate the deployment of smart grid around the world. Founding members...

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MicroStrain Lands $730,000 Phase II SBIR for Energy Harvesting RFIDs on Army Helicopters

September 28, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The US Army recently awarded MicroStrain, Inc. a Phase II SBIR contract to continue to develop a comprehensive and wirelessly networked health management capability that can be embedded directly into rotorcraft components. Providing the...

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Ioxus Acquires Advanced Energy Conversion (AEC) to Deliver Full Range Ultracapacitor Cells and Modules

September 28, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Ioxus, Inc. announced that it has acquired Advanced Energy Conversion (AEC), which specializes in energy conversion systems using embedded controls, power electronics, and electric machines. Ioxus will incorporate AEC products into its current offerings...

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Tiny generators turn waste heat into power

September 28, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Researchers in Ukraine and the United States have uncovered a novel way to power tiny devices using waste heat. In an article in the Journal of Applied Physics, the arrays of tiny ferroelectric nanowires are shown to rapidly generate a current in response...

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Dewy Defeats Truman!

September 28, 2010 12:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

No he didn't! But why do I care? Why do I state this? Well, an email went out from an independent external survey administrator on our behalf. The email was referring to a customer service survey - we do that...

Model aims to reduce disaster toll on city's social, economic fabric

September 28, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have created a computer model that predicts how a disaster's impact on critical infrastructure would affect a city's social and economic fabric, a potential tool to help reduce the severity of impacts, manage the aftermath of catastrophe and fortify...

Minister: 'What country' app offends Italy

September 28, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Italy's tourism minister has taken offense with how Apple's "What country" app describes her nation.Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla is complaining that a description of Italy as "mafia, pizza, pasta and scooter" is both "offensive and unacceptable."A ministry spokesman, Andrea Bianchi, said...

Nanostructuring technology creates energy efficient and ultra-small displays

September 28, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) University of Michigan scientists using AFOSR-funding have created the smallest pixels available that will enable LED, projected and wearable displays to be more energy efficient with more light manipulation possible and all on a display that may...

Sneaking Spies into a Cell’s Nucleus

September 28, 2010 9:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University bioengineers have not only figured out a way to sneak molecular spies through the walls of individual cells, they can now slip them into the command center -- or nucleus -- of those cells, where they can report back important information or drop off payloads.

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High court enters legal fight over Navy plane

September 28, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court is getting involved in the longstanding dispute between the Pentagon and two contractors contesting the government's demand for $3 billion over the Navy's ill-fated A-12 Avenger attack plane.The justices on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from the Boeing Co. and General...

Lighting Science Group Receives Industry's First Energy Star Label for an LED Bulb

September 28, 2010 6:06 am | Comments

Lighting Science Group has received the industry’s first ENERGY STAR label for an LED light bulb. ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol that makes it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products...

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