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Ener1 Signs Strategic Energy Storage Agreement with Russian National Grid Operator

November 5, 2010 1:25 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

ENER1, Inc. has signed a strategic cooperation deal with a division of the Russian Federal Grid Company (FGC) to co-develop storage systems under a nation-wide grid modernization program. An equipment-supply, business and technical...

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Mide Tech Introduces Simple Solution to Measure Vibrations

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

According to Midé Technology, to harvest energy from a vibrating source you first need to ascertain the frequency and amplitude of the vibration. Until now this has been a difficult and expensive step. According...

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ST Energy Recovery Circuit Cuts the Cost of Meeting Highest Efficiency Targets

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) has released details of a patented high-efficiency circuit and dedicated optimized power components. This new technology will produce cost savings while helping designers comply with the highest power-efficiency standards. The new circuit...

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Stevens Professor Hongbin Li receives AFRL contract to develop MIMO Radar

November 5, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) Dr. Hongbin Li, professor of electrical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has recently been awarded a three-year US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract to study distributed radar systems and improve object detection.

Dolby shares rise after fiscal 4Q report

November 5, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Dolby Laboratories Inc. climbed Friday on news that the audio technology company reported fiscal fourth-quarter results above analyst expectations but a fiscal 2011 outlook below analyst views.Dolby shares rose $3.15, or 4.8 percent, to $69 in afternoon trading.Dolby said late...

VF Corp. to outsource IT work

November 5, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Clothing maker VF Corp. on Friday said that it will outsource its information technology services to Computer Sciences Corp. under a new seven-year agreement.Under the agreement, CSC will support its service desk, network services and other work. The companies did not disclose the value of the...

Plessey Semiconductors reborn and relaunched at Electronica 2010

November 5, 2010 9:37 am | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors will be exhibiting at Electronica 2010 on booth 160 in Hall A4. Plessey, a legendary brand, has been reborn following a management buyout in early 2010 of the ex-Plessey semiconductor businesses and manufacturing facilities in Cheney Manor, Swindon and Roborough, Plymouth.

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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2010

November 5, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A prototype charging system for electric and hybrid vehicles is helping demonstrate a technology that could one day play a key role in the electrification of America's highways. Sapphire nanowires grow using an unexpectedly complicated reaction with...

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Aggies compete in annual Battle of the Brains contest

November 5, 2010 9:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Three teams from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering competed in the South Central USA region of the 35th annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) sponsored by IBM, with one of the teams finishing in sixth place overall. This year’s regional...

Swiss man performs aerial loops with jet wings

November 5, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon Friday and completed two aerial loops using just his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit - the first time such maneuvers have been performed....

Robin Murphy, rescue robots to feature in Discovery Planet Green show Nov. 5

November 5, 2010 8:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Tonight's (Nov. 5) episode of the Discovery Planet Green channel's show, Dean of Invention, will feature Texas A&M Engineering's Dr. Robin Murphy and her rescue robots. The show, “Robot Revolution," will air at 9 p.m. Central Time on Discovery Planet Green (channel 103 on...

A safety switch prevents a big bang

November 5, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)) Three PTB scientists developed a new method to prevent explosions due to electrical sparks. For this development and the successful technology transfer, they received this year's Technology Transfer Prize of the Chamber of Industry and...

Solutions for faster internet

November 5, 2010 1:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

All internet users have at some time or another complained about slow surfing speeds or a tiresome wait for a video to load. A group of European engineers from Spain, Hungary and Sweden decided to try to counter such problems by monitoring traffic and tailoring services to meet demand.

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Alcatel Lucent Sees 'Turning Point' After Deals in U.S. and China

November 4, 2010 8:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company announced its first quarterly profit of the year and $5.7 billion in deals to build high-speed wireless networks and supply other gear.

The Sahara Wasn’t Always a Desert

November 4, 2010 7:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Green Sahara For much of the past 70,000 years, the Sahara has closely resembled the desert it is today. Some 12,000 years ago, however, a wobble in the Earth’s axis and other factors caused Africa’s seasonal monsoons to shift slightly north, bringing new rains to an area...

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