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Solar Inverter Offers 97.5 Percent CEC-Weighted Efficiency Rating (Pending)

December 11, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for utility-scale installations, Advanced Energy Industries’ Solaron 500 kW inverter features a durable, transformerless, grid-tie design, converting raw DC power from solar-cell arrays to high-quality AC-grid electricity.


Navigation Switch Combines Sensitive Touch and Tactile Technology

December 11, 2009 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components’ Sensonav 14-function navigation switch combines sensitive touch and tactile functions while guaranteeing an extended life span of 1 million actuations per direction. According to the company, SensoNav is compatible with standard SMT lines and doesn’t require power consumption.


Self-Powered 3G System Provides WiFi Hotspot In a Box

December 11, 2009 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to provide mission-critical wireless communications, Proxicast's Cell-PAK 3G + Wi-Fi HotSpot in a box is a wireless "grab & go" solution that provides mobile wide-area cellular Internet connectivity (WWAN) and local 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi access (WLAN) in an easy-to-deploy portable form-factor.


DuPont Fabros Technology prices $550M in notes

December 11, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DuPont Fabros Technology Inc., a real estate investment trust, said Friday its subsidiary DuPont Fabros Technology L.P. priced $550 million in senior notes due Dec. 15, 2017.The notes will have an annual interest rate of 8.5 percent and will be used to pay down debt and complete work on two...

Man Controls Robotic Hand with Mind

December 11, 2009 8:55 am | Videos | Comments

For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello's amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts. Rossella Lorenzi talks to him about the bionic experiment.


Gifts for geeks

December 11, 2009 8:02 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Geeks, the most misunderstood of all species (yes, I’m a member), are notoriously difficult to shop for. We don’t bow to the fashion gods (to put it kindly), our literary tastes are unpredictable, and as for electronics, forgetaboutit—only geeks know what other geeks want. Thus, I present Gifts for Geeks. If you’re a parent/friend/relative with one of these eclectic individuals on your shopping list, take note.


Home Network Technology & Connectivity Use: Ethernet, 802.11, Coax, and Powerline

December 11, 2009 8:00 am | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Based upon the results of our North American broadband survey, the majority of consumers with a home network that use Wi-Fi are still not very/not at all familiar with the benefits and differences between 802.11g and 802.11n.

UCLA Researchers Produce Liquid Fuel Isobutanol

December 11, 2009 8:00 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

In California, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified cyanobacteria to produce the liquid fuel isobutanol directly from carbon dioxide and sunlight.


3-D microchips for more powerful and environmentally friendly computers

December 11, 2009 8:00 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) 3-D microprocessors cooled from the inside through channels with a liquid coolant. Such is the solution currently being developed by researchers from the EPFL and its sister organization, ETH Zurich, to boost the performance of future computers....

Morningstar to buy data analysis firm for $51.5M

December 11, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Morningstar Inc., a provider of investment research, said Friday it has agreed to buy Logical Information Machines Inc. for $51.5 million.Logical Information, founded in 1989, provides data and analysis to the energy, financial and agricultural sectors. It has about 80 employees in Austin,...

Murphy, Amato elected IEEE Fellows

December 11, 2009 6:54 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Nancy Amato and Dr. Robin Murphy, faculty members in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been elected Fellows of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Amato is a professor and co-director of the Parasol...

‘Climate-Gate’ and COP15: Yale Scientists Clarify Current Understanding of Climate Change

December 11, 2009 6:53 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

In the wake of the University of East Anglia email controversy and the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, there has been even more focus on climate change-and a need to clarify the science behind it-than ever. To help explain what current science tells us...

Apple countersues Nokia over phone patents

December 11, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. on Friday said it is suing cell phone maker Nokia Corp. for patent infringement, a countermove to Nokia's suit against technologies used in Apple's iPhone.Apple's lawsuit claims Nokia is infringing on 13 of Apple's patents, and says the Finland-based company chose to "copy the...


2W DC-DC converters designed for space critical applications

December 11, 2009 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the G200MHI series is a family of 2W DC/DC converters specifically designed for space critical applications requiring very high input/output isolation, international safety approvals, high reliability and small size.  


Canadian Solar Industries Association names First Light Solar PV Project of the Year

December 11, 2009 4:52 am | News | Comments

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) has awarded the First Light solar energy park as the "Solar PV (photovoltaic) Project of the Year" during its annual Solar Conference in Toronto on Tuesday. First Light - a joint venture of SkyPower, Canada's leading solar energy developer, and SunEdison - delivers more than 11 million kilowatts of power annually.



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