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EPRI Finds DC Power Uses 15% Less Electricity Than AC System at Duke Energy Data Center

November 17, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

A preliminary test by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of a dc power system at a Duke Energy data center in Charlotte, North Carolina found that the system uses 15% less electricity than...


Advanced Battery Technologies Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

November 17, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. The company recorded total revenues of $25.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010, an increase of...


Leading Home Appliance Manufacturers Recommend HomePlug Technology for Smart Grid Solutions

November 17, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announced that the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has rated HomePlug Green PHY (GP) as a leading communications protocol for smart grid applications. AHAM members produce over 95% of...


GM offering may leave out many small investors

November 17, 2010 9:05 am | Comments

When General Motors finally offers stock to the public on Thursday, small investors will probably be left out.Pension funds, mutual funds and other big institutions all want a piece of the rehabilitated GM. That means the three dozen banks divvying up the new shares may not have much left for...

NSF Award Enables Fox' Innovative Project on Transmission of Knowledge about Women in Science and Engineering

November 17, 2010 8:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Mary Frank Fox, ADVANCE professor, School of Public Policy, has been awarded a two-year $300,000 grant by the National Science Foundation as Principal Investigator for the study of “The Transmission Zone between the Producers and Consumers of Knowledge about Women in Science and Engineering.”

Hybrid Connector Simplifies Servo Drive Connections

November 17, 2010 8:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

BENSHEIM, Germany -- Nov. 17, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics announces a new hybrid connector -- the Motorman hybrid connector -- that simplifies the connection of power and signal to locally-controlled motors. It integrates communication, signal and power transmission within a compact single...

BitAuto rises after IPO prices at $12

November 17, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of BitAuto Holdings Ltd., the Beijing company whose websites and marketing services cater to consumers and auto makers alike, quickly rose Wednesday after the company opened its initial public offering with the stock priced at an expected $12 per share.Shares rose 87 cents, or 7.3...

Voice Coil Actuator Enables High Force Density Capabilities

November 17, 2010 7:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging VCA requirements for a cutting tool utilized in an Ophthalmic Lens Grinding application.


Integrated Motion Systems Has Ethernet

November 17, 2010 7:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ethernet is used in more than 90% of networks today, and now MDrive industry-leading integrated motor and drive systems are available for Ethernet networks with simplified connectivity, ease of use, and reliability with minimal signal degradation over long distance.


A new twist for nanopillar light collectors

November 17, 2010 7:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have created unique dual-diameter nanopillars -- narrow at the top, broad at the bottom -- that absorb light as well or even better than commercial thin-film solar cells, using far less semiconductor material and without...

New Technology Gives On-Site Assessments in Archaeology

November 17, 2010 7:24 am | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – The ability to tell the difference between crystals that formed naturally and those formed by human activity can be important to archaeologists in the field. This can be a crucial bit of information in determining the ancient activities that took place at a site, yet...

Compugraphics International scoops top electronics industry award

November 17, 2010 6:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Leading photomask supplier Compugraphics was voted Supplier of the Year 2010 at the recent National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) awards ceremony held in London.


Frameless Motors Have Even Larger Through Holes

November 17, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Driven by customer demand and new applications in camera vision systems, Applimotion offers some of the thinnest radial cross-section motors available.


Stuxnet virus could target many industries

November 17, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, affecting the production of everything from chemicals to baby formula, government officials and cyberexperts warned Wednesday....

Google negotiating book-scanning deal in France

November 17, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet search giant Google Inc. says it is in talks with Europe's biggest book publisher on a deal to digitally scan and distribute the company's out-of-print French books.Google Books Director Dan Clancy says the proposed deal with Hachette Livre, the world's second-largest book publisher,...


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