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POSITAL’s Draw-Wire Position Sensors

May 11, 2012 7:50 am | by POSITAL | Fraba Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL's  MDW draw-wire linear position sensors with analog voltage or current output are ideal for use in low-cost analog control systems.

Wis. regulators approve western power line

May 11, 2012 7:50 am | by TODD RICHMOND - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

State regulators approved plans Thursday for a $202 million power line that will run for dozens of miles through western Wisconsin's bluff and river country, despite concerns the line is unnecessary, too costly and would mar the pristine scenery.Northern States Power Company, Dairyland Power...

Verizon rolls out 4G high-speed service in Vt.

May 11, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is introducing a new, higher-speed communications network in about 30 Vermont communities.The company, which is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc., says its 4G Long Term Evolution network will have speeds up to 10 times as fast as those available on the 3G networks that are...

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Express Scripts stock rises after 1Q growth report

May 11, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Express Scripts are climbing after the pharmacy benefits manger reported prescription growth in its first quarter since splitting with drugstore chain Walgreen.Express Scripts says adjusted prescriptions totaled nearly 193 million in its first quarter, up 3.6 percent compared to last...

Russian crash shows risks of informal demo flights

May 11, 2012 7:50 am | by ROBIN McDOWELL - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The crash of a Russian-made passenger jet into the flanks of an Indonesian volcano has put a spotlight on the notoriously informal atmosphere aboard new aircraft during manufacturer demonstrations — known here as "joy flights."These junkets for potential buyers commonly see passengers join or...

Advocates: HIV prevention pill could save lives

May 11, 2012 7:50 am | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A pill to prevent HIV infection is already being given to some healthy people, but without government approval, it remains out of reach and too costly for many who need it.Doctors, patients and advocates say that would change if the Food and Drug Administration takes a landmark step and allows...

TeleHuman: A Revolution in Videoconferencing

May 11, 2012 7:31 am | by Queen's University | Videos | Comments

The Human Media Lab at Queen's University in Canada has developed a Star Trek-like human-size 3d videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other.

AmerisourceBergen makes Guttman permanent CFO

May 11, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AmerisourceBergen Corp. on Friday named Tim Guttman as its permanent chief financial officer.Guttman, 53 has been acting CFO since former CFO Michael DiCandilo resigned on Feb. 13.The pharmaceutical services provider said Guttman has been its corporate controller since 2002.In morning trading,...

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Mylan now selling generic Lipitor in Europe

May 11, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mylan Inc. said Friday that it is selling a low-cost generic version of the cholesterol drug Lipitor in five European countries.Mylan said it is selling its generic version in the U.K., Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The company is marketing its version of Lipitor, or...

What’s Inside: Hydraulic Apply Caliper Disc Brake

May 11, 2012 6:44 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

North Mankato, MN-based MICO recently designed a new hydraulic apply caliper disc brake for on- and off-highway service braking applications. The new 520 Series fixed-caliper brake uses a modulated hydraulic pressure source to control brake torque.

Nanotube 'Sponge' has Potential in Oil Spill Cleanup

May 11, 2012 6:36 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A carbon nanotube sponge that can soak up oil in water with unparalleled efficiency has been developed with help from computational simulations performed at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory .

Photos of the Day: Star Trek-Like, 3D Cylindrical Display

May 11, 2012 6:30 am | by Queen's University | News | Comments

A Queen's University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other.

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Life-Size Hologram-Like Telepods Revolutionize Videoconferencing

May 11, 2012 6:24 am | by Queen's University | News | Comments

A Queen's University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other. "Why Skype when you can talk to a life-size 3D holographic image of another person?" says professor Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab.

Genesee & Wyoming April traffic falls 5.6 pct

May 11, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Regional freight railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Friday that its April traffic fell 5.6 percent, pulled down by a steep drop in overall coal and coke shipments and the absence of overhead coal shipments in the Ohio region.The Greenwich, Conn.-based company said carloads dropped to...

Kansas agencies wrangle over $19M pipeline taxes

May 11, 2012 5:50 am | by MARIA SUDEKUM - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kansas Department of Revenue believes a state law allowing oil company TransCanada Corp. to avoid paying nearly $19 million in property taxes has been misinterpreted, but the company said Thursday that it is simply following tax rules approved years ago by the state and noted its large...

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