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Study will monitor Pa. Marcellus gas emissions

July 24, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pennsylvania has begun a one-year air quality study in a region with heavy Marcellus Shale natural gas activity.The Department of Environmental Protection says in a release Monday that the study will focus on areas with gas processing plants and compressor stations in Washington County, about...

THQ regains Nasdaq listing compliance

July 24, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game publisher THQ Inc. said Tuesday that it has regained compliance with the minimum stock price requirement to continue to be listed on the Nasdaq.The Nasdaq Global Select Market, where THQ is listed, requires that companies close at $1 per share or higher for at least 10 consecutive...

Protesters urge EPA to reject Arctic waiver

July 24, 2012 7:50 am | by DAN JOLING - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

About a dozen Alaskans rallied Monday outside the Anchorage federal building to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to reject Shell Oil's request for a waiver of requirements in the company's air permit, which it needs to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean.A rejection of the...

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GM shuts down Brazilian plant

July 24, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Brazilian subsidiary of General Motors Co. says it has temporarily shut down its eight production units near Sao Paulo amid fears of unspecified action by a local union that warns of imminent mass dismissals.The auto company says in a statement Tuesday that it closed down its plants and...

Group criticizes Enbridge's safety record

July 24, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An environmental group says Enbridge Inc., thecompany whose ruptured pipeline dumped 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River, has a long history of spills.Wednesday is the second anniversary of the spill near Marshall, Mich.The National Wildlife Federation says Enbridge had 804 pipeline...

'Tough' 2Q expected for United Technologies

July 24, 2012 7:50 am | by STEPHEN SINGER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

United Technologies Corp. will release its second-quarter earnings results before the markets open on Thursday.WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The conglomerate, based in Hartford, Conn., makes jet engines, elevators, heating and cooling equipment for homes and businesses and other aerospace and building...

How to Design Craftsmanship Into Woodworking Tools

July 24, 2012 7:47 am | by Engineering.com | Videos | Comments

Lee Valley Tools design engineers are "judged against history" when developing new products.

Earhart Search Returning to HI Without Plane Pics

July 24, 2012 7:42 am | by Oskar Garcia, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $2.2 million expedition that hoped to find wreckage from famed aviator Amelia Earhart's final flight is on its way back to Hawaii without the dramatic, conclusive plane images searchers were hoping to attain.  

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Sensor Fusion

July 24, 2012 7:38 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech ’s (Pittsburgh, PA) Sensor Fusion is a 3U data acquisition device integrated with their Automation 3200 (A3200) motion controller to provide precise time alignment of motion and data acquisition functions.

New Solder Pad Design

July 24, 2012 7:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) has now developed a concept for uniform solder pads based on the Oslon LED family

Reverse Mount Micro USB Connectors

July 24, 2012 7:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Global Connector Technology ( Wrentham , MA ) has announced a Micro USB2.0 connector for top mount PCB applications.

Newly Engineered Fishing Lures Show Promise to Change Fishing Forever

July 24, 2012 7:23 am | by Actiglo | News | Comments

Fishermen, take note!   That colorful fishing lure in the attractive packaging on the store shelf has little or no appeal to a fish in the water, especially as the lure goes deeper and deeper in the water.  

Apple to Report Results as Eyes Turn to iPhone 5

July 24, 2012 6:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Analysts are likely to probe Apple executives for clues as to how fast the company can ramp up production of an expected iPhone 5.They will get the chance during a conference call after Apple releases its earnings for the April-June quarter after the market closes on Tuesday.The report is...

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 24th: ELT, ELT, ESI, FE, FOSL, GEOY, GT, GWR, HFC, HMA, ITMN

July 24, 2012 6:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Credit Suisse  initiated coverage on shares of Elster Group SE (NYSE: ELT). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.Barclays Capital  downgraded shares...

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 24th: NOW, NOW, NRG, NXY, OLP, PAG, PCS, PEET, PGRX, PHM, PO

July 24, 2012 6:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Citigroup  initiated coverage on shares of ServiceNow Inc (NYSE: NOW). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $30.00 price target.Morgan Stanley ...

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