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Ohio's First Gas Processing Opening in Spring

December 8, 2012 5:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say the first of several large natural gas processing plants in eastern Ohio is scheduled to open in May. The plant and others like it are crucial to getting the gas cleaned up and moved into commercial pipelines. The industry estimates 15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 5.5...

Ky. plastics manufacturing plant slated to close

December 8, 2012 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls plans to close a central Kentucky plastics manufacturing plant early next year, potentially putting nearly 400 employees out of work. The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/U3qICs) reports that a mass layoff notice filed with the Kentucky Office of Employment &...

Chrysler's Marchionne to Get Shares Worth $3.99M

December 7, 2012 6:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne will get stock in the company valued at $3.99 million for more than three years of work on the board, Chrysler disclosed Friday. Since Marchionne doesn't want any compensation for his work at Chrysler, the shares will go into an escrow account that he...

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Newark element14 Launches a Comprehensive Industrial Automation Microsite

December 7, 2012 2:33 pm | by Newark | News | Comments

Newark element14 has launched an easy-to-use industrial automation microsite, developed to help engineers in design or plant maintenance roles more efficiently research and source products.

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IBM shifts 401(k) policy to once-a-year matches

December 7, 2012 2:20 pm | by MARK JEWELL - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM will begin making lump-sum matching contributions to employees' 401(k) accounts on an annual basis, rather than contributing each time a worker gets a paycheck. It's a move that will help the technology company cut costs. Experts say other major employers could follow suit because IBM is a...

CUI’s Encapsulated DC-DC Converters

December 7, 2012 2:11 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cui, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc. has introduced a new family of board mount DC-DC converters housed in a rugged aluminum package.

NK Technologies’ ASL Series AC Current Operated Switches

December 7, 2012 2:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NK Technologies (San Jose, CA) has introduced ASL Series AC Current Operated Switches. The ASL series features a patent pending and user-selectable linear set-point adjustment.  

Real-Time SWIR Multispectral Images

December 7, 2012 1:54 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ocean Thin Films has introduced PixelCam, the first commercially available “snapshot” multispectral cameras for shortwave infrared (SWIR) analysis from 700-1,700 nm.

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Fermi Improves Its Vision for Thunderstorm Gamma-Ray Flashes

December 7, 2012 1:27 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Thanks to improved data analysis techniques and a new operating mode, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is now 10 times better at catching the brief outbursts of high-energy light mysteriously produced above thunderstorms.

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Tiny Structure Gives Big Boost to Solar Power

December 7, 2012 1:21 pm | News | Comments

Princeton researchers have found a simple and economic way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power.

Providing Customers a Competitive Advantage

December 7, 2012 1:21 pm | by PD&D Staff | Articles | Comments

Since its foundation in 1976, SEHO has become the worldwide contact partner whenever soldering is involved. Company solutions are based on performance, flexibility, efficiency and technical progress. SEHO’s business activities and production organization are oriented according to the principles of sustained future-compatible development. With its systems, the company provides customers with a sustained and resource economizing production facility. It...

Perfect Experiences Are Ruining Tech Education

December 7, 2012 1:20 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Well, Thanksgiving is over — time to start worrying about the holiday shopping season, at least according to U.S. retailers. And thanks to a recent Nielsen survey, the annual effort of parents finding the right gifts for their kids just got a little bit easier. The survey, which polled children between ages 6 and 12, found that a whopping 48 percent have “interest in buying” an iPad within the next six months. That’s a significant number. On top of...

Silver Nanocubes Make Super Light Absorbers

December 7, 2012 1:17 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Microscopic metallic cubes could unleash the enormous potential of metamaterials to absorb light, leading to more efficient and cost-effective large-area absorbers for sensors or solar cells, Duke University researchers have found.

Seeing in Color at the Nanoscale

December 7, 2012 1:13 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

If nanoscience were television, we'd be in the 1950s. Although scientists can make and manipulate nanoscale objects with increasingly awesome control, they are limited to black-and-white imagery for examining those objects.

Russia Threatens To Respond Tit-For-Tat To U.S. Bill

December 7, 2012 1:06 pm | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

Moscow has strongly criticized U.S. legislation that calls for sanctions against Russian officials accused of human rights abuses and warned that it will respond in kind. A leading anti-corruption crusader, however, hailed the bill as "pro-Russian."

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