Most Americans want the U.S. to place more emphasis on developing solar power, recent polls suggest. A major impediment, however, is the cost to manufacture, install and maintain solar panels. Simply put, most people and businesses cannot afford to place them on their rooftops.
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires, a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding of self-sustained chemical reactions.
Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) has announced the immediate availability of VeroDentPlus MED690 dental material for the Objet EdenV series of 3D Printers. VeroDentPlus MED690 enables the 3D printing of dental models that are highly accurate, economical to produce, and offer the appearance of dental stone with fine details and resolution.
Roxtec (Sweden) C RS T’s new approval for IP69K demonstrates its capability for protecting equipment during industrial high pressure cleaning with very hot water. The cable entry seal is designed for installation in cabinets and enclosures.
E-Switch (Minneapolis, MN) has announced an RGB color option for the LP6 series LED illuminated pushbutton switch. Available with either SPST or DPST circuit options, the LP6 series is a momentary switch. The applications and markets for this switch include consumer electronics, medical devices, audio/visual, instrumentation, vending machines, and kiosks.
AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) has announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued Drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-P thin film capacitor series, which exhibits both extremely low capacitance values and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances.
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion says it will offer its once-popular BlackBerry Messenger service on competing devices. CEO Thorsten Heins said Tuesday that the time is right to offer BBM on rival devices. He says iPhone and Android versions will be available for free. RIM also unveiled a...
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry that is designed for emerging markets. CEO Thorsten Heins said Tuesday that the Q5 device will be available this summer. It is RIM's third smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 system. It will have a physical keyboard. ...
High-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate. Labor unions said the Silicon Valley had already gotten enough in the legislation and further changes risked chipping away at protections for U.S. workers.
Nokia Corp. has unveiled its first Lumia smartphone with a metal cover, low-light camera features and new social network apps. But the new model failed to impress markets, sending the company's stock down. Nokia says the features on the Lumia 925 will be soon available in the full Lumia Windows 8...
A federal panel Monday sided with environmentalists who have called for lengthy hearings on a plan to restart the ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant — a decision that further clouds the future of the twin reactors. The plant between San Diego and Los Angeles hasn't produced electricity since January 2012, after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of unusual damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.
A Soyuz space capsule with a three-man crew returning from a five-month mission to the International Space Station landed safely Tuesday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Rescue teams moved quickly to help the crew in their bulky spacesuits exit out of the capsule, charred by the fiery re-entry through the atmosphere. They were then put into reclining chairs to start adjusting to the Earth's gravity after 146 days in space.
In this image provided by NASA the Soyuz spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Hadfield, Marshburn and Romanenko returned from five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 34 and 35 crews.
Microsoft's disdain for Google doesn't extend to all of its rival's products. In a rare bit of cooperation, Microsoft's Outlook.com is giving users of its free email service the option of logging into Google Chat to exchange instant messages and engage in audio or video conversations.
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that the engines in three Chrysler models can stall without warning. The probe covers more than 192,000 Chrysler 300C luxury cars, Dodge Charger muscle cars and Dodge Magnum wagons from the 2006 model year.