Pensacola's Carmike Cinema Receives PSC's Triple E Award
January 24, 2015
The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is awarding its first 2015 Triple E Award--for Energy Efficiency Effort--to Pensacola's Carmike Cinema. Carmike is demonstrating "E" for effort by upgrading lighting in its 18 movie theaters to save energy and reduce costs.

Cree Launches Connected Cree LED Bulb
January 24, 2015
Cree has rolled out the Connected Cree LED Bulb, a smart LED bulb. According to the company, the new 60-watt replacement Connected Cree LED Bulb is compatible with Wink and ZigBee certified hubs and is available at The Home Depot.

New laser could upgrade the images in tomorrow’s technology
January 24, 2015
Yale University has issued the following news release: A new semiconductor laser developed at Yale has the potential to significantly improve the imaging quality of the next generation of high-tech microscopes, laser projectors, photo lithography, holography, and biomedical imaging.

Clocking energy-transfer rates in quantum dots
January 24, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued the following news release: Energy transfer in light-sensitive materials such as quantum dots is of interest for better solar cells, LEDs, and other devices. MIT chemistry graduate student A. Jolene Mork examines how fast energy transfers from one quantum dot to another, a phenomenon known as hopping. Mork is lead author of a Journal of Physical Chemistry paper that analyzed energy transfer in colloidal quantum dots. “It’s not looking at how far can an exciton go within a film; it is how fast does it transfer from one quantum dot to another,” she says. Mork is a fifth-year MIT graduate student in the lab of William A. Tisdale, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Career Development Professor in Chemical Engineering at MIT. A standard formula for calculating the rate of energy transfer for molecules, Förster theory, may be inadequate to explain excitons moving from one quantum dot to another, Mork’s study reveals. “The standard assumption is that it’s center-to-center distance that matters. So we think the edge-to-edge distance may also matter,” Mork says.

January 23, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 23 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is awarding its first 2015 Triple E Award-for Energy Efficiency Effort-to Pensacola's Carmike Cinema. Carmike is demonstrating "E" for effort by upgrading lighting in its 18 movie theaters to save energy and reduce costs.

Using Smart Lighting to Fight Climate Change
January 23, 2015
World Bank has issued the following news release: Despite its relatively small size and population, Bahrain is the third-largest energy consumer in the Middle East and North Africa region. Low electricity tariffs and consistent economic growth have contributed to a doubling of energy consumption in the last decade. These increasing energy demands are costly to Bahrain’s power sector and contribute to global levels of greenhouse gas emissions. Bahrain’s population purchases an average of over 2 million incandescent lamps a year. While relatively cheap and easy to find, these lights are much less energy efficient compared to newer lighting solutions such as compact fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. Significant energy subsidies also prevent consumers from feeling the impact of the higher energy costs of using incandescent lamps. As a result, Bahrain’s consumers continue to purchase inefficient lighting solutions that use excessive energy. Open Quotes Replacing our incandescent lamps will lower the demand for electricity at peak hours by 10 percent. We are teaming up with the World Bank to draw on their international experience in handling similar programs in other parts of the world, and to help educate our consumers on the benefits of these new technologies. Close Quotes

Casio Slim XJ-A247
January 22, 2015
The Casio Slim XJ-A247 ($1,209.99) is a lightweight data projector that includes some nifty features, such as a generous 2X zoom and standard Wi-Fi, with the adapter included. It uses Casio's hybrid LED-laser light engine, which has a light source that should last the lifetime of the projector. The XJ-A247 has solid data-image quality, and is a good choice if you don't include much video in your presentations. Design This WXGA (1,280-by-800) DLP projector is rated at 2,500 lumens. Its hybrid light engine produces red with LEDs, blue with lasers, and green by shining the blue laser light on a phosphor. Various optics direct the red, green, and blue light to the DLP chip, and out the front lens. The LED lamp is designed to last up to 20,000 hours, far longer than typical projector bulbs-and unlike most projector lamps, it's mercury-free.

OCO WiFi Cloud Camera
January 22, 2015
Adding round-the-clock video surveillance to your home used to be a costly proposition, but not any longer. Today's Wi-Fi-connected camerasprovide a relatively inexpensive way to monitor your home or business using your smartphone, and with productssuch as the Nest Dropcam Proand iON The Homeoffering cloud storage, it's easier than ever to roll back the clock to watch archived video. The OCO WiFi Cloud Camera($149) is the latest entrant in the growing Wi-Fi cloud camera market, and like the Dropcam and iON offerings it has motion and noise detection abilities. This puck-shaped camera delivers sharp, colorful video, installs in minutes, and offers multiple ways to view live video. That said, it tends to switch over to night vision mode before it actually gets dark, and there's no way to capture video without a cloud subscription.

Welch Allyn Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary with Innovation Showcase at Arab Health 2015
January 22, 2015
Welch Allyn issued the following news release: Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, will showcase a new generation of solutions that meet the needs of fast-paced Middle Eastern healthcare markets next week at Arab Health 2015. In addition to celebrating 100 years of medical device innovation, the company will showcase sight-saving solutions, vital signs monitors that adapt to clinician workflow, and a full line of clinical thermometers including the new Braun PRO 6000. Each of the new products builds on the company's 100-year history of providing practical diagnostic solutions with advanced technology and features that are designed to help clinicians deliver enhanced care and patient outcomes. Trained personnel at the Welch Allyn booth in Saeed Hall 1, Booth S1B50 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center will be on hand to demonstrate the following devices for attendees who visit the stand during show hours:

D-Link Wireless AC Day/Night Camera With Color Night Vision (DCS-2136L)
January 22, 2015
Nearly all of today's wireless home connectedwebcamsuse multiple infrared LEDs to capture night vision video, but most of them only deliver it in black-and-white. Enter the D-Link Wireless AC Day/Night Camera With Color Night Vision (DCS-2136L), a 720p home security camera that uses a single white LED to capture full-color night vision video. At $324.99, this indoor Wi-Fi camera doesn't come cheap, but you get a lot for your money, including the latest wireless technology, onboard storage capabilities, and motion detection recording. However, it doesn't offer cloud-based video storage and its night vision color could use a little more pop. Design and Features The DCS-2136L looks like other D-Link Wi-Fi cameras we've reviewed, including the Day/Night Network Cloud Camera 1150 DCS-933Land the HD Wireless N Day/Night Outdoor Cloud Camera DCS-2330L. It measures 3.7 by 2.3 by 1.7 inches (HWD), and is supported by a round stand with a 2.5-inch mounting arm. The camera attaches to the arm with a ball-joint mechanism that lets you swivel and rotate the camera for optimal coverage.


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