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USA Drive-Ins Chooses NEC Display Solutions as Supplier for Digital Cinema Projectors
October 30, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America reported its selection as exclusive supplier of digital cinema projectors to USA Drive-Ins, a motion picture exhibition company solely dedicated to the revitalization of the classic American drive-in.

UPDATED: Boston Children's Hospital debuts 'Baby MEG' brain imaging system
October 27, 2014


Use it or lose it: Debate focuses on property rights rules vs. water conservation
October 23, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Do Oklahoma’s property rights rules deter water conservation? The answer depends on one's perspective. Two attorneys, a conservationist, a water resource district manager and an oil company regulatory adviser debated practical and legal challenges to the state's water rights laws Thursday during the second day of the annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium at the Cox Convention Center.

Rosemount improved
October 13, 2014
(Dateline: ) EMERSON Process Management has expanded the application scope for its Rosemount 2120 range of vibrating fork point liquid level switches.The Rosemount 2120 level switch is now certified for SIL 2 functional safety with SIL 3 capability enabling the device to meet the most demanding safety application requirements. The 2120 range has also been approved for marine applications by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Further, Emerson has also added an expanded choice of process connections for greater installation flexibility, says a company release.For safety critical applications, SIL 2 certification is now available for the 2120 with Namur and 8/16mA electronic outputs.

Solar-Powered Europa Clipper Could Fly Safety Through Plumes
October 07, 2014


Airworthiness Directives
October 06, 2014
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, and AS355F2 helicopters [Docket No. FAA-2014-0646; Directorate Identifier 2013-SW-053-AD] -- proposes to require, for helicopters with a Fueltron flowmeter installed, removing each flowmeter, replacing the fuel system hoses, and disabling the electrical connections for the flowmeter installation. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of particle contamination creating an obstruction in a flowmeter which resulted in an uncontrolled flame-out of the engine. The proposed actions are intended to prevent obstruction of the fuel supply to the flowmeter, which could result in engine flame-out and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. FAA estimates the proposed AD would affect 47 helicopters on the U.S. Registry at a cost of $91,180, or $1,940 per helicopter. FAA will accept comments on the proposal through Nov. 14. Send comments to the federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov or mail to Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590. Specify docket number.

Critical Evaluation of GC Methods
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Gas chromatography (GC) method specifications can tell us a lot about how much thought went into developing a method and how problematic it may be to implement. Further, the parameters and settings that are not included in the specification can tell us a lot about the quality of the method, and how many "assumptions" we need to make to acquire data. A recent ChromAcademy webcast considered some of the more common issues with GC methods and how one might use the method specification to preempt issues.

Electronic Control of Carrier Gas Pressure, Flow, and Velocity
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Have you wondered how your gas chromatography (GC) system sets and controls gas pressures, flows, and carrier gas velocities electronically? Here, we describe requirements for and the operation of electronic gas control systems for GC columns and detectors. Computerized or electronic pneumatic control (EPC) systems for carrier gas, split flow control, and detector gases abound in modern gas chromatographs (GC), as well as in headspace samplers and column switching systems. The accuracy and repeatability of EPC are superior to that of manual adjustment, and the improved control of instrument parameters greatly reduces the possibility for making gas-related mistakes. Computerized pneumatics excel at controlling column pressure drop or detector gas flow rates. An EPC system generally relieves operators from having to make repetitive adjustments and measurements with a flow meter and stopwatch. However, running an EPC system blindfolded, so to speak, by never cross-checking actual gas behavior with selected set-points, only invites trouble. Like any computer system, the results can only be as good as the column and gas parameters that a user enters. Thus, a good working understanding of how an EPC system works and what goals are to be accomplished is essential for obtaining the best possible results. How It Works

Intrinzic Flight Deck
October 01, 2014
The Sovereign+’s avionics suite, featuring Garmin G5000 equipment, is the most-advanced flight deck ever developed for a Citation. It’s also the most-capable G5000 system in any current-production business aircraft. Yet, the Sovereign+’s cockpit is also one of the least cluttered of any business aircraft flying. Frequently used systems all have dedicated cockpit control panels. Some manual functions are automated and seldom-used functions, such as cockpit and cabin temperature control and cabin lighting, are controlled through avionics system submenus.

New study details market for 3D ICs and 2.5D interposers; AROUND THE WORLD
October 01, 2014
  AUSTIN, TX -- Major DRAM makers Micron, SK Hynix, and Samsung have announced versions of stacked memory with through silicon vias (TSVs) for high-performance applications.           Some CMOS image sensors are also in production with die stacking and TSVs. The remaining question is, what is holding back the expansion of 3D ICs in other applications?


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