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Maintenance workers needed
March 05, 2015
The Village of Waynesville has two open full-time maintenance worker positions. Both the Maintenance Worker I and II positions require a valid driver's license, the ability to work primarily outdoors, reading water meters, cutting grass, plowing snow, repairing streets, catch basins, and other duties not listed. CDL and backhoe experience is preferred. Maintenance Worker II also requires municipal water experience. Send application and resume to the Village Manager, Gary Copeland, at 1400 Lytle Road, Waynesville, OH 45068. For more information, call 513-897-8015.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing; "The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable and Modern Electricity System."; Testimony by Naimish Patel, CEO, Gridco Systems
March 04, 2015
Good morning. My name is Naimish Patel; I am the CEO of Gridco Systems, a provider of advanced power flow control and grid operating system technologies for the electric grid, what is termed Agile Grid Infrastructure. Since the first electrification of street lighting in Manhattan in 1882, the electric grid in the US has become pervasive in its reach, essential to the sustainable growth of our economy and our national security, and providing a service that we are so reliant upon but often take for granted; all testament to the numerous utilities that maintain and operate our grid. Today, however, utilities are operating in a changing environment that poses a wide variety of challenges, but also opportunities for innovation. Much as our telephony system experienced a transformation in the 1990s resulting from customer adoption of computing and demand for information services, so too are we seeing the beginning of a customer-driven evolution of the electric grid. Consumers of power are increasingly also becoming producers, through adoption of rooftop solar or small-scale wind power, requiring the distribution grid to accommodate two-way power flow, in contrast to its original architecture. Customer adoption of electric vehicles is creating new demand for power, equivalent to entire homes, requiring demand control measures to avert overloading of existing infrastructure.

The Best Full-Frame D-SLRs
March 03, 2015
ZIFFROUNDUPTABLE sectionid="1563" articleids="307282,330426,328119,326791,313473,296691,318420,308077"/ For a long time full-frame D-SLRs-those with image sensors as large as a 35mm film frame-were only for pros and well-heeled shutterbugs. Most folks buy a camera with an APS-C image sensor, a little less than half the size of full-frame in terms of surface area. But there are advantages to getting a camera with a bigger sensor-including a larger, brighter viewfinder and the ability to create an extremely shallow depth of field with wide-aperture lenses. You'll still have to part with a good chunk of change to get an entry-level full-frame model like the Canon EOS 6D or the Nikon D610, but there's no doubt that costs are dropping, putting these cameras into the hands of more and more photographers.

Court accepts indictment against Soma disaster suspects
March 03, 2015
İSTANBUL (CİHAN)- A local court accepted an indictment on Monday by a prosecutor implicating 45 people in connection with a mining disaster in Soma that claimed 301 lives on May 13 of last year.

City transitions to automatic meter-reading system
March 03, 2015
Cuba City`s automatic meter-reading project in underway. Earlier this year, Cuba City Municipal Utilities began installing new electric and water meters throughout the city. The meter replacements are part of a project approved by the Cuba City Light and Water Commission in October.

Russia-Ukraine winter gas package reaffirmed
March 03, 2015
An agreement was reached to fully implement the winter gas package between Russia and Ukraine, following trilateral talks with the European Commission on 2 March. The two countries’ energy ministers and the commission’s vice-president announced that both parties are to adhere to the winter package until the end of March.

Exhibitors to highlight technology for moving and handling materials
March 02, 2015
With a demand for greater efficiency, the latest in material handling systems, conveyors, blenders and other auxiliary equipment will be presented at NPE 2015. Here's a look: Advanced Blending Solutions LLC (Booth W7763): Smart Systems geared for complex multi-layer co-extrusion systems and centralized large-scale plant material handling systems; angel hair traps, smart stands. Adescor Inc. (Booth W5645): Pipe extrusion downstream equipment; builder of custom automation for material handling, packaging and converting. Apex Machine Co. (Booth W2042): Design and build custom parts handling and printing systems.

Safety and diagnostic features enhance this flowmeter line
March 01, 2015
The new Rosemount 8700M Magnetic Flowmeter line (photo) provides enhanced safety for hazardous-area applications, along with intelligent diagnostics. Glass feed-throughs transmit signals between isolated compartments of the transmitter enclosure, providing the most effective barrier for safety and reliability. The all-welded sensor design and dual-compartment transmitter housing keep critical components isolated from environmental hazards - a leading cause of electronics failures. Enhanced diagnostics, including Smart Meter Verification and the new Electrode Coating Detection provide users with more information than ever before about the flowmeter, installation and process, enabling more informed decision-making, easier identification of process issues, and simplified flowmeter verification. The Electrode Coating Detection diagnostic identifies coating on the electrode before the sensor signal is compromised, helping to prevent inaccurate flow measurement. - Emerson Process Management, Shakopee, Minn.

An Air conditioner that uses only 350 watts
February 28, 2015
Australian inventor Professor James Trevelyan has engineered an innovative new ultra energy-efficient portable air conditioner called Close Comfort (www.closecomfort.com) that uses less than 350 watts to operate. That's approximately 15% of the energy used by conventional air conditioners and approximately the same amount of energy used to power two ceiling fans. This extraordinary invention was made created by ground-breaking patented Australian innovation which allows for effective cooling for up to 2 persons while using an extremely small amount of energy. It also means that Close Comfort can be used on a typical domestic UPS and even on alternate sources of electricity such as solar power or small generators.

Fancy a Balloon Trip to the Edge of Space?
February 20, 2015
Fancy a trip to the edge of space in a high-altitude balloon? World View and United Parachute Technologies (UPT) brought that dream one step closer to reality on Friday with the successful flight of a parafoil from a record-breaking height of 102,200 feet.


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