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Researchers build room-temperature memory that doesn't need a current to retain data
December 19, 2014
All modern computer memory works on basically the same principle - an electrical current is used to change the charge state of a cell. That charge state is then "read" by the memory controller. Whether we're talking about NAND flash or RAM, this basic property is identical between them. Now, researchers at Cornell have announced and demonstrated a device based on bismuth ferrite that can store data and retrieve data without needing an electrical current to do so. The implications of such a room-temperature breakthrough could be profound - a long time from now. Magnetoelectric memory is attractive precisely because it removes the electrical currents that currently (pun intended) account for a substantial fraction of power consumption in a system. If the DRAM or cache subsystems could draw less electrical power, total device battery life would increase. The impact of shifting to alternative ferroelectric or magnetoelectric memory systems could be substantial - more than equal to the traditional gains of adopting new process nodes.

NEC Display Solutions Garners Recognition as a Tech & Learning Magazine Awards of Excellence Winner
December 19, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America said that its 3,200-lumen M322W widescreen portable projector with networking capabilities, extended lamp life and eco-friendly features was named a winner in Tech & Learning magazine's Education Awards of Excellence program.

Visiongain Updates on Food Traceability Technologies Market
December 19, 2014
Visiongain reported the world market for food traceability technologies will reach $11.15bn in 2015, visiongain predicts. In a release, the Company noted that one driving force has been the shift in consumer lifestyle towards healthy food consumption and a need to know the origins of food.

Who Shot Bullet Into Gas Meter?; Officials Are Trying To Determine If That Caused Explosion In City Home
December 19, 2014
RROBINSON@LNPNEWS.COM City police are trying to determine who shot a bullet through a home's gas meter, which may have triggered a fiery explosion that burned two firefighters.

Bisk Education Adds 8 New Associate and Bachelor's Degrees
December 19, 2014
Bisk Education reported that New England College (NEC) is adding eight degrees to its 100 percent online programs.

Explosion Rocks City Home; 2 Firefighters Hurt; Apparent Bullet Hole Found In Gas Meter
December 18, 2014
JTODD@LNPNEWS.COM Two city firefighters were taken to the hospital after a gas explosion at a Lancaster city home Wednesday night. Both were treated for first-degree burns to their head and face and then released. One returned to the fire scene while the other went home, according to Battalion Chief Jeffrey Oatman.

Wilton water budget approved; department looking at rate hike
December 18, 2014
WILTON -- The Board of Selectpersons approved a proposed 2015 budget of $516,228 for the water department Tuesday. During the coming year, the department intends to apply for a rate change, Clayton Putnam, water/wastewater superintendent told the board. The amount has not been determined yet.

Airport aims to speed up the lines
December 17, 2014
An $18 million project approved this week will dramatically change the security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officials say. The goal is to speed the lines of airline passengers through security and reduce average wait times. The project, approved by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) on Monday, involves consolidating four existing security checkpoints in Terminal 1, also known as the Lindbergh terminal, into one big security checkpoint with 10 lanes, said Patrick Hogan, MAC spokesman. The new mega-checkpoint will provide more space for conveyor belts carrying passengers' carry-on bags past scanners. There also will be added room for passengers exiting the checkpoints to put back on their shoes, belts and jackets.

LETTERS
May 08, 2014
Coercion It is a reprehensible betrayal of the public trust for a public utility to threaten to withhold life-sustaining service, thus rendering legally uninhabitable the home of a paid-up citizen, over the generation of their water meter. This unthinkably inappropriate strong-arm tactic is not only way out of proportion to the supposed "crime," it is a callous abandonment of the utility's responsibility to the rate-paying public.

ABB doubles oil and gas center
January 01, 1970
FULL TEXT ABB celebrated the official grand opening of its Measurement Products business unit expansion in Bartlesville, Okla. The facility designs, develops, and manufactures natural gas and liquid measurement products and analyzers, as well as software applications and system solutions for the global oil and gas market. The project doubles the facility size by adding 100,000 square feet of space and is expected to double the size of the local workforce over the next 10 years by adding 250 jobs-a majority of which are expected to be in technical and engineering disciplines.


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