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Industry Weapon Examines When 4K is an Appropriate Application
September 15, 2014
Industry Weapon reported that it spoke with Rich Ventura, Vice President of Product Marketing and Solutions Operations of NEC Display Solutions, about how the 4K revolution might not become mainstream in the next few years but will eventually take place of the 1080p, even more so for particular industries.

O, say can you see Fort Albion?
September 13, 2014
By Diane Tennant The Virginian-Pilot In the morning - every morning - Tommy Eskridge sees that the American flag is flying at his home on Tangier Island, and above his business, the Four Brothers Crab House and Ice Cream Deck. The flags fly above the marsh and the harbor and the town, smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, on an island so convenient to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., that Tangier is where the British built a fort called Albion as a staging area for attacks during the War of 1812. The capital they burned, but Baltimore stood firm, defended by Fort McHenry. The 25-hour attack ended with the American flag still flying at dawn, a sight immortalized in "The Star-Spangled Banner," a song that turns 200 years old this weekend. Defeated, the British sailed back to Tangier and a few months later abandoned their island fort. Since then the bay has taken it, the site now drowned.

Scientists discover Superhenge, may have finally figured out what Stonehenge really is
September 12, 2014
Out of all the mysterious structures in the world, the Easter Island Moai and the large slabs of Stonehenge are perhaps the most famous. They achieved their fame for similar reasons - being too large to have been dragged from far away, then somehow constructed using the limited technology available at the time. Stonehenge is arguably more famous - perhaps due to its more easily accessible location as a tourist attraction - and now, it just got much more mysterious. Using high-tech mapping techniques, scientists have discovered a host of monuments, burial mounds, ritual circles, and even a near-mile-long Superhenge located beneath the circle of stones we all know and love.

Report on new water district issued to Town Board
September 12, 2014
FREDONIA - A report on the new North End water district in the Town of Pomfret was provided to board members at the regular meeting Wednesday in Town Hall. Representatives from Wendel Engineering said that they have spoken to residents about previous problems with low water pressure and that the problems should be resolved with the installation of the new pump station. The new North End District is in the Webster Road area and provides municipal water from the Village of Fredonia to homes that previously had private wells.

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge
September 11, 2014
LONDON (AP) - There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.

Jason Hope Looks at the Most Surprising New Internet of Things Items.
September 11, 2014
  Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 11, 2014   Anybody could predict the Google Glass or the Apple Watch. "There's a lot more to the Internet of Things than strapping an iPhone to someone's wrist, though," said Jason Hope. These items are some of the most interesting, novel, and surprising new developments made possible by IoT technology:     iKettle     The funny thing about iKettle is how it combines high and low tech in one package. The concept is simple: it lets users turn on the tea kettle from their iPhone, so they can hit the snooze button, start the kettle, and have boiling water ready for some tea or coffee by the time they feel like getting up. This is worth highlighting as a reminder that new ways don't always eliminate old ways. Sometimes, the two enhance each other.     Smart Diapers         Smart diapers will notify parents whenever a diaper needs changing, and even check sodium and hydration labels to identify infections and rashes. This invention helps to show that a user with an Internet of Things-enabled iPhone is sort of like a psychic, able to check a diaper without even looking at it.

Mamiya Leaf Announces 50-Megapixel Credo Back
September 08, 2014
The new Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 medium format back is another in a series of new cameras and backs we've seen this year that utilize Sony's 50-megapixel CMOS image sensor. Like the IQ250, which is manufactured by Leaf's parent company Phase One, the Credo 50 is a removable digital back that works with the Mamiya/Phase One 645 DF+ camera body.

SCG upgrading meter-reading process
September 06, 2014
The Southern Connecticut Gas Co. is spending $18 million to change the way it reads customers' gas meters. The Orange-based utility, which is owned by UIL Holdings Corp., has begun replacing a meter reading system it installed 17 years ago with a newer model. Installation of the new meter reading units got underway this week in Orange and Milford. A total of 190,000 new meter reading modules will be installed by the time the work is completed next August, according to company officials.

Ponte Vedra upgrades with electronic water meters; $3.8 million to be spent on meters for 10,000 homes and businesses
September 02, 2014
Thousands of Ponte Vedra homeowners will have some new technology attached to the side of their homes in the coming months as St. Johns County begins work to upgrade approximately 10,000 homes and businesses with electronic water meters. Frank Kenton, administrative manager at St. Johns County Utility Deptartment, said the replacement of large commercial meters is being scheduled this week while the replacement and upgrades of residential and smaller commercial meters should start in late September or early October and completed sometime in July 2015. The contract for the work is held by Sensus, the largest manufacturer of water meters in the world. Utility Services Associates LLC will install the residential and small commercial meters while installation of large commercial meters will be handled by Constantine Constructors Inc.

FORCE OF GRAVITY
August 01, 2014
FULL TEXT A project team from 13 countries set out to build a satellite that, if successful, would change the way we see the world. The project manager demanded innovative technology-and got results. TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE EARTH REALLY WORKS, scientists don't look at a globe. They turn to a map called the geoid, which shows a hypothetical global ocean without tides and currents, shaped only by gravity. Scientists use the geoid to determine how oceans circulate, how sea levels rise and fall, how ice caps recede-and how climate change affects them all. To map the geoid with unparalleled precision, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a multiyear project to build and launch a gravity-measuring satellite-the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE). The planning and development alone would take more than a decade.


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