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Cops: Huntley teen who crashed SUV into homes is not licensed
April 16, 2014
A 17-year-old Huntley resident who drove an SUV into two townhouses Monday afternoon was not licensed to drive.

Toshiba Introduces Application Processors for Wearable Devices
April 16, 2014
Toshiba Corp. announced the launch of "TZ1001MBG," an application processor for wearable devices, as the latest addition to ApP Lite family. According to a release, sample shipments will start in May, with mass production scheduled to start in September.

chesapeake man faceswater-stealing charge
April 16, 2014
By Scott Daugherty The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE John Lindsay called police last month thinking he'd caught one of his neighbors stealing his water. He was wrong. According to police, the neighbor was stealing the city's water. Raymond Brinson of the 2400 block of Number Ten Lane is wanted on one count of obtaining water without payment, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. Police obtained a warrant on March 26 charging him with the felony but had not served it as of Tuesday afternoon, a department spokesman said.

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Geohazard Survey in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska; Federal Register Extracts
April 16, 2014
SUMMARY: NMFS has received an application from BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. (BP) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a shallow geohazard survey in Foggy Island Bay, Beaufort Sea, Alaska, during the 2014 open water season. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to BP to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than May 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Supervisor, Incidental Take Program, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The mailbox address for providing email comments is ITP.Nachman@noaa.gov NMFS is not responsible for email comments sent to addresses other than the one provided here. Comments sent via email, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25-megabyte file size.

Slovakia's Eustream gets licence for reverse gas supplies to Ukraine
April 16, 2014
Slovakia's economy ministry has issued a licence to gas transmission company Eustream that enables it to launch reverse gas supplies to Ukraine, SITA news agency reported. On April 15 the two countries held talks with the European Commission on possible gas deliveries from western Europe to Ukraine via Slovakia. So far, however, no agreement has been signed. According to Ukraine's energy minister Yuriy Prodan, the negotiations will continue and should be completed within two weeks.

ADI Engineering Showcases White Oak Canyon Gateway as Intel Gateway Solution for the Internet of Things
April 16, 2014
ADI Engineering, Inc. announced availability of its "White Oak Canyon" IoT gateway based on the new Intel Quark SoC X1000. According to a release, with an integrated and prevalidated IoT software solution from Wind River and McAfee, White Oak Canyon is available from ADI Engineering as a turnkey production solution to OEMs adopting the Intel Gateway for the Internet of Things (IoT). ADI also supplies the White Oak Canyon hardware by itself to customers preferring to provide their own software. Shipments of White Oak Canyon commence in early May, and detailed product information can be found on ADI's website.

Weather to blame for yo-yo water bill \ Meters often not reachable
April 15, 2014
If you've noticed a big fluctuation lately in your bill from the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility, you aren't alone. Oppressive winter weather meant utility crews were unable to reach numerous meters and water usage amounts were estimated for those customers, said Allen Mounts, director of the utility. Differences will be applied now that the weather has cleared and crews are able to see the meters again.

Lake Shore Showcasing Cryogenic Probe Stations, Including Entry-Level TTPX, at MRS Spring.
April 15, 2014
  Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2014         Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will showcase cryogenic probe stations and discuss its new fully integrated system for terahertz (THz) materials characterization at the upcoming MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in San Francisco, Calif.       Lake Shore offers a full line of cryogenic and cryogen-free probe stations, with configurations and options available for DC, RF and microwave probing of nanoscale devices and materials on full and partial wafers at variable temperatures. For attendees interested in seeing a Lake Shore probe station up close, the company will have its entry-level Model TTPX set up in booth 301 during the April 22–24 exhibit.         Attendees can also learn about Lake Shore's fully configured version of the TTPX (the Model PS-100), which is designed for cost-conscious researchers in need of a basic cryogenic probe station at an affordable price. The Model PS-100 gives users a straightforward probing solution without the complexity of choosing from multiple configuration options. It features a four-arm configuration suitable for most common probing applications.           In addition, Lake Shore will be discussing its new fully integrated Model 8501 THz system for non-contact, THz-frequency characterization of materials.

Imogen Heap's Crazy, Music-Controlling Gloves Hit Kickstarter
April 11, 2014
Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care... if you want to make all sorts of trippy-sounding music. At least, that's the premise offered by a brand-new Kickstarter project from singer-songwriter Imogen Heap's exceedingly interesting tech gloves.

Norman mayor, residents concerned about drilling near homes
April 10, 2014
Mayor Cindy Rosenthal and several Norman residents are concerned about a drilling rig on the east side of town. The city received a number of phone calls about drinking water sales for drilling operations, as the result of a story published by The Journal Record on March 31. On Tuesday, several residents spoke at a City Council meeting to share their concerns about water use and noise.   Rosenthal requested that the council's finance and oversight committees hold a joint special session to examine issues related to the drilling rig that are not covered by ordinances.


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