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MaxLinear to Present at IBC 2014
September 16, 2014
MaxLinear reported that it will demonstrate its latest range of Full-Spectrum Capture (FSC) low-power satellite products at IBC 2014. According to a release from the company, the demonstration will showcase the reception of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, from GT-SAT's digital satellite low-noise block (dLNB) downconverter to a 4K UHD multichannel satellite gateway, both utilizing MaxLinear's FSC technology.

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.

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters; Federal Register Extracts
September 15, 2014
SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, and AS355F2 helicopters with a Fueltron flowmeter installed. This proposed AD would require 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. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:

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.

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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