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Magnetic sensors in Inertial Measurement Units
January 25, 2015
FULL TEXT Abstract-The aim of this paper is to integrate, among the common sensors from an inertial navigation system, a sensor to measure the magnetic field, magnetic field of the Earth. Basically, we want to integrate a digital'compass, as an additional element for obtaining more accurate data as well as navigation. Advantages of using a magnetic sensor under a IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) would be determining orientation of an device, relative to the axis of the Earth's magnetic field. Keywords-Magnetic sensors, IMU Introduction

Residents rap Water Board over 'crazy' fee
January 23, 2015
NIAGARA FALLS - The Niagara Falls Water Board got an earful from some residents Thursday about an "availability" fee that property owners pay even if their water service is shut off. The Water Board charges $20 per month to any property that has the potential of receiving water service but does not, meaning some shell out $240 a year even if not one drop of water runs through their water line. David Bieksza, a 24th Street resident, told the board he was "mad as hell" for having to pay the fee for a commercial property he owns that has no water service.

NEC Rolls Out NeoScan 45
January 23, 2015
NEC Corp. of America (NEC) released the NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device. According to a release from the company, NeoScan 45 delivers a mobile fingerprint roll and plain capture, including simultaneous two-finger capture. This solution from NEC is simple to use, and features a (1.6" x 1.5") scanning platen for better image quality and greater accuracy.

Cayan Selects Harry Hargens as VP of Business Development
January 22, 2015
Cayan has tapped Harry Hargens as the VP of Business Development. According to a release from the Company, Hargens joins Cayan after most recently serving as VeriFone's Director of Channel Programs and Business Development.

Cavendish Kinetics Releases Cycle Lifetime Testing Results for RF MEMS Tuners
January 22, 2015
Cavendish Kinetics reported that the company's SmarTune RF MEMS tuners have passed 100 billion cycle lifetime testing. "Reliability concerns have been a major adoption hurdle for RF MEMS for tuning, but Cavendish has worked hard to make reliability a non-issue, allowing OEMs to provide better performing smartphones using RF MEMS antenna tuners," said Chris Taylor, Director - RF & Wireless Components, Strategy Analytics.

Continental Updates on Ward's Best Engines
January 22, 2015
Continental equips seven vehicles in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines awards with powertrain technologies. "Continental is committed to creating quality technologies by working closely with our customers to develop innovative powertrain options that help them deliver the most fuel efficient, safe and fun to drive vehicles," said Kregg Wiggins, senior vice president, powertrain division, North America, in a release. "Congratulations to all of the honorees this year, especially to our customers that made the list; we are proud to partner with you."

Pipeline company floats idea of allowing access to natural gas
January 21, 2015
Opportunity or threat or a measure of both. Members of Franklin County's board of supervisors heard during their meeting Tuesday that the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline could yield long-coveted access to natural gas and accompanying economic benefits, especially if that access helps lure or retain manufacturers. But they heard also from resident Jim Atkins, who said the proposed buried pipeline "is threatening our people, our culture and history, our drinking water, our farms, our sacred mountains."

Utility district hosting meeting to discuss hike in Paris water rates
January 21, 2015
PARIS -- The Paris Utility District will hold a public hearing next week to discuss a hike in the price of water for more than 900 residents.

ZWMA Signs Deal for Ndola Weighbridge
January 21, 2015
THE Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA) has signed two contracts worth K1, 148 million and K1, 694 million for the construction of a weighbridge and support infrastructure in Ndola.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
January 19, 2015
HELP, NOT HARASS The protesters stationed outside the Planned Parenthood building spend their time harassing, yelling at and obstructing the entrance of people to the building. What do they really accomplish?


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