August 31, 2014
OUTSIDE * Renovate an established lawn or start a new one in September, which is considered by the Ohio State University Extension-Franklin County to be the best time for such work. If not planting grass seed, apply broadleaf weed control products. Fertilize the lawn in early September.

5G project MiWaveS targeting millimeter-wave backhaul for small cells
August 31, 2014
Vendors Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Intel as well as operators Orange and Telecom Italia are some of the backers behind MiWaveS, a collaborative project launched in Europe to develop millimeter-wave radio technologies for use in ultra-fast 5G radio networks.

GaN Semiconductor Devices Market to Grow at 26.9% CAGR to 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com.
August 30, 2014
  Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 30, 2014       GaN is a wide band gap semiconductor material. Its properties such as saturation velocity and high breakdown voltage make it an apt choice for high power applications in high-voltage switching devices such as radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers. The usage of GaN in semiconductor devices is cost-effective compared to silicon and gallium arsenide. GaN semiconductor devices are smaller, lighter, tougher, and more efficient than silicon semiconductor devices and are hence used to replace silicon in semiconductor devices. These devices find applications across several sectors such as Defense and Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, ICT and Automotive.

Coping with technology; SCU
August 29, 2014
Google it. PM me please. I retweeted your post. LOL. The GIFs on your Tumblr are so funny! #Epic. My photos are automatically stored in the cloud. FTW. Wait, Im embedding the video on my website. I think theres something wrong with my code.

Waterville Valley water system upgrade continues
August 27, 2014
65 percent complete: The $3.7 million multiyear project is expected to be completed next year. WATERVILLE VALLEY -- The town is nearing substantial completion of a multiyear, multimillion dollar upgrade and expansion of its municipal water system.As of Monday, the $3.7 million project was between 65 to 70 percent complete, said Town Manager Mark Decoteau, and it will be finished sometime next spring.Working with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, town leaders decided to embark on the project to meet the "peak" demands of the Waterville Valley water system, whose lines connect every property in this resort community and which provides all water for drinking and fire suppression.On a peak day, the water system serves between 3,000 and 4,000 users, said Decoteau.A rule of thumb, the ideal production capacity of a municipal water supply is whether "peak use" can be met if the primary source is taken offline, Decoteau said. When Waterville Valley took its top-producing well offline, the two other wells on the Mad River could not meet the demand, leading to the current project which entails digging a new well and running a mile-long line from it to an existing treatment building.The waterline runs beneath a recreational trail that will be widened, improved and that by next year should show no signs of being disturbed, said Decoteau. The project, which also includes relocating a sewer line and installing some 600 water meters that will allow the tracking of water-use patterns, is being managed for the town by CMA Engineers of Manchester and Portsmouth.Decoteau said the town's newest well, located in the White Mountain National Forest, will produce up to 300 gallons per minute and will be used on an as-needed basis.

HYPACK Used at Texas A&M University's Nautical Archaeology Program
August 01, 2014
HYPACK Inc. (Middletown, Connecticut) was involved in the Remote Sensing Survey Workshop 2014, which is part of the nautical archaeology program at Texas A&M University. Several graduate students from the nautical archaeology program and undergraduate students from Texas A&M, Galveston, attended the seminar. Each student was able to successfully learn how to configure HYPACK with a single-frequency side scan sonar, a magnetometer and a Trimble (Sunnyvale, California) GPS system.

Samsung Gear Live: breaking it up and breaking it down; WHAT MAKES IT TICK & TALK?
July 01, 2014
  The Samsung Gear Live is an Android wear-based smart-watch recently released by Samsung and Google. The official tech specs of the watch include:     * A 1.63" super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels (278 ppi).             * A 1.2 GHz processor.           * A 300 mAh battery (rated @ max 1 day of usage).       * A 4 GB internal flash storage with 512 MB RAM.       * Digital compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor.             * Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy.       [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]           The Samsung Gear Live features a similar design as the Gear 2 with replaceable bands that come off in a snap. A pull lever disengages one of the holding pins, allowing the band to roam free from the watch. The back of the smartwatch houses the heart rate monitor and reveals the model number: SM-R382.         The Gear Live consists of two pieces--the front display assembly where all the magic happens, and the rear cover where the power lies.             The battery is lightly-adhered to the rear cover with an inscription of "1.14 Wh." This watch runs on a fairly standard 3.8 V design, and also features a Bluetooth/ Wi-Fi antenna.

Wireless Design & Development
July 01, 2014
  [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]           RFMW (San Jose, CA) has announced design and sales support for a low noise amplifier/ gain block from TriQuint (Hillsboro, OR), the TQL9044. It offers a 0.6 dB noise figure from 1.5 to 4 GHz. This flexibility finds applications in wireless infrastructure, small cell BTS, and tower mounted amplifiers. Only a single 3 to 5 V positive supply is required for bias. Features include:         * An amplifier gain rated @ 19 dB with OIP3 of 34.5 dBm.           * Integrated bypass modes.       * 2 complementary bypass LNAs: the TQL9042 covering 0.5 to 2 GHz and the TQL9043 covering 1.5 to 2.7 GHz.         * 3 available modes: LNA off, bypass off; bypass on, LNA off; bypass off, LNA on.           >> www.rfmw.com     

Absent expiratory valve missed by automated check in Dräger Primus anaesthesia workstation
September 01, 2013
A recent problem with an anaesthesia workstation highlights a shortcoming of the automated pre-use check. Anaesthesia was begun in the adjacent induction room and the child was transferred into the operating room connected to the workstation (Dräger Primus IE, Dräger Medical GmbH, Lübeck, Germany). It was then noticed there was significant rebreathing during manual ventilation, but not during pressure control ventilation (Figure 1). The workstation was replaced and the problem investigated.

New Twists in Earth's Radiation Belts
January 01, 1970
FULL TEXT Rings of high-energy particles encircling our planet change more than researchers realized. Those variations could amplify damage from solar storms. Late in the evening of January 31,1958, a 32-ton Juno I rocket blasted into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, lofting the Explorer I spacecraft into orbit. It was a mission of firsts: Explorer I was the first American satellite (joining Sputnik 2, which had been launched the previous November by the Soviet Union). The satellite carried a pioneering scientific payload, prepared at the State University of Iowa by a team of researchers led by James A. Van Allen. And the instruments on Explorer I made the first revolutionary discovery of the Space Age: Earth is enshrouded in doughnutshaped rings, or toroids, of high-energy, high-intensity radiation.


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