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Excalibur Exhibits Gets ONS 2014 Best HSE Stand Performance Award
September 10, 2014
Excalibur Exhibits reported that it has been awarded the Best HSE Stand Performance Award at Offshore Northern Seas 2014 (ONS 2014), a bi-annual event held in Stavanger, Norway.

CITY AUDIT; New audit slams Watershed
September 10, 2014
Atlanta's auditor released a damning investigation of the Department of Watershed Management on Tuesday, reporting that security problems are so bad that it's impossible to know how much equipment is missing or has been stolen. But what's clear, auditor Leslie Ward said, is the department can't account for at least 10,000 water meters. That's in addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing equipment, including an $80,000 backhoe.

Elliott Data Systems, Inc. Announces Partnership with EnvisionTEC to Offer 3D Printing Solutions.
September 09, 2014
  St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 09, 2014     Elliott Data Systems, Inc., a leading provider for identity solutions and related systems, has partnered with EnvisionTEC to offer 3D Printing Solutions. EnvisionTEC offers customer specific solutions for Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) systems and have become a world leader specializing in Rapid Prototyping.         Elliott will be focusing on the ULTRA(R) 3SP™Series, the Perfactory(R) Standard Family, and the Xede(R) and Xtreme(R) Industrial Series 3D Printers. Applications for 3D printing include prototype tooling, functional models, direct manufacturing, fit & assembly, patterns for metal casting, and toy/animation.       "We are excited to partner with EnvisionTEC on their innovative and high quality 3D print solutions" said Josh Dunbar, President of Elliott Data Systems, Inc. "Elliott's long track record of success in selling, implementing, and supporting specialty print solutions should be a perfect match for EnvisionTEC's ambitious growth."

Micromem Technologies Inc.: Update.
September 09, 2014
  Toronto, Ontario & New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - September 9, 2014) -   Micromem Technologies Inc.'s (CSE:           MRM) (OTCQB: MMTIF) (the "Company") wholly owned subsidiary, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc. (MAST), has executed an agreement with a US   based, Tier 1 Original Equipment Manufacturer to commercialize MAST's Lab on a Chip for oil pan plugs. Under the agreement MAST will grant an exclusive licence to the Tier 1 in exchange for a Royalty. The Tier 1 will take on the responsibility         to manufacture and distribute the finished product. MAST and the Tier 1 are currently reviewing mutually acceptable language for a Press Release.     In addition, MAST has executed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the innovation arm of a British based Multinational (BBM). Under the terms of the JDA, MAST will provide the BBM with its MEMS based sensor solution. Once the prototype has been   approved, the JDA provides for a licence granted by MAST to the BBM in exchange for a Royalty. MAST and the BBM are currently reviewing language for a mutually acceptable Press Release.         Visit MAST's new website that has been updated to reflect current content.       www.mastinc.com.       About Micromem and MASTInc       MASTInc is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of Micromem Technologies Inc., a publicly traded (OTCQB: MMTIF) (CSE: MRM) company.

Collaboration will drive innovation; EDITORIAL; Editorial
September 01, 2014
  Collaboration will be increasingly important in moving technology forward, as was made clear by many speakers at SEMICON West held in July in San Francisco. As process geometries shrink and devices become more complex, the industry is undergoing a consolidation--resulting in a smaller pool of suppliers and customers who must work together to bring high-quality products to market quickly. During a press conference and panel discussion hosted by show sponsor SEMI, panelists Dr. An Steegen of imec, Robert Cappel of KLA-Tencore, and William Chen of ASE Group agreed that meeting emerging challenges would require collaboration throughout the industry, from EDA to packaging.           Speaking at the imec Technology Forum (ITF) held in conjunction with SEMICON West, Bobby Bell, executive vice president at KLA-Tencor, specifically called for collaboration to address challenges related to 3-D devices, multiple patterning, scaling, increasing variability, and exotic new materials. A process window can have more than 30 million weak points, he said, and he advised using design context for inspection. "Inspect the design locations that really matter," he said.             Also speaking at ITF, Luc Van den hove, imec's president and CEO, cited imec's 30 years of facilitating collaboration.

Wireless Design & Development
July 01, 2014
  [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]           RFMW (San Jose, CA) has announced design and sales support for 2 BAW filters from TriQuint (Hillsboro, OR), targeting applications where 2.4 GHz WLAN, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi products must coexist with 4G LTE and TD-LTE signals. Features include:         * High rejection in adjacent LTE bands.     * A footprint of 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.46 mm.       * A 28 dBm average power rating, which allows circuit placement immediately following a final power amplifier.

Accurately measure angular velocity in harsh environments; Notables: Testing & Inspection
July 01, 2014
  [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]           Measurement Specialties offers the Model 620 angular rate sensor that accurately measures angular velocity in test and measurement applications. The compact, MEMS-based angular rate gyro is designed for harsh applications where accurate angular velocity measurements are required in high shock environments. The new angular rate sensor is ideally suited for testing and OEM applications such as biomechanics testing. The lightweight Model 620 is a uniaxial angular rate gyro offered in dynamic ranges from [+ or -] 500% to [+ or -] 50,000% and weighs only 3.0 grams. The unit features an environmentally sealed, shock-resistant aluminum package that can withstand up to 10,000gs with a low cross-axis sensitivity of less than 1%.     Measurement Specialties 760-466-7614 www.meas-spec.com           

UMASS TEAM WINS TOP
June 01, 2014
A TEAM CALLED NONSPEC FROM THE University of Massachusetts at Lowell won the top prize of $25,000 at the 2014 ASME Innovation Showcase. The team designed a low-cost, adjustable prosthetic limb for use in developing countries.

LETTERS & COMMENTS
June 01, 2014
MARCH 2014 Reader Rothkopl says mechanical engineering Is the foundation for other fields. One reader explains the value of an ME degree. Others defend climate science and object to political letters. ADVANTAGES OF ME To the Editor: I am not sure if Ron Corradin wanted to stir up emotions in his letter ("Working at a Disadvantage." March) concerning the value of mechanical engineers, but wow, his comment that "nothing in mechanical engineering has come close to the advances electrical engineers have made" is false. Mechanical engineering has always been a foundation for several other fields. An ME degree does not pigeon-hole you into a career. Many ME college students take biomedical, electrical controls, materials, and optics classes, which lead to huge medical advances and laser technology. The human genome project could not have succeeded without MEs, and I would suggest that that project is much more important than any advances in telecommunication.

Flood forecast hindered by missing river gauge ; With no funding to support the key prediction tool, Dexter residents are caught off guard by severe water damage.
April 18, 2014
Federal budget cuts led to the removal of a river gauge that measures water levels on the Sebasticook River, information that the National Weather Service says could have been useful in forecasting conditions before severe flooding tore apart sections of downtown Dexter on Wednesday. The river gauges, which track data such as temperature, stream flow and pollution levels, are critical in forecasting location- specific flood warnings, according to hydrologist Tom Hawley, of the weather service in Gray.


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