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Fluidigm Unveils Single-Cell Whole Exome Sequencing Workflow
October 18, 2014
Fluidigm reported that clinical researchers race against an invisible clock to discover mutations responsible for complex diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and autoimmune disorders that afflict their patients.

MiraMEMS Debuts eCompass
October 17, 2014
MiraMEMS unveiled an eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer, which is pin to pin compatible with the g-sensor family and can provide a gyroscope feature with software supported.

Fuller Oil files suit against FairPoint
October 16, 2014
System breakdown blamed: Suit says the company's telecommunication system failure directly contributed to the oil company's current problems. BRENTWOOD -- Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Company filed a lawsuit against FairPoint Communications and five other companies, accusing it of causing a "catastrophic telecommunication system failure" that prevented the oil company from communicating with scores of unhappy customers last winter.

Northern Virginia Real Estate Company Pasquali Realty Group Offers Tips To Homeowner's To Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter.
October 16, 2014
  Burke, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014           Homeowners sometimes need to deal with frozen pipes during cold stretches during the winter months.   Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company suggests the following tips to protect their household plumbing from freezing:         -- Allow room heat to freely circulate around meters and water pipes. Meters and pipes installed in an enclosed area or cabinet, or on an outside cellar wall restricted from heat circulation, can result in freeze-ups when outside temperatures drop below freezing.           -- Seal cracks or holes in windows, walls or doors near the meter or pipes. Outside air from a crack or small hole can quickly cause a freeze-up, particularly if high outside winds create a further chilling effect. This type of freezing can occur even though the rest of the room may be considerably above freezing.     -- Wrap pipes with insulation. Insulating pipes is helpful when basement temperatures are reduced because of lower thermostat settings, an energy efficient furnace or use of a wood stove or other sources of heat. Check the insulation regularly to make sure it stays dry. Wet insulation can freeze and damage the pipes it was intended to protect.           -- Consider placing a small heater near pipes located in a particularly vulnerable location when the forecast is for bitter cold temperatures.

The global microbolometer IR detector market is expected to reach $946.0 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor.EE 680 Labor Distribution by Employer
October 15, 2014
  (PRWEB) October 15, 2014         The global microbolometer IR detector market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is valued at $390.0 million in 2014, and is expected to reach $946.0 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 19.3% from 2014 to 2019.     Browse through the TOC of the global microbolometer IR detector market report, to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.           http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/microbolometer-ir-detector-reports-2519106764.html     Uncool-ed infrared detectors are now available with many significant technological advances, improved reliability, lower cost, and better manufacturability. One of the primary types of uncool-ed detectors in use today is the microbolometer, which is based on a Microelectromechanical system (MEMS). With the advent of MEMS technology, microbolometers are spreading their roots in consumer markets such as mobile phones, tablets, printer heads, and hard disks as microbolometers are being used for temperature measurement inside. Gesture recognition applications from smart TVs and tablets are also expected to drive the growth of this market. MEMS technology is available at low cost and is also being used in diverse markets such as security, appliances, and industrial applications.         The cost of microbolometers would reduce drastically during the forecast period of 2014-2019 mainly due to the product development.

DTE hits major smart meter milestone
October 15, 2014
DTE Energy has installed its 2 millionth smart meter, putting it ahead of schedule in bringing the latest meter technology to its customers.

FloLogic Inc. Launches New "FloLogic System 3.5" for Indoor, Outdoor and Now Below Grade Installations.ID Technology installation instructions
October 15, 2014
  Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014         Homeowners, business owners, builders, property managers, plumbers, home and commercial building automation integrators, insurance providers, condo associations and all others in search of a robust automatic water monitoring and shutoff system that's ideal for indoor, outdoor and now below grade installations, can now eliminate the risk of an uncontrolled water leak with FloLogic Inc.'s new FloLogic System 3.5.           "Water damage due to plumbing failures and freezing pipes is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States today, costing consumers, business owners and the insurance industry billions of dollars each year," commented FloLogic's Chuck De Smet. "Plus, catastrophic property damage is the most preventable claim in the insurance industry today, and that's why the FloLogic System 3.5 isn't just sensible, but essential. Whether the leak is major or minor, the FloLogic System constantly protects property from costly water damage, while eliminating high water bills due to leaks. That's why the FloLogic System is known as 'the circuit breaker for every plumbing system™'"             The FloLogic System 3.5 features an Apollo(R) cast bronze ball valve is designed for outdoor installations particularly throughout the Sunbelt where concrete slab construction is dominant.

Favi J6-LED-Pico Projector With AirPlay and Miracast
October 10, 2014
The Favi J6-LED-Pico Projector with AirPlay and Miracast ($349) is a good companion for a smartphone or tablet. This pico projector allows wireless projection of content from the screens of Miracast-certified devices (primarily ones running Android), no Wi-Fi network required. It can also project content from iOS devices, though setup is a little trickier. Anatomy of a Micro-Projector Pico projectors are generally defined as those that can comfortably fit into a shirt pocket. The J6 is large as such, sticking out of my pocket like a nerd pack. Nonetheless, it's still tiny, measuring 0.6 by 5.7 by 3.1 inches (HWD). It's similar in size to the Editors' Choice AAXA P4-X Pico Projector , although it's thinner. It weighs a mere 7.3 ounces. It comes with a small power adapter that connects via a USB cable. Inside is a 4,000mAh rechargeable battery that Favi says can project for 2 hours between charges.

Hands On: Lenovo's Giant, Projector-Packing Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
October 09, 2014
Lenovo trotted out three new Yoga Tablets for this year, and while the unorthodox design remains unchanged, the company introduced a clevertrick for the newest flexible Android slate. The familiar 8- and 10-inch models make a return, but the newest member of the Yoga Tablet family ventures out into the still unproven world of plus-sized tablets. With a 13-inch screen and a built-in pico projector, the newYoga Tablet 2 Pro is ready to be your all-in-one home theater tablet. Read on for our first impressions.

Driveability Corner
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Finding and fixing evaporative system leaks can be challenging. How you conduct your diagnostic tests and the equipment you use can directly affect the results. In the August column I discussed the issues associated with testing under pressure vs. testing under vacuum. Older smoke machines used pressure and a flow gauge for testing; newer machines have a vacuum/pressure gauge and a throttle/valve assembly. The photo below shows my pressure/vacuum gauge and plumbing setup:


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