Miniature Piezo Motor Demo Kit available on PI Online-Store

pi_p653_01d_i4c_o_tnAuburn, MA, July 2009 – PI’s patented P-653 piezo motor linear slide is significantly smaller than other miniature linear stages and provides significantly higher velocities and resolution. A developer’s kit can now be ordered from PI-USA’s Piezo Basics Online Store at   » . . . . . Continue reading → Miniature Piezo Motor Demo Kit available on PI Online-Store

Philips Pronto Home Control Panels

TSU9200, TSU9400 and TSU9600 Fact Sheet;

Philips’ Pronto home control system collection provides demanding consumers the finest integrated control solutions for conventional home theater, multimedia content and lighting. The Pronto family offers advanced technology in combination with uncompromising aesthetics.

The Pronto TSU9200, winner of a 2008 CEA Innovations award, offers the best of both worlds: a classic remote feel combined with innovative, personalized control possibilities, such as two-way real-time PC-based music content interaction. A dedicated wizard-driven editor, integrated into ProntoEdit Professional, guides programmers step-by-step through the installation process. Normally standard IR-operated, the Pronto TSU9200 can be adapted to full non-line-of-site control via digital RF when integrated with a corresponding RFX9200 extender.

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HP Adds ProBook to EliteBook Line

elitebookHP – one of the world’s largest technology company – has introduced its newest line of business notebook models. The new ProBook machine will join the EliteBook line to fill out a a gap that was felt in the HP product line. The EliteBook line’s claim to fame has been lightweight and durability, but the ProBook range provides what HP refers to as a business chic design.

The HP ProBook s-series includes HP ProBook 4410s and HP ProBook 4415s, HP ProBook 4510s, HP ProBook 4515s, HP ProBook 4710s and the HP USB 2.0 Docking Station.    » . . . . . Continue reading → HP Adds ProBook to EliteBook Line

Nanopositioning Scanning System

nanopositioning-scanning-systemSuper-Resolution Microscopy benefits from new PI nano ™ Nanopositioning Scanning Stage

Auburn, MA, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. ( the inventor of Piezo-Z nanofocusing drives ) has extended its line of piezo stages for super-resolution microscopy.

The new PI nano™ series nanopositioning stages feature a very low profile of 20 mm (0.8”), a large aperture and deliver highly accurate motion with sub-nanometer resolution in 2 and 3 axes. A piezo controller is included and comes with a 24-bit USB port, Ethernet, RS-232 and an analog interface, as well as solid software support for all major image acquisition packages. The piezo stage is supplemented by the optional M-545 manual XY microscope stage available in different versions for Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss and Leica microscopes.

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Touch Book Netbook

touch-book-netbookThe Touch Book – a versatile new device that works as both a netbook and a tablet – was displayed by Always Innovating at DEMO 09 on March 2, 2009. Claim to fame of Always Innovating (very aptly named) claim to fame is using the latest developments in open source technologies worldwide to create innovative products that solve real problems for consumers.   » . . . . . Continue reading → Touch Book Netbook

Shoot or Record LUMIX GH1

lumix-gh1Panasonic has just released the LUMIX GH1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera that claims something more than most standard digital cameras – HD recording capability. This is creating waves in the market. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1 is a creative HD hybrid device that is more than capable of capturing professional-level still photos as well as HD video performance without the complicated controls to scare away entry-level DSLR users.   » . . . . . Continue reading → Shoot or Record LUMIX GH1

VAIO P Notebook Upgraded

sony-vaio-p-1Who wants to wait for ‘ages’ to start surfing the web, chatting, email checking or viewing through contents on notebook after turning on their notebook? Those who cant stand a few seconds wait may look at Sony’s upgraded VAIO P Notebook that incorporates Corel Corporation’s InstantON technology.

This small upgrade will go a long way for already limited battery life. Presently only Sony VAIO P series Lifestyle PCs in Japan will come with Corel InstantON technology followed by a worldwide shipment later this month.   » . . . . . Continue reading → VAIO P Notebook Upgraded

Blue Earth

samsung-blue-earthEnvironmentally friendly companies are going long way to protect the planet Earth and reduce all sorts of emissions by using alternative sources of energy. Lately, Solar powered mobile phones have come up and are gaining attention of the users. Samsung – one of the leading mobile phone handsets manufacturers – has recently launched a new phone known as Blue-Earth. The full touch screen mobile phone is powered by solar panels placed on the back of the phone. Samsung’s eco-friendly product will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2009 for the first time.   » . . . . . Continue reading → Blue Earth

Biodiesel from Coffee Grounds

biodieselResearchers in Nevada are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars and trucks. Their study has been published online in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication.

In the new study, Mano Misra, Susanta Mohapatra, and Narasimharao Kondamudi note that the major barrier to wider use of biodiesel fuel is lack of a low-cost, high quality source, or feedstock, for producing that new energy source. Spent coffee grounds contain between 11 and 20 percent oil by weight. That’s about as much as traditional biodiesel feedstocks such as rapeseed, palm, and soybean oil.   » . . . . . Continue reading → Biodiesel from Coffee Grounds

Drive Control from a Cell Phone

srea-01_email003-righttophoneThis technology was destined to happen eventually. It gives plant technicians the ability to monitor and control AC motor drives from their cell phones — whether they are on-site or halfway around the world. It is especially useful for drives mounted in remote locations, such as pumping stations, windmill farms, or oil fields. This functionality comes from a small Ethernet adapter mounted in the same control cabinet with the drives. It connects to the cell phone system so that it can send out messages whenever they are needed — and accept instructions back from the cell phone-wielding technician if he/she needs to make a change.   » . . . . . Continue reading → Drive Control from a Cell Phone

Energy Goes in Circles

BoonEdamEnergyTQ Holding this door defeats its purpose — it’s the world’s first energy-producing revolving door. Installed during railway station renovation in The Netherlands, a generator is driven by the human energy applied to the door. Supercapacitors store energy and supply the LED lights in the transparent ceiling. Energy savings of 4,600 kWh/year are expected, just by going in circles.

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Wearable Computer

wearable-computerZypad WR1100 Wrist Wearable Computer Integrates GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/Zigbee, Biometric Sensor, Digital Compass, and Linux.

Parvus Corporation will preview the new Zypad® WR1100 rugged wrist-worn personal computer (PC) at the San Diego Convention Center Booth 1109 of MILCOM 2008, this year’s premier military communications event sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).   » . . . . . Continue reading → Wearable Computer

Do you believe it’s a Hyundai ?

hyundai-sedan-vi1Hyundai Motor unveiled the rendering image of its much-anticipated luxury sedan, codenamed ‘VI’ in Korea market.

Promising to provide the pinnacle of luxury and to showcase Hyundai’s most advance technologies, the VI will include among its sophisticated safety features a second-generation Vehicle Stability Management System(VSM2), a Lane Departure Warning System(LDWS) which employs a vision sensor to monitor traffic lane markers and a Pre-Safety Seatbelt System which on detecting an imminent front-end collision, will automatically reel-in the safety belts maximize the safety of the occupants.

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Transinsight is proud to announce . . . .

transinsightAt European Venture Summit Transinsight launches new version of GoPubMed, the semantic search engine for the life sciences, and wins as one of the top 5 European biotech start-ups.

Dresden, Germany “16 December 2008”  Transinsight is proud to announce the launch of version 4.0. The new version has significantly improved features.

Increased Speed: GoPubMed 4.0 is ten times faster than its predecessor, now handling millions of documents in seconds. Intelligent search: Never miss a document. The new interactive filtering process reduces millions of documents to a handful of key papers in just a few clicks. The Web 2.0 query processing helps by suggesting search ideas as you type. More document sources: The website offers searches on PubMed and the Web at no cost. The professional version of GoPubMed PRO is designed to include intranet searches and patents. Improve GoPubMed: The public website allows users to manually annotate and verify papers including their background information. The platform has already about 60.000 enthusiastic helping hands. GoPubMed shows the semantic path to the future: community generated ontologies and so improves the quality of search results.   » . . . . . Continue reading → Transinsight is proud to announce . . . .

Laptop Cool Table

Laptops are one of the best computing utilities but you don’t have to use them only on your lap, as the name aptly suggest. You can use them with custom made light weight table and work more ergonomically. Have a look at the Laptop Cool Table from Arbella and see how you can use this nifty new table for working on your laptop. Arbella Enterprises has produced many unique inventions over the years.   » . . . . . Continue reading → Laptop Cool Table