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  • Tsunami footage assists wave prediction

    When the powerful earthquake of 11 March triggered a tsunami that struck swathes of Japan's north-east coast, images of the devastating wave were captured. As well as conveying the scale of the tragedy, footage of the debris-filled water sweeping across fields can be used to better understand the characteristics of tsunamis and help save lives in the future. "Without exaggeration, it will lead to ...


  • Berkeley researchers create first hyperlens for sound waves

    Ultrasound and underwater sonar devices could “see” a big improvement thanks to development of the world’s first acoustic hyperlens. Created by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the acoustic hyperlens provides an eightfold boost in the magnification power of sound-based imaging technologies. Clever physical manipulation of the ...

  • Easy Steps to Ensure the Heat Wave Doesn't Melt Your Bank Account

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Ontarians are currently experiencing the first extreme heat of 2010, with record setting temperatures already surpassed in many parts of the province, a mini-blackout experienced in Toronto and no relief in sight until week's end. In the interest of helping reduce stress on Ontario's electrical grid and bringing down home cooling costs, ...


  • Waves & new Fluid Energy Technologies A Paradigm Shift A GAME CHANGER

    We at Solar Inspired Energy Inc, Sustainable Energy from Ocean and Lake Waves, wish to announce and introduce some unique, novel, innovative and patent pending energy-capture concepts in Fluid Energy Technology. This technology can broadly be described as the inherent Kinetic Energy in any of nature’s renewable, sustainable, solar inspired (driven by the sun) mobile fluids of water and air. ...


  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA fines New Wave Plastics $51,800 for multiple serious hazards at Cleveland facility

    New Wave Plastics has been cited for 13 safety violations after the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found a lack of training and personal protective equipment at the Cleveland facility, a recycler and plastic products supplier. After receiving a complaint in November 2013, OSHA initiated an inspection of the facility. Proposed penalties total $51,800. ...

  • New Method provides Direct SI Traceability for Sound Pressure

    Accurate measurements of airborne sound are needed for a range of regulatory, health and safety, and commercial applications, from monitoring environmental noise to testing the performance of acoustic devices. To ensure reliable measurements of sound pressure, microphones must be regularly calibrated by measuring their sensitivity over a certain frequency range. Currently, the most accurate ...

  • Direct Energy: Hot Weather Tips for Small Business Customers

    Record Setting Temperatures Put Strain on Heating GridWhat Can Small Businesses Do to Help?PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- The first heat wave of the summer has arrived and is blasting Pennsylvania with hot, humid air. This can leave many small business owners wondering what they can do. There are several adjustments that small business owners can employ to immediately ...


  • E Source Benchmarks Utility Direct Load Control Programs

    In early 2012, E Source began an initiative to take an in-depth look at utility direct load control programs. Direct load control happens when a utility takes control of its customers' air conditioners or water heaters to reduce electricity demand at peak times. E Source found 49 utilities that run direct load control programs in 25 U.S. states and benchmarked 24 of those programs. ...


  • Liquid Robotics Announces Pacific Crossing (PacX) Grand Challenge to Worldwide Science Community

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, today announced its Pacific Crossing (PacX) Challenge open to scientists around the world. During the PacX Challenge, four Wave Gliders will launch in the fall of 2011 off the coast of Northern California and attempt to travel the longest distance at sea by an unmanned marine ...


  • Mariners should use caution near buoy site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies deployed a data buoy off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, three years ago to gather information on wave action for a Corps study and the scientific instrument has been providing useful information to scientists, mariners and the general public since that time. One of the main purposes of deploying the data buoy was to acquire wave ...


    By US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Successful two week mission in the North Sea for autonomous vehicle

    The world’s first autonomous robotic vessel to measure sea level completes a successful two week mission in the North Sea. A team of scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Newcastle University (NU) have developed a novel technique to measure sea surface height directly using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology in combination with a marine ...

  • The SIE-CAT competition

    In an effort to fully appreciate the SIE-CAT technology, it is important to provide a cursory review and analysis of a few of the conventional wave energy devices. This exercise will attempt to focus on three classes of such devices. One class of device does appear to employ numerous light-weight floats regimented in a frame that sits on the ocean floor. This interpretation, on my part, may ...


  • LimnoTech Ends Season of Deploying Data Buoys on the Great Lakes

    LimnoTech ended another successful season of deploying and maintaining data buoys on the Great Lakes when we recently pulled in buoys off South Haven and Port Sheldon, MI, for the winter. The buoys are funded through various sources including NOAA, government agencies, and local individuals and groups. The buoys measure wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, solar ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • New radar satellite technique sheds light on ocean current dynamics

    Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique – based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns – to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Concentration measurement technology bolsters flow portfolio

    Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction AG, a manufacturer of innovative systems for measuring the concentration of liquids. With this move, the Switzerland-based Group intends to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio. SensAction will remain headquartered in Coburg, Germany and keep the current staff of 13 employees. SensAction will operate as a division of the Endress+Hauser ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Howard M. Dratler Joins Liquid Robotics as Executive Vice President of Global Sales

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the first wave-powered marine robot, today announced that Howard M. Dratler, formerly CEO of Panzura, Inc., and veteran, high technology sales executive, has joined the company to lead the global sales and business development organization. Mr. Dratler will report directly to Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics. ...


  • James Gosling Joins Liquid Robotics

    Liquid Robotics®, developer of the award-winning Wave Glider® unmanned ocean vehicle, and cloud-based data service provider, today announced that James Gosling, formerly of Google, has joined the company as chief software architect. The addition of Gosling comes at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth in its customer base, adding strategic new hires, and expanding company ...


  • Advances in Sea-State Forecasting using Chelsea Sensor

    Marine operations such as offshore oil and gas operations, renewable energy projects and shipping depend on high quality information on sea-state (wave height, period, direction, steepness) for economic and safety decision making. The information currently available is based on atmospheric/ocean models ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Paris Versailles Road Race 2014: congratulations to our team!

    The 37th edition of the race Paris-Versailles ended Sunday with a victory for the 21 919 participants who took off from the Eiffel Tower in the direction of Versailles. With its traditional departures waves Great Classic road race saw the thousands of people take this legendary route: 16 km linking the Eiffel Tower at the Chateau de Versailles. The sun bathed the flow of riders who first borrowed ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Dynamic calibration of pressure sensors for engines

    The characterisation of the pressure sensors used to develop the next generation of petrol and diesel engines is crucial to optimising their design, improving efficiency and reducing emissions. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed shock tube facilities for the calibration of these sensors under the dynamic pressure conditions that they experience in use. Manufacturers of petrol ...

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