Global flow sensors and transmitters market will grow

January 18, 2012

Despite the negative impact of the 2008 economic recession, the global flow sensors and transmitters market is expected to grow. The rising number of projects, the establishment of new process plants, the financial recovery of numerous end-user industries, as well as reinvestment in plant renovation, modernisation, capacity expansion and technology development have led to a […]


Our Frightening Future, Brought to You by Microsoft

January 18, 2012

Hey, look! Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT  ) found a way to squeeze more functionality from the motion-sensing Kinect. Since many news-driven writers (including yours truly) are rushed and lazy, we often repeat pop culture references: You can open your files in Windows 8 by pointing at them aggressively, just like Tom Cruise in Minority Report! But get […]


DOST completes deployment and installation of weather monitoring facilities in …

January 18, 2012

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8) January 15, 2012 TACLOBAN CITY  –  The Department of Science and Technology has completed the deployment and installation of three weather monitoring facilities in Eastern Visayas. These facilities include six (6) Automated Weather Stations, seven (7) Automatic Rain Gauges and two (2) water level sensors, DOST-8 Information Officer, Mr. […]


Murata Introduces Type VK Module to Drive the Easy Addition of Wi-Fi …

January 18, 2012

PLANO, Texas, Jan 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Murata today announced the Type VK module: a self-contained 802.11 Wi-Fi(R) module designed to enable connectivity features on low-cost, microcontroller-based devices. This module is part of a broad-market initiative that provides the latest wireless technology to the mass market, and enables new applications in smart energy, fitness, […]


ST creates smart-home network of self-powered nodes

January 18, 2012

LONDON – STMicroelectronics NV has developed a platform for smart buildings called GreenNet that includes self-powered wireless sensor nodes that can be used to monitor a variety of parameters including temperature and movement. In addition, ST (Geneva, Switzerland) is encouraging a market in software to run on GreenNet networks by opening a dedicated app store. […]


Fitch Affirms Modesto Irrigation District Fin Auth, CA Water Revs at ‘AA …

January 18, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Fitch Ratings affirms the following bonds issued by the Modesto Irrigation District Financing Authority, California and secured by payment from the City of Modesto, CA water enterprise: –$153.6 million water revenue bonds, series 2007F and 1998D, at ‘AA-‘. The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY The bonds are […]


Reclaimed water bill advances through House

January 18, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A measure that gives more control over reclaimed water to cities and counties was approved Tuesday by a House committee over the objections of environmental groups that say state and regional water management districts need to stay in the game. As demands for reclaimed water increase, a group of local government officials, […]


Water withdrawal permits for dairy farms draws resistance

January 18, 2012

Live Oak — A measure by the local water management district allowing around 5.2 million gallons of water per day to be withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer has been met with some resistance. The permits were approved during the Dec. 13 regular meeting of the Suwannee River Water Management District Board, based on staff recommendations, […]