Louisiana-Pacific researchers will team with engineers from Simpson Strong-Tie, a builder and a group of academic researchers to simulate the 1994 Northridge quake on a seven-story condominium tower.
"The outcome of the tests could lead to taller wood-frame buildings in active seismic zones," said John van de Lindt, a Colorado State University civil engineering professor who serves as the principal investigator for the project.
May 4, 2009 3:51 PM
As they continue to work toward a late-2010 launch of an electricity-powered vehicle, Nissan engineers are getting to grips with the finer points of the system.
The box is expected to cost about $500, says Lance Atkins, senior project engineer-Nissan Technical Center North America in Sacramento. “How can you make it really simple, a 1-stop shop? One way would be to work with electric companies, have them install (the home-charger) for you (and) roll it into the price of the vehicle,” Dominique says. “(But) maybe you want to pay for it separately. Do you really want to finance your charger for three years?”SEE ALSO: The auto maker has teamed up with a North Carolina utility and nonprofit to develop charging infrastructure around Raleigh.
May 1, 2009 11:42 AM
The Brentwood-based company, which rang up $500 million in prison health care revenue last year, is mulling the expansion of its telemedicine services into other 'underserved' (think rural) markets. The company's shares (Ticker: ASGR) are up almost 150 percent in the past year. Word of the initiative first came out on Monday, when telecom equipment provider Polycom said America Service's Clinical e-Health Solutions unit bought some more of its stuff.
Apr 29, 2009 9:52 AM
From USA Today:
It would mark the first time Apple has produced a version of the iPhone for a CDMA wireless network, which is different from AT&T's GSM technology. Vodafone, co-owner of Verizon Wireless, already sells the iPhone in Europe. The New York-based telecom entered into "high-level" discussions with Apple management a few months ago, when CEO Steve Jobs was overseeing day-to-day business, these sources say. They declined to be named because they aren't authorized to speak publicly.
Apr 27, 2009 12:28 PM
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