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Motion detectors are used for applications such as detecting intruders and setting off an alarm or sensing occupants in a space and turning on lights. If you have ever installed one of these devices, you probably have been asked to explain how they work. When asked this question, many electrical workers simply respond by saying that they detect motion when someone walks in the path of the …

Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval
Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approvalDrones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision. However, the permits are expected to come with limitations, including …

Apple said it stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 software after user complaints
Apple said it stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 software after user complaintsApple said it stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 software after user complaints

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple’s new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending. Late Wednesday, Apple offered users a way to manually reverse the update provided earlier in the day. It involves connecting the phone to a Mac or Windows computer …

FAA expected to give movie, television production companies permission to fly drones
FAA expected to give movie, television production companies permission to fly dronesFAA expected to give movie, television production companies permission to fly drones

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision. However, the permits are expected to come with limitations, including that …

FAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking
FAA expected to approve drones for moviemakingFAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision. However, the permits are expected to come with limitations, including …

Satellite Gets into Rhythm with Midsize Black Hole
Satellite Gets into Rhythm with Midsize Black HoleSatellite Gets into Rhythm with Midsize Black Hole

Instruments on NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite helped astronomers discover rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole. The unusual midsize “M82X-1” black hole, some 12 million light years away, is the brightest X-ray source in the galaxy. A proportional counter array (PCA), a high energy X-ray timing experiment (HEXTE), and an all-sky monitor (ASM) were used to …

New CNC Declared a “Dramatic Evolution”
New CNC Declared a “Dramatic Evolution”New CNC Declared a “Dramatic Evolution”

The integration of data is a continuing phenomenon in manufacturing technology, and Mazak’s debut of its new Smooth Technology “process-performance platform” (installed on seven five-axis and multi-tasking machines) emphasized how close to the center of action that integration is happening in cutting, turning, and machining operations. Smooth Technology “spans the entire part-production …

Moving Forward: EC&M's 2014 Top 50 Electrical Contractors
Moving Forward: EC&M’s 2014 Top 50 Electrical ContractorsMoving Forward: EC&M’s 2014 Top 50 Electrical Contractors

When traveling on the road to recovery, the nation’s largest electrical contractors have been challenged by suddenly cancelled projects, meager margins, and a severe labor shortage. Last year, however, the construction market finally shifted into a positive direction. Russ Lancey, vice president of estimating for Five Star Electric Corp. (No. 9.), Ozone Park, N.Y., attributed the long-awaited …

Obama to expand ocean preserve to 6 times the size
Obama to expand ocean preserve to 6 times the sizeObama to expand ocean preserve to 6 times the size

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off-limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life. The revamped expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will cover 490,000 square miles – an area roughly three times the size of California – and will …

 

 

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