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Light Rail Transit land purchases

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Light Rail Transit land purchases

So far, so good.

That's what the region is saying when it comes to acquiring land for the Light Rail Transit project (LRT).As the region moves into its last phase of acquiring land to start construction of LRT infrastructure next year, regional councillor Jim Wideman said the sale and acquisitions are going "extremely well."

The region has title to all the lands in Phase 1 and 2, including parcels along Charles Street East and King Street East from Eby Street South to Ottawa South in Kitchener. The region has also acquired title to land from King and John Streets in Waterloo to Victoria Street in Kitchener.

"We've not had to go through the actual expropriation process. We've done them all through negotiations, so that's very encouraging," Wideman said.Debra Arnold, the region's solicitor and director of legal services, said the region uses fair market value during negotiations and discussions with landowners. An independent appraiser provides those numbers.

The expropriation process happens in tandem with negotiations, to ensure the project isn't held up by a few property negotiations and so it can proceed according to timelines."It provides the region with a degree of certainty, even if we can't agree on a purchase price with a landowner," she said.The parcels needed for the LRT line vary in size from small slivers to larger chunks. About 90 are a smaller variety, between one and eight metres, while about five were full lots.

"We're on budget at this point," Wideman said."I don't anticipate any issues going forward. This is nothing controversial," he said.The total cost for the land sales won't be known until all the properties are transferred. The region has budgeted $18 million of the $818 million budget for land acquisitions.

Wideman said he is happy with the progress that can be seen around Kitchener, including the relocating of utilities along King Street. A man crossing Deerfoot Trail early Saturday was hit and killed by a car.The 26-year-old male was walking north of Airport Trail just before 2 a.m.
A northbound Audi, changing lanes from left to right, hit the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead on the scene.Police confirmed he is a Calgary resident and his family has been notified.

Police are now trying to retrace the final 24 hours of the 26-year-old's life.Speed and alcohol on behalf of the driver are not considered to be factors in the crash.A solar lantern uses this sunlight that is abundantly available to charge its batteries through a Solar Panel and gives light in nighttime. However, alcohol on the part of the pedestrian and poor lighting in the vicinity of the crash because of a unlit street light are considered factors. The victim was also wearing dark clothing.

"That's something that will form part of our investigation," said Sgt. Colin Foster with the collision reconstruction unit.The driver waited for police to arrive at the scene. Charges against him are unlikely."You're not expecting somebody to be walking across Deerfoot in front of you, so, yeah, he's quite shocked," Foster said.

Street artist Adrian Doyle painted Rutledge Lane, which connects to the jewel in Melbourne's street art crown, Hosier Lane, with a blockout of baby-blue paint, destroying every piece of artwork in the colourful lane.The artist has drawn intense hatred online, with critics saying he has ruined one of the city's most loved attractions.

The artist did not have the permission of the city council to go ahead with the work, which is sure to attract the fury of Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.Cr Doyle recently launched a campaign against taggers who are destroying the "real" art in Hosier Lane.The Herald Sun has contacted the Lord Mayor's office for comment.Adrian Doyle told street art blog Invurt he painted over the other art to bring more attention the scene.

"By doing this, I am claiming that a colour in its pure form can be street art or graffiti. This is a great conceptual link from fine art to street art, a link that is often lacking in the Melbourne street art scene. By bridging this gap, I hope to expose more people not only to street art, but also to the importance of art in general," he said.

Street art blogger Dean Sunshine said Mr Doyle had been coping serious flak from irate detractors.
"People are divided, it's a ballsy thing that he's done. I take my hat off to him for doing it. People have said this is the worst thing they have ever seen, but it is a blank canvas now," Mr Sunshine said.Adrian Doyle will be painting live at a Greens Party policy launch in Richmond this morning.

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Cobalt replacements make solar cells

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Researchers at the University of Basel have successfully replaced the rare element iodine in copper-based dye-sensitized solar cells by the more abundant element cobalt, taking a step forward in the development of environmentally friendly energy production. The journal Chemical Communications has published the results of these so-called Cu-Co cells.

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) transform light to electricity. They consist of a semiconductor on which a dye is anchored. This colored complex absorbs light and through an electron transfer process produces electrical current. Electrolytes act as electron transport agents inside the DSCs.

Usually, iodine and iodide serve as an electrolyte. Chemists at the University of Basel have now been able to successfully replace the usual iodine-based electron transport system in copper-based DSCs by a cobalt compound. Tests showed no loss in performance.

The replacement of iodine significantly increases the sustainability of solar cells: "Iodine is a rare element, only present at a level of 450 parts per billion in the Earth, whereas cobalt is 50 times more abundant", explains the Project Officer Dr. Biljana Bozic-Weber. Furthermore, this replacement also removes one of the long-term degradation processes in which copper compounds react with the electrolyte to form copper iodide and thus improves the long-term stability of DSCs.

The research group around the Basel chemistry professors Ed Constable and Catherine Housecroft is currently working on optimizing the performance of DSCs based on copper complexes. They had previously shown in 2012 that the very rare element ruthenium in solar cells could be replaced by copper derivatives.

This is the first report of DSCs, which combine copper-based dyes and cobalt electrolytes and thus represents a critical step towards the development of stable iodide-free copper solar cells. However, many aspects relating to the efficiency need to be addressed before commercialization can begin in anything other than niche markets.

Molecular Systems Engineering

"In changing any one component of these solar cells, it is necessary to optimize all other parts as a consequence", says Ed Constable. This is part of a new approach termed Molecular Systems Engineering in which all molecular and material components of a system can be integrated and optimized to approach new levels of sophistication in nanoscale machinery. In this publication, the engineering of the electrolyte, the dye and the semiconductor are all described.

This systems chemistry approach is particularly appropriate for the engineering of inorganic-biological hybrids and is the basis of ongoing collaborations with the ETH Department of Biosystems Engineering in Basel (D-BSSE) and EMPA. A joint proposal by the University of Basel and D-BSSE for a new National Centre of Competence in Research in this area is currently in the final stages of appraisal.

Firehouse Subs is now open for business in Yuma at 1630 S. Pacific Ave. Restaurant hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The "fast casual chain" is home to such favorite sandwiches as the Hook & Ladder and also features a wide variety beverages.

Franchise owners are Chris Miller and Lisa Meyer. It is the first of three Firehouse Subs locations planned for Yuma and El Centro in the next 18 months. In addition to Firehouse Subs, Miller and Meyer own and operate multiple Buffalo Wild Wings throughout Arizona.

The authentic firehouse setting for Firehouse Subs is based on the founding family's decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Yuma City Fire Department. The Yuma restaurant also boasts a custom, hand-painted mural that is a rendition of the earliest known black and white photograph of a Yuma fire from the 1920s.

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to provide funding for life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. It has given $6.8 million to hometown heroes in 38 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $119,600 in Arizona.

Also now open for business is the new 99 Cents Only store in the Foothills at 11274 S. Fortuna Road (in the Pioneer Shopping Center where Fry's previously was located), bringing discounted prices for name-brand groceries and other products.

The new store is approximately 16,375 square feet and features a perishable food department, including produce, dairy and frozen foods, as well as a full time supply of groceries and other goods. It is open from 8 a.m.A solar lantern uses this sunlight that is abundantly available to charge its batteries through a Solar Panel and gives light in nighttime. to 10 p.m. daily.

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Canadian Solar on China’s PV

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The "Operation Overview of China's Solar Photovoltaic Industry" published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on August 10th reported welcomed recovery across the board for China's solar PV industry. Prices of solar modules appear to be on a steady increase, while production costs are seeing a steady decrease. The polysilicon manufacturing sector, which previously was almost locked into a complete paralysis by the dire market situation, has likewise seen manufacturing volume rebound month by month in the first half of 2013.

Testifying to the report, JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:JKS)'s Q2 report indicates positive growth on both net profits and revenue, which rose year-on-year by 43% to USD 288 million. News from the management of the much-battered LDK Solar Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:LDK) also indicates that the company is seeing real profits again in the first half of this year.

In an interview with Qu Xiaohua, CEO and Board Chairman of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), on China's 21st Century Business Review, Qu provided his reading of the current broad recovery and the future growth and development trajectory of the industry. In brief, with several new targeted policy incentives from the government to be launched later this year and the growing diversification of markets and products initiated by the top solar companies, Qu predicts another round of sustainable growth for Canadian Solar and the broader Chinese solar industry.

Qu sees the over-dependence on the European market as the fundamental cause of the turmoil of the Chinese solar industry in the past couple of years. At its peak, 95% of industry export was sold in Europe. As the EU economy went under, the solar industry was sure to go down with it.

Since early 2013, Canadian Solar has made the strategic move to diversify its market in response to the shrinking of the EU market. According to Qu, while Europe remains a significant export destination within the global market, its market share has gone done to about 50% currently from 70% in previous years.

Qu also mentioned that central to Canadian Solar's future growth is the Asian market, particularly the Japanese and Chinese domestic markets.

Japan is looking to be a sure bet for growth and profits thanks to a free electricity market and robust policy incentives for the solar and new energy sector in the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Canadian Solar has been gradually expanding its presence in Japan.We have a great selection of blown glass backyard solar landscape lights and solar garden light. In Q1 of 2013, 24.5% of Canadian Solar's export (approximately 83MW) went to Japan.A solar lantern uses this sunlight that is abundantly available to charge its batteries through a Solar Panel and gives light in nighttime. In Q2, the figures have gone up to 35.7% and 162MW respectively. On top of steady demand from Japan for residential rooftop installations, commercial rooftop installation and ground power station developments are both on the increase. According to Qu, Canadian Solar's current market share in Japan is 8-10% - a lot of room for growth still, and 30% of the company's sales are contributed by the Japanese market. The market is not saturated yet; even with more solar companies incoming, unit prices for solar modules in Japan are still higher than elsewhere at the moment.

Alongside the Japanese market, Canadian Solar is upping its game in the Chinese domestic market at the same time, although Qu predicts rapid growth in China still has to wait for another two or three years due to the company's comparatively small presence, as well as the fact that the incoming government policy incentives are likely to take some time to consolidate in terms of legal and infrastructural support.

At the moment, Canadian Solar's market presence in China is less than 10%, but in the past two or three years the company has been doing preliminary work for future development projects.

Meanwhile, although since July this year the Chinese government has announced a series of plans to support the domestic solar industry, including the introduction of more generous feed-in tariffs and the all-dimensional policy support in solar PV installation, tariff, finance, taxation and land use indicated in the "Opinions of the State Council on Promoting the Healthy Development of the Solar Photovoltaic Industry" published in July suggest that the details of the implementation of such macro-level policies have yet to be planned out.

When the due policy supports come into place, said Qu, China is going to emerge as a sophisticated and mature key market for the global solar industry.

Beyond the Asian market, Canadian Solar also has his eyes on North America. The company has a full list of ongoing and planned solar power station projects in Canada and the US, as well as China and Japan. Three power stations worth a total of USD 180 million developed by Canadian Solar have already connected to the grid and are under testing at the moment. All three projects are expected to come into commercial operation this year. The company has also recently signed up on an order of another power station EPC project in Ontario, Canada,How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger? worth USD 300 million.

On the back of the ongoing and planned projects,A solar lamp is a portable light fixture composed of an LED lamp, a photovoltaic solar panel, and a rechargeable battery. Canadian Solar projects a positive turnover for Q3 with total output volume of 410-430 MV and module profit margin of 10-12%.

In response to fears that the industry is to suffer another bout of overcapacity following the industry rebound, Qu confessed that the company seeks to maintain the current level of output capacity rather than aggressive expansion - right now Canadian Solar's capacity utilization is maintained at a healthy 70-80%. The company follows a capacity distribution model where upstream capacity is kept low and downstream capacity expands.

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Renewable energy projects vying

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At least six renewable energy projects proposed for sites in southeastern Connecticut are vying to be chosen next month for power purchase agreements with the state's two largest utilities.

The projects include solar energy facilities in Bozrah, Lebanon and Franklin, all proposed by New York-based Allco Finance,A solar lamp is a portable light fixture composed of an LED lamp, a photovoltaic solar panel, and a rechargeable battery. as well as a solar energy facility in Canterbury proposed by Con Edison Development of Valhalla, N.Y., and another for a site in East Haddam proposed by Nautilus Solar Energy of Summit, N.J. These five join NRG Energy's bid for its biomass energy project in Montville.

These six are among 45 proposals being considered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for selection under its renewable energy procurement program. In July, DEEP solicited proposals for "grid-scale" renewable energy projects that would generate least 20 megawatts per hour each. The DEEP plans to choose projects that would produce a total of 176 megawatts, or about 4 percent of the state's energy demand, DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain said Friday.

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating would then be required by DEEP's utility regulatory division, the Department of Public Utility Control, to negotiate 20-year power purchase agreements with the chosen companies.

"We would tell the utilities to buy the power," DEEP Commissioner Daniel Esty said in an interview with The Day's editorial board on Thursday, adding that this is the first round of a long-term strategy to increase the amount of renewable energy available in Connecticut to 20 percent of the total by 2020.

Esty said the selections would be announced in early to mid-September.We carry a extensive line of Parking Lot Lighting inventory.

"We've seen a mix of things come in through this process," Esty said, referring to the range of wind, solar, geothermal, tidal and other project proposals. Some of the projects would be built in Connecticut,A solar lantern uses this sunlight that is abundantly available to charge its batteries through a Solar Panel and gives light in nighttime. while others are proposed for sites in Maine, Massachusetts and elsewhere in the New England region.

With the power purchase agreements, the project developers would be able to obtain construction financing needed to make their projects a reality, Esty said.

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The NRG proposal to convert its plant at 74 Lathrop Road to a renewable energy park has been well publicized, receiving support from Mayor Ronald McDaniel and local legislators. The Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the Southeastern Connecticut Central Labor Council and the New London-Norwich Building & Construction Trades Council all sent letters to DEEP supporting the project, citing employment, tax revenues and other benefits to the local economy.How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger?

The other proposals for southeastern Connecticut, however, are less well-known. Canterbury First Selectman Brian Sear said Friday that he had heard rumors about a solar facility proposed for the town, but there has been no official contact with Con Edison Development. According to filings with DEEP, the company is proposing to locate an array of solar cells on 65 acres on Lisbon Road that would generate 22 megawatts of electricity. Sear said a main power transmission line is located in the area.

"It would be wonderful," he said. "I'm glad there's a developer looking to make productive use of some of our open land."

Con Edison Development officials could not be reached for comment Friday. According to its proposal, the company has an option to purchase 30 acres for the project and another option to lease 35 acres.

The Allco solar projects on South Road in Bozrah, Route 87 in Lebanon and on Williams Crossing in Franklin, along with a fourth site in the northwest corner town of Harwinton, would generate up to 80 megawatts of power, Chris Little, director of development for the company, said Friday. The company has purchase or lease options with the various landowners, he said. Allco already operates solar farms in Indiana, along with sites on the East and West coasts, Little said.

"Typically we hire as much local labor as possible," he said. The Connecticut projects would also create both short- and long-term local jobs in surveying, engineering, construction and operation and maintenance of the solar farms, he added.

The sites were chosen both for their proximity to main transmission lines and topography, Little said.

"The number one criteria is that they need to be sited next to transmission lines," he said.

The state's program for awarding the power purchase agreements, Little said, made Connecticut an attractive place to develop a solar farm, because it will make it possible to obtain private loans.

"This is the ideal mechanism to finance a solar project," he said.

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Major projects are designed

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Voters in the Issaquah School District are starting to see the results of a $219 million bond measure they approved more than a year ago.Work is well under way at most of the district's 24 schools on a variety of projects, some to increase student capacity and some to improve aging infrastructure.

As part of the April 2012 bond measure that 70 percent of Issaquah's voters supported, two elementary schools were chosen to receive nearly $6.6 million each for modernization efforts: Issaquah Valley, built in 1969, and Apollo, built in 1970.

With the first day of the new school year quickly approaching Sept. 4, contractors and district officials are busily trying to ready the buildings for the arrival of teachers, students and parents.

Steve Crawford, the district's director of capital projects, said the projects at Issaquah Valley and Apollo are similar in scope and design. The district is using the same general contractor for both buildings as a way to reduce time and cost.

As a safety measure, the principal's offices at both schools are being moved to the front of the buildings for "better visual control of what's going on," Crawford said. Each building will have eight additional classrooms and more small-group instructional space in time for the start of the 2014-15 school year, removing the need for portable classrooms. Issaquah Valley will have a bigger cafeteria, likely removing the need for three separate lunch times.

"It's a lot to get done in the course of the summer so that we're buttoned up and ready for kids to start school," Crawford said.Issaquah Valley Principal Diane Holt called the modernization project "absolutely necessary" and said it'll do wonders for a school that housed about 580 students last year.

By the start of next year, fourth- and fifth-grade classes that are currently in portables will be moved into the building. A new security door in the front of the school routes visitors into a reception area or a volunteer room - no more surprise guests in the hallways or classrooms.

"Our big message is that we're building our future, and we're increasing the learning, the capacity and certainly the security of the school, which is a big issue," Holt said.

Apollo Elementary is seeing the results of continued growth in the East Renton Highlands area. The school has largely run out of space for students, Crawford said, and is a prime candidate for bond money.

Last week, the school was showing signs of ongoing construction. Floors were stripped in many areas, and in the rear of the building, the space for new classrooms was largely bare. Crews plan to block those areas at Apollo and Issaquah Valley so people can pass safely during the school day.

"In large part, they're prefabricated walls, so when it comes time to set up, they just tilt them up and a lot happens in a short period of time," Crawford explained.

Here's a look at the status of other Issaquah district projects:

At Liberty High, the second part of a three-phase expansion and modernization project is finishing, Crawford said. Many classrooms were demolished over the summer, meaning students will start the new year with a total of 38 classrooms in 19 portables. Features to be completed by Sept. 4 include a new commons area, auxiliary gym, locker rooms and a science lab.The installation of artificial turf athletic fields has started at four middle schools - Beaver Lake, Maywood, Pacific Cascade and Pine Lake. The projects were given a $5.2 million total budget.

Maywood Middle School was also the target of modernization and expansion. The $10.2 million project was completed in May and included $3.8 million for a new heating and air conditioning system.Along with the big-dollar project at Apollo, the school received an additional $695,000 to convert its grass field to sand, replace corridor carpets with rubber flooring, and install new carpeting in classrooms and offices.Beaver Lake Middle School has $800,000 worth of upgrades pending, including a new vestibule for the main entrance, an improved classroom clock system, rubber flooring in the commons area, and a covered play area.

Cougar Ridge Elementary is getting a new boiler, rubber flooring in corridors and the commons,How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger? and new office and classroom carpets. The total cost is $570,000.At Discovery Elementary, new skylights, rubber flooring for corridors and commons, and replacing classroom and office carpets are estimated to cost $343,000.The district Administration Building is getting exterior single-glazed windows and an office area remodel to the tune of $440,000.Endeavour Elementary will have a new roof and skylights. The administrative area will be reconfigured for safety, similar to the Apollo and Issaquah Valley projects. The school will also have rubber floors in the corridors and commons, as well as new carpets in classrooms and offices. The total cost is $830,000.

Grand Ridge Elementary, the district's second-youngest school, and Pacific Cascade Middle, the third-youngest, each received $15,000 for a covered play area.Issaquah Valley Elementary received an additional $1.97 million to replace its roof and exterior windows, as well as replace corridor carpets with rubber flooring.At Maple Hills Elementary, $895,000 is being spent to replace the roof, remodel the main office, replace corridor carpets with rubber floors, and install new carpets for classrooms and offices. Pine Lake Middle School is scheduled to receive $770,000 in upgrades, which will include a renovated central courtyard and landscaping, new fume hoods in two science labs, and new wall-covering and wainscoting in corridors and classroom.

Skyline High will have its roof repaired, its heating and air conditioning system upgraded, and occupancy sensors installed to reduce energy consumption. The total cost is $305,000.Sunset Elementary's main parking lot will be resurfaced. It will also get an improved lighting, sound and projector system for its stage. The total cost is $140,000.To comply with federal Title IX regulations regarding gender equality, the district made $800,000 in improvements at two high-school softball fields. The fields at Issaquah High and Liberty High will both have artificial-turf infields.

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Nobel Laureates

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People joke that the earth tilted from June 30 to July 5, 2013, as the world's brain power had concentrated again in one place - a small lovely island in Germany called Lindau - where 34 Nobel Laureates and approximately 600 of the brightest young researchers from 78 different countries congregated for the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. As one of the participants this year, I was very fortunate to witness this phenomenon, at least figuratively.

The 2013 meeting was dedicated to the Nobel Prize discipline of Chemistry, the subject closest to my heart. Three main themes emerged: (1) Green Chemistry, (2) Chemical Energy Storage and Conversion, and (3) Biochemical Processes and Structures. I have always believed that learning Chemistry is the key to opening doors for work in multiple areas of scientific research. With no regrets, science has been the right choice for me.

My mom, a grade school teacher in the Philippines, checked on me by phone the night before my trip to Germany and asked, "Homer, what actually are you doing in Europe this time?" She is not a fan of me traveling again, as I was just in The Netherlands last April for a conference where I presented a poster and a talk about my research, and lost some pounds. She was my science teacher in elementary school, and so I answered, "Mom, do you still remember the day when you taught us in class that Pluto is the ninth planet from the sun? Tomorrow, I am going somewhere to confirm if it's really true or not!" Of course, she knows that its status as a planet in the solar system is not true anymore and so she just laughed. She is aware that I am going abroad again for the of love science. My dad, an artist by profession, is a different case. He really doesn't understand what I do in the laboratory as a Ph.D. Chemistry student in the first place. Nevertheless, he is very happy for what I have achieved and is always supportive especially now that I am about to graduate.

I asked myself, what are the chances of a young researcher like me bumping into so many Nobel Laureates in his/her field under one roof in a lifetime? It is therefore an absolute privilege to be selected to participate in this wonderful event. Special thanks to the organizers and supporters of the Lindau Foundation for launching the Open Application this year. Some travel grant funds and a participation fellowship (c/o AKB Stiftung) were awarded to me without asking anything in return.

The programme was in a class of its own - packed with scientific lectures by the Nobel Laureates on topics of their choice, panel sessions, young researcher discussions, master classes, science breakfasts, and a lot of social events - not to mention fancy meals, concerts, a boat tour, and the presence of media everywhere. This meeting provided me the best opportunity to learn in an informal, relaxed atmosphere and to establish ties and future collaborations among fellow scientists all over the world.How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger?

This meeting provoked me to think about many ideas in science and society on a broader scale. Personally, it made me reflect again on my motivations in science: the inexplicable but satisfying feeling when I discover something new and significant, or prove that my hypotheses are correct; the rewards I gain from understanding how and why things work; the lessons I learn from failed experiments; the boost of confidence whenever I effectively share my ideas and knowledge with others and when I influence and inspire young minds; the support of the people and the community with shared interests and willingness to work together to further a common scientific goal; and the fact that science, indeed, can make our life better - all motivate me.

The blockbuster question during the meeting was not "What's your name?" but "Where are you from?" Putting the institution's name on the ID instead of the country of origin was not a surprise. The organizers obviously wanted us to focus on networking more than on one's nationality, and what better way to do that than to introduce ourselves first by our affiliations. This proved to be very effective. I was able to know the personal scientific journeys of most of the participants, and I cannot be more proud of my Department and the University, which supported me throughout my scientific career.
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New Growth Patterns

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Few earthly ag tech environments -- at least in the United States -- come more controlled than the Houweling's Tomatoes Ultra-Clima greenhouse facility in Camarillo, Calif., where the company produces a broad range of tomatoes and cucumbers grown hydroponically under glass across 125 acres.

Houweling's is a family-owned company that operates a total 175.5 acres of high-tech hydroponic greenhouses in Delta, British Columbia, and Camarillo, where it runs California's preeminent large-scale, energy-neutral vegetable greenhouse.

Houweling's collaborated with the Dutch company KUBO in the development and construction of the US$53.25 million Ultra-Clima greenhouse, a 23-ft.-tall, closed, pressurized, tempered-glass greenhouse structure designed specifically for use in hot and arid climates. Among its features are optimized humidity and temperature control, light-enhancing design, diminished pest pressure, higher CO2 levels inside the greenhouse, greater air buffer due to building height, and minimal water and nutrients usage through recirculation.

In 2012, Houweling's Tomatoes installed a GE combined heat and power greenhouse project that captures CO2 for use in plant fertilization. The heat-and-power cogeneration system captures traditionally wasted heat,Soli-lite is a premier supplier of exceptional quality solar led light and other solar outdoor lighting products. water and CO2 for use within the greenhouse. The system -- which provides 8.7 MW of electrical power and 10.6 MW of thermal power for heating the greenhouse -- was the first greenhouse CHP project in the U.S., the companies said.

Houweling's Camarillo operation also features five acres of photovoltaic solar panels that provide one megawatt of electricity.

Would Houweling's consider its Camarillo greenhouse operation to be the state-of-the-art in controlled environment agriculture, or CEA?

"Yes," concurred David Bell, Houweling's chief marketing officer. "The integration of Ultra-Clima semi-closed greenhouse design in conjunction with tri-generation CHP energy production puts our Camarillo farm operation at the top."

Smart Greenhouses

The heart of CEA is the "intelligent greenhouse" -- a sophisticated, precision engineered, solid-state, controlled climate growing space that provides optimum conditions for crop growth. There are numerous examples of the "brains" behind Einstein greenhouses.

Climate Control Systems, for instance, has been manufacturing greenhouse automation systems since 1985. The company's product lines include the Climate Manager, Fertigation Manager and Fertigation Water Treatment Systems. These products are designed to help growers with commercial greenhouse operations maximize crop yields and help with water conservation and energy savings.

The PC-based Growtronix System, meanwhile, is an all-in-one grow room controller. It enables growers to monitor their growing climate with the option of continuously graphing the data from temperature and humidity sensors. Also on hand are a Web interface for remote monitoring and control plus an iPhone app that enables growers to get emails and text messages to alert for real-time smoke and flood detection, motion detection, open doors or windows, out-of-range temperature or humidity, low CO2, low nutrient reservoirs, too high or too low pH, and more.How are solar outdoor lighting products different from other lighting, like fluorescent or incandescent?

Then there's the IntelliClimate from Autogrow Systems -- represented by American Hydroponics in the U.S. -- that will run multiple light banks, multiple fan banks, air conditioners, heaters,How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger? dehumidifiers, humidifiers, CO2 injection, intruder alarms and more.We carry a extensive line of Parking Lot Lighting inventory.

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Solving the mysteries

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Few animals can rival the amazing regeneration abilities of the flatworms known as planarians: When the worms' tails or heads are cut off, they grow new ones, and even a tiny piece of planarian tissue can regrow an entire animal.

Scientists first observed these phenomena more than a century ago, but until the past few years, they knew very little about how planarians achieve these incredible feats. MIT associate professor of biology Peter Reddien has made it his mission to discover the genetic and molecular basis of planarian regeneration, which he describes as one of the great mysteries of biology.

"Cellular and molecular insight into regeneration has come far in the past decade, but we've still got a long way to go to understand how an animal regrows a missing body part," says Reddien,An emergency light is a battery-backed lighting device that comes on automatically when a building experiences a power outage. who is a core member of MIT's Whitehead Institute. "That is the obsessive focus of my lab - to try to understand how regeneration happens, with the conviction that generation of fundamental knowledge about regeneration works will be important for understanding biology broadly and also for generating ideas for therapeutic applications."

In recent years, Reddien's lab has identified dozens of genes involved in planarian regeneration. Many of these are related to human genes, and some are active in response to human injuries. "It's my hope that our continued work will enhance our understanding of what makes some animals great at regeneration and others not as good," he says.

'A golden era'
Growing up in Dallas, Reddien was drawn not to planarians but to planets. He closely followed the exploits of NASA, especially the travels of the Voyager spacecraft,How are solar outdoor lighting products different from other lighting, like fluorescent or incandescent? with Voyager 2 reaching Neptune and heading out of the solar system by the time Reddien was 15 years old. "From a young age I thought I would be a physicist who would work for NASA or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory," he says.

He entered the University of Texas as a physics major, but shifted gears after taking a required biology course.Soli-lite provides the world with high-performance solar roadway and solar street lighting solutions.

"I realized that we were in a golden era for biological research, that this was going to be a period in history unlike any other for biological research … a period of great discoveries about how the fundamental attributes of life work," Reddien recalls. "I found that exhilarating, and I got very excited about that as a future potential path for me."

After graduating from college, Reddien came to MIT as a graduate student in molecular biology, working with Robert Horvitz, now the David H. Koch Professor of Biology. Among other projects, Horvitz's lab was studying the molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death, a process critical to embryonic development and in defending against cancer.

Reddien finished his PhD in 2002 - the year Horvitz won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work in programmed cell death - and went to the University of Utah to do postdoctoral research on regeneration. Reddien describes his decision at the time to launch into study of the molecular basis of regeneration in planarians as "a bit of a gamble."

"There was a lot of potential, but it was off the radar and in its early stages as a molecular genetic field," he says. "At that time,Soli-lite is a premier supplier of exceptional quality solar led light and other solar outdoor lighting products. the tools for studying gene function in this organism were just in their infancy. There were no published roles for any gene at the time based on disrupting genes and studying what goes wrong in regeneration."

At Utah, Reddien worked in the lab of Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, who had recently shown that a new technique known as RNA interference, which allows genes to be selectively turned off, could work in planarians. Until that point, genetic studies of planarian regeneration had not been possible. Reddien was confident that new tools such as RNA interference could get planarians to reveal their regeneration secrets.

"No one had done it, and it was not an established system for taking that type of approach, so I did feel like I was taking a bit of a risk,How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger?" Reddien says. "It worked out better than I could have hoped, but I knew that the road was going to be full of challenges because there weren't established paths to follow to study regeneration defects in these animals."

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Power distribution company launches

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The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) has launched a drive to recover its loans from consumers, worth around Rs 1,303.97 crore.

"The power utility has taken strong action against power thefts, replacement of faulty meters and also installing infrared meters," said Sunil Jadhav, MSEDCL public relations officer here.
Jadhav said that meters will be disconnected immediately if the consumer is found to have long-pending dues."Awareness programmes will be held to change the mindset of people; they will be urged to apply for legal connections in order to reduce load-shedding in their areas," Jadhav said.People are being warned about the life-threatening situations that they may land in to due to unofficial connections. "If the area becomes free from load-shedding, it will be their children who will be able to study well during examinations and not worry about studying in the dark," Jadhav added.

A separate team has also been formed to conduct random raids on the basis of written complaints received by the electricity company.Aurangabad circle has 146 feeders (electricity supplying devices) out of 177 that are free from load shedding. Due to losses, about 74 feeders from the rural parts of the district and 72 feeders in Jalna are facing powercuts for 6.15 and 9.15 hours respectively."Since December 2012, around 82 % of the state is free from load-shedding and the remaining area is facing powercuts due to power thefts and recovery losses,Whether a light is dimmable is key feature for many people, and many LED Bulb Lights say they are compatible with most dimmers." Jadhav said.

Around Rs 9.44 crore is pending from the combined rural areas of Aurangabad, Pachod, Paithan, Khultabad and Phulambri, about Rs 1.68 crore is due with business entities, while a sum of around Rs 381.2 crore is to be recovered from farmers all across these divisions.More recoveries are to be made from the water resources department of around Rs 8.18 crore and about Rs 19.8 crore from streetlight agencies in the Kannad division, which has a combined due amount of Rs 336.51 crore.We offer the best in 2G11 tube lighting, led tread lighting, display lighting and more.

Similarly, around Rs 313.19 crore of money is to be recovered from Jalna division 1 and Rs 268.9 crore from Jalna division 2 of the district under the same heads.A total of Rs 1,303.97 crore is the calculated sum that is due from the domestic, businesses, agricultural pumps, the water resources department and streetlight agencies.

The town of Louisburg, Kan. is mourning the loss of a teen killed in a car wreck on Saturday night. The Miami County Sheriff's Office said the victim is 17-year-old Auston McLellan. Deputies said McLellan's car hit a power pole on Saturday night. McLellan was the starting quarterback for Louisburg High School's football team.LED FPL double tube lights are designed to be a direct replacement for toxic fluorescent tube lights.McLellan was life-flighted to St. Luke's according to school officials. Doctors tried everything they could but could not save the young man who family and school officials say had a promising senior year.

Two scenes stood in stark contrast to one another on Sunday morning.This 12W GU10 LED Spot burned out after several hours of use. One scene at Metcalf Road north of of 271st Street has pieces of a car light next to a broken power poles, all signs of the deadly Saturday night accident. And then there is the other one; the grass neatly cut as the gridiron is ready for Wildcats' football to begin."First practice football practice is tomorrow at six o'clock and he was scheduled to be the starting quarterback," Louisburg School's Superintendent Sharon Zoellner said.

Deputies said McLellan was driving south on the road at about 8:45 p.m. when he tried passing another car. They said he somehow lost control. Tire marks showed that he went from one lane into the grass and then smashed into a power pole.Deputies said McLellan was ejected and it all happened no more than a mile from his home. In the aftermath,An LED Driver has a shift register embedded that will take data in serial format and transfer it to parallel. Zoellner had to send out a somber early Sunday morning e-mail."It's never easy. But we will pull together and draw on each other's support as we go through the next few weeks and months," Zoellner said.Deputies said McLellan died at the hospital but Zellner said many are trying to figure out ways to keep his spirit alive.

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Simi Valley home exemplifies a model

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When you are a buyer in search of a home, the rule of "location, location, location" is always at the top of the list, no matter the real estate market. What makes a residence in a prime location even more desirable is when it also is a former model home, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in glorious upgrades.

Such is the home currently for sale in the prestigious Encantada enclave in the Wild Horse Canyon development of Simi Valley. Awaiting its new owners,The most important aspect when it comes to 100-200W Square Flood Light is the fact that they need very low power to work. this elegant five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,327 square foot home was built in 2004 and still shows like a model.

Located at 5052 Shady Trail Street, the first thing a visitor notices is the peace and quiet of an exclusive neighborhood, along with distinctive architecture and well-kept yards with tastefully accenting foliage.

Built in the Mediterranean style, the home's front exterior has many European features, including a tile roof,Indoorilite offers the best LED Spotlights and the best halogen spotlights around. ivory-colored paint, soothing fountain, decorative garden walls and low steps leading to an arched entrance with curving wooden door.

Upon entering, one is pleasantly surprised to see a wide-open floor plan, with a visually appealing and dramatically flowing design that takes one's breath away.

The interior embraces the Mediterranean style with bleached oak floors that run throughout the first floor of the home, as well as upgraded inset cream-colored textured carpet in various rooms and on the sweeping staircase. The formal dining room blends well with the formal living room, with enormous picture windows and French doors creating a light and bright atmosphere. This former model home maintains its original glamor via the extraordinary upgrades of fine materials and its elegant color choices, while adding ample warmth to create a comfortable environment for everyday living. Every room in the home has benefitted from the utmost attention to detail given by its current homeowners,We are expanding more cooperation partners of LED PL Lights all over the world. one of whom is in the fashion industry.

There's a convenient downstairs bedroom and lovely bathroom, suitable for use as an in-law's suite, nanny's quarters, guest room or teen hangout. Another large first-floor room has dark wood built-in cabinets, interesting dark wood ceiling molding and wall accents and French doors, making it a wonderful setting for a library or office.

The kitchen is fit for a gourmet chef, with dark wood cabinetry, stainless Kitchen Aid appliances, granite countertops and functional island with dual sink and breakfast bar. An attached family room has recessed lighting, a fireplace and built-in cabinets, creating a great-room feel.

Upstairs, the home's master suite resembles that which one would find during a vacation retreat, with a bedroom that has an artistically coffered ceiling, romantic fireplace, picture windows with amazing views, plantation shutters and a balcony upon which to enjoy the cool evening breeze.These are one of the 10-70W Square Flood Lighting you can buy, with one of the lowest defect rates in the industry.

The spa-sized bathroom has a jetted oval tub with mosaic surround, honed travertine floors, his-and-her sinks, huge separate shower and separate room for the commode.

The unusual, extra wide second-floor hallways create additional living space, including an office area at the top of the stairs. There's also a large sitting room, game room or recreation room ready to be utilized to its fullest potential. The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect for family members and guests,The LED Composite Material Bulb's optical design yields more productive beam lumens and good cutoff. with a clever floor plan that takes both privacy and proximity into consideration.

The backyard of the home is yet another testament to the excellent taste of its current owners, with a stacked-stone built-in barbecue, grassy areas with carefully manicured shrubs and gas fire pit. There are numerous lounging areas with unobstructed views, a covered patio and an incredible saltwater pool and elevated spa with stacked-stone accents.

Other amenities include surround sound inside and out, upstairs laundry room with sink, alarm system, fire sprinkler system, two-car garage and side yard with potential for RV storage. Special energy-efficient features include central dual-system air conditioning, dual-glazed windows with solar gray glass, insulated exterior walls and ceilings and two high-recovery 50-gallon water heaters with recirculating pump.

The home is freeway close to Los Angeles and Ventura counties for commuters and also is a remarkable setting for those who enjoy biking and walking for exercise, with spectacular hillside views.

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Two in one solution for low cost polymer LEDs

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Considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices is reported by researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea. The new plasmonic material, can be applied to both polymer light-emitting diodes (PLEDs) and polymer solar cells (PSCs), with world-record high performance,It is also known as led dimmable driver, LED daytime running lamps. through a simple and cheap process.

The contrary demands of these devices mean that there are few metal nanoparticles that can enhance performance in PLEDs and PSCs at the same time. Most semiconducting optoelectronic devices (OEDs), including photodiodes, solar cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), and semiconductor lasers, are based on inorganic materials. Examples include gallium nitride for light-emitting diodes and silicon for solar cells.

Due to the limited availability of raw materials and the complex processing required to manufacture OEDs based on inorganic materials, the cost of device fabrication is increasing. There is great interest in thin-film OEDs that are made from alternative semiconductors. Among these materials, organic semiconductors have received much attention for use in next-generation OEDs because of the potential for low-cost and large-area fabrication using solution processing.

Despite extensive efforts to develop new materials and device architectures enhancing the performance of these devices, further improvements in efficiency are needed, before there can be widespread use and commercialization of these technologies.Rectangular shaped Led Flood Light designed to replace 150W Metal Halide. The material prepared by the UNIST research team is easy to synthesize with basic equipment and has low-temperature solution processability. This low-temperature solution processability enables roll-to-roll mass production techniques and is suitable for printed electronic devices.

"Our work is significant also because it anticipates the realization of electrically driven laser devices by utilizing carbon dot*-supported silver nanoparticles (CD-Ag NPs) as plasmonic materials," says said Prof. Byeong-Su Kim. "The material allows significant radiative emission and additional light absorption,I'm not sure how led downlight fit into that equation if they are left on. leading to remarkably enhanced current efficiency."

Surface Plasmon resonance is an electro-magnetic wave propagating along the surface of a thin metal layer and the collective oscillation of electrons in a solid or liquid stimulated by incident light. SPR is the basis of many standard tools for measuring adsorption of materials onto planar metal (typically gold and silver) surfaces or onto the surface of metal nanoparticles.

The team demonstrated efficient PLEDs and PSCs using surface Plasmon resonance enhancement with CD-Ag NPs. The PLEDs achieved a remarkably high current efficiency (from 11.Dimmable and Non-Dimmable LED Driver for LED Lighting Products.65 to 27.16 cd A-1) and luminous efficiency (LE) (from 6.33 to 18.54 lm W-1).

PSCs produced in this way showed enhanced power conversion efficiency (PCE) (from 7.53 to 8.31%) and internal quantum efficiency (IQE) (from 91 to 99% at 460 nm). The LE (18.54 lm W-1) and IQE (99%) are among the highest values reported to date in fluorescent PLEDs and PSCs, respectively.

"These significant improvements in device efficiency demonstrate that surface Plasmon resonance materials constitute a versatile and effective route for achieving high performance polymer LEDs and polymer solar cells," said Prof. Jin Young Kim. "This approach shows promise as a route for the realization of electrically driven polymer lasers."

The fellow researchers include Hyosung Choi, Seo-Jin Ko, Yuri Choi,An electronic LED Ceramic Bulb for preventing elevator overspeed by enabling safety devices. Taehyo Kim, Boram Lee, and Prof. Myung Hoon Song from UNIST, and researchers from Chungnam National University, Pusan National University, and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology.

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Energy-saving tips

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Hot summer days mean high electricity bills, so it helps to get up to speed on the latest power saving tips.And thanks to a survey of some electricity providers, we've got some ideas for you.
From water heaters to lighting mechanisms, here are some solutions you may not have considered before.First, let's talk about temperature.

While you may have considered adjusting your thermostat, you may not have thought much about your blinds. Yes, bumping your thermostat up 4 degrees and turning on a ceiling fan will feel about the same as before and cut down your power bill, says TXU Energy. But angling your horizontal blinds up, instead of down, can produce more natural light and cut down on heat. Angling highly reflective blinds upward can cut down on the heat gain by 45 percent, lowering the need for cooling, according to TXU Energy.

Reliant Energy says a similar approach to keeping your home cool could involve installing solar shades, which block out heat.Programmable thermostats can help you cut power use when you are not around, and some program themselves based on your schedule and power use, Reliant Energy said.

When it comes to lighting, motion sensors on outdoor fixtures can help cut down use, according to Direct Energy. Light sensors on lighting fixtures also can help by automatically turning outdoor lights on and off based on sunlight,Rectangular shaped Led Flood Light designed to replace 150W Metal Halide. Reliant Energy said.

Energy-efficient bulbs are also a smart choice, with compact fluorescent bulbs cutting electricity used for lighting by 75 percent, Direct Energy said.Light emitting diode, or LED, bulbs,I'm not sure how led downlight fit into that equation if they are left on. can cut energy use by 85 percent while lasting close to a decade, according to bulb manufacturer Philips.

Other factors could be raising your power bill high unnecessarily, such as a water heater set too high or a freezer kept in a hot garage.Drop your water heater to 110 degrees to save more energy, says Direct Energy. And try not to make a high-energy appliance such as a freezer work overtime to stay at subfreezing temperatures in a 100-degree garage.For direct lighting applications T12 tube lights uses both light and energy more efficiently.

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A prostate-cancer diagnosis is still terrifying to patients and their families. Thompson describes many of his conversations with patients -- and especially with their wives -- as "talking them off the ledge." When he tells patients they're likely to be fine without immediate treatment, they often worry how they'll explain the good news to their children or neighbors.It is also known as led dimmable driver, LED daytime running lamps. People expect a cancer diagnosis to entail trauma.

Although Carroll thinks calling slow-growing prostate tumors "cancer" is important to encourage vigilance, Thompson wants to change the nomenclature, using the term IDLE (indolent lesions of epithelial origin) to describe low-risk cases where waiting isn't likely to make a difference. Just using the word "cancer," he argues, creates unnecessary suffering.

"The number of people that will die from those slow-growing prostate cancers is really low," he says, but the unacknowledged costs of giving them a cancer diagnosis are huge: "the person who can't sleep for two weeks before his next test results, and all the follow-up biopsies and all the lost wages, and the people who can't get life insurance because they now have a new cancer diagnosis, the person whose firm says, 'Well, we're concerned you have cancer and therefore you can't be promoted to this job.'"

It's a compelling case, but changing the vocabulary finesses the fundamental cultural issue: the widespread and incorrect belief that "cancer" is a single condition, defined only by site in the body, rather than a broad category like "infectious disease." Someone doesn't develop "cancer" but, rather, "a cancer." How frightening that diagnosis should be depends on which one.

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Sen. Rand Paul Addresses

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Although the next presidential election is three years away, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green, left no question that he believes his conservative approach to federal government is preferable to that of the current administration's liberal spending.

He also told those gathered for the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hot topic luncheon Thursday at Baptist Health Clinic that uncontrolled spending spans bipartisan lines.

"When we borrow money for a new business or a new house, we feel obligated to pay our debts," Paul told those attending a chamber luncheon in Madisonville. "Politicians don't feel that at all. What happens is politicians get led to give that money to people that are their contributors. Democrats get businesses and give money to the Democrats. Republicans do the same thing. We shouldn't really pick the winners and losers in Washington. Give it back to the people. So when you talk about an economic stimulus,Choose your favorite street lamp paintings from thousands of available designs.Know about led high bay conversion kit and Bi-xenon HID kit. the president gave like $700 billion but he chose who got it. So he gave a $500 million loan to Solyndra. Solyndra is the 20th richest man in the world."

Solyndra is a now defunct company that manufactured solar cells in California. It filed for federal bankruptcy protection in 2011 and laid off its employees.

Paul also used the example to say that President Barack Obama's agenda includes a war on coal, which will be devastating to Kentucky if left unchecked, he said.They are called "solar" panels or solar module because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun.

"The president's people just reiterated that they have a war on coal," said Paul. "He will tell you he's for a balanced approach, but he doesn't seem to in regard to coal. The balanced approach should be that we do want a clean environment and we want jobs. If you want a perfectly clean environment with no emissions, then you can turn all your lights out and we'll have candles again."

Paul said it is seldom publicized that coal-fired plant emissions have diminished significantly over the past 40 to 50 years. The "dirtiest" decade in American history stemmed from the industrial revolution in the late 1890s, when there were no regulations for emission controls, he said.

He also used his time to speak to the implications of ObamaCare.

ObamaCare, the term associated with a health reform initiative which will require people without health insurance to pay a fee, also governs insurance agencies' ability to decline coverage on some people with pre-existing conditions.

"In the rest of the marketplace, prices are driven down because of competition," said Paul, who is an ophthalmologist. "In fact, the things in healthcare that don't have any insurance coverage - the price goes down every year. Lasix, the surgery to get rid of glasses, the price has gone every year for the past 15 years because people pay cash. They call around to four different doctors and get the best price."

By mid-2011, Thordarson's thirst for adventure, combined with his interest in hacking, would irreversibly complicate his relationship with WikiLeaks.

In June of that year, the Anonymous-linked hacker group LulzSec brought down the website of the CIA. Thordarson says that he and other WikiLeaks staff were amused by the incident, and he decided to reach out to the hackers to establish contact.

Thordarson claims that, using the aliases "Q" and "Penguin X," he set up a line of communication between WikiLeaks and LulzSec.

During the series of exchanges that followed, Thordarson says he "suggested" that his group wanted assistance to find evidence of anti-WikiLeaks sentiment within the Icelandic government's Ministry of Finance, which had thwarted an attempt by DataCell, a company that processes WikiLeaks donations, to purchase a large new data center in Reykjavik. (In early 2011, DataCell's founder questioned whether the Icelandic government had deliberately prevented the deal because it was "afraid of letting WikiLeaks here into the country.")

"That was basically the first assignment WikiLeaks gave to LulzSec," Thordarson alleges, "to breach the Icelandic government infrastructure."

Thordarson admits that he initiated the contact with the hackers, though he claims it was approved by Assange. It is unclear, however, whether WikiLeaks staff were fully aware of his correspondence with LulzSec and the "assignment" that he says he handed to them.We offer solar photovoltaic system and commercial incentives to encourage our customers to install solar energy systems.

WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told me he believed that if Thordarson had any contact with LulzSec, it was as a rogue operative and that it was "highly unlikely" any other WikiLeaks staff, including Assange, knew what he was engaged in. Thordarson is a dishonest character,We turn your dark into light courtesy of our brilliant sun, solar street light, solar power generation. Hrafnsson said, who is trying to inflate the role he played as a volunteer.

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China Sees Possible Second-Half Revival

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China's solar industry may revive this half as consumption grows abroad and local demand takes off, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.

Production of polysilicon, used to make solar cells, fell 25 percent in the first half to 31,000 metric tons from a year earlier,They are called "solar" panels or solar module because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun. the ministry said yesterday in a statement on its website. The figure accounted for 27 percent of world output.

The China Photovoltaic Industry Alliance between companies and the state sees annual output of 80,000 tons of polysilicon and 23 gigawatts of solar panels, according to the statement.We offer solar photovoltaic system and commercial incentives to encourage our customers to install solar energy systems. China will also install more than 8 gigawatts of solar power. Some polysilicon makers will resume output after suspensions, possibly leading to reduced imports, the ministry said.

China, with capacity to produce more than 40 gigawatts of panels, made about 11.5 gigawatts in the first half as exports slid 37 percent to 7.5 gigawatts. The top seven companies made 45 percent of output. They include Yingli Green Energy Holding (YGE) Co. and Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL), figures compiled by Bloomberg show.

While sales to Japan, the U.S. and India expanded in the period, they fell to Europe, which buys about half the exports. China agreed with the European Union last month to curb panel shipments to the region to avoid punitive tariffs.

China's 10 biggest photovoltaic companies have debt of more than 100 billion yuan ($16.We turn your dark into light courtesy of our brilliant sun, solar street light, solar power generation.Know about led high bay conversion kit and Bi-xenon HID kit.4 billion), with profit margins down and financial institutions tightening credit, the ministry said.

Researchers at Duke University and the University of California at Davis equipped four peahens with small plastic helmets equipped with two cameras in order to track the bird's eye movement when a nearby peacock fanned his train.

Jessica Yorzinksi, an evolutionary biologist at Purdue University, studied wild peacocks in fields in India and in lots in California and Florida before coming up with the idea for the eye tracker system, according to the Duke press release.

The eye tracker system is comprised of two cameras with a battery pack,Choose your favorite street lamp paintings from thousands of available designs. a wireless signal, and an infrared LED light. An infrared camera on the head focused on the eye movements of the bird, while a second camera points ahead to give the broad bird's-eye view. The *cameras send information to a backpack of equipment, which wirelessly transmits the data back to a computer for analysis.

The system, which was engineered by coauthor Jason Babcock of Positive Science, was then put to the test at Duke University, where Yorzinski conducted the research on a retired biology professor's farm near campus, where nearly 50 birds where housed.

In a report published on July 24 in the Journal of Experimental Biology, it was determined that when the peahens did actually observe the male, they generally looked at the lower zone of his train feathers. Yorzinski-who was later awarded her doctorate for the work by UC Davis-speculates that the peahens are likely assessing the size and symmetry of the lower portion of the train display due to the fact that a male peafowl's train grows larger each year until he is five years old, so the size of the train matters for finding older peacocks.

The next phase of the experiment is to alter the males' displays with scissors, added eyes, or artificial colors to see what variables matter most. Yorzinski added that because peacocks grow a new fan each year, no harm is caused.

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Embroidery is a door open on a wondrous

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In 2005, at Lakme Fashion Week Delhi, after finishing my interview with Tarun Tahiliani for my story, we were sitting in a corner of The Grand's lobby chatting. Suddenly Tahiliani said: "Lovely kurta. Beautiful embroidery." I followed his gaze to look at the object of his attention. "By Rizwan Beyg," I said. "How do you know?" asked Tahiliani with some amazement in his tone. "I know my designers," I said haughtily, loving the sound of the words uttered. It was a signature Rizwan Beyg white taar kashi-embroidered piece. Anyone who knew Beyg's work could tell with eyes closed.

I don't know if he wanted to test my confidence or plainly confirm the information, Tahiliani called his assistant to ask to fetch the wearer. The woman came, Tahiliani praised her kurta and asked her who had designed it. Flattered that her taste was appreciated by one of the biggest designers in India, she said, "A Pakistani friend gifted it to me. It is by a Pakistani designer by the name of Reezwan (typical Indian accent where they turn 'I' into 'ee'. I am 'Mosheen', by the way)." With an air of delight, I helped: "Rizwan Beyg!" And she said: "Oh yes, Reezwan Beyg." I looked victoriously at Tahiliani who looked suitably impressed. After the woman left, he wanted to know again how I had known from a distance that it was by Rizwan Beyg. I replied: "Easy. If anyone has interest in embroidery,We turn your dark into light courtesy of our brilliant sun, solar street light, solar power generation. he or she can spot Pakistani embroidery from the moon; it has its own signature. That's the reason why you also noticed it. And if someone's job is to write about fashion then he or she can recognize a particular designer's style too." Tahiliani agreed that Pakistani embroidery is very distinct, at least distinct from India's. But silently I thought ( I usually think aloud) that if Tahiliani appreciate taarkashi so much which is done by women in villages, what would his reaction be if he saw works by Bunto Kazmi, Faiza Samee and Umar Sayeed, the three Pakistani couturiers who are renowned for their hand embroideries.

And exactly five years later in 2010 at TRC Carnival de Couture in Lahore, this is how Tahiliani spoke about Umar Sayeed's collection. "Gorgeous colour palette, innovative silhouettes and supreme embellishments. He is superb."

Tahiliani is not the only one to praise Pakistan's fashion in general, and embroideries in particular. When Rina Dhaka, another Indian designer of repute, came to Karachi to show at the first TRC Carnivale de Couture, she was all praises for Pakistani crafts and embroideries. "Pakistan embroideries are very intricate and far superior to their Indian counterparts," she told me.Huge collection of solar outdoor light and garden lighting fixtures. We knew it.Choose your favorite street lamp paintings from thousands of available designs.

Pakistan and India both are supremely rich in hand crafts, especially embroideries-some shared, others individual. Every region has its own signature stitch and patterns that lend a distinct identity to it. Bengal's Kantha, Lucknow's Chikankari, Mirror work of Gujrat and deserts of Rajhastan and Thar, Phulkari of Punjab and Balochi work are a few of them. Centuries of Persian, Central Asian, Turk and European rule also introduced their own influences. While the indigenous crafts maintained their own identity, the hybrid of various crafts gave birth to even more intricate, complex and beautiful work. The introduction of zardozi from Persia deserves special mention as it lent luster, richness and glitter to local embrioderies.

So what is it that makes Pakistani embroideries superior and distinct from their Indian counterpart?

"Pakistan to me is a land of seamless silhouettes and endless embellishments," says Anshu Khanna, a journalist and Professor at India's National Institute of Fashion Technology (NFT), Delhi and Founder Goodword Communications & Royal Fables, India. For Tahilliani, it's the freer sense of colour. "Pakistani designers seem to enjoy greater, wider sense of colour. The use and blend of colours is very unusual and beautiful and that becomes a salient attractive feature whereas unfortunately in India western influence is increasing."

Khanna seems to be in agreement. "On my trip to Karachi I was left breathless with Umar Sayeed's layering that yet left room for sensuality. I was left spell bound with his paisleys dexterously rendered with delicate resham and metallic threads. I loved the way he combined a sharp pink with a soft blue. Or a striking amber with a warm yellow."

For Umar Sayeed the reason is experimentation. He constantly tries blending different stitches in his craft and experiments with traditional stitches in different materials, as a result his relief embroideries are light, intricate and rich. "I began using cotton thread in marori,something no one was doing. Now it's everywhere,They are called "solar" panels or solar module because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun." he claims. Another trend that he introduced, and that caught on in no time,We offer solar photovoltaic system and commercial incentives to encourage our customers to install solar energy systems. is minimum or no use of zardozi to create lustrous effect. Instead he uses gold-beige and silver-grey thread fused with zari to create a gold and silver effect. Enhanced by sequins and crystals, the result is always a uniquely dazzling, sparkling, enchanting ensemble. "In Pakistan, the number of different stitches employed per inch is perhaps the highest. That creates a very rich, luxurious effect. It also creates layers and adds depth," Sayeed explains his magical trick. Sabya Saachi visibly influenced by Sayeed's embroidery patterns and techniques like cotton marori (evident in his last two collections), is starting the trend of carrying Pakistani influences across the border.

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Hertz re-designs and reinvents on-site car

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In a continued effort to streamline the rental experience and improve the way consumers rent cars, The Hertz Corporation is re-designing, updating and unveiling its locations worldwide. The transformed locations are a complete rethinking of what a car rental location and experiThey are called "solar" panels or solar module because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun.ence should be as the Company unveils "Road Trip by Hertz" retail stations located on-site that allows travelers to access everything they would need for business or leisurely travel. Travelers now enjoy concierge style service inside Hertz's facilities with a streamlined rental experience that eliminates the need to wait in line, have access to an an iPad station for researching local area information and to recharge their mobile devices, and can make use of printing and FedEx services on-site which add value to the experience, making it faster and easier. Hertz has started unveiling modernised locations around the globe, which to-date include its rental facilities at San Diego and Shanghai Airports, its Marble Arch location in central London and its Melboune, Australia headquarters, with more transformations planned for additional airports and neighborhood locations throughout the year.
"Hertz's goal is to provide the lifestyle experience traveler's desire when on the road," commented Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark P. Frissora. "We are consistently listening to our customers and implementing solutions to meet and exceed their needs. In addition to offering the best fleet on the road, we are also planning to expand this new customer experience format to all of our global locations by 2015. Since we unveiled the first redesigned locations, customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive."
The facility makeovers take into consideration the common road trip staples, tools and services typically desired by travelers, and offer the following to help enhance the travel experience:
Bus Tracking: Working with its leasing company, Donlen, Hertz is piloting new telematics for its busses. With smarter tracking, customers will have access to an app that enables them to see how many minutes until a Hertz bus will be at the terminal for pick up. The system helps bus drivers identify where customers need to be picked up creating a more efficient bussing system and decreasing the amount of fuel used.
On-Site Retail: Forget something? Customers can visit the on-site "Road Trip by Hertz" retail stations to stock up on food and drinks, and purchase essential road trip and travel supplies-everything from maps and sunscreen to charging cords and beach bags. The updated facilities also carry luggage, clothing and accessories to make their experience a one-stop-shop for both families and the business traveler.
On-Site Technology Tools: After a long flight, in addition to recharging themselves with a drink or snack, customers can also take a break and recharge their electronic equipment. Additionally, they can interact independently with an iPad station set up to access the latest travel apps, entertain kids with games, and book a Hertz reservation,We turn your dark into light courtesy of our brilliant sun, solar street light, solar power generation. among other things.Choose your favorite street lamp paintings from thousands of available designs.
On-Site Business Tools: Customers can print on-site and access FedEx directly inside the store to send important documents and packages.
Increased Visibility for Rental Options: New vehicle displays showcase Hertz's unique and exciting rentals - such as the Hertz Penske GT in the U.S. - that have been added to raise visibility of the company's expanding fleet options among customers, a further connect with car lovers.Huge collection of solar outdoor light and garden lighting fixtures.
Sustainability Leadership: The facility transformations also adhere to the company's commitment to global sustainability best practices.
Specific sustainable construction and design highlights include LEED certification at select sites, the use of LED and energy efficient lighting, solar power systems and solar outdoor lighting at select sites, post-consumer recycled content materials and finishes, water saving fixtures and zero-VOC paints. In conjunction with renovation projects, Hertz is rolling out a national single-stream recycling program in addition to current recycling efforts around automotive waste oils and tires. Other Hertz Living Journey sustainability program outcomes include production of 2.5M kWh of solar energy annually and sustainable mobility solutions. More than 75% of the company's fleet averages 28+ MPGs and the Green Traveller Collection offers a variety of alternate fuel vehicles,We offer solar photovoltaic system and commercial incentives to encourage our customers to install solar energy systems. including Electric Vehicles, Clean Diesels, Compressed Natural Gas vehicles and hybrids.
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Solutions help designers differentiate products

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At Electronica India 2013, 4-6 September 2013, in booth 7E42 (Hall 7E) in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India, Fairchild Semiconductor invites designers and engineers to share their design challenges while learning more about the energy efficient, easy-to-use power solutions showcased during the event. Electronica India is one of largest electronic tradeshows in India covering the entire spectrum of electronics; from production to components.

As a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, Fairchild will be available to discuss the latest power efficiency solutions intended to meet critical design challenges in automotive, industrial, power supplies and motion control applications.

Featured demos include:

Automotive: A steering sub-assembly demonstration will showcase Fairchild's latest 40V PowerTrench MOSFETs utilizing Fairchild's automotive power module (APM) and TO-Leadless packaging technology. Leveraging the APM technology, these devices support the automotive electronic industry's need for higher currents and power density, lower power dissipation and smaller footprints. Featured products include the FTCO3V455A1 a 3-Phase, Variable Speed Drive Automotive Power Module intended for 3-Phase motor control applications under 2kW, and allow designers to reduce the overall system cost of higher power applications.

Industrial Power: On display will be a complete solution for industrial power that includes the FOD8316 smart gate driver optocoupler, an advanced 2.5A output current IGBT drive optocoupler comprised of high-speed isolated feedback for fault sensing. Demonstrations of new SiC BJTs, offering higher efficiency and reliability in power conversion systems, will also be on display.

Power Supplies: Fairchild will showcase solutions for LED lighting drivers, smart phone, PC and tablet charging, smart grid smart meters. Also on display are solutions for LED/LCD/PDP TV applications, including the FL7701 smart non-isolated buck LED driver for low-power, TRIAC and analog dimming applications, and the FSL206MRx integrated Pulse-Width Modulator (PWM) controller. Part of the FPS Green Mode Fairchild power switch device family, the FSL206MRx series is designed for high-performance offline SMPS that require minimal external components.We can produce LED Circular Tube according to your requirements.

Motion Control: Fairchild will demonstrate motion control solutions including the FCM8531 analog and digital integrated motor controller, a tailored configurable solution complete with user guides, reference designs, and evaluation boards that help motor control designers shorten time-to-market and minimize software design efforts. Also on display are Fairchild's SPM? smart power modules that offer high system efficiency while eliminating up to 23 components, when compared to discrete solutions, and include 15 fully-tested components, as well as built-in features and protection functions that eliminate the need for multiple external components, providing designers significant advantages for 1.5kW motor designs.

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Great minds versus

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Have you seen this saying: "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people?"

I was thinking about this the other morning. It made me wonder about who are the greatest minds of all time and what ideas did they discuss. Let me see if you agree that these are four of our greatest minds ever.

I had written a column about Nikola Tesla earlier. He is credited with inventing, among many other things, AC current, florescent lighting, X-rays, the radio (later refined by Marconi), remote control and the electric motor.

Leonardo Da Vinci was considered one of the best painters of all time. His works include The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa. He was ahead of his time with ideas such as a helicopter,Whether a light is dimmable is key feature for many people, and many LED Bulb Lights say they are compatible with most dimmers. a tank, solar power and a calculator.

Sir Isaac Newton was an astronomer, physicist, inventor, mathematician, and philosopher. In a 2005 poll, Newton was named more influential than Einstein in science. He has developed laws of motion, principles of momentum, and invented the reflecting telescope. Newton has had tons of great scientific achievements.

Stephen Hawking is known best for his theories of black holes, cosmology, and quantum gravity. Hawking is bound to a wheelchair due to paralysis from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). He has long been recognized as a revolutionary thinker.An LED Driver has a shift register embedded that will take data in serial format and transfer it to parallel.

So here is my dilemma. I would like to discuss small-minded people, who, as was said earlier,Dimmable and Non-Dimmable LED Driver for LED Lighting Products. discuss people. Does that make me small-minded? You be the judge.The most important aspect when it comes to 100-200W Square Flood Light is the fact that they need very low power to work. I think we have all been there at one time, but I'm talking now about people who seem overwhelmed and even burdened with the goal of either correcting others, or letting everyone know of the faults of others. These gossipers don't contribute to our society in a positive way. Let me give a classic example from my past.

In 1973, I was teaching in the Jane/Finch area of Toronto. I was friends with a young Italian priest by the name of Ermanno Bulfon. On his suggestion, and the approval of St. Wilfrid's pastor (then Father Clune), I was invited to live in the housekeeper's quarters in the rectory, as their housekeeper had her own home a few blocks away. The entrance to the separate quarters faced Finch Avenue. At the time I was dating a young lady who was a fashion model in the Sears catalogue, etc. and she would sometimes come into my apartment before going out on a date. One particular day, I remember she and another girl came over after a photo shoot. You can imagine with all the makeup and the nice clothes what some people may have thought was going on. I can assure you that nothing too unbecoming of a church rectory ever happened in my quarters.

Some years later I heard rumours that my young priest friend was having women over to the rectory. Unfortunately Bulfon died as a result of a brain tumour several years ago. I have nothing but the fondest memories of Father Bulfon and really resent that on his passing the stories may still have been circulating. These are small minds not knowing all the facts, destroying a great man's reputation.

So my challenge is to not be small-minded. I admit,Indoorilite offers the best LED Spotlights and the best halogen spotlights around. I have listened to gossip and perhaps even contributed to gossip. Something I have to work on. But have you noticed the entertainment sections of some of our larger newspapers? Seems to me they cater to the small-minded. The same goes for some of our current TV shows. Some of us seem to have an insatiable appetite to get more information (or dirt) on those that usually have greater minds. I guess idle hands really do make idle minds. Less TV and more 'Shwa livin' is one solution.

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Renewable Energies Boost Rural Electrification Drive

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DEVELOPMENT of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar technologies is a significant milestone in the implementation of the rural electrification initiative that the government banks on and expects to invest heavily.

The International Energy Agency identifies renewable energy technologies as reliable source of power with huge longer-term benefits. According to the agency, it increases countries' energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly importindependent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change and keep fossil fuel prices low.

Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered, wisely spent and widely shared. The Ministry of Energy's Investment Plan names Scaling Up of Renewable Energy Programme as among several modern energy access interventions to guide efforts towards achieving energy security and setting sights for the universal access to modern energy services.

Being environmentally benign, renewable energy resources have advantages to improve access to sustainable, modern and cleaner energy services with potential contribution to job creation, income generation, livelihood improvement for marginalized social groups particularly women and children in rural areas.

The modern energy including electricity,An electronic LED Ceramic Bulb for preventing elevator overspeed by enabling safety devices. modern biomass technology and other alternative modern energy sources, must be harnessed to promote rural productive uses such as job creation, stimulation of investment and revenue earnings.

The access to modern energy must be assured to key rural services, particularly in the health, education, security and water sectors. The goal of the rural electrification is widespread improvement of standard of living of the rural population thus attaining balanced socio-economic growth for all Tanzanians. Underpinning the policy objective is the issue of poverty alleviation, social dOur T8 tube lights bulbs are cost effective and energy efficient.evelopment and environmental conservation objectives.

Small scale industries, agriculturalprocessing industries and other income generating activities are given primary importance in planning rural programmes. In order to accelerate social development in rural areas, schools,For direct lighting applications T12 tube lights uses both light and energy more efficiently. education institutions, heath facilities water supply, communication and community centres are targets of rural electrification projects.

Agro-industries that are located mostly in rural areas have an important role in the development of surrounding rural communities. The government efforts to enhance rural electrification through renewable energy technologies has began to show positive impact because of growing demand for solar power where recent statistics show that users were currently saving about 60 per cent of the costs of using electricity from the national grid.

Sustainability is more than just an ideal at StanfordUniversity's main building dedicated to environmental and energy research and teaching. It's a daily-and highly effective-work in progress for all the people who use, service and manage the "core of the environmental solar system" at Stanford, according to a prestigious new national recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The preeminent organization assessing sustainable building practices recently awarded Stanford's Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building its highest rating for existing buildings: a LEED Platinum Certification for operations and maintenance.

The LEED-EBOM rating (Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance) differs from other versions of the rating system because the certification relies on actual building performance, not design potential.

To qualify, the 166,000-square-foot building - known informally on campus as "Y2E2" - had to demonstrate efficient performance in several areas, including energy and water consumption, reduced waste going to landfills and promotion of alternative transportation for its occupants,We carry a extensive line of Parking Lot Lighting inventory. among other standards.

During the course of the past year, evaluators assessed a variety of other factors, such as university guidelines for purchasing environmentally preferable products. In addition, Y2E2's occupants participated in building-specific commuting and thermal comfort surveys.

"This certification is more than a reflection of the incredible performance of the Y2E2 building in terms of energy, water and resource use. It is a measure of the dedication and commitment to meeting the daily challenge of sustainability of the inhabitants of the building and all the vendors and contractors that service it," said Professor Jeffrey Koseff, co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and chair of the Y2E2 Building Leadership Team. The LED Composite Material Bulb's optical design yields more productive beam lumens and good cutoff.

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2013 Nissan 370Z Touring Sport Review

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The new 2013 Nissan 370Z Touring with the new Sport Package is pure sports car. While Nissan engineers and stylists added refinement and suspension upgrades, they didn't mess too much with this long standing icon from Nissan. Since the original 1970Z was first introduced, Nissan's goal has been to keep the design moving forward. The changes for 2013, though subtle, go a long way in enhancing the 370Z's dynamic appearance inside and out. It remains one of the world's best pure two-seat sports car values with a price starting at $37,820.00 for the coupe with a six-speed manual.

To keep the legendary sports car fresh to look at and dynamic and exciting to drive are the updates for 2013. They include the addition of a revised front fascia with vertical LED running lights, a red reflector is added to the rear fascia that replaces the black center cover, and a new 19 inch wheel package for the Sport Package that I tested. Also new for the Sport package are red-finished brake calipers,Are you still hesitating about where to buy hid kits? new dark fuel gauge trim, Euro-tuned gas-charged shock absorbers and the new Magma Red paint scheme that my test 370Z came wrapped in. The other new paint color is Midnight Blue.

The styling is dynamic with dual benefits-an aggressive appearance and a light, highly rigid structure for incredible performance. The taut exterior design incorporates intentional 240Z styling cues, a sleek aerodynamic shape, a 'dynamic motion' feel with a dramatic cantilevered roof and a 'low visual gravity'. The 370Z coupe's FM (front mid-mounted) platform provides a refined foundation for the well-proportioned body with a 100.4 inch wheelbase, a 167.2 inch overall length, 72.6 inch width and a very low 51.8 inch height, giving it a classic sports car look and feel. The body features aluminum door panels,We installed flexible LED Strip lighting in our kitchen for under cabinet and within cabinet lighting. hood and hatch. A die cast aluminum alloy front suspension cradle, steel rear structural subframe, 3-point strut tower brace on top of the engine, an underbody 'V-bar' and an aluminum tubular brace just behind the bucket seats from the driver's side to the passenger side, are designed to reduce front and rear lateral bending. The design also uses carbon fiber composite radiator housing, a carbon fiber composite drive shaft, and strengthened rear fender and hatch areas. This makes the new 370Z coupe one of the most rigid sports cars on the road and I felt it whenever I turned the sporty, tilting, leather-wrapped steering wheel and the reaction from the world-class fully independent suspension system.

Looking from the side it is defined by its upswept quarter window that is echoed by the dynamic upward curvature in the lower rocker panel and the sense of the taut sheet metal molding itself around the wheels and frame. Another distinctive feature of the bold exterior design is the headlight/taillight treatment, which features a fierce 'boomerang' shape. HID bi-functional xenon headlights with auto on/off feature, and the new vertical LED daytime running lamps. The vertical aluminum flush pull-out door handles remain unique to the 370Z. The intense broad-shouldered rear shape is highlighted by the integration of the boomerang taillights and the wide, flared fenders. The large 19 inch tires fill any gap between the wheel-wells and tires to enhance stability and aerodynamics. Attention to detail is seen with a flashing (repeater lamp) side marker lamp/emblem. The 0.29 co-efficient of drag is very good and provides zero lift and zero rear lift when equipped with the Sport Package's rear spoiler, including the 'inverse area' front bumper design which smoothes the flow of air to the sides while the rear design maximizes the control of airflow from the roof to the rear hatch. The Sport Package also comes with a front chin spoiler and the aforementioned rear spoiler.

The pure performance emanating from the 370Z coupe Sport begins with the fourth-generation of Nissan's award-winning VQ-series V6. The 3.7 liter VQ37VHR engine comes with an aluminum block/heads, DOHC, microfinished crankshaft & camshafts, and CVV Event & Lift Control. It generates 332hp at 7,000rpm and 270lb.The world's most efficient and cost effective hid lights?ft. of torque at 5,200rpm. A key factor to the outstanding performance of the engine is the VVEL system, which is able to optimize open/close movements, allowing the needed air to be sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precisely optimized time. Since the VVEL system can adjust to open the valves slightly, it improves fuel efficiency by reducing camshaft friction and fuel waste. It also provides cleaner emissions by allowing for quicker warm-up of the catalyst and by stabilizing combustion when the engine is cool. The engine revs fast and high,I'm not sure how led downlight fit into that equation if they are left on. just like a race bred engine that it is. Exiting the hot gases made by this high-tech V6 engine is a single muffler with a 'Y' type dual exhaust with 4 inch polished stainless steel finishers out the back. A growling sound can be heard when I fire up the engine and it really explodes louder when I mash my foot down on the throttle. We offer solar photovoltaic system and commercial incentives to encourage our customers to install solar energy systems.

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