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2008-06-30 09:03:28

On 25 June 2008, Dong Fang Electrical Machinery Co. Ltd (DFEM) signed a co-operation agreement with The Switch to combine the world-class technology in megawatt class permanent magnet generators for wind power generation from The Switch with DFEM's production capabilities to match rapidly growing market needs. The agreement will provide The Switch with strong production capacity in China, while Dong Fang gains access to the marketing and customer network through The Switch, which as...

2008-06-17 03:00:29

By Nailen, Richard L Expanding reach brings company full circle, from motors, to generators, and back to motors again FARMINGTON, N.M.-When Ben Heikkinen sold his Electrical Machinery & Repair business in Beaumont, Tex., to Reliance Electric in 1979, he planned on private life back in the Rocky Mountain West. But an acquaintance who was also looking to retire, Wayne England, buttonholed Ben in Colorado and persuaded him to buy the England Electric eight-man shop here in Farmington. (A...

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2005-09-08 14:30:00

WOODS HOLE, MA -- In an unprecedented breakthrough in the development of portable and renewable human-driven energy sources, an MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) biomechanics expert who studies how muscle moves skeletons in fish and frogs has invented a backpack that gives new meaning to the term power walking. In a paper published in the September 9 issue of Science, Lawrence C. Rome, a University of Pennsylvania biology professor who spends his summers conducting research at the MBL, and...

2005-07-21 20:07:08

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of 10 hospitals in Florida, the vast majority of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings that occurred during the 2004 hurricane season were related to the use of gasoline-powered portable generators. Six of the generator-related poisonings proved fatal. "To avoid CO poisoning, portable generators need to be operated outside of any building and far away from doors, windows or air conditioners," study co-author Dr. David Van Sickle,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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