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2011-02-23 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies (Fallbrook) along with global automotive consulting and technology development firm Advanced Strategic Leadership (ASL) Partners announced today that China's Shanghai (Yangpu District) government approved a proposal for an Electric Vehicle Design Center to develop prototype transmissions utilizing a new technology for electric vehicles. The initiative will leverage Fallbrook's NuVinci® DeltaSeries(TM)...

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2010-12-08 06:35:00

Laptops running Google Inc.'s Chrome operating system are expected to hit the market next year, as the company gears up to challenge industry giants Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. in consumer and business computing. Google unveiled an unbranded Chrome-powered notebook on Tuesday as part of a pilot program to test a computing model that moves operating software onto the Internet "cloud." "For us, it is a long journey building a true cloud computing model," said Sundar Pichai, Google's vice...

2010-09-22 09:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), a company dedicated to improving the performance and flexibility of transmissions for engine and human-powered devices, officially enters the transportation market with its NuVinci Delta Series(TM) offering. Its line of accessory drives and primary transmissions are the industry's first products of their kind to increase fuel efficiency and vehicle performance with the same system. "All too often automotive...

2010-09-01 23:00:00

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook) announced today that the NuVinci N360, the next generation of its NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) drivetrain, has won a EUROBIKE 2010 Award at the EUROBIKE show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. This is the second EUROBIKE Award for the NuVinci CVP as the prior version won a EUROBIKE Gold Award in 2008. EUROBIKE is one of the largest international trade shows for the bike industry. "It is...

2010-08-31 14:00:00

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- EUROBIKE 2010 -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), announced today the availability of its N360 bicycle drivetrain utilizing NuVinci® Technology. The N360 is the next generation of Fallbrook's award-winning Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) transmission for bicycles. The NuVinci CVP is a significant "shift" in drivetrain technology, transmitting mechanical power with spheres instead of gears. With an unlimited...

2010-03-30 06:45:00

BOISE, Idaho, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Io DuPont, llc is prototyping a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) for bicycles called "Infinity Drive(TM)" that has recently been validated in computer models. A working model is expected in the coming months. This is the company's second foray into the cycling industry, following Power Cordz(TM) synthetic bicycle cables. The Infinity Drive(TM) transmission aims to replace derailleur systems common on bicycles since the mid 20th century....

2010-01-08 12:30:00

DETROIT, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new solution developed to volume production readiness, the Schaeffler Group offers a state-of-the-art wheel bearing that is more precise, more lightweight and at the same time more cost-efficient. The wheel bearing with spur gear teeth is characterized by a unique design variant where the wheel bearing and the axle journal are connected to each other axially instead of radially. Thus, the component can be mounted clearance-free and weighs ten percent...

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2009-02-19 07:45:58

A security expert is warning that working offline can come with an unexpected risk due to poor security on certain sites. Offline web applications give users the ability to store data on their own computer, so they can access services like web-based e-mail when not online. However, bad security on some sites put visitors at risk of having their data robbed. During the Black Hat security conference in Washington, DC, Michael Sutton discussed the potential threat.  Experts say offline...

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2009-01-13 15:55:00

Researchers in Taiwan are designing a computer for pedal cyclists that tells them when to change gear to optimize the power they develop while maintaining comfort. The system is described in the latest issue of the International Journal of Human Factors Modeling and Simulation. As environmental pressures mount to find greener modes of transport, more and more people are turning to bicycling not only as an enjoyable form of exercise but also as their main mode of transport for commuting. But,...

2008-12-25 16:03:31

The mayor of Irving, Texas, used the Internet medium YouTube to plead his case for an economic stimulus plan to President-elect Barack Obama. Mayor Herbert Gears used the short-film YouTube Web site to ask the next president to use federal funds to buy municipal bonds, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. That would bolster the market, Gears said in his presentation. Gears said the collapse of the credit market has made it difficult for cities to raise funds for a variety of projects....


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'