Texas Instruments Rolls Out Next-generation Power Factor Correction Controller
According to a release, the UCC28180 8-pin PFC controller cuts power consumption in half and delivers power factor correction greater than 0.95, compared to existing solutions to support many universal-input AC/DC applications, such as industrial, server power supplies, air-conditioners, lighting, consumer appliances and home office electronics.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Rizzle Kicks to take on X Factor and Robbie Williams for Christmas number one
The Down With The Trumpets hip-hoppers will battle against X Factor for the coveted Christmas spot Hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks have revealed they will battle the winner of The X Factor 2013 for the Christmas number one spot.
Factory Automation Design & the AC-DC Equation
In factory automation, the best solution isn't always the most obvious. From a design perspective it is important for the engineer to ask, 'What is the end goal?' The design challenge isn't simply getting a series of off-the-shelf components to work together.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Electronic Engineering Times Asia
PFC controller halves power dissipation in shunt resistor
Inc. has rolled out a power factor correction controller offering what the company says is industry's widest range programmable frequency operating in continuous conduction mode.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Next-generation power factor correction controller improves energy efficiency
The UCC28180 8-pin PFC controller cuts power consumption in half and delivers power factor correction greater than 0.95, compared to existing solutions to support many universal-input AC/DC applications, such as industrial, server power supplies, air-conditioners, lighting, consumer appliances and home office electronics.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Review: New AC/DC bio by Mick Wall rocks with revelations
Before Angus Young dressed up in a schoolboy suit, the wee guitar giant strapped on Superman's cape.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
We're back in Black Friday
As I'm writing this, I have AC/DC's "Back in Black" in my head, so Happy Black Friday! Hope everyone has recovered from Thanksgiving dinner and tryptophan-ing the light fantastic.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Bloom Energy Brings AC/DC (Debate) to Japan...
Bloom Energy Corp. CEO K.R. Sridhar, second from left, and SoftBank Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son , third from left, pose at a news conference in Fukuoka, southern Japan, at the first installation of a Bloom Energy fuel cell system outside the U.S. But the modest, 200-kilowatt system installed to supply 75% of the needs of a 21-story highrise in the ... (more)
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Thomas Edison: Inventor, genius ... elephant killer?
The AC-DC current war between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla has been the subject of debate on TreeHugger.
Something Else! Reviews
'77 - Maximum Rock 'n Roll
'77, a Spanish hard rock band founded by the Valeta brothers, tells you everything you need to know about their music with this album title.
Sacred Wind are hoping to trump the likes of SuBO, the X Factor winner and ACDC who will all be battling for the title.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Savage Animal 11.27.13: Top 20 Overused Songs in Movies/TV
The Savage Animal 11.27.13: Top 20 Overused Songs in Movies/TV Posted by Mikey MiGo on 11.27.2013 From Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind" and Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" to AC/DC's "Back in Black," George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone" and more, 411's Mikey MiGo begins his look at the top 20 overused songs in movies and TV! "Survivor Series 2013 ... (more)
National Public Radio
Thanksgiving Edition: Songs About Your Family
How would you describe your family in a song? Would it be AC/DC 's ominous "Highway to Hell," or The Beatles ' warm, sentimental "All You Need Is Love"? Last week we asked you to tell us about the songs that remind you of your family .
IAN: Tuesday, 26th of November, 2013: Who was born in your year?
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Building Operating Management
EMerge Alliance White Paper Outlines Available 380VDC Architectures...
New educational series to explore benefits and technical considerations of adopting DC power distribution in data centers SAN RAMON, CALIF.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Dianne Gibbons WRITES [Sentinel, The (Stoke-on-Trent, England)]
After 50 years at The Sentinel, Dianne looks back on some of the many stories she has covered, including dozens of pop concerts I WAS not really a fan of AC/DC when I went to see them at Trentham Gardens.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Rock on: Northeast Portland's Aviary restaurant hosting hair metal wine dinner
Portland chefs will pay tribute to rocks gods turned winemakers such as AC/DC, whose contributions to the wine worlds includes a Back in Black Shiraz, with a five-course dinner Jan. 15. On Jan. 15, Northeast Portland's Aviary restaurant will host a hair metal wine dinner pairing five "rock star" Portland chefs with wines made by actual rock stars.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Epping woman rocks out again, but agrees to turn down the volume this time
Joyce Coffey stands outside Rockingham County Superior Court in Brentwood last year after pleading guilty to charges stemming from numerous complaints about loud rock music at her Epping residence.
White supremacist home defaced by racist graffiti after revelations about his African DNA
Authorities revealed today that Neo-Nazi and Canadian hate-crime fugitive Craig Cobb's arrest over the weekend stemmed from an incident involving a former follower of the racial purist.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Patent Issued for LED Driving Apparatus
"Alight emitting device is a semiconductor device for implementing light of various kinds of colors by varying materials of a compound semiconductor such as GaAs, AlGaAs, GaN, InGaInP, or the like to constitute a light emitting source.