Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tesla and Edison were both right.  The “war of the currents” was really not about whether alternating current was superior to direct current.  It wasn’t really about Edison’s creation…

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Energy and Policy

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Energy is in the news every day.  Gasoline prices are only part of the picture, although they are the most prominent indicator because we see them every day….

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Minarik Drives and American Control Electronics Gain ISO Certification

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hegel Holdings, parent company for both the Minarik Drives & American Control Electronics brands, announced that they have earned ISO9001:2008 Certification for the design and manufacture of electronics…

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The New Generation of Motor Design

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Motors keep changing.  Faraday’s laws haven’t been broken.  Rather, we keep inventing new solutions to the fundamental question; how do I achieve lowest cost performance. The primary attribute…

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Cheap Labor, Who’s Next?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I read an interesting statistic.  In 2000 the average wage in China was 52 cents/hour.  According to a different source, the more recent labor rates have risen to…

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New Product Development is New Again

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New product development is what stimulates commerce.  And nothing succeeds like new products that really impress customers.  This is the lesson of Apple Inc., and its legendary products…

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