News tagged with electric cable

Dutch 'Repair Cafe' give trash a new lease of life

A broken-down vacuum cleaner, an old bicycle, a torn shirt ... almost nothing is impossible to fix for a group of crafty Dutch volunteers dedicated to giving potential trash a second lease of life.

Mar 15, 2012
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New material promises faster electronics

The novel material graphene makes faster electronics possible. Scientists at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) developed light-detectors ...

Jun 28, 2011
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Comcast to take over NBC Universal at midnight

(AP) -- The nation's largest cable TV company, Comcast Corp., was set to take control of NBC Universal on Friday after the government shackled its behavior in the coming years to protect online video services ...

Jan 28, 2011
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Researcher modernizes US power grid

Although the U.S. electric power industry is one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 20th century, aging technology and an increase in demand create problems for the electricity infrastructure that need to be fixed. ...

Mar 30, 2010
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House Democrats challenge Comcast, NBC on deal

(AP) -- House Democrats are challenging executives from Comcast and NBC Universal to show that the cable TV operator's plan to take control of the NBC media empire won't hurt consumers and competitors.

Feb 04, 2010
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To get NBC, Comcast still has persuading to do

(AP) -- Before Comcast Corp. can transform the entertainment business by taking control of NBC Universal, it must convince Washington that the plan won't hurt rivals and consumers. And the promises the cable company has ...

Jan 24, 2010
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Time Warner Cable to Comcast: Integration not easy

(AP) -- The chief executive of Time Warner Cable Inc. offers this warning to Comcast Corp. on its purchase of a controlling stake in NBC Universal: Mixing content and distribution is harder to accomplish than it looks.

Dec 08, 2009
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Comcast aims to reshape entertainment with NBC

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. announced Thursday it plans to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal for $13.75 billion, giving the nation's largest cable TV operator control of the Peacock network, an array of cable ...

Dec 03, 2009
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