forbot
All countries
Column news Science and technologies. Actual in United Kingdom in the world
Currency (GBP)
Column news Science and technologies. Actual in United Kingdom in the world
All categories
All.BizUnited KingdomNewsScience and technologies

Science and technologies

AVO Carbon is a leading manufacture of carbon brushes and assemblies

25 May 2011 | Science and technologies
AVO Carbon is a leading manufacture of carbon brushes and assemblies
AVO Carbon is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of carbon brushes and brush assemblies for the automotive and consumer good (power tools, home appliances, etc.)industries. Our company has been serving these markets for over 80 years and was formerly a division of the Carbone Lorraine Group. The range of carbon grades and assembly "know how" has made us a preferred supplier to AC/DC motor manufacturers around the world. We are committed to providing innovative solutions which meet or exceed our customers expectations. Today, with our assembly plants located in low cost countries to supply NAFTA, Europe, and Asia and our carbon product plants strategically located to our growing customer base we are set up to provide world class products and service.

Rubric news Science and technologies

  • 2 Feb 2011 10:01
    Cost of next-generation Mars rover soars to $2.5B
    2 Feb 2011 | Science and technologies
    NASA's next-generation rover to the surface of Mars will be quite the behemoth - with a price tag to match. Nine months before its scheduled launch, the space agency said the flagship mission has burned through its reserves and needs an extra $82 million to complete testing before liftoff. It's the...
  • A win for environment and for energy
    A win for environment and for energy
    26 Jan 2011 | Science and technologies
    LAST WEEK, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its interim policy on biomass energy and climate change — an announcement that was cause for celebration for all renewable energy advocates. The EPA concluded, for the first time, that biomass plays an important role in "addressing climate change...
  • Top 10 small-scale renewable energy innovators
    Top 10 small-scale renewable energy innovators
    20 Jan 2011 | Science and technologies
    Abu Dhabi hosting the World Future Energy conference is like Dracula running a meeting of blood coagulant specialists. Never mind that the emirate has vast oil and gas reserves and is throwing up scandalously inefficient buildings by the score, it really wants to make the world believe that the future...
  • Research helping to understand the role of water in wood
    Research helping to understand the role of water in wood
    19 Jan 2011 | Science and technologies
    Research from Victoria University into the underlying structure of trees could have an impact on how wood is used in construction. Dr Stefan Hill, who graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from Victoria in December, analysed what gives wood strength and how water, and subsequent drying, affects its structure....
  • Will Computers Replace Doctors?
    Will Computers Replace Doctors?
    17 Jan 2011 | Science and technologies
    On the surface this may seem like an absurd question, but some people are taking this possibility very seriously. If we exclude for now, those doctors who are surgeons and those who are engaged in emergency situations, most other doctors might very well be replaced by computers. Most doctors listen...
  • Ceiling lights send coded Internet data
    Ceiling lights send coded Internet data
    29 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    Flickering ceiling lights are usually a nuisance, but in city offices in St. Cloud, they will actually be a pathway to the Internet. The lights will transmit data to specially equipped computers on desks below by flickering faster than the eye can see. Ultimately, the technique could ease wireless congestion...
  • Skype CEO: 21 million Skype users back online
    Skype CEO: 21 million Skype users back online
    24 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    Internet calling and messaging service Skype SA mostly recovered Thursday from an outage caused by an undisclosed glitch, but problems lingered for its worldwide user base. The service went down for almost all of its users starting at midday Eastern time on Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon, things had...
  • Chocolate could cure persistent cough
    Chocolate could cure persistent cough
    22 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    Chocolate could provide the key to tackling a persistent cough. Researchers are carrying out the final stages of clinical trials on a drug that contains theobromine, an ingredient in cocoa and chocolate. If the trials are successful, the drug could be on the market within two years. Millions worldwide...
  • Dear Facebook, Please Return Our Social Networking Space
    Dear Facebook, Please Return Our Social Networking Space
    20 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    About a month ago there was a loud outcry when Facebook inexplicably introduced a smaller font size to its News Feed. The lack of communication from Facebook while making a significant change is sadly nothing new. You could tell that the angry and highly upset Facebook users that day knew instinctively...
  • Cancun summit nod to climate fund
    Cancun summit nod to climate fund
    13 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    A UN conference on Saturday adopted a modest climate deal creating a fund to help the developing world go green, though it deferred for another year the tough work of carving out deeper reductions in carbon emissions causing earth to steadily warm. Though the accords were limited, it was the first time...
  • Netbooks bridge the laptop gap
    Netbooks bridge the laptop gap
    10 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    In 2007 the first Netbooks were unveiled to the computer-buying public. Small and lightweight, they appeared to be the perfect option for executives, lecturers, students and anybody else who needed to carry their office with them, but without the bulk of a traditional laptop weighing them down. But...
  • Foods to Enhance Your Memory
    Foods to Enhance Your Memory
    9 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    Do you find yourself forgetting little things like picking up your cousin's birthday cake, wishing your aunt on her anniversary or even worse, paying the electricity bill? What if we said you could boost your memory with these foods? Here are six foods that will help you remember things better. Berries...
  • The pill for almost every ill: aspirin cuts risk of cancers
    The pill for almost every ill: aspirin cuts risk of cancers
    7 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    It is not yet a panacea for all ills, but it is getting close. Yesterday, researchers announced the first proof that aspirin can cut the risk of a range of cancers by up to 50 per cent. It is already taken by millions to protect against heart attacks and strokes and has an established role in preventing...
  • UN urges global switch to low-energy lightbulbs
    UN urges global switch to low-energy lightbulbs
    2 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    The United Nations on Wednesday urged a global phase-out of old-style lightbulbs and a switch to low-energy lighting that it said would save billions of dollars and combat climate change. About 40 countries already have programs to switch from incandescent lightbulbs, the U.N. Environment Program, or...
  • How eating oily fish can prevent  you going blind
    How eating oily fish can prevent you going blind
    2 Dec 2010 | Science and technologies
    A diet rich in oily fish could hold the key to preventing blindness among thousands of the elderly, research has found. The omega-3 group of fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and fresh tuna, may help protect against the most common form of sight loss among older people, it suggests....
  • Identifying suspects contributing to the obesity epidemic
    Identifying suspects contributing to the obesity epidemic
    24 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    In a new study, researchers ask, "Why do we eat too much and expend too little energy?" They've set out to identify a suspect, or suspects, that may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. University of Alabama at Birmingham obesity researcher David B. Allison suggests that the root cause of obesity...
  • 2 glasses of orange juice a day can lower BP
    2 glasses of orange juice a day can lower BP
    23 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    Scientists have found that two glasses of orange juice a day can lower blood pressure and cut the risk of heart disease. They discovered that middle-aged men who drank half-a-litre of juice every day for a month, equivalent to about two glasses, saw a significant decline in their blood pressure readings....
  • Red wine packed with antidiabetes compounds
    Red wine packed with antidiabetes compounds
    22 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    Red wine is a potent source of antidiabetic compounds - but they might not get past your gut. The finding is sure to enliven the ongoing debate over the drink's health benefits.  Alois Jungbauer and colleagues at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria, tested 10 reds...
  • First glimpse of a planet from another galaxy
    First glimpse of a planet from another galaxy
    19 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    A hot, gaseous and fast-spinning planet has been found orbiting a dying star on the edge of the Milky Way, in the first such discovery of a planet from outside our galaxy, scientists said Thursday. Slightly larger than the size of Jupiter, the largest in our solar system, the newly discovered exoplanet...
  • Antimatter captured by CERN scientists in dramatic physics breakthrough
    Antimatter captured by CERN scientists in dramatic physics breakthrough
    18 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    Researchers at the European Nuclear Research Centre (CERN), in Geneva claimed that they had trapped dozens of hydrogen "antimatter" atoms, a technical feat that significantly boosts research into one of the great puzzles of particle physics. But the 38 atoms of anti-hydrogen trapped by scientists for...
  • Hong Kong confirms first human case of bird flu since 2003
    Hong Kong confirms first human case of bird flu since 2003
    18 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of bird flu in humans in seven years, with a 59-year-old woman in a serious condition after a visit to mainland China, health officials said Thursday. The government has raised Hong Kong's bird flu alert to "serious", meaning there is a "high risk" of contracting...
  • Sugar as bad as fat: Australian study
    Sugar as bad as fat: Australian study
    17 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    A sugar-rich diet is just as bad as a high-fat diet that can cause health damage even when a person is of normal weight, a new Australian study released on Wednesday found. A study conducted at the University of Melbourne found signs of impaired heart functioning when mice were fed a sugar-rich for...
  • New equation that calculates how much energy we use while walking
    New equation that calculates how much energy we use while walking
    12 Nov 2010 | Science and technologies
    Scientists have discovered the equation for how much energy we use while walking. Peter Weyand from Southern Methodist University has linked the effect that body size has on physiological function. "This goes back to Max Kleiber's work on resting metabolic rates for different sized animals. He found...
previous1234next
Compare0
ClearSelected items: 0