Thursday, June 28, 2007

Jersey City Free Public Library Offers Free Movie Downloads to Cardholders

Jersey City Free Public Library cardholders can now watch more than 400 classic movies, indie films, how-to shows, documentaries and more with the library's new system, MyLibraryDV.

All Jersey City residents, students and employees are eligible for a library card. Click here for information on how to apply for one!

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Source: The Jersey Journal via

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Source of the Week: Technologies for increased energy efficiency in railway systems

Since the Stevens family has a long history with the railroad, the following seemed an apt candidate for the source of the week:

Technologies for increased energy efficiency in railway systems

Abstract: This article gives an overview of the various possibilities of increased energy efficiency in electrical railway systems. Not only the power systems in the main traction circuit are emphasized, but also efficient solutions arising from auxiliary-optimization, reduced weight of the vehicles, aerodynamics and efficient rail automation. The main focus is on the application of energy storage in traction systems. The stationary installation in substations is described and the advantages demonstrated in a number of applications using different main strategies. A wide and varied range of benefits arise from the typical application situation.

Source: 2005 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wanted: Savvy Grads in Math and Science

The pharmaceutical and medical technology industry is a leading source of jobs in New Jersey, but concerns have been raised whether there will be enough college graduates with the math and science education necessary for employment in the field.

A new report entitled “The Workforce Needs of New Jersey’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industry” issued by the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) warns that there may not be enough qualified workers to fill projected job openings during the next several years.

The report, prepared by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and based on a survey of HINJ member companies, identified significant employment opportunities for product and marketing managers, clinical scientists, regulatory affairs managers, medical doctors, biostatisticians and engineers.

Read the article in its entirety here.