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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7012)10/29/2007 11:27:55 PM
From: inchingup
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Supposed SPD at a trade show? Hasn't that been tried a dozen times or so in the past couple of decades with the same result...not a single verifiable product sale?

How much do you think REFR investors are shelling out for this gig?

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From: xcr60010/29/2007 11:36:28 PM
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StarTribune.com
Sage Electrochromics: Clean cash

Window innovator Sage Electrochromics offers a shining example of the energy savings - and physical benefits - that technology from "clean-tech" companies has to offer.

By Thomas Lee, Star Tribune

Last update: October 28, 2007 – 5:22 PM
At the Sage Electrochromics plant in Faribault, glass is everywhere. Sheets of it lie on conveyor belts waiting to be cleaned, inspected and coated. Samples of glass lie in FedEx boxes, awaiting the eager eyes of architects. And of course, glass covers the exterior of the building, so much so that, on a clear sunny day, outdoors seems to be indoors.

In the middle of this glass castle sits Chief Executive John Van Dine, who pauses for a moment to sum up Sage's prospects.

"We have a company in Faribault that is a global leader in a technology that will have a big impact on the world," he said. "But no one knows it."

That soon may change. Sage is generating buzz among investors for its "smart glass" technology, which allows users to adjust the tint of windows depending on a building's temperature and energy needs. With the press of a button, users can tint windows during the summer to reduce glare and solar heat, eliminating the need for ugly curtains or blinders. Users also can brighten windows in the winter to trap more heat. For building owners, that means lower air conditioning and heating bills. For bleary-eyed cubicle drones, that means more natural light and a view of the outside world.

"I think they have a very unique and interesting technology that will have a high value in the market place," said Steve Mercil, chief executive of Rain Source Capital, a St. Paul venture capital firm and a major investor in Sage. "Anyone who has a window they want to look out of ... will value the technology right from the start."

The company recently secured $16 million in venture capital financing, snaring nearly 22 percent of all the VC money Minnesota firms raised in the third quarter, according to a MoneyTree report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.

Sage, which employs 51 people, declined to disclose financial figures.

Though it was founded in 1989, Sage may be only just hitting its stride. With growing concern about climate change and dwindling oil supplies, investors are flocking to "clean-tech" companies that specialize in alternative energy, pollution, recycling, power supplies and conservation. Venture capitalists invested a record $844 million in 62 deals during the quarter nationwide. Clean-tech firms captured three of the five top deals in the quarter, with one for more than $100 million. Sage was the only local clean-tech company to receive financing in the quarter.

"The investor money says a lot for the potential for [Sage] technology," said Dan Carr, president of the Collaborative, a Minneapolis nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurs. "I think the timing is spectacular for a company like Sage."

What's more, businesses ranging from corporate giants such as the Travelers Companies to small community banks such as Park Midway are investing in "green" buildings that conserve energy, use less water, recycle waste and are constructed using sustainable materials.

Progressive-leaning companies want to be known as being green, Van Dine said. "No one wants to be left behind."

A chemical engineer by training, Van Dine first conceived of Sage almost 20 years ago in a small laboratory in New York. Realizing that glass was the least energy-efficient material found in a building, Van Dine decided that "the potential to save energy was as big if not larger than creating solar energy," he said.

Sage moved to Minnesota in 1998 because the state is "the Silicon Valley of windows," Van Dine said. It's home to major manufacturers including Marvin Windows and Doors and Andersen Corp. Pella Windows of Iowa is another major manufacturer. Sage, which opened the Faribault facility in 2004, plans to expand by purchasing adjacent land north of its building. Sage needs to expand production in order to achieve scale economies and lower prices; installation costs currently run more than twice the cost of regular glass.

How it works

By shooting a low-voltage current though special coatings on glass, Van Dine discovered that he could manipulate how the glass absorbs or reflects light and heat from the sun. Each 1,500 square feet of Sage glass uses the same amount of electricity as a 60-watt light bulb.

Citing data from the U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, Sage claims its technology can reduce a building's annual energy bill by as much as 28 percent and cut on-peak demand for electricity by as much as 25 percent.

The company won an early round of funding from Rutgers University, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense.

At this point, Sage could explore a number of options, including an initial public offering, remaining independent or being bought by another company, Van Dine said.

But because Sage is the only company in the world that mass produces such technology for a big market, going public might make sense, said Mercil of Rain Source.

While energy savings is a major selling point, Van Dine pitches his technology in even broader terms.

Sage glass can greatly improve the mental health of workers by offering natural light, comfortable temperatures and pleasing outside views, he said.

America's main competitive advantage in the global economy "is the creativity and productivity of people," Van Dine said. "We need to be healthy. We don't feel healthy if we are trapped in a building all day."

Thomas Lee • 612-673-7744

Thomas Lee • tlee@startribune.com

© 2007 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.

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From: N. Dixon11/6/2007 7:14:16 PM
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SHORTS IN TROUBLE - READ BELOW
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BUYINS.NET: REFR, SPAB, AWYI, TNRO, SIRC, TRRXF Have Also Been Added To Naked Short List Today

(M2 PressWIRE Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
RDATE:02112007

BUYINS.NET, www.buyins.net, announced today that these select companies have been added to the NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE naked short threshold list: Research Frontiers Inc. (NASDAQ: REFR), SPACEHAB Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAB), Ariel Way Inc. (OTCBB: AWYI), Terra Nostra Resources Corp. (OTCBB: TNRO), SiriCOMM, Inc. (OTCBB: SIRC), TNR Gold Corp. (OTC: TRRXF). For a complete list of companies on the naked short list please visit our web site. To find the SqueezeTrigger Price before a short
squeeze starts in any stock, go to www.buyins.net.

Research Frontiers Inc. (NASDAQ: REFR) develops, markets, and licenses suspended particle technology and devices for controlling the amount of light passing through a device. It licenses its technology in various areas, including materials for making films; film; and end-products. The company's technology is used for various applications, including windows, skylights, partitions, doors, and sunshades for the architectural, aircraft, marine, automotive, and appliance industries; variable light transmission sunglasses, goggles, visors, and other eyewear; self-dimmable automotive sunroofs, sunvisors, and rear-view mirrors; and flat panel information displays for use in billboards, scoreboards, point-of-purchase advertising displays, traffic signs, computers, televisions, telephones, personal digital assistants, and other electronic instruments. Research Frontiers Incorporated was founded in 1965 and is based in Woodbury, New York. With 15.43 million shares outstanding and 2.17 million shares declared short as of October 2007, there is a failure to deliver in shares of REFR.

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7015)11/7/2007 11:01:39 AM
From: inchingup
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How's that short squeeze workin' for you Dixie?

10/25/07 16.65000 17.40000 15.26000 0.00001 0.00001 15.54000 -0.20 -1.27% 1,316 453,800
10/26/07 15.70000 15.73000 14.91010 0.00001 0.00001 15.13000 -0.41 -2.64% 455 103,200
10/29/07 --- 15.75000 14.88000 14.88000 15.75000 15.08000 -0.05 -0.33% --- 183,800
10/30/07 15.00000 15.21400 14.24000 0.00001 0.00001 14.76000 -0.32 -2.12% 564 148,300
10/31/07 14.85000 15.14000 14.20000 0.00001 0.00001 14.86000 0.10 0.68% 475 100,500
11/01/07 14.73000 14.73000 13.78000 0.00001 0.00001 14.14000 -0.72 -4.85% 460 117,600
11/02/07 14.23000 14.49000 14.05000 0.00001 0.00001 14.14000 0.00 0.00% 189 59,650
11/05/07 --- 14.13000 13.29000 13.29000 14.13000 13.40000 -0.74 -5.23% --- 158,400

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7015)11/9/2007 11:57:21 AM
From: inchingup
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Short Squeeze still a crankin' eh Dixie?

Only a 30% haircut since the squeeze started for the fools holding this POS long.

I guess people are finally realizing that REFR management are nothing more than scum who steal peoples money through deception and MATERIAL misrepresentation, eh?

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From: N. Dixon11/12/2007 10:00:16 PM
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smartglass.com

Research Frontiers Licensee American Glass Products Launches Global Marketing Campaign

On October 30, 2007, Research Frontiers licensee American Glass Products (AGP) unveiled its new SPD-Smart products at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and announced the launch of a global marketing campaign. These new SPD-Smart products, offered under the brand name AGP Vario Plus-Sky, use Research Frontiers' patented SPD light-control film technology that enables users to instantly, precisely and consistently control the amount of light, glare and heat coming through glass or plastic.

At the SEMA show, AGP announced that its Vario Plus side and back windows are available now for 22 vehicle models in the United States market, with an additional 4 models under development. For the smart sunroof market, AGP Vario Plus products are under development for over 50 vehicle models in the US market.

AGP has indicated that AGP Vario Plus windows and sunroofs are also under development for many more vehicle models worldwide. In addition, AGP can custom manufacture these products for virtually any vehicle.


AGP has launched its global marketing campaign to automotive original equipment manufacturers and to the automotive aftermarket. To support all companies involved with the sales and marketing of AGP Vario Plus intelligent glass products, AGP has developed a variety of support programs, materials, portable displays and product samples.

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7018)11/12/2007 10:48:51 PM
From: inchingup
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Hi Dixie: Thanks for keeping up-to-date.

The latest (laughable) announcement and the "short squeeze" have accounted for about a 30%+ haircut for the lying scum promoting this stock scam.

Keep up the good work. The shorts appreciate your efforts.

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From: N. Dixon11/12/2007 11:48:16 PM
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SHORT EXEMPT TRADES (8 Ratings) 12-Nov-07 10:26 pm Here is some interesting data for everyone.

Are the shorts hurting? Well they'd like you to think they're not, but I think the numbers tell a different story.

First, REFR is going to make money. The shorts can't keep up the bash-a-thon long enough to outlast the inevitable.
How did they get it down so far? They sold short 133,000 shares in October. This is showing the strain. They sold short over 1/2 million shares short in February 2007 at an average price of $9.76. But the SECOND highest amount they sold short was May 2006 at an average of 5.90. The third highest was July 2006 at 4.90 average.

They've been treading water now at an average short price (from January 2005 to present) of $7.77!!!

THAT'S SEVEN DOLLARS AND 77 CENTS.


Even if they continue to short here, news is going to catch up with them and so is REFR earnings. Not even the worst market will be able to keep funds from buying into REFR. Where else are they going to find a company w/earnings and no debt? Funds buy in 1/4 million blocks. Right now its all quiet but I expect the big squeeze in less than 3 months. Or maybe 3 weeks? 3 days?

Have a good night!

Sentiment : Strong Buy

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From: N. Dixon11/12/2007 11:49:12 PM
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The second half of the game (7 Ratings) 46 minutes ago SINCE FEBRUARY 2007 THEY HAVE SHORTED ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR (1,161,724) AT AN AVERAGE PRICE OF 11.49.

They are FINALLY in the money (barely) for the second half.

Now do you think they want to LOWER their average cost and have THAT much more to cover next year when this thing will BLOW!?!?!

Think on these things.

Sentiment : Strong Buy

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7021)11/13/2007 12:58:51 AM
From: inchingup
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Shorts expect that REFR is headed to $0, which IMO is substantially more than its worth.

I'd short this at a buck.

43 years without an arms-length product sale.

About 200 press releases containing a plethora of outright lies, material misrepresentations and dare I say "fraud"?

Not a single verification of so-called SPD properties by an independent certified laboratory.

Supposed "first sales" of products scheduled for 1991, 1993, and in 1996 a press release stating that "products to appear in the near future".

Company announced in 2002 it "expected" to be profitable in 2003. End result for 2003, not a single verified product sale...as usual.

A failed, or an investor rip-off, of $7,000,000 for a supposed SPD plant that to this day has only been verified by pictures of a building in Korea that had a sign, in ENGLISH, saying it was used for production of SPD. And known sales of products from that plant totaling -0-.

Buyback programs announced that management who immediately sold stock rather than buying back stock as per PR.

Management selling directly into fluff press releases and conference call.

Supposed distributors for the product that seemingly worked from their garage.

And then there's you Nancy who claimed in a post in 2004 that you had ordered a 2005 auto with SPD windows. Where is that, eh?

REFR and their shills are a pack of lies. REFR will soon be trading back in the single digits and I expect it to be under a dollar....soon.

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