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Educating a New Generation of Energy Influencers

October 5, 2010 8:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

OK. Sometimes I just want to feel like a kid again. Is that so wrong?

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Celebrate Energy Awareness Month and Get a Tax Credit!

October 4, 2010 11:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, fall is a great time to make energy improvements - not just because of the change in seasons, but because October is Energy Awareness Month. I'm sure you all spent the weekend celebrating and throwing energy-efficient parties, maybe with a nice CFL-shaped cake.

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How Do You Go Green When You Travel?

September 30, 2010 5:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, John told you about green travel and a program in his area that allows lodging facilities to verify that they are practicing green activities. Many of the activities, however, require that travelers take the step to be green. Choices such as less frequent linen service are...

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Plasma Benefits from LED and 3D LCD Pricing

September 29, 2010 9:02 am | by Yoonsung Chung, Director, FPD Material & Technology Analysis, DisplaySearch | Comments

Even though LCD pricing has dropped over the past few months, PDP pricing was stable in August—a trend that remained consistent for all sizes. LCD pricing was fairly strong until the middle of Q2’10, but in June, it started to fall due to slower demand in China, huge inventories in the pipelines, and unstable European economic conditions.

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Android Froyo – Making it the Best It Can Be

September 29, 2010 8:01 am | by Chris Buerger, Wind River (www.windriver.com) | Comments

Android is the poster child example for combining stability, performance and innovation in a mobile operating system that has been rapidly realized in an open source context

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A Quest for Spindle Speed Using a Multi-Physics Motor Design Tool

September 28, 2010 12:47 pm | by Lois Lee, Manager, Cobham Technical Services USA | Comments

The Opera motor design software package is helping Air Bearings of Poole to extend the speed of spindle motors beyond 400,000 RPM.

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Raytheon unveils wearable exoskeleton suit

September 28, 2010 12:20 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Coinciding with the release of Iron Man 2 on Blu-Ray/DVD, Raytheon unveiled a real-life wearable robotic suit. The second-generation exoskeleton (XOS 2) purportedly is lighter, faster and stronger than its predecessor, yet it uses 50 percent less power. Before one conjures Sci-Fi fantasies of space marines, it’s worth pointing out what the XOS 2 is not—it isn’t a futuristic robotic battle suit.

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High-Resolution Diagrams Now Available

September 28, 2010 7:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The newest content now available on Energy Savers is high-resolution diagrams!

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Managing Diabetes with Wireless Connectivity

September 27, 2010 6:32 am | by Alf Helge Omre, Nordic Semiconductor (www.nordicsemi.com) | Comments

Equipping a blood glucose meter with a wireless connection offers several advantages in the management of diabetes.

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Creating Thin Connectors for High-Density Flexible Substrates

September 27, 2010 5:30 am | by Nakagawa Satoru, DKN Research (www.dknresearch.com) | Comments

DKN Research, a leading engineering firm specializing in micro electronics and packaging technology, unveiled a new concept to create the industry’s thinnest connectors for high density substrates.

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Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner

September 27, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

My wife and I recently took a trip to Virginia Beach. I wanted to visit a research center there. I spent a lot of time at the center, including attending a 3-hour conference session. So really - a main reason for the trip was not leisure. I do admit, however, that my wife and I couldn't...

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Femtocells - The Green Solution?

September 24, 2010 11:08 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

Cellular networks use a surprisingly large amount of power: approximately 2% of UK energy - about the same as aviation. Yet while greenhouse emissions of flying are very public/controversial, the wireless energy use is less visible.

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Legislation Could Repeal Incandescent Ban

September 24, 2010 6:54 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Incandescents may be given a stay of execution. Last week, U.S. Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas), Michael Burgess (R-Texas), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) introduced legislation designed to repeal the incandescent light bulb ban.

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The Challenges of Rapidly Developing an Autonomous Robotic System

September 23, 2010 9:51 am | by Frank van Gennip, Ben van Seggelen, Bart Bouten, Daan Verstegen, Erik Hoedemaekers, Jeroen van de Mortel, and Rik Boonen - Fontys University of Applied Sciences | Comments

The Challenge: To rapidly develop an autonomous robotic system to perform complex tasks quickly and accurately for the Field Robot Event 2010 competition with team members of various programming skill levels.

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How Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home?

September 23, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Chris told you about his new ceiling fan and how it's changed the way he cools his home. In warm weather, ceiling fans cool people (not rooms) by producing a wind-chill effect - which is why you should turn off fans when you leave the room. A ceiling fan allows you to raise the...

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