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Energy Harvesting Comes Alive

June 15, 2011 9:56 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx | Comments

Next week the annual IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event will open in Munich to attendees from 20 countries. The event focuses on the diverse range of energy harvesting and storage technologies, their application and opportunities.

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Solar Oven, Take One: FAIL

June 15, 2011 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The first time I ever saw solar cookers was on the news in the summer of 2009 (though that would make it their winter, as I was living in Chile at the time), as part of a development project in the north, which is mostly desert. I had no idea solar cookers were so markedly simple in all...

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Nanoantennas hold promise for infrared photovoltaics

June 14, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Basic scientific curiosity paid off in unexpected ways when Rice University researchers investigating the fundamental physics of nanomaterials discovered a new technology that could dramatically improve solar energy panels. “We’re merging the optics of nanoscale antennas with...

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Bright Future for LDS with New Custom-Colorable LNP Thermocomp Compound

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Innovative Plastics strategic business unit of Sabic announced the first new custom-colorable LNP Thermocomp thermoplastic compound for laser direct structuring (LDS) to save space and reduce the weight of mobile devices. LDS is a sophisticated process for integrating electronic...

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Bosch receives award as automotive supplier

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Bosch has received an award for its outstanding innovation management in the automotive supplier category of the Best Innovator Awards 2010/2011. The awards’ patron is the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer presented the awards …

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World Record in Ultra-Rapid Data Transmission

June 14, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in encoding data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam, transmitting them over a distance of 50 km, and decoding them successfully. This is the …

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Fighting with South-Facing Windows

June 13, 2011 1:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

You know, back when it was cold out (and, this being Colorado, that was last month), my south-facing windows were awesome. They let in tons of light and kept the entire place snug and warm. I barely even needed to break out the blankets!

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A Mentor’s Perspective on EcoCAR

June 11, 2011 10:07 am | by Pete Maloney, Mathworks, www.mathworks.com | Comments

The stated mission of EcoCar is to find new ways to reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles and prepare future engineering leaders for that task by providing

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Nozzles On Demand

June 10, 2011 6:17 am | by Zachery Shook, Count On Tools (www.cotinc.com) | Comments

In the electronics manufacturing industry, when you throw in specialized odd-form components, the manufacturer must decide how to place the component: hand assembly or with their automated equipment.

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What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle?

June 9, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Gasoline vehicle label

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Wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module warns when carbon monoxide concentration in the air is too high

June 7, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Unitronic presents a wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module for continuous monitoring of the carbon monoxide (CO) concentration in various buildings and in industrial applications at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany) at Booth 638 in Hall 12. The core of the Unitronic …

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Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future

June 7, 2011 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Working here at the Department of Energy, I hear a lot about the latest efforts to design and build vehicles for a more energy-efficient future. The clean energy innovations in vehicle technologies that DOE and its partners are advancing will help American families save money at the pump...

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Double or Nothing in This High-Stakes Industry

June 7, 2011 4:50 am | by Scott Fillebrown, Automated Circuit Design (www.acd.biz) | Comments

As the president and CEO of Automated Circuit Design, I’m always looking for ways to keep the company one step ahead of competition, building on 27 years in business.

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A Mom, a Wife, and an Engineer Walk Into a....

June 6, 2011 10:22 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

After more than 4 years of helping thousands (and thousands) of SolidWorks users learn more about the software, Gabi Jack has announced her "retirement" from the SolidWorks Community. This week, I'll take a look back at Gabi's work (and life) in the community. Here's Part I of however...

America's Home Energy Education Challenge

June 6, 2011 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog.

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