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Like Energy Savers? Tell Your Friends!

May 25, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

One of the best things about the latest social tools on the Web is that it's so easy to share information that we find useful, interesting, or entertaining. My friends and the people I follow in social media generally have interests that are similar to mine, so I like it when they share...

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Federal Tax Credits: 2010 and Beyond

May 24, 2010 3:23 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The last time we talked about U.S. federal tax credits was in January where we posted 5 (More) Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 2. You might think the information is outdated at this point, but that's not the case. (NOTE: This is not the same as the Rebates for...

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On iPads, Femtocells, and Infrastructure

May 21, 2010 8:05 am | by Rupert Baines, Picochip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

It's not enough to just have must have devices like iPad and iPhone (even on an exclusive basis) without thinking about the bigger picture and ensuring you have the necessary infrastructure to support these devices.

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U.K. Reapers surpass 10,000 hours over Afghanistan

May 21, 2010 8:03 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Our cousins across the pond have achieved an historic milestone: the RAF’s Reaper program logged more than 10,000 hours over Afghanistan. In-theater since October 2007, the Reaper is the only Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) operated by the U.K.

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Are You Participating in Bike-to-Work Day?

May 20, 2010 5:20 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Tomorrow is Bike-to-Work Day! Bike-to-Work Day is held each year on the third Friday in May to promote bicycles as an alternative commuting option. Biking to work is a great way to fit in some exercise, use less fuel, and save on your overall transportation costs.

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EOD system fires pencil-sized rockets at IEDs

May 18, 2010 6:45 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Imagine how much cooler “The Hurt Locker” would’ve been if they had this: Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has developed an EOD system that fires ‘pencil-size’ rockets at suspected IEDs. You read that right—it fires rockets at improvised explosive devices; this would’ve made for quite the different movie.

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EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge

May 18, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

While most college students' experience with vehicles goes no further than the beater they picked up for a few thousand dollars, students participating in the EcoCAR: The NeXT Challenge competition get to experience the cutting-edge of driving technology. The competition, which was...

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Creating an HID Ballast with Constant Lamp Power Control

May 17, 2010 10:23 am | by Tom Ribarich, Director Lighting Systems, International Rectifier (www.irf.com) | Comments

With all of the excitement surrounding LEDs these days, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are still popular due to their high brightness, excellent color temperature and long lifetime.

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Vampire Power and Gaming

May 17, 2010 10:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

(No, this post has nothing to do with a certain twenty-four-year-old, side-scrolling action game series.)

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Energy 104 – Wind Turbines

May 17, 2010 5:13 am | by Prof. Ken Johnson | Comments

In a previous episode, the subject of wind turbines was briefly discussed.  They could be considered in an ‘esoteric’ class because of their various disadvantages, primary among them is the lack of reliability, i. e., if the winds don’t blow or they blow too fast, there is no electricity.

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How Do You Shade Your Home in the Summer?

May 13, 2010 3:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, you read about some ways you can use shade to keep your home cool in the spring and summer. Some people are lucky enough to have a lot of trees for natural shade, while others of us have to create our own.

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PS3 firmware update could cripple Air Force research program

May 13, 2010 12:03 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Last month, Sony essentially neutered the PlayStation 3 by removing its “Install Other OS” functionality. This precipitated a huge customer backlash (and, as of this writing, at least two class-action lawsuits), but there’s one foe Sony hadn’t anticipated—the United States Air Force.

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Someday all basestations will be like this

May 11, 2010 9:37 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip, www.picochip.com | Comments

Quite often, technology starts at the high-end (military, expensive lab gear or enterprise) and then with time as volumes rise it becomes affordable and moves into the mass-market. Think of computers (the famous but perhaps apocryphal, Thomas Watson’s “there is a market for perhaps five computers” or Ken Olsen “Why would anyone want a computer at home?”

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Cruising to Energy Savings This Summer Driving Season

May 11, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

My dad is obsessed with fuel efficiency. I joked with him on a recent road trip that when he retires, he'll have more time to pursue his dream career as a fuel-economy promoter. Well guess what, I just found the treasure trove of information on smart driving that's going to make his whole...

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A Little Shade Can Go a Long Way

May 10, 2010 8:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Spring is my favorite time of year. The snow (finally!) stops, the temperature is perfect, and everything is colorful again. We rarely need to turn on the heat or air conditioner to stay comfortable at home, and there's nothing better than a relaxing evening on the deck.

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