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“Saving Money by Saving Energy” Goes National

August 1, 2011 4:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

A couple of weeks ago the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ad Council launched a national education campaign to help consumers save money on utility bills. Videos, tips, an “energy savings IQ” quiz, and a photo gallery on Facebook - as well as videos posted on You Tube...

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This Month on Energy Savers: July 2011

July 31, 2011 4:27 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Independence Day was a blast, and summer is in full swing with vacations and day camps and whatever else we fill our spare time with when it's warm and sunny. This week, I noticed that the cicadas (kind of like grasshoppers but louder) started singing in the trees – a sign that the...

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Precision Current Measurement in Industrial Drives

July 29, 2011 8:20 am | by Arek Kacprzak and Marc Royer, Texas Instruments | Comments

Government regulations around the world are calling for higher efficiency of industrial motor drives because they account for a considerable amount of our total energy consumption. Higher efficiency requires optimization of the torque and rotor speed...

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LED Lighting Trends

July 28, 2011 8:31 am | by Douglas A. Toth, PE, Wurth Electronics Midcom | Comments

Any new innovation experiences obstacles. In LED lighting, one problem is the issue of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), or unwanted noise signals.

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How Will You Shop for Your Next Vehicle?

July 28, 2011 8:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Shannon talked about how she's been using the online tools from the Advanced Technology Vehicle Data Center (AFDC) to help her decide what type of highly efficient vehicle may be best for her household. The AFDC provides excellent information such as a Light Duty Vehicle...

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FPGA Configuration via USB

July 27, 2011 11:17 am | by Fred Dart, CEO of Future Devices Technology International (www.ftdichip.com) | Comments

OEMs now face heightening challenges which threaten their very livelihoods, forcing them to look at more innovative ways of developing new products to give them the edge over rival outfits.

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20 US Stocks of Companies involved in the Robotics Industry

July 27, 2011 4:53 am | by Frank Tobe, The Robot Report www.therobotreport.com | Comments

In early 2008, I asked my Merrill Lynch broker for a list of stocks of American robot manufacturers. He couldn't provide me with more than two. So I went online with Bloomberg and found a list of 120 companies involved with automation.

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What do Kiwi Fruit and Color Printers have in Common?

July 26, 2011 4:56 am | by Joyce Yeung, TAOS, (www.taosinc.com) | Comments

I am always thrilled when I see one of our customers take one of our light sensors and design it into ingenious applications that use light to measure, detect and analyze just about anything.

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Find the Right Solution for You with Tools from the AFDC

July 25, 2011 10:25 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

All-electric vehicle. Credit: Margaret Smith, DOE

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Software Helps Students Tackle Real World Challenges

July 21, 2011 11:30 am | by Ed Thum, Program Director, Global Marketing, IBM Rational | Comments

Currently most college students learn core development skills by working on individual projects. But when those students eventually go to work for a larger software company, they will inevitably be part of a team of programmers, working on one small slice of a much bigger pie.

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Hybrid Networking Key to Enabling the Digital Home

July 21, 2011 11:09 am | by Ganesh Swaminathan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Qualcomm Atheros (www.qca.qualcomm.com) | Comments

With ever increasing demand for high-definition content consumption and distribution within the home, the consumer needs a highly reliable home network.

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How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer?

July 21, 2011 6:29 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Allison shared her experience of adding insulation to her attic. The result? A better-insulated home with less use of her air conditioning system. It's one of several things she's doing to keep her home cool during the summer (though insulation is effective year round)....

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Minneapolis Just Keeps Setting Records

July 19, 2011 6:26 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

The three most attended SWUGN Summit events have one thing in common - they were all in Minneapolis. We're back here today with 184 SolidWorks users - another new record. I asked the crowd this morning....why? The answer is simple - these SolidWorks users are very interested in learning...

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Look Up to See Your Bills Go Down: Making Your Attic More Efficient

July 18, 2011 2:26 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This year at my house, we have been on a quest to make our attic more energy efficient. I think we realized just how much this unseen area contributes to our overall comfort - not to mention what we pay to heat and cool the house.

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How to Use Web Video to Promote Your Tech Business

July 18, 2011 10:39 am | by by Ian Snead, vzaar.com | Comments

Video is one of the most dynamic and effective ways to communicate to your customers and potential customers. Many tech savvy customers expect to see video and if your site does not provide video, they feel that something is missing.

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