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Canada gets cold feet over F-35

October 19, 2010 9:53 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

A report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calls Canada’s planned procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter “fundamentally flawed.” According to the CCPA, “Canada does not need the F-35, either for North American/domestic roles or for expeditionary roles.”


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Coming soon to a City Near You

October 19, 2010 8:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I recently attended AARP’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida as an exhibitor with the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The event hosted over 20,000 attendees, several of whom provided great feedback at the exhibit booth - just...


Winter Is Coming. Get Busy Saving Energy!

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

It's been a long, hot summer in Washington, D.C., but we're finally starting to slide into autumn and cooler weather. You might have noticed that we've already changed our seasonal tips page over to "Stay Warm, Save Money," so now is a good time to look at your house and car and think about winter.


Energy 109: Thermoelectrics

October 14, 2010 6:07 am | by Prof. Ken Johnson | Comments

Several readers of these episodes disagreed with my approach of using a ‘worst case’ example of a private residence solar cell electrical power generation system as the sole source of power (ENERGY 108: SOLAR CELLS II)...


Which Energy Resources Would You Like Translated to Spanish?

October 14, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Shannon told you about some of the EERE, Energy Savers, and federal government resources that are available in Spanish. We know that many other resources would be useful to Spanish speakers, but we want to know which are the top priorities. So tell us:


Sailing into the Mainstream of Energy and Water Efficiency, Affordably

October 13, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I took off work on Friday, September 10, to have a 3-day weekend with my wife visiting a research center in Virginia Beach. After consulting Virginia's green lodging Web site, my wife and I jotted down nearly a dozen participating hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts not far from the...


Saving Energy in Spanish

October 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments



How Are You Observing Energy Awareness Month?

October 7, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

October is Energy Awareness Month, and we think a great way to celebrate would be to make an improvement that gets you a tax credit. But there are plenty of other ways you could observe Energy Awareness Month help spread the word about saving energy. So tell us:


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?


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.


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...


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.


Android Froyo – Making it the Best It Can Be

September 29, 2010 8:01 am | by Chris Buerger, Wind River ( | 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


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.


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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