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Drones to be equipped with HD cameras?

August 30, 2010 7:17 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The Consumer Electronics industry is already discussing glasses-free 3D televisions. But for Airmen monitoring drone feeds, they’re forced to stare at grainy, SD video. Yet according to a piece in the Air Force Times, the times they are a-changin’—the military may soon have HD cameras on drones.

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DPF 2010 Highlights Cutting-Edge Power Supply Packaging

August 30, 2010 5:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

Power electronics technologies are undergoing a more rapid evolution today than at any time in the past 30 years, including new system-on-chip packaging solutions.

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Digital Power Remains Important Focus of Darnell’s Power Forum

August 26, 2010 9:38 am | Comments

Are there still opportunities where digital is not being exploited to its full benefit? Yes, and Darnell’s Power Forum is where these opportunities will be discussed. It’s no longer about what digital can do, but changing application demands.

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What Questions Do You Have About 'Energy Basics'?

August 26, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, we told you about a new site on EERE called Energy Basics. Energy Basics is a resource to help answer all of your "basic" questions about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Like most Web sites, Energy Basics is a work in progress, and we'd like your input on...

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Lockheed Martin receives “contract modification” for F-22

August 25, 2010 6:13 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a $111.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for the 2010 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract. FASTeR entails support for the F-22 fleet, including training systems, customer support, integrated support planning, supply chain management, aircraft modifications and heavy maintenance...

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Green Means Go for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Taxis

August 24, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The taxi, the icon of the bustling city, is getting a makeover. Cities nationwide are encouraging taxi fleets to turn over a new leaf and reduce their petroleum consumption. As taxis average more than 55,000 miles a year, reducing one taxi's gasoline consumption can make a big difference....

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Oh the Places you'll go!

August 23, 2010 10:45 am | by Lauren DeStefano, Assistant Editor | Comments

Check-in, tag, and venues are just a few key words that you’ll need to know to use Facebook’s new feature, Places. This feature allows users to update where they are and what they are doing...

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GaN Advancements Will Be Presented at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 23, 2010 10:33 am | Comments

Will enhancement mode GaN transistors (eGaN) replace power MOSFET/IGBTs in power management applications? Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, believes it will and will explain why at Darnell’s Power Forum ’10.

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Darnell Power Forum Sheds Light on the Smart Grid

August 23, 2010 10:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

Everyone in the power supply community wants to know power implications of the Smart Grid, but not much has been agreed upon. Darnell’s Power Forum ’10 will bring some clarity to this question with a session on “Enabling the Smart Grid”.

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When Unit Share isn’t the same as Revenue Share

August 23, 2010 9:36 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

Dell’Oro posted some research on the femtocell market — from 1 million units shipped this year to 62 million by 2014, according to Dell’Oro Group’s five-year forecast.

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Energy 107 – Solar Cells I

August 23, 2010 4:49 am | by Ken Johnson | Comments

This episode pertains to a different kind of solar energy electric power generator, the Photovoltaic Cell (PV), commonly called ‘solar cells’. But before we embark on that subject, a reference was made in the reader Comments of the last episode (ENERGY 106), about another Solar Thermal Energy system...

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New Energy Basics Site: Check It Out!

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

Interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy but a little confused by all the terms? Wondering how the technologies actually work? Maybe you're doing some research or working on a paper and just need a little background info.

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How Do You Save Energy and Stay Cool While Cooking in the Summer?

August 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Andrea discussed some ways you can keep cooking during the summer while saving energy and staying cool.

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Creating Thin Connectors for High-Density Flexible Substrates

August 18, 2010 5:40 am | Comments

DKN Research recently unveiled a new concept for Ultra Thin Connectors on high-density flexible substrates to showcase the connector’s flexibility and optimize a package design process.

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Fact-o-rific Vehicle Facts of the Week

August 17, 2010 5:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I have a secret. When I need a little pick-me-up at work, I often surf over to the EERE Vehicle Technologies Program Web site and read their latest Fact of the Week. Updated like clockwork every week, the Fact of the Week site provides dozens (if not hundreds) of factoids of a broad...

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