This week, you read about using an electric meter to measure and manage your energy use. Using a meter could
Back at CES ’09, I had the chance to preview Hillcrest Labs’ MEMs Accelerometer based motion control technology. They’ve since marketed it as a consumer device, the Loop Pointer.
The Air Force has confirmed the existence of a new Stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Designated the RQ-170 Sentinel, “The Beast of Kandahar" has been spotted over Afghanistan as early as 2007. The military plans to deploy it for reconnaissance and surveillance missions.
ECN magazine is announcing both a new test-oriented blog and an annual contest on Best Test Practices.
As I write this blog in early December the Dow is reaching 14 month highs, indicating a belief that the worst is behind us. While many believe there will be more bumps in the road and the unemployment picture hasn’t improved much, the tide is changing. Thoughts are shifting from conservation of resources to the best deployment of resources to generate growth as consumer demand improves.
Yesterday I wrote about my experience using a digital electrical meter at home. Today I'll discuss what I'm doing with promoting their use in my home town. According to one popular environmental Web site, there are a number of libraries providing fre
These are the voyages of the VSS Enterprise. To ferry civilians into space. To collect $200,000 a head. To boldly go where few space tourists have gone before!
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating why Verizon Wireless doubled their Early Termination Fees for “Advanced Devices.” The $350 ETF for “Advanced Devices” went into effect 11/15, and applies to PDAs and Smartphones (such as RIM Blackberries).
"You can't manage what you don't measure" is a common management adage. It applies well to energy as well. I think I do a decent job at restricting my energy usage at home. After all, I'm supposed to be an energy expert. But who would have thought th
Here’s another example of life imitating art—SPELCO (Special Parachute Equipment and Logistics Consortium) is working on a personal glider that looks straight outta Science Fiction. With its glide ratio of 5:1 and self-propulsion system, the “Gryphon” could become an invaluable tool in the future warfighter’s arsenal.
This week, you read about LED holiday light strings, which can use 90% less energy than regular incandescent light s
It's hard to believe, but the holidays are in full swing and many of you are starting to decorate your homes. Those of you who started around Halloween are probably feeling pretty smart because you got your decorating done while the weather was nice.
I don't know about you, but about the last thing I want this year for the holidays is another mustard-yellow sweater. Sure, it's nice to have some extra-warm clothes stashed in the top drawer of the dresser this time of year, but I'm clearly maxed-out in the
Levis (the jeans people) have been suggesting that people Go Forth. http://goforth.levi.com/fortune I'd like to make a similar suggestion. Not about jeans, but about software. Go Forth.
Since I wrote Neighborhood Development Package on November 11, 2006, I have been thinking about the pieces needed to make the system work 24/7. The full article is below but let me give you a short review. My idea was to electrify a neighborhood in order to educate, communicate, and pump water.