Before becoming engrossed in the topic of this episode, there were some rather interesting recent occurrences associated with the last episode, “Energy 103 – Wind Turbines II”, which alluded to my theory that tornados which occur in ‘Tornado Alley’ in the Midwestern US...
On Monday, Elizabeth told you about new labels for light bulbs that the Federal Trade Commission will be rolling out in 2011. The labels are based on the familiar nutrition labels you see on food packaging and are designed to help you choose the right lighting for your home. Until the...
Organizing your test strategy around a common test platform is a proven technique for reducing capital cost, increasing reuse, and lowering the operational overhead...
Humanoid Robots are becoming very popular all around the world. Japan, Iran and Vermont are only a few places that have created such structures. You may be asking yourself, “What is a humanoid robot?”
If you live on or near the East Coast, you know that Summer 2010 is already really, really hot. We've had many days above 90°F and July is plenty toasty too.
Security concerns are a fact of life today and improved audio/video surveillance is extremely important for both private businesses and public entities. As the security/surveillance market transitions to digital from legacy analog-based systems, new capabilities and benefits are helping to spur market growth.
The Air Force is developing software that will help field commanders avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The software will integrate data from multiple sources to provide real-time intel for mission planners.
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced that light bulbs will have a brand new style of packaging, starting in 2011.
Back in April, we reported on the Impulse HB-SIA, a solar-powered aircraft piloted by balloonist Bertrand Piccard. Powered by 11,628 monocrystalline silicon cells, the HB-SIA is an impressive piece of work. Yesterday, the craft achieved an important milestone: the first solar-powered night flight.
Overly broad accesses in SAP was a concern for Powell, as a user could either accidentally or intentionally execute potentially harmful transactions outside of their job functions.
Despite cost overruns, delays, and controversy, the F-35 program is surging forward. Recently, Lockheed Martin received a $522 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense towards development of the “Joint Strike Fighter.” One thing’s certain—for better or worse, we’re putting all our eggs in one basket.
On Tuesday, you read about some of the innovative features that make the new Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Lab highly energy efficient. Some of the features require employees to change how they work and collaborate on a daily basis.
There has been a lot of coverage of SuperSpeed USB as its adoption is starting to ramp up, even with the lack of native support in the PC chipsets.
A few weeks ago, our entire communications office was lucky enough to be among the first to move into the new Research Support Facility (RSF) here at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Moving into a new building may not sound all that exciting, but this was a momentous day for...
Optocouplers and cigarettes have a lot in common. Both burn excessive energy during operation and get hot as a result.