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Save Money and Stay Cool with an Efficient, Well-Maintained Air Conditioner

June 29, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

OK. It's officially summer here in Washington, D.C. I'm seeking the coolest, shadiest places possible as I get ready for the hottest few months of the year. It's already been a hot June in much of the country, and it may end up being one of the hottest Junes on record in DC.

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Energy Challenge Four: The Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge

June 28, 2010 6:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

We've already seen over the past three Mondays how cooperation among the public sector, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit private sector firms can produce some real benefits. We've also seen how the success of a project or program can depend on the ability to mobilize the local community.

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Factor-in Femtocell Traffic

June 25, 2010 9:55 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

Let's look at the controversy that operators have triggered by including femto traffic into the data plan - i.e. you use up your quote even if using your femto on your broadband.

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What Steps Do You Take to Be an Energy-Conscious Citizen?

June 24, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Sean discussed consumers' responsibilities to be energy-conscious and contribute to solutions to global and national problems. Tell us:

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The F-35’s international flavour

June 23, 2010 6:14 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The United States’ “premier air superiority fighter,” the F-22 Raptor, is banned from export. The F-35 (and its fifth generation rival, the PAK-FA) is not. Thus, it’s no surprise that allies have climbed aboard the Joint Strike Fighter program. For all intents and purposes, the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act killed the F-22 Raptor.

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Avoiding Semiconductor Failures - The Expanding Role of Quartz

June 22, 2010 9:11 am | by Jim Horvath, President, Technical Glass | Comments

Some of the avoidable stress factors effecting semiconductor reliability have led many fabricators to choose fused quartz as the material of choice for semiconductor wafer processing as well as laboratory and testing applications.

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Be Part of the Solution!

June 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I want you to be responsible

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Energy Challenge Three: The Greenbelt Green Neighborhood Challenge

June 21, 2010 2:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Lore Rosenthal, a principal leader behind the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, attended a meeting in Greenbelt, Maryland, on an energy purchasing cooperative more than a year ago. Also attending the meeting was Lore's neighbor, Sylvia Lewis, on the board of both the Greenbelt Community...

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4K Sectors: A Revolutionary Advancement for Hard Drives?

June 21, 2010 11:01 am | by Mojgan Pessian, Senior Product Manager Client Systems at WD | Comments

There have been naysayers through the years that have predicted that rotating media technology will at some point have exhausted the limits of delivering capacity increases. Time and time again the hard drive industry has proved them wrong.

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Energy 105 – Wind Turbines II

June 21, 2010 5:08 am | by Ken Johnson | Comments

A couple of statements made about vortices in previous episodes have prompted several comments and queries. Then just recently there was a news story about an airliner incident where it hit an “air pocket” or CAT (Clear Air Turbulence) as it is called.

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Fast Times for Femtocells

June 18, 2010 9:37 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

These are busy times for the femtocell industry.There are now 13 operators who have launched service, including 3 out of 3 in Japan and 3 out of 4 in USA.

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Cool Demos at Sensors Expo

June 17, 2010 8:50 am | Comments

At the Sensors Expo, I punched a dummy in the face - literally. A dummy with an accelerometer and wireless network attached to his head, that measured the angular velocity and impact of my punch...

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How Do You Save Energy in the Summer?

June 17, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Monday is the official first day of summer! With summer comes hot weather and high cooling bills. But you can take steps to save this summer; Drew told us about a few on Tuesday, and the Stay Cool, Save Money site has more tips. Tell us:

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Sometimes It Is About Surviving

June 17, 2010 4:08 am | by Sam Kavanagh for element14.com | Comments

After my success in Spain I approached France with the goal of winning or at least putting in a good fight to win the GC competition.

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Summertime Energy Savings

June 15, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I can't believe how fast winter gave way to summer. Seems like just yesterday we were digging out from Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, dealing with mountains of the white stuff and wondering if we'd ever be out of the deep freeze.

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