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New Micro Fuel Cell Developments Featured at DPF 2010

September 10, 2010 6:51 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

With ongoing interest in micro fuel cell development, what are some of the more promising technologies for portable power applications? Darnell’s Power Forum will highlight a number of trends in the “alternative” energy storage market.

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How Are You Preparing to Save Energy this Fall and Winter?

September 9, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Hard to believe, but summer is almost officially over! Cooler weather is just around the corner, and it's always best to be prepared. As Andrea mentioned on Tuesday, one of the best things you can do to get ready for cool weather is have a home energy assessment to find out where you are...

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Thin-Film Batteries - Emerging Energy Storage at DPF 2010

September 8, 2010 8:03 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

Power supply technologies are often synergistic, and the success of one can be dependent on the success of another.

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“Grey Eagle” UAS to deploy to Afghanistan

September 8, 2010 7:58 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Weaponized versions of the MQ-1C “Grey Eagle” Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) will begin deploying to Afghanistan in the fall. Formerly known as the Sky Warrior, Grey Eagle is the Army’s answer to the Predator. In recent tests at the National Training Center, the Grey Eagle’s on-board laser designator performed flawlessly.

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Addressing Through-Hinge Wiring Challenges in Flip-Phone Design

September 8, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

So many people feel they can’t live without their cellular telephones these days, but how do cell phones survive all that use – and abuse – from people?

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Get Ahead of the Heating Season with an Energy Assessment

September 7, 2010 1:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

As I walked outside this morning, I noticed something - a chill in the air! I live in Colorado, where the nights get cooler long before the days do. This is the time where it's common to see people walking around with shorts and sweaters in the morning (gotta be prepared).

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What Is Most Important to the Future of Power?

September 7, 2010 7:52 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

What will be the most important driver for the power electronics industry in the next few years: Architectures? Topologies? Materials? Applications? This is a hotly debated question that has no clear answers...

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Wi-Fi and Femtocells

September 7, 2010 7:47 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

Although it is tempting to portray technology discussions as “battles” with a winner and loser, more often they will co-exist with technologies serving different needs at different times.

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How Low Can You Go with “Low-Power Wireless”?

September 2, 2010 4:49 am | by Ross Sabolcik, Director of Marketing, Wireless Products, Silicon Labs (www.silabs.com) | Comments

One thing I’ve learned over the years in the semiconductor industry is that I really don’t know anything. Or rather, what I think I know is always changing or isn’t quite what I thought it was.

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What 'Little Things' Do You Do to Save Energy?

September 2, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Eric told you about the redesign of the Energy Empowers site. Energy Empowers delivers stories about people like you taking both large and small steps to save energy, advance clean energy technologies, and build a more energy efficient and sustainable energy economy. Eric...

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Nominate Energy Efficiency Products for ECN's Readers Choice Tech Awards

September 1, 2010 10:46 am | Comments

While Innovative Energy is intended to be a forward-looking section of ECNmag.com, I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you to help us take a look back…say at the past year or so. Why, you ask? ECN’s Readers Choice Tech Awards are right around the corner.

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Darnell Power Forum Provides a New Look at Alternative Energy Applications

September 1, 2010 5:00 am | Comments

Wind power and photovoltaics get plenty of publicity, but how are the implementations taking place? Darnell’s Power Forum will feature several papers that look at some innovative applications in the alternative energy space.

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Automated Test Outlook - Peer-To-Peer Computing

August 31, 2010 8:17 am | by by Matt Friedman, National Instruments (www.ni.com) | Comments

For years the computing industry has implemented distributed architectures by dividing computing among multiple processing nodes.

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Smartphone-Driven Tech to Combat Epilepsy

August 31, 2010 8:00 am | by Sam Cinquegrani, CEO and Founder, Wave Technology Group(www.wavetechnologygroup.net) | Comments

The Epilepsy Center at the University of Chicago has leveraged technology to improve processes and cut costs. It monitors patients' brain waves remotely so it can identify when a seizure has occurred and offer patients more effective treatment for their condition.

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Empowering Actions to Save Energy Across the Country

August 31, 2010 6:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I think about energy a lot, and I'm always looking to get other people to think more consciously about energy and the ways they use it. I frequently send links to my friends and family to interesting websites and stories about people tackling our energy issues at home and at work. I also...

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