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What's Up With Fuel Cells?

June 8, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

We hear a lot about renewables like wind and solar these days, but what's the deal with fuel cells and is there a future in them? The truth is, fuel cells have been around for some time now; the idea originated in the 1840's.

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Navy’s F-35C makes inaugural flight

June 7, 2010 10:27 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program achieved an important milestone yesterday, with the inaugural flight of the Navy’s carrier-based variant. The F-35C Lightning II is due to replace the Navy and Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet. According to Lockheed Martin, the first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant took off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at 11:46 a.m. and logged a 57 min flight.

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Energy Challenge One: Greenbelt, Maryland

June 7, 2010 8:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden kicked off Earth Day in April by announcing the selection of 25 communities to receive up to $452 million in Recovery Act funding to "ramp-up" energy efficiency building retrofits. Under the Department of Energy (DOE) Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative, communities,...

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India’s Rustom UAV up for final approval

June 4, 2010 11:06 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

According to LiveFist, India’s Rustom UAV has reached the government's apex Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for final financial approval. The medium altitude long endurance (MALE) drone is being developed for the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy, and will carry out surveillance up to 250 km (155 miles) away.

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Cyborg Nanoscale Transistor Interface Created

June 4, 2010 8:46 am | Comments

Scientists have embedded a nano-sized transistor inside a cell-like membrane and powered it using the cell's own fuel.

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Reducing costly satellite assembly integration time

June 3, 2010 9:01 am | by Jean-Michel Bourin, Product Marketing Director, C&K Components | Comments

Assembly integration time (AIT) in white rooms is one of, if not the most, costly elements of the satellite assembly process. When it comes to high reliability connectors, traditional contact systems require screws, washers, clips and the manpower to assemble it all.

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How Do You Save Energy at Work?

June 3, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Amy discussed saving energy at work and ENERGY STAR's National Building Competition, a contest to see which of 14 facilities around the country can lower its energy use intensity (EUI) by the highest percentage over a fixed period of time. Whether you are a facility manager at...

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Happy First Birthday element14!

June 1, 2010 4:59 am | by Alisha Mowbray, Senior VP, innovation marketing, element14 | Comments

I can't believe it has been a year since our element14 engineering community launched. And what a year it’s been.

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Save Energy, Cut Costs, and Bring a Different Kind of Value to Work

June 1, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

For many of us, thinking about energy efficiency means thinking about changes we can make at home. But residential energy efficiency is just one slice of the energy use pie. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, energy use in the residential and commercial...

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What Kind of Energy Widgets Would Be Useful to You?

May 27, 2010 5:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, you read about some ways you can share information from Energy Savers. One tool Energy Savers is experimenting with is widgets, which allows you to share bits of our content with your blog or Web site visitors. We currently have two widgets: one for our blog and one with...

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Mini-projectors – maximum performance

May 26, 2010 9:32 am | Comments

The combination of a new kind of optical structure with high-performance LEDs enables completely new compact and brilliant lighting and projection systems.

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Like Energy Savers? Tell Your Friends!

May 25, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

One of the best things about the latest social tools on the Web is that it's so easy to share information that we find useful, interesting, or entertaining. My friends and the people I follow in social media generally have interests that are similar to mine, so I like it when they share...

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Federal Tax Credits: 2010 and Beyond

May 24, 2010 3:23 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The last time we talked about U.S. federal tax credits was in January where we posted 5 (More) Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 2. You might think the information is outdated at this point, but that's not the case. (NOTE: This is not the same as the Rebates for...

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On iPads, Femtocells, and Infrastructure

May 21, 2010 8:05 am | by Rupert Baines, Picochip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

It's not enough to just have must have devices like iPad and iPhone (even on an exclusive basis) without thinking about the bigger picture and ensuring you have the necessary infrastructure to support these devices.

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U.K. Reapers surpass 10,000 hours over Afghanistan

May 21, 2010 8:03 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Our cousins across the pond have achieved an historic milestone: the RAF’s Reaper program logged more than 10,000 hours over Afghanistan. In-theater since October 2007, the Reaper is the only Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) operated by the U.K.

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