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Nanoantennas hold promise for infrared photovoltaics

June 14, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Basic scientific curiosity paid off in unexpected ways when Rice University researchers investigating the fundamental physics of nanomaterials discovered a new technology that could dramatically improve solar energy panels. “We’re merging the optics of nanoscale antennas with...


Bright Future for LDS with New Custom-Colorable LNP Thermocomp Compound

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Innovative Plastics strategic business unit of Sabic announced the first new custom-colorable LNP Thermocomp thermoplastic compound for laser direct structuring (LDS) to save space and reduce the weight of mobile devices. LDS is a sophisticated process for integrating electronic...


Bosch receives award as automotive supplier

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Bosch has received an award for its outstanding innovation management in the automotive supplier category of the Best Innovator Awards 2010/2011. The awards’ patron is the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer presented the awards …


World Record in Ultra-Rapid Data Transmission

June 14, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in encoding data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam, transmitting them over a distance of 50 km, and decoding them successfully. This is the …


Fighting with South-Facing Windows

June 13, 2011 1:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

You know, back when it was cold out (and, this being Colorado, that was last month), my south-facing windows were awesome. They let in tons of light and kept the entire place snug and warm. I barely even needed to break out the blankets!


A Mentor’s Perspective on EcoCAR

June 11, 2011 10:07 am | by Pete Maloney, Mathworks, | Comments

The stated mission of EcoCar is to find new ways to reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles and prepare future engineering leaders for that task by providing


Nozzles On Demand

June 10, 2011 6:17 am | by Zachery Shook, Count On Tools ( | Comments

In the electronics manufacturing industry, when you throw in specialized odd-form components, the manufacturer must decide how to place the component: hand assembly or with their automated equipment.


What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle?

June 9, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Gasoline vehicle label


Wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module warns when carbon monoxide concentration in the air is too high

June 7, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Unitronic presents a wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module for continuous monitoring of the carbon monoxide (CO) concentration in various buildings and in industrial applications at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany) at Booth 638 in Hall 12. The core of the Unitronic …


Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future

June 7, 2011 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Working here at the Department of Energy, I hear a lot about the latest efforts to design and build vehicles for a more energy-efficient future. The clean energy innovations in vehicle technologies that DOE and its partners are advancing will help American families save money at the pump...


Double or Nothing in This High-Stakes Industry

June 7, 2011 4:50 am | by Scott Fillebrown, Automated Circuit Design ( | Comments

As the president and CEO of Automated Circuit Design, I’m always looking for ways to keep the company one step ahead of competition, building on 27 years in business.


A Mom, a Wife, and an Engineer Walk Into a....

June 6, 2011 10:22 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

After more than 4 years of helping thousands (and thousands) of SolidWorks users learn more about the software, Gabi Jack has announced her "retirement" from the SolidWorks Community. This week, I'll take a look back at Gabi's work (and life) in the community. Here's Part I of however...

America's Home Energy Education Challenge

June 6, 2011 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog.


Elma Solves Amp Manufacturer’s Need for Custom Audio Switch

June 6, 2011 9:13 am | by Justin Moll, Elma ( | Comments

A well-known and highly respected manufacturer of audio and video products came to Elma with a requirement for a customized switch for a high-end tube amp. 


What Do Awards Really Measure?

June 2, 2011 8:18 am | by Joyce Yeung, TAOS ( | Comments

Everyone loves to receive awards. It’s a feather in the cap. But it’s important that our opinion about a recipient of an award isn’t masked by the number of distinctions, but why it was awarded and who nominated them.  



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