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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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Energy 101 Videos: Learn More About the Basics!

August 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Okay, so we already pointed out the Energy Basics Web site last week. Because I'm going to talk about something on the site, I wanted to remind you all of what it is: a brand new Web site on EERE that talks about the basics of how energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies work....

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Drones to be equipped with HD cameras?

August 30, 2010 7:17 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The Consumer Electronics industry is already discussing glasses-free 3D televisions. But for Airmen monitoring drone feeds, they’re forced to stare at grainy, SD video. Yet according to a piece in the Air Force Times, the times they are a-changin’—the military may soon have HD cameras on drones.

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DPF 2010 Highlights Cutting-Edge Power Supply Packaging

August 30, 2010 5:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

Power electronics technologies are undergoing a more rapid evolution today than at any time in the past 30 years, including new system-on-chip packaging solutions.

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Digital Power Remains Important Focus of Darnell’s Power Forum

August 26, 2010 9:38 am | Comments

Are there still opportunities where digital is not being exploited to its full benefit? Yes, and Darnell’s Power Forum is where these opportunities will be discussed. It’s no longer about what digital can do, but changing application demands.

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What Questions Do You Have About 'Energy Basics'?

August 26, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, we told you about a new site on EERE called Energy Basics. Energy Basics is a resource to help answer all of your "basic" questions about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Like most Web sites, Energy Basics is a work in progress, and we'd like your input on...

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Lockheed Martin receives “contract modification” for F-22

August 25, 2010 6:13 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a $111.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for the 2010 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract. FASTeR entails support for the F-22 fleet, including training systems, customer support, integrated support planning, supply chain management, aircraft modifications and heavy maintenance...

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Green Means Go for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Taxis

August 24, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The taxi, the icon of the bustling city, is getting a makeover. Cities nationwide are encouraging taxi fleets to turn over a new leaf and reduce their petroleum consumption. As taxis average more than 55,000 miles a year, reducing one taxi's gasoline consumption can make a big difference....

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