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Through-wall radar aids in urban operations

May 4, 2010 6:05 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

In 2007, SSG David Bellavia released the most poignant memoir of the Iraq War, “House to House.” The title is significant, because house-to-house fighting is among the most dangerous forms of urban warfare. Camero may have a solution with the Xaver 400, a compact through-wall radar.

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Energy Star Lighting Fixtures: How Does THAT Work?

May 3, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

My husband and I spent a lazy Saturday in a lighting showroom a few weekends ago. We've been working on a project to replace all the lighting fixtures in our home for a couple of years now, so we seem to spend a lot of time in lighting showrooms. But that particular Saturday was a bit...

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Everything is Going Digital – Including Reference Books

May 3, 2010 7:05 am | by Diana Bittern, director of product management at Knovel (www.knovel.com) | Comments

Simply put, static print has seen its hay-day and the general population is hungry for ways to find and absorb information faster, and on-the-go.

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Holiday in Ghana - the Impact of Cellular in Developing Countries

May 3, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

According to the OECD, adding an extra ten mobile phones per 100 people in a typical developing country boosts growth in GDP per person by 0.8 percentage points. That is just staggering.

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What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'?

April 29, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Shannon wrote about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles. DOE is has a number of projects in the works to encourage development and adoption of these vehicles. While the flying "cars of the future" we imagined in years past have not come to fruition,...

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Should Apple Cede its “Gatekeeper” Role?

April 27, 2010 7:23 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Yesterday, Wired posted an inflammatory article calling for transparency in Apple’s App store. A reasonable request, but the piece goes further, arguing that Apple is muzzling free speech—or in the author’s hyperbolic language, Apple could “take control of the press.”

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Electrifying Your Drive

April 27, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

For anyone who grew up watching The Jetsons (or Back to the Future, depending on your generation), the "Car of the Future!" flew through the skies with the greatest of ease. Although most of us have given up on our hopes of a flying car, anything beyond the internal combustion engine has...

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Appliance Rebates: Frequently Asked Questions

April 26, 2010 1:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The appliance rebate program has been wildly successful in many states. So successful, in fact, that people have plenty of questions and aren’t always finding the answers they need. Whether you’re just learning about the appliance rebate program or have some nagging questions,...

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Air Force launches unmanned orbital test vehicle

April 23, 2010 8:02 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Last night, at 7:52 PM, the Air Force launched its X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on a classified mission that could last up to nine months. The unmanned orbiter is designed to be reusable, though exact details remain classified. Launched atop an Atlas V rocket, the X-37B resembles a mini Space Shuttle.

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How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

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

Happy Earth Day! Today marks the 40th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day, and we hope you're getting into the spirit and committing to protecting the environment and saving energy. Check out EERE's Earth Day Web site and interactive animation for some great ideas and information to get...

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Whither thou goest, Space Shuttle?

April 21, 2010 12:29 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Oh Space Shuttle, thou noblest of space-faring, low-Earth-orbiting vehicles, we hardly knew ye. Compared to the Apollo program, you were but a minor diversion—a minor, 30 year diversion. Proponents claimed you’d make space travel “routine and economical,” though you proved to be neither. And yet, your long-overdue retirement leaves a major void.

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Get the Family in on the Energy-Saving Act

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

It's no wonder that many of Earth Day's most ardent supporters are children. Environmental education is growing into a fixture in classrooms across the United States. Students are often eager to put their lessons in sustainability into practice at home.

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Celebrate Earth Day!

April 20, 2010 9:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Earth Day is a great time to commit to protecting the environment and saving money and energy at home. This year, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

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Energy 103 - Our Major Source

April 20, 2010 5:06 am | by by Prof. Ken Johnson, Ret. | Comments

There is no doubt the primary source of the Earth’s energy has been and continues to be the Sun (officially called Sol). 

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Ideas for What to Do this Earth Day

April 19, 2010 2:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

It's finally beginning to warm up again! Of course, given that I live in Colorado, where it can snow through May, I probably just jinxed myself. But no matter! It's spring, it's beautiful out, and that means it's time to yet again break out the spring version of Stay Cool, Save Money!

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