Entries for April 2013

Definitely Not 1980s Intel DRAM
Intel paper describes their direction for DRAM.
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Climbing Robotic Wind Turbine Inspector
A robot that climbs wind turbines makes inspections faster, safer, and less expensive.
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A New Approach to Wind Energy
Caltech's Biological Propulsion Laboratory proposes wind farms that consist of small vertical-axis w...
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Mobile Phones Provide a Lesson on the Future of Disruptive Technology
It’s been forty years since the first mobile phone call.
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3D Printed Thermoelectric Generators
A team of researchers in Dresden has developed a 3D printing process that creates small inexpensive ...
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CO Sensor with processor and Bluetooth transmission
Near “out-of-the-box” solution for complete CO (or chemical/gas) sensing with Bluetooth
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3D Photovoltaics
Researchers at MIT are wondering why photovoltaic system designers insist on thinking in only two di...
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Blackberry Z10. Phony or Bad data? Either way, it’s a minefield.
Is it possible that more phones were returned than shipped?
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Nanotechnology “Solar Ink” Increases Photovoltaic Efficiency
A nanowire manufacturing technique promises to improve solar cell efficiency at a low cost.
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Finding stuff with your smartphone. Will Linquet succeed in a crowded field?
Finding stuff with your smartphone. Will Linquet succeed in a crowded field?
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After the Kick. From Prototype to Production for the Ubi.

In August 2012 a team of engineers launched the Ubi on Kickstarter.  Their goal was $36,000.&nb... More >>
Three Problems: One SOL-ution
The SunSmart E-Shelter program lowers energy bills, provides educational resources, and supplies pow...
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ZeitEco is a battery powered super scooter.
Kickstarter attracts a lot of inventors.  Did these designers bite off too big a project?
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Intel Custom Foundry Interview
Altera to use Intel for wafer production. Hints of Intel in the post-PC era.
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Good Whey to Generate Electricity
This Wisconsin factory takes waste water from the cheese-making industry and converts it into electr...
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How-to-hack a windmill [video]

This video shows a step-by-step process for building a windmill that generates 600 watts, enough to ... More >>
A "Brilliant" Wind Turbine
GE's 2.5 megawatt wind turbine uses sensors, on-site batteries, communication, and data analysis to ...
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Electronic design considerations for Kickstarting a robot

Fritz is an educational robot puppet that achieves an excellent interpretation of human facial expre... More >>
Fritz - the Robot Puppet on Kickstarter

Fritz is a "robot puppet" that is just launching on Kickstarter. We spoke with the brains behind th... More >>

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