Entries for June 2013

Need Power? Go Fly a Kite!
It's not quite what Ben Franklin envisioned, but two companies are experimenting with kites to ...
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BlackBerry Stock Craters as Financial Markets Overreact
New smartphone designs are gaining customers for good reason.
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Technical Benefits of Distributed Energy Generation
Distributed energy generation offers a number of technological advantages over the current system. W...
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How a Smartphone Stores Photos and Music
How the files survive even when the battery dies.
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Solar Powered Hospital
A newly-built hospital in Haiti has a 400 kW grid-tied photovoltaic system, allowing it to generate ...
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Power Walking with Energy Floors
The average footstep produces about 8 Joules of energy. Dutch company Energy Floors is converting th...
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Touchscreens in Electronic Devices
The main components of the ubiquitous touchscreen interface.
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Google's Loon Uses Solar Power to Connect the World
Google wants to bring the internet to the world using a network of balloons carrying solar-powe...
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Solar-Powered Wheelchair Wins Design Challenge
In a great blend of project-based learning and service learning, students at the University of Virgi...
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Intel Launches Next Generation of Microprocessors
eDRAM, Iris Pro and the new Haswell devices.
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World's Quietest Wind Turbine
Small wind turbines tend to be noisy and ineffective at low wind speeds. Will the Eco Whisper silenc...
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Wind Power Goes Retro
Artist and designer Merel Karhof created factories that harness the wind to run machines directly fr...
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A New Spin on Energy Storage
An innovative flywheel design may put a new spin on energy storage.
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