About Tom Lombardo
Tom Lombardo
Dr. Tom Lombardo is a professor emeritus of engineering technology, an instructional designer, a writer, and an armchair philosopher. Tom is the co-owner and president of the communication firm Tohoca, LLC. In his spare time, he makes somewhat recognizable sounds with an acoustic guitar.

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Green Technology IoT-Based Fans from ebm-papst
Energy-efficient fans can significantly reduce power consumption in many applications. We looked at ...
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Spray-On Antennas and Low-Cost Sensors Are Making IoT Ubiquitous
These spray-on antennas outperform metals and graphene, enabling IoT products to be used virtually a...
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An Inside View of a 3D Imaging Chip
New chip uses 72 transceivers to produce high-res 3D images for machine vision applications.
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Bifacial Solar Modules Decrease Cost of Energy
Two-sided solar modules could increase solar energy production by up to 30% and decrease Levelized C...
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What's Inside Chicago's Electrified Buses?
Chicago's twenty electric buses will save the city $13M in operating expenses and reduce pollution a...
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Are These Cell Phones a Security Risk?
With the recent reports of potential spying issues related to Huawei and ZTE smartphones, Engineerin...
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Autonomous Vehicles Armed with Machine Learning Algorithms
Vehicular cognition and neural network processors will drive the next generation of autonomous vehic...
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Infographic: Solar Power by the Numbers
From sunlight to power for your appliances, this infographic shows how energy comes from the sun and...
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Discovery: A Net-Zero Energy School
Discovery Elementary School was designed not for yesterday's students, but for the students of the f...
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Oil Company Says Renewable Energy is Cost-Competitive with Fossil Fuels
BP's 2018 Technology Outlook shows a path to a sustainable future.
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GE's New Offshore Wind Turbine Blows the Others Out of the Water
GE's newest wind turbine is a spinning skyscraper with a 12 Megawatt output. Let's take it for a spi...
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Turning Trash Into Joules
Landfills aren't sustainable, and even if they were, nobody wants to live near one. Here's how some ...
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NREL Report Challenges Engineers to Design Better Solar Products
A recent study from the National Renewable Energy Lab says that residential rooftop solar can reach ...
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Little Pink Greenhouses for Food and Electricity
Modern greenhouses use electricity to power fans, sensors, and data loggers. Ultra-modern greenhouse...
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Design for Sustainability: LED Lighting
LED lights are more energy efficient, but there's more to sustainability than just energy.
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Natural Selection and Artificial Intelligence Help Engineers Redesign the Power Grid
The electric grid is the most complex machine ever built. How can we improve it? Nature says, "Simpl...
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Wireless Power, But Not What Tesla Had in Mind
Cota technology can charge devices over the air but don't cut your power cords just yet.
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Student-Designed Solar Car Hits the Market in 2019
Lightyear One, a commercial EV based on the student-designed Stella Lux, can drive for months withou...
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Three Innovations in Smart Home Technology
Lights, thermostats, and building automation systems have come a long way over the past century.
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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics: Walls and Roofs that Generate Power and Save Energy
Anywhere the sun shines, directly or indirectly, there's power available. BIPV harvests that power w...
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