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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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John Schramski uses a battery as a metaphor to understand the globe's stagnating economic and political systems and their close relatives: collapsing ecosystems. This "battery" is not being replenished as quickly as it is being drained, thus calling for drastic energy conservation.
Date: 09/03/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded FlexTech Alliance a Cooperative Agreement to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics that will involve Michael Chabinyc, Tim Cheng, and Rachel Segalman.
Date: 09/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
Matt Scullin of Michigan State University formed a company that uses thermoelectrics to turn waste heat from car tailpipes into electricity.
Date: 08/20/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
As the government embarks on an ambitious renewables program, researchers seek technology solutions suited to India’s unique conditions.
Date: 08/12/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The core mission of AIM Photonics will be to serve Department of Defense needs, but commercial benefits will emerge from a new economy of scale for integrated photonics.
Date: 08/11/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a new type of photonic channel that has been a missing component for building quantum photonic circuits on a large scale.
Date: 08/07/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency will play a lead role in a $110 million federal program to develop new electronic products using the next generation of chip technology. -
Date: 07/28/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics
A robust integrated photonics manufacturing industry would boost the economy and result in energy-efficient, higher-performance computing and telecommunications.
Date: 07/27/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics
The E-fan electric plane of European planemaker Airbus has made history by being the first battery-operated electric plane to fly over the English Channel.
Date: 07/13/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
New research showing dismal results for energy efficiency in homes highlights the need for performance-based measures.
Date: 07/08/2015
Type: Article

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