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Advances in materials and simpler fabrication methods have opened the doors to paper-thin electronics. One day we might have cheap, bendable, disposable, and perhaps even recyclable electronics.
Date: 02/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
The EPA is proposing higher Renewable Fuel Standards including an increase in the percentage of biofuels that refiners must include in their gasoline and diesel.
Date: 02/04/2013
Type: Article
The US Postal Service says it saved more than $52 million in 2012 by reducing their energy, water, and soft goods consumption; decreasing their fuel use; and producing less solid waste. USPS also generated nearly $24 million in revenue by recycling.
Date: 02/01/2013
Type: Article
Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that the hole in the ozone layer is changing ocean circulation. This can potentially alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and impact global climate change.
Date: 01/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
BMW is unveiling a new technology that can mold a woven sheet of carbon fiber into a completed car part in less than 10 minutes. Carbon fiber parts will greatly reduce fuel consumption.
Date: 01/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Intel announced that it would release information on its silicon-based optical system that enables the data and computing elements in a rack of computer servers to communicate at 100 gigabits a second. This will enable data centers to perform faster and use about half as much power.
Date: 01/18/2013
Type: Article
Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Researchers at Stanford University and SLAC have developed a Li-ion battery in which its sulfur cathode is capable of storing five times more energy than today’s batteries.
Date: 01/16/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Researchers at UCLA have found a way to improve computer performance, memory, and make computers 10 to 1000 times more energy efficient by using electric voltage instead of flowing current.
Date: 01/15/2013
Type: Article
According to the ACEEE, utility companies can save 27 percent of forecasted electricity use and 19 percent of forecasted natural gas use by 2030 with next-generation energy-efficiency technologies and programs.
Date: 01/14/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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