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Researchers have developed an anode made of titanium dioxide nanotubes that, remarkably, improves battery performance over time by self-orienting after cycling.
Date: 11/03/2011
Type: News
In an effort to get building owners on-board with energy retrofits, one company is eliminating the hassle by managing every aspect of the process.
Date: 11/03/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
A unique arrangement of silicon oxide and metal allows the absorption of broad wavelengths from many angles, an improvement that could be used in traditional solar cells.
Date: 11/02/2011
Type: News
An advance in gallium nitride LEDs boosts the efficiency at which they produce ultraviolet light, with promising applications for chemical, biological, aerospace, military and medical technologies.
Date: 10/31/2011
Type: News
Under the SAVE (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy) Act, estimated energy-consumption expenses for a house would be included as a mandatory new underwriting factor.
Date: 10/30/2011
Type: News
Nth Degree Technologies is exploring the use of gallium nitride 'ink' to print flexible, paper-like LED lighting sheets.
Date: 10/28/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Scientists at Sandia National Labs have developed a diode laser with lighting quality comparable to incadescents and the new lights could compete with LEDs once cost competitive.
Date: 10/26/2011
Type: News
Two Cupertino alums have created a thermostat with iPod ease, but will builders and homeowners warm up to it?
Date: 10/25/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
In addition to being safer, intelligent cars and trucks could save money through lighter materials and drafting efficiencies from close-distance convoy driving.
Date: 10/24/2011
Type: News
An EV battery housing made from fiber composite is 25% lighter than a traditional metal casing, paving the way for more efficient electric cars.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News

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