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McKinsey's predictions about energy were broadly on target in 2007. Here's how things could turn out dying the next eight years.
Date: 10/30/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Tags: energy
As more and more silicon transistors are needed for increasingly complex and efficient computer chips, manufacturers look for alternatives. Carbon nanotubes have promising electrical properties, but haven't been commercially viable up until now.
Date: 10/21/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
A collection of more than 80 American companies including Walmart, Alcoa and Coca-Cola have agreed to a White House-led plan to combat climate change, the Obama administration said Monday, as the president ramps up his climate plan.
Date: 10/20/2015
Type: News
UCSB’s International Year of Light Symposium highlighted the science and engineering behind the light technology that has come to dominate not only communications and energy efficiency, but also medicine and entertainment.
Date: 10/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
CRDF Global is seeking female researchers in the U.S. to attend an event in Doha, Qatar, where they will meet with female Qatari graduate students in the natural sciences/engineering. The event is co-sponsored by the Qatar National Research Foundation.
Date: 08/24/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
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
Scientists from the American Chemical Society are developing a unique, "green" antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells and make them more affordable.
Date: 08/18/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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

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