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University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
EnergyGuide label
The Federal Trade Commission announced that TVs made after May 2011 will need to have the yellow EnergyGuide label showing estimated annual energy use and how they compare to similarly sized models.
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: News
Institute Director John Bowers is quoted about the energy saving benefits of microchips
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Thermostat
Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
Laptop charger
Institute faculty member's start-up says gallium nitride could make power electronics more efficient.
Date: 02/24/2011
Type: Article
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
Cree, the LED company best known for their $10 LED bulb, announced a 75W-equivalent, 1100 lumen model, priced at $24.
Date: 12/03/2013
Type: News
Computer processes produce huge amounts of heat, which can be dissipated with the use of thermoelectric devices turn this waste heat into electricity.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Article
Consumer are using more energy efficiency appliances, but these energy gains are offset by additional devices.
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
A prototype of Qualcomm's Mirasol display.
Companies like Qualcomm, Phillips and LG are developing thin, energy-efficient color display screens for portable electronics that are based on microelectromechanical devices or MEMs.
Date: 08/23/2010
Type: Article

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