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Institute for Energy Efficiency Director John Bowers
The Optical Society has awarded Institute Director John Bowers the prestigious John Tyndall award for his research in hybrid-silicon lasers and photonic integrated circuits.
Date: 11/10/2011
Type: News
Despite tidal energy's limitations, Siemens makes a significant investment in tidal power because of its long-term predictability.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
By layering graphene sheets and silicon, researchers have developed an anode with storage capacity and recharge rates 10x higher than traditional Li-ion batteries.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
London's iconic Tower Bridge will be retrofitted with LED lights that save 40% on energy for illumination and have the ability to change color and intensity.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
New proposed federal fuel economy standards have the potential to save Americans $1.7 trillion in total fuel costs and net $8,000 per vehicle on average.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
California-based Simbol Materials plans to extract Lithium and other valuable elements from the brine used by Geothermal plants, just as the demand for Lithium is expected to soar due to future increase in electric cars.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
GT Advanced Technologies has made two cost-reducing advancements in the manufacturing of monocrystalline silicon, which may have big implications for the US solar panel industry.
Date: 11/21/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new, cost-effective electrode using nanomaterials that can withstand 40,000 charge cycles without losing much of its capacity.
Date: 11/22/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
By studying the solar absorption properties of pyrite, scientists have discovered chemically similar materials that could replace more rare and expensive elements used in current photovoltaics.
Date: 11/28/2011
Type: News

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