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Energy-efficient pachinko machines.
A fast and super energy-efficient type of computer memory called phase-change memory (PCM) is poised to move beyond applications in computing and gaming to consumer electronics while flash memory is set to rival hard drives for storage in notebooks and other computing devices.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
Reversible computing
Reversible logic could cut the energy wasted by computers in the form of dissipated heat to zero. The concept is currently theoretical, but may become possible as quantum processes begin to play a larger part in computation.
Date: 01/26/2011
Type: Article
Researchers at UCLA are on their way to developing the first OLED display screens that can stretch, shrink and fold.
Date: 08/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
As the market for lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles is projected to grow rapidly, it remains to be seen which country takes the lead.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
Predicting what the energy landscape will look like in 20 years.
Date: 11/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Tags: energy
A review of solar thin film photovoltaics over the past decade reveals a wave of investment and growing market share, but also trials and tribulations.
Date: 03/29/2010
Type: Blog
The first offshore wind project on the Great lakes moved a step closer to reality with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between GE Energy (GE) and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEED).
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
white light LED
Startup EcoSpark believes it can produce a white light LED using zinc oxide. Unlike blue, gallium nitride LEDs, EcoSpark's bulb doesn't require any phosphorus coating to achieve white light, making the device cheaper and more efficient.
Date: 11/12/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The most efficient buildings are dense multipurpose structures like skyscrapers, which minimize material, heating, and cooling. Single-family suburban houses are inefficient since they need to be individually heated and cooled, and are spread out from the population, encouraging driving more.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
The UCSB Green Campus Program has published the Green Gaucho Newsletter for May, 2010. Contents include updates on UCSB's Energy Competition, the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative," the Internship for Credit program, and much more.
Date: 05/18/2010
Type: News

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