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Danish company Floating Power Plant says it has designed a platform that can house wind turbines as well as harvest energy from the surrounding waves. The power plant could generate up to 40 to 50 gigawatt hours of energy a year.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
SmartSynch says its new router can adapt to network protocols and standards. Will this put utilities at ease?
Date: 12/02/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
A New Rotary Engine Design
A start-up, Liquid Piston, aims to greatly improve the efficiency of internal combustion.
Date: 04/06/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
A new processor based on probability instead of binary logic functions in a more power efficient way and may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
A group of companies, including Eaton Corporation and Triton, are working together to put the first 1-megawatt turbine on the ocean floor. This system can harvest steady, reliable energy from deep ocean currents.
Date: 10/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Gravity Power's GPM energy storage system
Start-up Gravity Power has developed a new, high-efficiency method for storing energy that uses gravity to pump pistons in deep, water-filled shafts in the earth.
Date: 01/19/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is developing a new rating system for buildings that gives an energy efficiency grade between A and F.
Date: 08/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
A new Moore's Law
"Koomey's law" claims that at a fixed computing load, the battery power needed will drop by a factor of two approximately every 18 months.
Date: 09/12/2011
Type: News
energy consumption by electronic devices
Using nanotechnology to re-design transistors can help reduce the electricity consumed by devices that are plugged in but not in use.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Electronics

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