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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
Predicting what the energy landscape will look like in 20 years.
Date: 11/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Tags: energy
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
Switch75 Bulb
A new LED bulb technology by Switch fills the bulb dome with a nontoxic liquid to draw heat away from the LEDs housed inside. The bulbs will sell for one-third to one-half the cost of existing high-end LED bulbs.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
An array of quartz domes 600 nanometers wide and 200 nanometers high.
Stanford University researchers have developed a nanoscale metal reflector that boosts the efficiency of solid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells by as much as 20 percent.
Date: 02/07/2011
Type: Article
A number of software companies are competing for customers in the energy management market and the degree to which they can implement energy efficiency savings quickly and with minimal hassle may become the main differentiating factor between them.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article
incandescent light bulb
The Natural Resources Defense Council provides a counter-argument to Representative Joe Barton's bill to save the inefficient incandescent light bulb.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Article
Advances in higher-voltage power electronics could usher in a new distribution grid architecture, underpinning the future smart grid.
Date: 05/03/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Texas startup Illumitex has devised a square LED bulb that directs light in a straight line, as opposed to a circular pattern. The company claims this development will reduce the cost, as well as improve the quantity and quality, of light from solid-state fixtures.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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