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Researchers at the University of Houston, Technical University of Berlin in Germany, and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a new catalyst for fuel cells five times as efficient as regular platinum.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
CDW Government surveyed over 600 government agencies to produce the 2010 Government Virtualization Report and found that most state, local and federal governments are implementing at least some form of virtualization, including server, storage and client virtualization.
Date: 07/14/2010
Type: News, Report
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
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced collaborations with the Minnesota-based company 3M for research and development involving thin-film solar photovoltaics, concentrating solar power and biofuels.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News
20 teams from as many universities will compete in the Solar Decathlon to design, build and operate the most affordable and energy-efficient solar-powered home.
Date: 04/24/2010
Type: News
As the demand for batteries is expected to rise dramatically, many start-ups hope to gain potential market share of the battery economy.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Computer chip-maker ARM has developed a clever way to maintain performance while showing 60-70% gains for smartphones by splitting processing duties between an efficient chip and a more powerful chip.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
Unite to Light, a nonprofit co-founded by UCSB Engineering professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, John Bowers, will send hundreds of solar-powered LED lights to the Philippines.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
McDonough discusses moving towards and environmentally and economically intelligent future by continually recycling material from old products into new ones.
Date: 05/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials

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