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Notable & Newsworthy

September 2016
Addressing EMF pollution

Narda STS provides tailor-made measuring instruments for continuous monitoring of sensitive locations: Independently powered “Area Monitors” record the local field situation 24/7, similar to the particulates and nitrous oxides monitors found in many urban areas.

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are an ever-present part of our environment. They emanate from the earth’s magnetic field, from lightning, and from the sun itself. In contrast with this naturally occurring radiation, man-made sources of artificial EMF provoke increasing public discussion, because this EMF pollution
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09/29/2016
Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards announced

Housing Innovation Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized 34 of the nation's leading builders at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas. The winners were selected by a diverse panel of builders, architects, and industry
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09/29/2016
Ohio State’s all-electric Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 sets new landspeed record

VBB-3 racing on the Salt Flats

After three years of battling difficult weather conditions at the Wendover, Utah, Bonneville Salt Flats track, The Ohio State University’s Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 student team and driver Roger Schroer rallied to push their electric streamline vehicle to a world record two-way average top speed of 341.4 miles
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09/27/2016

Nevada regulators approve NV Energy, SolarCity grandfathering proposal

Regulators reduced net metering incentives for both existing and future solar customers

The Nevada PUC’s decision to reduce net metering rates at the end of last year set off months of regulatory and legal challenges. In their decision, regulators reduced net metering incentives for both existing and future solar customers — and made the unprecedented decision not to “grandfather”
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09/21/2016
AMP Group releases non-isolated digital 60A PoL standard

Architects of Modern Power (AMP Group)

The Architects of Modern Power (AMP Group) consortium announced an additional standard aimed at establishing common mechanical and electrical specifications for the development of advanced power conversion technology for distributed power systems. The ‘gigaAMP’ standard, introduced to provide a higher current
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09/20/2016
General Motors Co. said Wednesday it is committing to power all of its global operations completely by renewable energy by 2050. The Detroit automaker said its goal is to generate or source electrical power for 350 facilities in 59 countries with renewable wind, sun and landfill gas energy during the next three-plus
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09/20/2016
Imec scientist awarded ERC starting grant to develop advanced flexible electronics

Kris Myny

Leading nanoelectronics research center imec announces that Kris Myny, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grant of 1.5 million euros is earmarked to open up new research horizons in the field of thin-film transistor technology. This will allow a leap forward compared to
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09/16/2016
Renesas Electronics Corp (6723.T) on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy U.S. chipmaker Intersil for $3.2 billion, an all-cash deal that bolsters the Japanese group's efforts to refocus the company around automotive chips. Slowing growth in computers and smartphones - the traditional mainstays of the chip industry
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09/13/2016
PowerAmerica has an annual “call for projects” in which proposals are solicited according to specific applications and technology parameters defined by our technology road maps. The 2016 Call for Projects was released on September 8th, 2016. The concept paper submission is due Friday, October 7th, 2016.
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09/12/2016
Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a technology company using high throughput methods to develop improved battery materials, is pleased to announce that it has been granted three patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its groundbreaking copper fluoride cathode Wildcat calls "CM4".
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09/12/2016
The capacity of lithium-ion batteries might be increased by six times by using anodes made of silicon instead of graphite. A team from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) Institute of Soft Matter and Functional Materials has observed for the first time in detail how lithium ions migrate into thin films of silicon.
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09/12/2016
The European Commission stunned the tech community and U.S. lawmakers with a landmark tax ruling against Apple Inc. The EU ruled that the tech company and Ireland engaged in an illegal tax deal, and ordered Ireland to collect about $14.5 billion in back taxes from Apple. The ruling outraged Apple
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09/05/2016
Mouser and Grant Imahara release video on first-of-its-kind I.S.S. Design Challenge

I.S.S. Design Challenge

Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, released a new video for the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. In this new video, celebrity engineer Grant Imahara describes the first-of-its-kind
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09/03/2016

 



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