Content posted in November 2011
Chevy Volt Tech Watch: Regenerative Braking
When you either lift your foot from the accelerator or press on the brake pedal in the Chevy Volt, the main drive motor temporarily operates as a generator, working to partially recharge the battery bank.
Retooling for Compliance
Manufacturers are turning to PLM platforms and new supplier management processes to keep pace with the shifting compliance landscape and the need to manage more granular data.
Downsized MEMS Aim at Lab-on-a-Chip
A new glass etching technique could lead to better microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) systems and faster, more reliable optical micro-gyroscopes and other apps.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley's longest-running CEO, shares some of his thoughts on innovation, procrastination, and why you shouldn't put customers first.
Researchers at American University have produced chemically active structures that, not unlike living things, can actually do things on their own without an external power.
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
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