Congress Extends Federal Solar Tax Credit
Blog 2/12/2016 2 comments The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
The Industrial Internet Will Rule, Even If There’s Still Resistance
Blog 2/10/2016 1 comment The Internet happened.” Those three words spoken yesterday by Marc Ostertag, North America president of B&R Automation at Pacific Design & Manufacturing, now taking place in Anaheim through Feb. 11, continues to bring ever-lasting changes to our ways of life and will undoubtedly transform manufacturing.
Epic DARPA Robotics Challenge Failures
Blog 2/9/2016 5 comments When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
Bosch XDK Development Kit Puts an End to Component Mix-and-Match
Blog 2/9/2016 Post a comment Traditional dev kits are based on a manufacturer’s microcontroller, radio module, or sensor device. The idea is to aid the design engineer in developing his or her own IoT prototype as quickly as possible. A not-so-traditional IoT development kit released by Bosch aims to simplify IoT prototyping even further.
Seashells Hold Clues to Stronger Materials
Blog 1/29/2016 Post a comment The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has identified a key process in the formation of calcium carbonate that could lead to the development of stronger materials for renewable energy research.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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