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Content tagged with Alternative Energy
posted in August 2011
Renewable Energy's Achilles' Heel Is Storage
Electronic News & Comment 
8/31/2011  46 comments
There's a push to phase out nuclear power. But is renewable energy ready for prime time?
Fukishima Disaster Holds Lessons for Engineers
Electronic News & Comment 
8/29/2011  27 comments
Nearly six months after a devastating earthquake rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, engineers say the design lessons are starting to come into sharper focus.
Energy Optimization as Productivity Enhancer
News 
8/12/2011  5 comments
The ODVA energy initiative pushes toward extending the coverage of Common Industrial Protocol to encompass energy applications.
Composite Mesh Could House Solar Panels
Guest Blogs 
8/11/2011  5 comments
A functional composite woven textile mesh may be used to transform a major Australian eyesore into a design masterpiece at a cost of around $16.5 million.
Video: Would You Buy a Chevy Volt?
Captain Hybrid 
8/9/2011  63 comments
What would it take to make you buy the Chevy Volt?
Composites Lighten Solar Car
Engineering Materials 
8/8/2011  14 comments
New materials, combined with efficient design, produce a lightweight car that is targeting a first place finish in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.
What Makes a Great Engineering Manager?
Wolfe's Den 
8/5/2011  12 comments
How do you define great technical leaders?
Monkeys Messed Up My GE Profile Washer
Made by Monkeys 
8/3/2011  25 comments
Watch out for GE's 'green' washers -- this reader found a mess of Monkey engineering.
Thin-Film Ferros Promise Energy Harvesting Bounty
Blog 
8/2/2011  3 comments
Georgia Tech team explores ferroelectric thin films as a new method of implementing MEMS structures for energy harvesting.
Kill the Biofuels Subsidies
Engineering Materials 
8/1/2011  17 comments
Eliminating federal subsidies for corn ethanol should be an easy call for Congressmen debating how to balance the US budget in advance of a debt default deadline.




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