Fuel cells continue to inch forward. Angstrom Power Inc. integrated its hydrogen-based EverOn technology into an unaltered Motorola Motoslvr L7 phone, proving its role in products used almost constantly. EverOn offers as much as twice the run-time of batteries in side-by-side tests and offers recharge times of only 10 min. During the six-month proof of concept, the battery replacement was recharged with the Canadian company’s Micro Hydrogen system, which uses micro-fluidics to move the molecules from a refillable hydrogen storage tank into the fuel cell architecture. Motorola Mobile Devices is helping Angstrom advance the technology.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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