It appears to me that the "heart" of the smartgrid from the perspective of an individual or business is their power meter. According to the smartgrid concept, the power company would be changing power rates dynamically and providing that information via the meter base for user-side devices to behave accordingly for. Is that true? Is there more to it? If so, the two critical pieces of information for design are how to get that information from the meter, and how to avoid colliding with your neighbor's information (sharing airspace as well as keeping all the devices in the correct network). Where do I find information about those two items.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
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A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is