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posted in December 2011

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Slideshow: LEDs Help Ring In the Holidays
News 
12/22/2011  23 comments
Low cost and high brightness are a good combination for the holidays, and LED cost has dropped just far enough to enable holiday celebrants to invest in them.
Slideshow: Focus Electric Vehicle Hits Production Line
Captain Hybrid 
12/20/2011  26 comments
Ford has launched production of its battery-powered Focus Electric.
Comment:Re: CAFE - Charles Murray-12/16/2011
Comment:Weird - Charles Murray-12/16/2011
EVs Seen Dumping Power to Grid, Spurring Renewable Energy
Captain Hybrid 
12/16/2011  35 comments
A new study suggests that automakers will begin to adopt vehicle-to-grid technologies in the next five years.
Comment:Scale? - Charles Murray-12/15/2011
Comment:Impressive - Charles Murray-12/15/2011
LED Thermal Characterization Gets Easier
News 
12/15/2011  11 comments
A new method combines hardware measurement and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software in a way that enables engineers to predict the heat inside an LED, as well as in the systems and subsystems that surround it.
Ethernet for Vehicles Advances
Electronic News & Comment 
12/14/2011  23 comments
Ethernet in the car, once an unthinkable concept for the automotive industry, has been gaining momentum lately.
Comment:A keeper - Charles Murray-12/13/2011
Bill Gates Funds 'Big Battery' Startup
Electronic News & Comment 
12/13/2011  55 comments
One of the great underappreciated issues of renewable energy isn't whether seagulls are banging into turbine blades, but whether intermittent sources of power have any real value in a world without energy storage.
Comment:Re: Higher - Charles Murray-12/12/2011
Comment:BOM costs - Charles Murray-12/12/2011
Li-Ion Battery Costs Challenge Engineers on EV Safety
Captain Hybrid 
12/9/2011  43 comments
Lithium-ion battery costs are already high, and concerns about crashwortiness won't help.
Freescale Dev Board Targets Medical Product Design
Product News 
12/8/2011  11 comments
A group of hardware and software providers is teaming up to produce technologies that will make it simpler and cheaper for consumers to maintain their own health.
Comment:Re: Toys - Charles Murray-12/6/2011
Top 5 Automotive Trends of 2011
Electronic News & Comment 
12/6/2011  24 comments
In a year when Detroit launched a comeback, the real news in the automotive world came from Washington, D.C.
Comment:Automotive - Charles Murray-12/5/2011
Comment:Storage? - Charles Murray-12/2/2011
Chevy Volt Battery Fires: Experts Say Engineers Managing Risks Properly
News 
12/2/2011  32 comments
Chevy Volts and all the other vehicles that use lithium-ion batteries are safe, because they've been engineered to handle the problems inherent in those chemistries.
Comment:Amazing - Charles Murray-12/1/2011
Cadillac CUEs In-Car Entertainment
Electronic News & Comment 
12/1/2011  29 comments
Cadillac's CUE is an important addition to the infotainment scene, but its consumer-driven design process may turn out to be more important than the product.


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