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Charles Murray
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posted in August 2011

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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.
Ford, Toyota To Collaborate On Hybrid Powertrains
Blog 
8/26/2011  6 comments
The Ford-Toyota hybrid partnership is a logical way for the two giant automakers to develop the technology they both need to compete in the truck market.
What's the Ideal EV Battery Size?
Captain Hybrid 
8/25/2011  32 comments
As battery prices drop, automakers are likely to use bigger EV battery packs. But how big is big enough?
Slideshow: Automotive's Electric Vehicle Evolution
Features 
8/24/2011  49 comments
Slideshow of automotive alternative power train technologies, showcasing cars ranging from all-electric to hybrids and gas turbines.
Thin Films Could Boost Car Battery of Future
Captain Hybrid 
8/24/2011  8 comments
University of Illinois professor Paul Braun has developed a battery structure that offers high power without sacrificing energy.
Rolls-Royce Tests Electric Car
Captain Hybrid 
8/19/2011  14 comments
Early feedback on the new Rolls-Royce electric concept car shows that drivers like the power and quiet performance, but consider driving range to be an issue.
Bringing FPGAs to Mechanical Engineers
Electronic News & Comment 
8/18/2011  1 comment
Xilinx Inc. and National Instruments are trying to make it easier for mechanical engineers and other "domain experts" to employ field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Do You Sympathize With the Automakers?
Captain Hybrid 
8/17/2011  38 comments
California's zero-emission vehicle mandate could hurt automakers, but do we care?
Comment:Cool video - Charles Murray-8/16/2011
Video: Our Prius Plug-In Test Drive
Captain Hybrid 
8/16/2011  20 comments
Design News editor Chuck Murray drove a pre-production version of the Prius plug-in, and the good news is that itís a sensible alternative-fuel vehicle.
The Dawning of the Office Robot
Electronic News & Comment 
8/12/2011  11 comments
Anybots' QB wants to be your avatar - and make business travel obsolete.
Comment:Good Stuff - Charles Murray-8/10/2011
Comment:Not Bad - Charles Murray-8/10/2011
Engineering Schools Dominate 'Unhappiness' List
Electronic News & Comment 
8/10/2011  14 comments
According to a Princeton Review survey, long study hours and poor communication lead to student gloom.
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?
Sensor Networks Could Simplify Bridge Inspections
News 
8/5/2011  10 comments
Wireless sensor networks may be on the verge of providing a simple solution to one of the nation's greatest infrastructure challenges -- the inspection of hundreds of thousands of aging bridges.
National Instruments Sets Sights on Grand Challenges
Electronic News & Comment 
8/3/2011  5 comments
The opportunity to work on societyís biggest problems appeals to engineers.


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