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Elizabeth M
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Researchers Harvest Energy From Planes
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4/30/2013  23 comments
A team of Viennese researchers has come up with a way to harvest energy from airplanes to power sensors attached to a plane’s fuselage that can be used to monitor and collect data on aircraft structural health.
Researchers Design Hybrid Solar-Vibration Energy Harvester
Blog 
4/29/2013  10 comments
Researchers from South Korea have devised a nanotechnology-inspired hybrid device that can harvest energy from both sunlight and sound vibrations simultaneously.
Comment:Re: Go green - Elizabeth M-4/29/2013
Pinoccio Microcontroller Provides Device Connectivity for Internet of Things
Blog 
4/25/2013  12 comments
As demand increases for more and more devices and appliances to be connected wirelessly to each other and the network, technology is emerging to provide built-in connectivity at the device development level.
Wind Turbines Coming to a City Near You
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4/24/2013  54 comments
Professor Farzad Safaei of Australia’s University of Wollongong has developed a wind turbine that can be used in urban areas via positioning on skyscrapers and other buildings.
Researchers Use DVD Burner to Fabricate Microcapacitors
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4/24/2013  4 comments
UCLA researchers have designed a new way to fabricate microcapacitors that could provide a more efficient and cost-effective way to provide energy sources for micro devices that charge 100 to 1,000 times faster than standard batteries.
Comment:Re: Details? - Elizabeth M-4/24/2013
Comment:News to me - Elizabeth M-4/24/2013
Video: Danfoss Designs Fabric That Harvests Energy From Athletes
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4/23/2013  11 comments
“Stretch sensors” can harvest the energy generated when someone engages in exercise or a sporting activity. The energy powers sensors in the fabric to provide people with information about their movement to a wireless device.
Festo Introduces New Safety-Enhanced Servo Drive
Product News 
4/23/2013  5 comments
Festo has enhanced its servo drive line with the new CMMP-AS..M3 drive that offers new safety features integrated directly into the product, as well as two Internet connectivity options.
Comment:Re: Weight - Elizabeth M-4/22/2013
Comment:Re: Go green - Elizabeth M-4/22/2013
Smart-City Technology Harvests Energy From Footsteps
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4/22/2013  37 comments
Energy-harvesting tiles from Pavegen store energy to be used to power streetlights or other infrastructure in urban areas.
Rockwell Introduces Tools to Simplify Design of Safe Machines
Product News 
4/19/2013  7 comments
Rockwell Automation's Safety Automation Builder configuration software and Safety Functions pre-engineered design documents are aimed at helping those building machines and equipments to more deftly navigate the arduous process of designing safety systems.
Comment:Re: Stop-Go - Elizabeth M-4/18/2013
Maxon Introduces Mini-Servo Motor for Robot Design, Automation
Product News 
4/18/2013  5 comments
Maxon has added a new miniaturized OEM plug-in module to its ESCON servo controller family line that can control permanent-magnet activated brushed and brushless DC with Hall sensors up to approximately 250W.
Comment:Re: Stop-Go - Elizabeth M-4/17/2013
Comment:Clever tool - Elizabeth M-4/17/2013
Comment:Re: Hannover - Elizabeth M-4/17/2013
New Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers Coming From Toshiba
Product News 
4/17/2013  8 comments
A new embedded microcontroller line from Toshiba will be designed to be energy efficient while enabling highly precise motor control in electronic equipment.
Comment:Hannover - Elizabeth M-4/16/2013
Comment:Re: Recharge - Elizabeth M-4/15/2013
Comment:Re: Recharge - Elizabeth M-4/15/2013
Comment:Re: Slow - Elizabeth M-4/11/2013
Researchers Advance Development of Organic Batteries
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4/11/2013  18 comments
US and UK researchers have made a breakthrough in the development of biobatteries that use bacteria as their reactive material.
Comment:Re: Hoax! - Elizabeth M-4/11/2013
Researchers Develop Recyclable Solar Cells From Trees
Blog 
4/10/2013  13 comments
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have come up with a way to use a natural material in trees to develop solar cells that pave the way for recyclable, sustainable, and renewable solar-cell technology.
Comment:Great news - Elizabeth M-4/9/2013
Charge Your Mobile Device via Text Message
Blog 
4/9/2013  41 comments
The BuffaloGrid Project aims to provide energy in electricity-poor regions by targeting mobile-phone recharging through the use of portable micro generators.
Comment:Good choice - Elizabeth M-4/8/2013
Thingsquare Offers Open-Source Firmware to Enable Internet of Things
Blog 
4/3/2013  9 comments
The idea behind Thingsquare Mist is to make it easy to connect low-power wireless devices to the Internet, so they can be connected with smartphone apps or backend databases.
Comment:Re: Clever - Elizabeth M-4/3/2013
Comment:Clever - Elizabeth M-4/2/2013


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