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Team introduces 'Braidio' technology, lets mobile devices share power

In a paper presented today at the Association for Computing Machinery’s special interest group on data communication (SIGCOMM) conference in Florian√≥polis, Brazil, a team of computer science researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by professor Deepak Ganesan introduced a new radio technology that allows small mobile devices to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for communication. 8 more words

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Electric airplanes (batteries included)

If there were no need for massive batteries, electric propulsion could dramatically reduce aviation’s contribution to climate change from carbon dioxide emissions. But what if the plane, itself, were the battery? 8 more words

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Median installed price of solar in the United States fell by 5-12 percent in 2015

Solar energy system pricing is at an all-time low, according to the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports released today by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). 8 more words

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China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. 8 more words

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New technology may give electric car drivers more miles per minute of charging

Researchers have designed a thin plastic membrane that stops rechargeable batteries from discharging when not in use and allows for rapid recharging.

Source: Phys.org – Energy & Green Tech News

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Bubble-wrapped sponge creates steam using sunlight

How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam through its pores. 8 more words

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces innovative wind turbine monitor

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,395,338 for self-regulating terrestrial turbine control through environmental sensing.

Source: Phys.org – Energy & Green Tech News

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