Jobs? Who’s Counting?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The American Solar Energy Association is forecasting an increase of jobs in the alternative energy and energy efficiency markets in the US.  They expect to see an estimated…

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The Crisis of Leadership

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I would like to take a slight detour from the generally technical and economic posts.  The underlying issue to many of the challenges that we face in energy…

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Eliminate 40% Costs when Applying Drive Architectures

Friday, September 18, 2009

The technology to network drives into a single, holistic plant or production line configuration has been available for several years, but adoption has not been universal, a fact…

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Mechatronics + NASA = New Lunar Rover

Friday, September 18, 2009

Every year, for two weeks in the Arizona desert at Black Point Lava Flow, NASA’s Desert Research and Technology Studies group (Desert RATS) conducts technology development tests in…

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Batteries of the Future

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Battery technology has been getting a lot of focus in the last couple of years.  After all, you can’t have a decent electric car (or hybrid for that…

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Mold Develops into Biological Robot

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Researchers have received a Leverhulme Trust grant to develop the amorphous non-silicon biological robot, plasmobot, using plasmodium, the vegetative stage of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum, a commonly…

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The Future of Cars

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More musings on everyone’s favorite subject.  Cars.  Cars are the second largest investment you will make.  And since we use them every day, and they are somewhat integral…

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Robotic Technology Transforms the Operating Room

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Locally, robotic technology is transforming the OR, with the help of the da Vinci Surgical System. This new surgical technology brings patients less pain, blood loss, scarring and…

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Microstepping Step Motor Driver from Lin Engineering

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Santa Clara, CA— Lin Engineering announces the release of their new R525 microstepping step motor driver. The R525 is designed to help reduce overall design time and system…

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