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May 27, 2015

A Wind Turbine Without Blades2

Vortex Bladeless uses a radically new approach to capturing wind energy. The device captures the energy of vorticity, an aerodynamic effect that has....More
May 15, 2015

Google Reveals Lessons Learned (and Accident Count) from Self-Driving Car Program1

Chris Urmson, director of the Google Self-Driving Car program, has revealed that the small fleet (20+) of Google autonomous cars has been involved in....More
May 08, 2015

Semiconductor Companies Are Divided on Getting New Hires1

In this case, it’s another “chicken and the egg” situation—you need experience to get a job, but you can’t get a job to get experience....More
Apr 29, 2015

Autonomous Aerial Refueling Highlights Command-Control of Unmanned Aircraft

Unmanned aircraft received fuel from a tanker plane, marking the first time an unmanned aircraft refueled in flight....More
Apr 24, 2015

Do Engineers Get Credit for Their Achievements – Ask Nick Holonyak Jr.

There is an old maxim that you should give credit where credit is due. Recent IEEE publications point out that isn’t always the case with the Royal....More
Apr 22, 2015

Book Covers Everything You Wanted to Know About Electronics

Basic Electronics Theory and Practice, a new book by Sean Westcott and Jean R. Westcott covers the basics of electronics....More
Apr 12, 2015

DARPA Seeks Ultra-Lightweight Motors for Electric Drones and Airliners

A recent IDTechEx report says that Newcastle University in the UK was chosen by Boeing to develop an ultra-lightweight electric motor for an upper....More
Apr 02, 2015

Report Says Intel Considering Altera Acquisition

IHS analyst Tom Hackenberg said Intel is in talks to buy Altera....More
Mar 30, 2015

American Wind Energy Association Touts Wind Energy Advantages

Leaders of the U.S. wind energy industry said their companies and workers can deliver on a bold new vision for wind power to double in America over....More
Mar 28, 2015

Solar Cell Combine Two Types of Photovoltaic Material to Produce More Energy

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material....More
Mar 19, 2015

Energy Harvesting on the Move3

At the recent Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear Tire Rubber Company unveiled a tire whose heat could be transformed into electrical energy to....More
Mar 13, 2015

Twenty-five Teams From Around the World to Participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals3

The finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Final, a competition of robots and their human supervisors, will be held June 5-6, 2015 in Pomona,....More
Mar 06, 2015

Clusters of Aluminum Metal Atoms Become Superconductive at Surprisingly High Temperatures2

USC scientists may have found materials that make possible a superconductor that works at room temperature....More
Mar 02, 2015

Business Leaders Say U.S. Commitment to Energy Research Still Insufficient

According to February 2015 report by the American Energy Innovation Council, U.S. funding for energy R&D remains stuck in the mud....More
Feb 23, 2015

Applied Power Electronics Conference Comes to Charlotte

The exciting world of power electronics will be on show at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, taking place March 15-19 at the....More
What's The Power Plant?

Sam Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Power Electronics Technology, blogs about power from the lowest levels up into the kilowatt region.

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