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Droplet Like It’s Hot

Precipitation power hits its stride in the hydro generation world This one isn’t for the cynics out there. Scientists from the City University of Hong Kong say their water droplet-based electricity generator allows a very high energy conversion efficiency with a thousand times more power density than other electric generators. No, it probably won’t have […]

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The Energetic Debate

EA’s Utilities department makes an online appearance! Utilities are getting a lot of press lately, from the battle over energy conversion to an increased demand for lineworkers, so we have a crash course for you this week to bring you up to date. Virginia Clean Economy Act. A progressive agenda scored a battleground victory February […]

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Creators Wanted

NAM unveils highly-anticipated campaign to reduce skills gap The National Association of Manufacturers has been busy in February, but it did more than just honor Ivanka Trump this month. The organization, along with its workforce and education partner The Manufacturing Institute, unveiled its “Creators Wanted” campaign Wednesday, an “unprecedented, nationwide” effort to reshape America’s perception […]

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It’s Always SUNY in the Smart Grid

Herkimer College the latest to start a program for utilities of the future For those doubting the legitimacy of the Smart Grid, here’s a nugget: Smart Grid investments have risen each year since 2010 and are expected to reach $13.8 annually in 2024. A major part of that is state-commissioned technical projects, which often collaborate […]

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3D big, 3D small

From human size to molecular modeling, there are more additive manufacturing options than ever It is the biggest of times, it is the smallest of times – for 3D printing. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a monster new printer that can print a human-sized object in less than two hours, and might even portend […]

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Champions of invention at Duke, UCLA

Electrified tattoos that can transform medicine, and Electricity from the cold night sky Two great universities reveal new scientific breakthroughs that are likely to change not only the way things work, but also the way we think about limits and possibilities. From researchers at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering come new “print in place” electronics […]

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Three motors and a printer

New products from Linear Labs, ElectricGT, Schaeffler and Ingersoll Machine Tools R&D is out in the world, in search of a payoff — there were lots of new developments making news this week. Here’s a brief rundown – click the links to learn more. From Linear Labs, the Hunstable electric turbine. Jonathon Ramsey, writing in Auto […]

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3-D Scanners At Work

The EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week has more than just batteries & cars This week’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Show, paired with its sister show The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan outside Detroit, is a hotbed for the latest in EV technology and the power sources that go with it. The latest […]

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A Motor For EVs and Plant Machinery?

Scooters, bikes, electric cars…even wind turbines could get a lift Brad Hunstable of Linear Labs swears his company’s motor is nontraditional. The Texas based outfit considers itself a “smart motor company” and is headed by Hunstable and his father, who’s been working on motors and scores of other industrial equipment since the 1970s. What Linear […]

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The Answer? A.I. Meets Motor Repair

An A.I. startup focused on plant machinery just got a hefty donation BlueRidge.AI doesn’t use spaces in its title. Perhaps that’s because it doesn’t have time to waste. In the AI/IoT company’s applications, eliminating every second of downtime is the top priority. It should find its efforts more feasible in the near future after receiving […]

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