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Handy Delivery

GrubHub founder’s next project: home repair service The same people who commoditized online food delivery are back with a similar idea in an altogether different realm. Mike Evans, one of the founders of the mega-popular online food delivery platform GrubHub, has jumped back into the game with Fixer, a parallel idea for the home repairs market. […]

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Volvo Going Electric

Swedish automaker announces all-electric line for 2019 Volvo announced Wednesday it plans to reinvent its product portfolio by centering its vehicles around the electric motor. The Swedish automaker famous for safe cars also offered insight on the future of the auto industry—and made press releases more interesting to read in the process. The opinion-infused release […]

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Precision on Display

Grand opening of industrial showroom at New Jersey shop An established electric motor facility in north New Jersey has added a brand new showroom to its premises. Precision Electric Motor Repair (Clifton, N.J.) held a grand opening Wednesday of its 2,500-square foot industrial showroom, connected to a shop already spanning 35,000 square feet. The new […]

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HVACR’s Cutting Edge

AHR Expo invites Innovation Awards entries For a 14th year, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is calling for entries for its annual Innovation Awards Competition. The competition recognizes “advanced solutions to ever-changing need” in the HVACR industry in ten product categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; […]

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Just In Case

Sensor suitcase measures energy efficiency in buildings Here’s a novelty option for measuring energy efficiency in your building: your suitcase. The “Sensor Suitcase“ , a portable diagnostic toolkit that uses sensors that gather information about how a building operates, was created as a result of a collaborative effort by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National […]

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He’s Heating Up

Generator wins Edison Award Ideally, a campout would include all parties turning off all electronics and going off the grid for the weekend to be one with nature. That’s a stretch in today’s world—try having a camping trip without someone checking their phone. With that in mind, it’s no wonder this next product won a popular award. […]

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‘Reluctant’ Delivery

Nidec, UPS team up for new fuel cell delivery trucks Two companies that have spent the last decade reinventing themselves are teaming up for an extra-efficient delivery process. Nidec Motor Corp. is providing the switched reluctance motors for UPS’ new fuel cell delivery trucks. Motors of this variety, popularized by major manufacturers in recent years for […]

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Patented Cool

Cool Technologies’ radial vent methods receive patent Cool Technologies, Inc., received a US patent (no. 9,543,809) on February 24 for its radial vent heat pipe system as well as a notice of allowance for a patent in Mexico. “Cooling technologies developed in the 1970s are still the standard in many electric motor and generator designs today,” Tim […]

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Lightbulb Moments, Awarded

Where work and fun intersect: Finalists for the 2017 Edison Awards  Edison Universe has released a list of finalists for the 2017 Edison Awards, honoring “the best in innovation and innovators,” and providing a glimpse into the future. Vibram, of Albizzate, Italy, is nominated for its advanced cold-weather gripping shoes (look for more on this […]

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To the Motor-Copter

Is it a car? Is it a plane? It’s both. At the risk of being brutally honest, it’s difficult to see exactly why society needs flying cars. Or self-driving ones, for that matter. That being said, certain inventions in the age of technology are just too, um, inventive, to ignore. Here’s another prototype that fits that […]

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