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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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Another Tragedy With Novelty EVs

Skateboarder was going 20 mph, “did not know the laws” of EVs The most common form of electric vechicle—cars—have left no evidence of being any less safe than their traditional counterparts. Yet, a disturbing trend has been rearing its head amongst the novelty section of the EV world that includes scooters, bikes, all-terrain vehicles, and […]

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A “Five-Alarm” EV

Original LAFD vehicle will begin street rescues next year The Los Angeles Fire Department will help continue the electric vehicle wave after purchasing an all-electric, emission-free fire truck from Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer this week. LAFD signed on the dotted line for $1.2 million dollars. The Rosenbauer model—said to be the first of its kind—is what […]

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Open Source: Grid Defenders

LF Energy, Alliander formulate a shield for the IoT to combat cyberattacks LF Energy, a Linux Foundation project charged with accelerating the decarbonization goals of the energy and electricity sectors through open-source technology, announced its latest project, Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF), February 6. GXF is a scalable and technology-agnostic industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform […]

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FABTECH2019

This year’s expo pedals to the metal What a show! From innovative exhibits to intense education sessions, FABTECH2019 opened minds and turned heads at McCormick Place this week. Now in its 38th year, the show is well recognized as “North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.” The main mission is to bring […]

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RandD is busting out all over

Inventions are popping up all over the place — Here’s a bit of what’s new   Industrial Automation Asia Pacific 2019 is known for cutting edge surprises, cacophony and lots of color – and as the video above demonstrates,  this year was no exception.  Among many new products debuting at the show was ABB‘s new […]

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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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