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Revolutionary cooling system uses lasers instead of refrigerants

Bulky and noisy air-conditioning compressors and refrigerators may soon be a thing of the past. With the latest discovery by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, current cooling systems which uses refrigerant harmful to the ozone layer could be replaced by a revolutionary cooling system using lasers.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2013

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International standard for charging of electric cars

The goal of the eNterop project, which is partly funded by the German government, is to ensure the smooth interoperation of cars and charging points from different manufacturers. International standard ISO/IEC 15118 defining communication between vehicle and charging station was recently established to guarantee this interoperability.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2013

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Alstom Grid and Capgemini form global alliance for smart grid

Alstom Grid and Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services today announced the signing of a global alliance agreement to pursue joint commercial opportunities for their combined smart grid solutions.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2013

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Startup plans to build a next-generation power grid that looks like the Internet

Founded in 2010, Gridco Systems is introducing a new class of intelligent power distribution solutions that enable utilities to meet the evolving demands of the 21st century electric grid. Gridco's solutions leverage recent advances in power electronics in combination with distributed intelligent control systems to dynamically manage power distribution below the substation with an unprecedented level of predictability and precision.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2013

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A new material for environmentally friendlier electronics

The electronics industry has a remarkable impact on the environment, yet research is devising new solutions to reduce it. Among these, a new compound with an unutterable name, the diisopropylammonium bromide (DIPAB), a new ferroelectric material created by an international team of researchers.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2013

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Hitting the sweet spot for advanced biofuel technologies

Studies show advanced biofuels have a carbon life cycle that produces low or net-zero green house gases. Helping to commercialize advanced biofuels is the primary mission of Berkeley Lab's Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU), the West Coast's only state-of-the-art facility providing industry-scale test beds for laboratory discoveries in advanced biofuels research.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2013

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