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Solar panel sales to contract in 2009, says forecast
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The economic crisis will impact significantly solar panel sales, starting with weakened average selling prices and order delays or cancellations, according to market research group The Information Network (New Tripoli, PA.)
Letter to the Editor: Green engineering and nuclear power
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
A reader suggests that nuclear power should be part of the green energy mix.
Fast InGaAs camera now with double CameraLink
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Xenics' new high-speed digital Cheetah-640CL, covering the SWIR spectral band 0.9.to 1.7m, offers a 640x512 pixel resolution at 20m pixel pitch and a record full frame rate of 1,730Hz.
Multi-sensor camera with up to four image sensors
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
At the Vision 2008 trade fair, VRmagic presented a FPGA camera with up to four pixel-synchronous sensors.
Duke University report ties 'green' innovation to jobs
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Duke University researchers predicted in a report that U.S. manufacturing is poised to grow in a low-carbon economy.
Analysis: Bankrolling green technology
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11/18/2008   Post a comment
The global semiconductor industry is lining up behind green technologies, but a tough economy is throwing more roadblocks in the way of further investment.
First photos of distant planet
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11/14/2008   Post a comment
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used the Hubble Space Telescope to take the first visible-light picture of a plant orbiting a distant star—Fomalhaut—located 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis (Southern Fish).
Energy-harvesting scheme targets 'sustainable' buildings
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11/12/2008   Post a comment
A Siemens spinoff called EnOcean is targeting its energy-harvesting technology at wireless sensor networks in buildings, which company executives predict will be a multibillion dollar market.
Video: Khosla speaks on downturn, clean tech
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11/12/2008   Post a comment
It's impossible to predict how the current economic crisis will unfold, but in the long run the fundamental value of new technology ideas remains sound, said veteran venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, outlining opportunities he sees in so-called clean technologies.
Good vibrations for energy harvesting
11/10/2008   3 comments
The combination of high-power-density piezoelectric element design with a high-efficiency converter takes energy-harvesting out of the lab to address the problem of powering remote and embedded devices.
Shedding light on solar cell technology
11/10/2008   3 comments
It's clear that solar energy harvesting is poised to go mainstream, but it's not clear which of the many diverse technologies vying for dominance in this emerging market will take precedence.
Under the Hood: MotoGP electronics is where the rubber meets the road
11/3/2008   Post a comment
We head to Laguna Raceway to explore the technology underlying motorcycle racing's premier machines.

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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