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posted in March 2009
Silicon ingot maker Solaicx customizes gear for solar
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3/26/2009   1 comment
Solar cell ingot manufacturer Solaicx has developed its own manufacturing process for wafers used in solar panels. The result, it claims, is much higher solar conversion efficiencies.
DoE study analyzes stimulus funding options
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
A government-funded study attempts to sort out the funding mechanisms to be used in distributing economic stimulus funds for renewable energy projects.
Update: DoE's Chu pushes to speed ARPA-E funding
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the House Science and Technology Committee that organizing a new R&D agency will move ahead on several fronts despite initial estimates that it could take a year before the agency is fully operational.
Gartner sees solar PV poised for long-term growth
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
After years of double-digit growth, the modern incarnation of the solar industry has run into its first major market cycle, but remains well positioned for long-term growth, according to report by market research firm Gartner.
ACE Award Finalists: Executive of the Year
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3/10/2009   Post a comment
Five respected engineers and businessmen are our finalists for "Executive of the Year" as part of the 2009 EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards.
Light-emitting nanotube efficiency boosted
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3/9/2009   Post a comment
Light-emitting nanotubes have been demonstrated, but their efficiency was mysteriously lower than theory would predict. Now researchers claim to have discovered the mechanism limiting efficiency along with a remedy to the problem.
Attend the 'too-hot-to-miss' live product teardowns at ESC Silicon Valley
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3/6/2009   Post a comment
We're tearing it up in Silicon Valley. See the inner workings of a deep-sea unmanned sub, a high-flying black box, and other cool stuff.
Avoid the crowds at ESC booth events
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
Know what's going on in the booths, and get there first
Sperry vertical gyro for Boeing 747
Teardown  
3/3/2009   4 comments
Surplus hardware reveals beauty in electromechanics.
Seiko embedded thermal printers target speed, size and reliability of mobile devices
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3/3/2009   Post a comment
LTPD and CAPD models have reduced footprint, improved print speed, and are billed as easier to integrate for hardware engineers.


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Max Maxfield

Oh, No! My Antique Analog Meter Has Twitched Its Last
Max Maxfield
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Well, life is certainly full of ups and downs, isn't it? When it comes to the antique analog meters I'm using in a number of my hobby projects, things appeared to be going swimmingly well, ...

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11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
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This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
15 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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