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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
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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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I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...

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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

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