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posted in April 2009
Wireless rivals vie to replace IR remote controls
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4/29/2009   1 comment
The Bluetooth 3.0 spec adds a feature which enables wireless remote controls to use Bluetooth, but RF4CE is specifically designed to replace IR remote controls with a wireless alternative.
ARPA-Energy launches first research project
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
A new energy research agency has issued its first solicitation to industry for developing new energy technologies and applications.
Design brings multi-touch interface to large displays
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Moto Development Group, a San Francisco design house, has demonstrated a technology for bringing a multi-touch interface to large screen displays, claiming its approach can cost effectively scale an iPhone-like capability to LCD displays 60-inches in diagonal or larger.
Market watcher predicts solar cell slump
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4/17/2009   Post a comment
A steep drop in sales for solar photovoltaic systems this year will create a shakeout, pruning back an overbuilt industry, according to one market research company that projects a return to strong growth in 2011.
Diatoms could triple solar cell efficiency
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4/9/2009   1 comment
Microscopic algae called diatoms could help triple the electrical output of experimental, dye-sensitized solar cells, according to researchers at Oregon State University and Portland State University.
Solar gear firm announces cuts, preliminary revenue
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4/9/2009   Post a comment
Solar cell production equipment supplier Amtech Systems said that its workforce has been reduced by 22 percent since its peak on Sept. 30, 2008, and reported preliminary revenue for the fiscal second quarter ended March 31 of $10.5 million.
Updated: Applied says value of SunFab solar order slashed
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
A privately-held company has cut the value of a previously announced order for Appled Materials SunFab solar panel production equipment to $250 million from $1.9 billion, according to a regulatory filing.
Advances in wireless, sensors, MEMs set to boost energy harvesting
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4/2/2009   Post a comment
A confluence of the development of wireless and lower power electronics, along with advancements in sensors and MEMS, is fundamentally changing today's energy harvesting market.


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