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Magnetic Energy Recovery Switch Controls Electrical Flow for Lighting

The Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) continues to pursue aggressive energy goals established by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, with the design of a system that controls electrical flow for lighting - a highly efficient platform that may spark a new era of power savings.

Posted in: Building Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Lighting, News, GDM

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Organic LED Light Source for Home Electronics, Medicine, and Clean Energy

Electronic products pollute the environment with a number of heavy metals before, during, and after they're used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfills come from discarded electronics. With flat screen TVs getting bigger and cheaper every year, environmental costs continue to mount.

Posted in: Pollution, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Lighting, News, GDM

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Home's Electrical Wiring Acts as Antenna to Receive Low-Power Sensor Data

Sensors developed by researchers at the University of Washington and the Georgia Institute of Technology use residential wiring to transmit information to and from almost anywhere in the home, allowing for wireless sensors that run for decades on a single watch battery.

Posted in: Building Technologies, Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, News, GDM

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Microscopy Technique Reveals Lithium-Ion Battery Functionality

As industries and consumers seek improved battery power sources, a new microscopy technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers is providing a novel perspective on how lithium-ion batteries function.

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Synthetic Fuel Research Underway

Purdue University researchers have developed a facility aimed at learning precisely how coal and biomass are broken down in reactors called gasifiers as part of a project to strengthen the scientific foundations of the synthetic fuel economy.

Posted in: Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gases, Biomass, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM

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Self-Assembling PV Technology Avoids Any Loss in Performance

The sun’s rays can be highly destructive to many materials and lead to a gradual degradation of many systems developed to harness it. MIT researchers have developed a new process that imitates a plant's naturally efficient repair mechanism.

Posted in: Solar Power, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy, News, GDM

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