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Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

“Landfills and fossil fuels no longer meet the pressing needs of our time,” Lockheed Martin declares on its website . The aerospace and defense company says it’s serious about re-routing waste from landfills and using it to create energy. Its Lockheed Martin Energy subsidiary launched last year, with a focus on tidal energy, energy storage, nuclear systems, energy management and …

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NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

NASA Two US astronauts successfully embarked Tuesday on what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station. "We have declared victory," NASA commentator Rob Navias said about two hours into the emergency spacewalk by space station commander Peggy Whitson, 57, and flight engineer Jack Fischer, 43. The reason …

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Electric Cars To Replace Petrol And Diesel Cars In Next 8 Years: Report

Electric Cars To Replace Petrol And Diesel Cars In Next 8 Years: Report

2030 is expected to mark the end of oil business, says a Stanford economist. Therefore, in the future, electric cars are expected to take over the auto industry as fossil fuels are running towards extinction. However, according to companies like Shell, the true power of fuel-based cars is still somehow, hidden. According to Tony Seba, a Stanford economist, the global …

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Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

In a recent interview with Automotive News , the CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was quoted discussing the company’s electric vehicles plans — seemingly making it clear that the CEO (and company namesake) remains somewhat ambivalent about the tech. This isn’t too surprising, as the company has been taking its time entering the plug-in electric vehicle market in a serious …

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Synthetically Produced Melanin Could Be the Ultimate Sunscreen

Synthetically Produced Melanin Could Be the Ultimate Sunscreen

The lab-produced material could have practical implications for the treatment of melanin-deficient disorders such as vitiligo and albinism. With summer quickly approaching, many of us are looking forward to beach vacations, picnics, and swimming at the local pool. But with increased sun exposure comes an increased risk of skin damage that sunscreen can’t always protect against. Last week, researchers at …

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eMotorWerks Electric Vehicle to Grid Charging Platform Sales Increase 100% for Third Consecutive Year

eMotorWerks Electric Vehicle to Grid Charging Platform Sales Increase 100% for Third Consecutive Year

"Our smart grid charging solutions continue to gain significant growth because we solve problems that directly affect EV drivers, charging station equipment manufacturers as well as utility operators," said eMotorWerks CEO, Val Miftakhov. "Beyond the well publicized growth the EV industry will enjoy during the next five years, a massive challenge lies ahead: the ability for electricity providers to charge …

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Qualcomm demonstrates DEVC system to charge vehicles while driving

Qualcomm demonstrates DEVC system to charge vehicles while driving

Qualcomm Technologies, in partnership with Renault and Vedecom, has demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system, based on its Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC). The system allows vehicles to charge while driving. It is capable of charging an EV dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at highway speeds. Qualcomm claims that the technology has been tested in …

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Weather again delays launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket

Weather again delays launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket

Rocket Lab’s launch site on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab Weather again delayed the first launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket. Wind conditions at the company’s New Zealand launch site subsided to allow the rocket to roll out to the launch pad, but the company said concerns about “triboelectrification,” or static electric charges as the rocket passed …

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Engineering Your Building Around Metal Building Energy Code Requirements

Engineering Your Building Around Metal Building Energy Code Requirements

Energy codes are used to outline the minimum requirements needed for energy-efficient design and construction, and they can exist at the city, county, state or federal level. Designed to ensure that all new and refurbished metal buildings adhere to certain energy-efficiency standards, these codes exist for both commercial and residential structures. The two most common energy codes used in American …

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Remote Operations – Getting the Most from Your People and Assets

Remote Operations – Getting the Most from Your People and Assets

Remote Operations – Getting the Most from Your People and Assets In Part One of this series, How to Get Started with IoT , we took a look at how to generate quick returns on IoT investments. There are four fast paths to IoT payback: Connected Operations, Remote Operations, Predictive Analytics, and Predictive Maintenance. In Part Two of this series, …

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