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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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BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

image of BMW i5 rendering 750×500 Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i … Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i family. Often referred …

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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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Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru ‘s built itself a hybrid before, but the automaker hasn’t yet fully embraced the industry’s move toward electrification. It’s not a race, but Subaru is definitely taking it slow and steady. Subaru is mulling whether to introduce electric versions of its current lineup or branch out and develop something new, Bloomberg reports , based on an interview with CEO …

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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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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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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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Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Credit: Apple The Tour de France pro cycling race is one of the oldest and most prestigious annual sporting events in the world. Each year about 200 cyclists compete during most of July in a race that crosses some 2,200 miles of varied terrain in France. The first Tour de France was in 1903. Back then it attracted mostly local …

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The World’s Top Energy Companies Look to Blockchain to ‘Fuse the Physical With the Virtual’

The World’s Top Energy Companies Look to Blockchain to ‘Fuse the Physical With the Virtual’

Earlier this month Shell, Statoil, Tepco, Centrica plc and a half-dozen other energy companies joined the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), an alliance devoted to bringing blockchain to the grid. The companies donated $2.5 million to the organization. The Foundation was set up in February this year as a collaboration between The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Australian blockchain developer Grid …

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