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Internet Speeds 10X Faster?

Jul 22 2014 05:25 PM | eds in Ed's Articles

Researchers have developed a technique that can boost internet data speeds, . . . by up to 10 times, by making the nodes of a network much smarter and . . . more adaptable. The advance also vastly improves the security of data transmissions, and . . ....

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Ibm-Apple Deal: Healthcare Ios

Jul 22 2014 03:05 AM | eds in Health

Dan Pelino, a IBM general manager said, . . . we will build on work under way already with Apple, . . . with the iPhone and iPad" for healthcare applications, and . . . IBM MobileFirst for iOS platform. The marriage of "Siri" and "Wats...

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Helsinki Wants To Go Completely Car-Free

Jul 22 2014 12:20 AM | eds in Economy & Politics

In the past century, automotive congestion has come to define city life, . . . for billions of people, and frankly, some of us have had it. But could you really imagine going to the other extreme, and . . . all but eliminating cars from a major city?...

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Ampt Optimizers Deliver 60% More Power

Jul 21 2014 11:55 PM | eds in Solar Power

Ampt’s String Optimizer can decrease inverter costs and . . . electrical BOS costs by up to 50%. Ampt Optimizers distribute, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) . . . throughout the PV array on a sub-string level that corrects for mismatch, . . . gene...

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Utilities Cry “Fowl” Over Duck Chart

Jul 21 2014 11:15 PM | eds in Solar Power

Until 2012, daily energy demand looked like a two-humped “camel,” . . . with peaks mid-morning and early evening. Utility operated power plants supplied most of the needed energy. . . . But the substitution of local solar power to meet local energy ne...

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Mit Solar Steam: 85% Efficient

Jul 21 2014 09:40 PM | eds in Solar Power

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam, . . . is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. . . . When sunlight hits...

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Elon Musk: Tesla Adopts Charging Standards

Jul 20 2014 10:40 PM | eds in Solar Power

Following the agreement between China and Germany, . . . on uniform standards for electric car charging outlets, . . . Tesla will adopt the standard, to cut the costs for its power charging stations. In doing so, Tesla will abandon its standards calli...

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Follow The Money: Vertical Integration

Jul 20 2014 02:15 PM | eds in Solar Power

A curious trend’s been washing through U.S. solar recently: . . . vertical integration, the process of companies owning, . . . more and more of their own supply chains. Examples: 4 vertically integrated solar companies in the U.S. SolarCity, the countr...

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Midday "negative Pricing"

Jul 19 2014 10:10 PM | eds in Solar Power

“Negative pricing” moves, are only supposed to happen at night, when: . . . . . . most of the population is asleep, . . . . . . demand is down, and . . . . . . operators of coal fired generators are reluctant to switch off, . . . so they pay others to...

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India: 1,000 Mw Solar Power

Jul 19 2014 09:50 PM | eds in Solar Power

APGenco has finalised 3 solar power projects, that will generate, . . . 100 mw solar power at: . . . . . . Kadapa, . . . . . . Kurnool, and . . . . . . Anantapur. They will build and the state government dedicate, a . . . 1,000 mw solar power project...

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