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Former Bell Labs site seeks to inspire new inventors

The 2 million-square-foot building where Bell Labs scientists helped launch modern cellular networks before it became one of the country’s largest vacant office buildings is drawing companies with the lure of working at a complex surrounded by technological history. A water tower in the shape of a transistor, which the company’s scientists created in 1947 […]

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New telecoms architecture to boost data speed and cut technology costs

  An EU-funded project, FABULOUS (FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Silicon Photonics), has created innovative new components to be used in digital telecommunications including digital radio, television and internet that are lower-cost and more efficient than currently existing technology. The project has demonstrated that its technology will allow higher bit rates […]

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The National Radio Quiet Zone: No Cell Phones, No WiFi, Just Peace and Quiet

Green Bank is located within the National Radio Quiet Zone, which means that radio transmissions are heavily restricted by law. This policy is enforced by a “radio police man” who uses specialized equipment to detect signals from unauthorized electronics. Green Bank is home to the Green Bank Telescope, the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope, […]

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Chinese researchers develop new battery technology

A Chinese research team has developed a novel, environmentally friendly, low-cost battery that overcomes many of the problems of lithium ion batteries (LIB). The new aluminum-graphite, dual-ion battery (AGDIB) offers significantly reduced weight, volume, and fabrication cost, as well as higher energy density in comparison with conventional LIBs. AGDIB’s electrode materials are composed of environmentally […]

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Learning From Germany’s Energy Transition

Wind, solar, and other renewable sources supplied a record 83 percent of Germany’s energy for one hour in August last year, according to a recent study. It’s only an hour. But the analysis by Agora Energiewende, a German think tank, singled out that one hour to show the potential of renewable energy as Germans march […]

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Predictive Analytics to Enhance your Company’s Efficiency

Plan A2Z Software now offers integrated Analytics, and what does this mean for you?  For years, businesses have evangelized the importance of data. While collecting data is crucial, we see challenges in aggregating the right data and then using it in a timely manner to gain insights that can be used to enhance customer experiences, […]

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Solar Charging and Battery Backup For Your Home

Tesla Power Wall – Solar Powered Day and Night The average home uses more electricity in the morning and evening than during the day when solar energy is plentiful. Without a home battery, excess solar energy is often sold to the power company and purchased back in the evening. This mismatch adds demand on power plants […]

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2nd Law of Thermal Dynamics and Business

A basic and I mean very basic understanding of Physics is the  2nd Law of Thermal Dynamics; which basically states that everything decays, falls apart and goes away. Another way to look at this, is that anything and everything in the Universe moves from order to chaos, and in business this can happen very quickly; […]

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