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United Airlines puts Dreamliner back in the air after four-month grounding

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Four months after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with an emergency airworthiness directive, United Airlines is putting the fuel-friendly plane back in the air today. The Dreamliner had overheating issues with its lithium-ion battery, which saw two notable failures prior to its January grounding, but...
United Airlines puts Dreamliner back in the air after four-month grounding

A green Hadoop could manage solar-powered data centers

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The worlds of big data geeks and clean energy nerds have collided. Researchers at Rutgers University and Polytechnic University of Catalonia have proposed building “GreenHadoop,” a version of the programming framework MapReduce that could manage a data center’s computing workload to optimize clean energy from a solar system with grid...
A green Hadoop could manage solar-powered data centers

Craziness At SXSW: These People Crowd Surfed -- On An Actual Surfboard

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It looks like the SXSW Giftiki and Kiip party was insanely fun. Check out this video of someone actually crowd surfing... on a surf board. They used a Decentralized Dance Party, a portable battery system that lets thousands of people carry boomboxes, and play the same music. The DDP...
Craziness At SXSW: These People Crowd Surfed -- On An Actual Surfboard
FAA approves certification program for Boeing 787 battery fixes

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Passes Test

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Could the troubled new model be heading back to friendly skies? Some good news for the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner: It completed a certification test flight today with its new updated battery system. "Today's flight marks the final certification test for the new battery system, completing the testing required...
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Passes Test
FAA ends Boeing 787 flight ban after approving redesigned battery system

Boeing 787 completes battery testing, ready for re-evaluation by FAA

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Boeing's Dreamliner finally appears ready for the FAA to give it another shot. After being grounded in January the 787 has undergone numerous tweaks and refinements to improve the safety and reliability of the aircraft. The final test before submitting to the federal regulatory body for commercial approval was...
Boeing 787 completes battery testing, ready for re-evaluation by FAA

F.A.A. approves Boeing certification plan to test 787 battery fixes

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The Federal Aviation Administration today approved Boeing’s certification plan to test the 787 Dreamliner’s battery system. Late last month, Boeing presented proposed changes to the FAA and several outlets reported that the FAA was to start flight testing as early as last week. But the FAA denied those reports, calling them “completely...
F.A.A. approves Boeing certification plan to test 787 battery fixes

LeapFrog reveals LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS learning tablets, priced at $70 and $100

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Got a youngster who ain't keen on waiting for his or her Surface of choice to ship? There's a LeapFrog for that. The name in educational slates has just revealed a pair of refreshed gizmos, the LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS. Boasting higher resolution front and rear cameras /...
LeapFrog reveals LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS learning tablets, priced at $70 and $100

Japan clears 787s for takeoff pending FAA-approved battery fix

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Japan's transport minster, Akihiro Ohta, announced today that the country's airliners can resume flying grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners once a newly approved battery system is installed. "We have reached a conclusion that there is no problem with the judgment by the FAA," Ohta told the Associated Press. Back in...
Japan clears 787s for takeoff pending FAA-approved battery fix

iOS / Mac Dev. creates MAME arcade machine powered by an iPhone

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Patrick McCarron is an iOS and Mac developer with an avid passion for video games. Patrick set out to make his own MAME arcade cabinet and planned to use an older Mac Mini to power it but came up with the idea to use an iDevice to save time and resources....
iOS / Mac Dev. creates MAME arcade machine powered by an iPhone

Boeing to host webcast explaining 787 battery fixes tonight at 6 p.m.

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Thousands of miles away across the Pacific Ocean in Tokyo, Boeing executives will flesh out details on the proposed solution to the 787 battery issue in a live video webcast Thursday evening. Boeing CEO Ray Conner and vice president Mike Sinnett are scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. You can watch...
Boeing to host webcast explaining 787 battery fixes tonight at 6 p.m.

A safer next-gen battery is used with solar panels for the first time

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The unnerving capability of lithium ion batteries to catch on fire emerged as headline news last month, as Boeing was forced to ground its futuristic 787 Dreamliner FLEET after two batteries caught on fire. But the next generation of lithium ion batteries are promising to be safer, and a few...
A safer next-gen battery is used with solar panels for the first time

Fisker Karma hybrid EV ignites in parking space as owner returns from grocery run

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Fisker Automotive can't seem to catch break -- because its Karma hybrid EV sedan has yet again become too hot. Similar to an incident last spring that left a model burnt to near smithereens and damaged its owner's house, the Karma above caught fire in a Woodside, CA parking...
Fisker Karma hybrid EV ignites in parking space as owner returns from grocery run

Apple Invents New Fault Monitoring Battery & More

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On May 31, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple revealing a new fault monitoring battery system. Apple states that the fault-monitoring mechanism will generate an alert and/or disable use of a portable electronic device containing the battery pack. For example, the fault-monitoring mechanism...
Apple Invents New Fault Monitoring Battery & More
Meet Phorce: A powerful smart bag for smartphones and Macs

Tesla, SolarCity quietly selling building battery projects

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Electric car company Tesla and solar roof installer SolarCity have quietly been making deals that could one day lead to dozens of sales of battery projects coupled with rooftop solar systems built at both residential and commercial buildings in California. SolarCity confirmed the energy storage plans with me, and the...
Tesla, SolarCity quietly selling building battery projects
EnerVault raises $15M for environmentally-friendly batteries

Boeing details 787 battery fix solution, says flights may resume within weeks

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Boeing’s 787 chief engineer Mike Sinnett. At a briefing in Tokyo, Boeing executives detailed their 787 Dreamliner battery fix and said the jet could be back in the air within weeks. Boeing CEO Ray Conner and vice president of the 787 systems, Mike Sinnett, were confident that the new...
Boeing details 787 battery fix solution, says flights may resume within weeks
Boeing 787 returns to skies in Ethiopia with first commercial flight since January
Why the lithium air battery is over hyped

Boeing wraps up 787 Dreamliner battery testing

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The aircraft maker says it has completed certification testing for a new battery system meant to replace the one at the center of an FAA investigation over fire-related incidents. [Read more]...
Boeing wraps up 787 Dreamliner battery testing
FAA may approve Boeing 787 Dreamliner test flights as early as this week

How big data and the cloud can manage grid batteries

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A quiet startup called Greensmith has been building a business out of connecting, controlling and monitoring large batteries installed on the power grid and used for energy storage. Greensmith CEO John Jung explained to me in an interview that his company is bringing distributed computing to the world of energy...
How big data and the cloud can manage grid batteries
Tesla Unveils The Model X, An Electric CUV With Futuristic Gullwing-like Doors

Apple gets patent for universal batteries, edges closer to long-lasting wireless peripherals

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These days, just about every Apple product is defined by a non-removable battery. It's with no small hint of irony, then, that Apple just received a US patent for a universal removable battery system. As proposed, the technique would let Apple cut batteries from lithium-polymer or similar materials into...
Apple gets patent for universal batteries, edges closer to long-lasting wireless peripherals

Google AirShow streams I/O live from several RC blimps (video)

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Yes, there's a fleet of camera-equipped, remote-controlled blimps live-streaming a bird's-eye view of Google I/O on YouTube, right now. It's called Google AirShow and it's taken over the airspace within Moscone Center. We briefly chatted with Chris Miller, a software engineer with AKQA (the company that put the dirigibles...
Google AirShow streams I/O live from several RC blimps (video)
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