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IBM builds 9 nanometer carbon nanotube transistor, puts silicon on notice

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It's not the smallest transistor out there, but the boffins at IBM have constructed the tiniest carbon nanotube transistor to date. It's nine nanometers in size, making it one nanometer smaller than the presumed physical limit of silicon transistors. Plus, it consumes less power and is able to carry...
IBM builds 9 nanometer carbon nanotube transistor, puts silicon on notice
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FAA approves 787 Dreamliner certification plan for testing Boeing's battery fix

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The last we heard in the saga of the grounded 787 Dreamliner came last month, when Boeing announced that it had developed a "permanent" fix to the airliner's battery fire issues. Today, the FAA issued its approval of the company's certification plan, allowing Boeing to begin testing its proposed...
FAA approves 787 Dreamliner certification plan for testing Boeing's battery fix
FAA approves certification program for Boeing 787 battery fixes

Syracuse makes real lava in parking lot for kicks (and science)

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Geology typically requires a suspension of our everyday sense of time to be appreciated. If you stare at a rock for a minute or two, you’re unlikely to be rewarded with much action—unless you throw it. But that doesn’t do it for everybody. What does do it for just...
Syracuse makes real lava in parking lot for kicks (and science)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner returns to the sky for a test flight
Power Felt converts heat into electrical power

ioSafe takes to Indiegogo to raise funds for the N2, its new disaster-proof NAS

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ioSafe makes hard-drives so sturdy that it can reduce fire, electricity and Terrence O'Brien to tears at the mere thought of them. Now, it's producing a new disaster-proof NAS, but as a small business, needs a cash injection from consumers to make it happen. As such, it's taking to...
ioSafe takes to Indiegogo to raise funds for the N2, its new disaster-proof NAS

FAA clears Boeing to fly 787 Dreamliners in limited testing, ferrying

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Fans of the 787 Dreamliner haven't had much reason to cheer for the past few weeks when the FAA grounded all US jets over concerns of battery failures. While there's no update on the reported fix, Boeing can at least say that the 787 is clear to fly again....
FAA clears Boeing to fly 787 Dreamliners in limited testing, ferrying

Insert Coin semifinalist: Radiator Labs wants to help you control your heat

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Just about any apartment-dwelling urbanite can tell you that radiators are a bit of a necessary evil in the world of city living. What if there was a way to control the heat to individual rental units, without relying entirely on a landlord's temperature-controlling omnipotence? The Radiator Labs team...
Insert Coin semifinalist: Radiator Labs wants to help you control your heat

Clever wire-stripper design

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Thingiverse user Brian Beebe has contributed this great design for an electrified wire-stripper that uses an LED to tell you the instant the razor-blades have penetrated the insulation, completing the circuit that lights it up. Use:* Sight down the blades.* Align the blades with where the wire should be...
Clever wire-stripper design

FAA Gives Thumbs-Up To Boeing On Dreamliner Battery Modifications

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Better insulation and more stringent testing are the answers, says the firm. Boeing's proposed changes to its Li-ion batteries in its Dreamliner fleet have met with tentative FAA approval. The airline manufacturer had flown into hot water earlier this year after several incidents, some on the ground and some...
FAA Gives Thumbs-Up To Boeing On Dreamliner Battery Modifications

Data-driven, green building design nets Sefaira $10.8 million

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Designing zero-energy buildings, or retrofitting old ones,  isn’t easy. Each combination of building strategies like renewable energy usage, insulation type and window design results in different energy, water and carbon consumption benefits and construction and operating costs. Building designers need to quantify and compare the various options. Sefaira just landed a...
Data-driven, green building design nets Sefaira $10.8 million

Clever wire-stripper design

boingboing.net
Thingiverse user Brian Beebe has contributed this great design for an electrified wire-stripper that uses an LED to tell you the instant the razor-blades have penetrated the insulation, completing the circuit that lights it up. Use:* Sight down the blades.* Align the blades with where the wire should be...
Clever wire-stripper design

Inflatable jacket warms up with puffs of air or argon

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Choose between regular air or argon gas to inflate the Klymit Ulaar winter jacket to your desired degree of insulation. [Read more]...
Inflatable jacket warms up with puffs of air or argon

Coca-Cola's A011 vending machine keeps drink cool without using (much) power

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So maybe that self-chilling soda didn't pan out, but Coca-Cola is working on another method for keeping its beverages cool without using power. In partnership with Fuji Electric Retail Systems, the company has developed the A011 vending machine, which is capable of keeping drinks frosty for up to 16...
Coca-Cola's A011 vending machine keeps drink cool without using (much) power

Energy: We must mix to match future demands in Britain

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We have to make decisions now that are good for consumers, energy security and the environmentEnergy is vital for our everyday needs, it is one of the largest household costs, it is core to our economic recovery - but rarely has it been the focus of political and media attention.Straight...
Energy: We must mix to match future demands in Britain

Very cool: http://ecovativedesign.com/ makes packaging and insulation with waste cellulose and mushrooms. #fooeast

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Very cool: http://ecovativedesign.com/ makes packaging and insulation with waste cellulose and mushrooms. #fooeast

Ericsson makes bus windows part of a Wi-Fi network

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Ericsson may have a contender for oddest networking product if it commercializes the wireless bus windows it demonstrated at this week's CTIA Wireless trade show.The windows would have built-in, translucent antennas connected to an internal Wi-Fi system for passenger use while on the road. In the example Ericsson showed...
Ericsson makes bus windows part of a Wi-Fi network

Inhabitat's Week in Green: ECOLAR house, transparent solar panel and Star Wars terrariums

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. For the past two weeks Inhabitat has been reporting live from the Solar Decathlon Europe in Madrid, where 18 student teams from around the...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: ECOLAR house, transparent solar panel and Star Wars terrariums
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