Grids become highly vulnerable
Increasingly violent weather, probably caused by global warming, is increasingly taking down electricity distribution lines and poles and cyberattacks are increasingly taking out electricity, apparently just as trials for major terrorism of this sort.
New technology could help track firefighters and robots
It could be used for tracking robots in underground tunnels, caves or under ice. They need to be able to navigate themselves, and we don't have sensors today that would be able to track them.
$160 million to be spent creating smart cities
The US Administration is announcing a new "Smart Cities" Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services.
FlexEl was founded in 2008 and is based in Maryland. It works with partner companies to create, design, develop, license and/or manufacture novel flexible electronics and power management systems.
Important milestone for autonomous PowerBuoy
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has announced the deployment off New Jersey of its innovative autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the roll-out of the Company's Autonomous PowerBuoy® product line.
Autonomous Power Buoy receives new grant
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate to perform a new round of in-ocean tests on its Autonomous PowerBuoy® to further demonstrate its use for ocean surveillance.
Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000 hp from solar hybrid power sources
The US Coast Guard Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000hp from Solar Hybrid power sources that include cleaner MTU tier 4i Diesels. With less than half the fuel consumption of the Sentinel Class FRC's.
Aurora Skate UAV wins border protection award
Aurora's Skate small unmanned air vehicle system (SUAS) was awarded first place in the 2012 Border Security Technology/Product Challenge at the recently held 2012 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
Single-crystal films could advance solar cells
Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.
Cubic Corporation buys Impeva Wireless Sensor assets
Cubic Corporation has bolstered its strategic presence in the defense, maritime and homeland security sectors by acquiring the assets of Impeva Labs, Inc., an international provider of global asset management, tracking, monitoring and security solutions.
Transforming roofs from wasted space to energy source
A transparent thin film barrier used to protect flat panel TVs from moisture could become the basis for flexible solar panels that would be installed on roofs like shingles.
Progress with lithium batteries - USA/France/Japan
Solicore has developed a unique Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME) which allows batteries to be ultra-thin, very flexible, environmentally friendly and extremely safe.
RFID - Larger Orders and More of Them
The largest RFID orders - here comes China - huge advances coming in HF RFID - new vibrant technologies.
RFID Smart Labels USA 2006: Keynote Speakers
The fifth annual event from IDTechEx, March 28-29, Boston, MA, USA, covers new ground with new key speakers.