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Philips LightStrips and Bloom are colorful, programmable LEDs you control with your smartphone

Philips is set to expand its range of programmable LED Hue lights with the launch of new customizable LightStrips and Bloom bulbs. The flexible LightStrips come in two-meter lengths and are designed to be placed around frames or to accentuate fixtures in the home. The Bloom is a portable lamp and …

BMW's New Electric Car Just Became a Major Problem

On Monday, <b>BMW</b> announced that the U.S. base price for its all-electric i3 will be $41,350, not including any federal or state incentives. For</b> …

Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

The country of Peru is looking to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest citizens by harvesting energy from the sun. Energy and …

Rubbee Turns Any Bike into an Electric Bike - Technabob

Electric bikes can be expensive and sometimes just plain ugly, which really sucks, because if you are lazy, you want one. There are some conversion …

Electric vehicle sales are skyrocketing

Americans bought 40,000 new electric vehicles in the first six months of this year — more than twice the number purchased during the same period last …

IBM’s solar tech is 80% efficient thanks to supercomputer know-how | Ars Technica

Water that cools photovoltaics gets used for other purposes, upping efficiency.<p>By borrowing cooling systems used in its supercomputers, IBM Research …

How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

Carbon Dioxide

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Business (Canada)

AAA Debuts Emergency Charging Truck for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers: AAA has come to the rescue with fast charging service to help EV owners with range anxiety.<p>Electric vehicle (EV) …

Electric Vehicles

Germany Testing Wireless Induction Charging for Electric Buses

Primove, a subsidiary of transportation giant Bombardier, just announced plans to test wireless induction charging on public buses in Manheim, …

Tell Us: What Are Your Best Tips For Saving Electricity?

Hey Alameda: It's always a good time to save energy. We've got five easy things you can do to conserve and save money on your electric bill, but we …

Light Bulbs

Which Type of Electricity Hurts More: AC or DC?

Engineer Mehdi Sadaghdar uses his own body (mainly his tongue) to find out which form of electrical current causes more pain: is it AC or DC?

Ex-Apple Director Promises Detroit-Built Electric Sports Car

Detroit Electric is back. Again. For real this time. And the reborn automaker will debut an all-new, all-electric sports car next month, with plans …

Speed Into Bankruptcy With the World's Most Powerful Electric Outboard Motor

Torqeedo, the German manufacturer of electric outboards whose name seems to be missing a "u", has a new battery to power its 80-horsepower electric …

Tell Us: What Are Your Best Tips For Saving Electricity?

Hey Livermore: It's always a good time to save energy. We've got five easy things you can do to conserve and save money on your electric bill, but we …

Light Bulbs

The World’s First Production Electric Supercar Is Here — All 740 HP of It

Author: Basem Wasef. Basem Wasef Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.26.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:24 am. 6:24 am<p>The race to build the world’s first …

TORQ Roadster: Epic EV Unveils the World's Fastest All-Electric Trike!

Depending on one’s perspective, this crazy new all-electric TORQ Roadster from Epic EV either looks like the most fun you can have on three wheels, …

The road to electric cars is strewn with potholes

Four years ago, just as the hype about electric cars was revving up, Dalton McGuinty was one of the first Canadian politicians to jump on board. The then-Ontario premier stood next to charismatic Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi, who envisioned making battery charging and switching stations as …

Electric Vehicles

Preparing to synchronize a generator to the grid

Conditions<p><i>In order to synchronize a generator to the grid, four conditions must be met:</i><p>Phase Sequence<br>• Voltage Magnitude<br>• Frequency<br>• Phase Angle<p>1. Phase …

Stabilizing the electric grid by keeping generators in sync | Ars Technica

Better grid design should keep generators from fluctuating in phase.<p>When the lights go out, it affects everyone. It's not only the inconvenience of …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …