Energy http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8210/more en Germany’s Lessons in Windpower http://machinedesign.com/blog/germany-s-lessons-windpower <div class="node-body blog-body">About 15 years ago, Germany embarked on an ambitious plan to re-engineer how it got its electricity. Its goals were noble, but that alone...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/germany-s-lessons-windpower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/germany-s-lessons-windpower#comments Editorial Comment Energy A Skeptical Engineer Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:06:00 +0000 70321 at http://machinedesign.com What are the Differences Between Linear Accelerators, Cyclotrons, and Synchrotrons? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-are-differences-between-linear-accelerators-cyclotrons-and-synchrotron <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="field-deck"> These three types of particle accelerators are among the most expensive and technically advanced scientific tools ever built. But many people, including engineers, are confused about what each one can do. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linear accelerators (also called linacs), cyclotrons, and synchrotrons are some of the most complex and expensive tools ever built. In general, their purpose is to accelerate...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-are-differences-between-linear-accelerators-cyclotrons-and-synchrotron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-are-differences-between-linear-accelerators-cyclotrons-and-synchrotron#comments What's the Difference Between... Technologies Energy Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:38:00 +0000 69401 at http://machinedesign.com 3 New Technologies Changing IoT and Remote Power http://machinedesign.com/iot/3-new-technologies-changing-iot-and-remote-power <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Technology is changing the way we think of energy harvesting while reducing the energy associated with data transmission as it expands the edges of the IoT. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, Electronic Design and Machine Design partnered in a contest about which “STEM Starter” was the most influential toy for our audiences growing up....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/3-new-technologies-changing-iot-and-remote-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/3-new-technologies-changing-iot-and-remote-power#comments Energy IoT Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:10:00 +0000 69081 at http://machinedesign.com Climate Change Page Deleted from White House Website http://machinedesign.com/energy/climate-change-page-deleted-white-house-website <div class="node-body article-body">In one of Donald Trump’s first actions as President, moments after he was sworn in as president, the White House’s climate change page was deleted.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/climate-change-page-deleted-white-house-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/climate-change-page-deleted-white-house-website#comments Energy Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:58:00 +0000 68971 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Photo courtesy of history.com</p> 9 Myths about Solar Panels http://machinedesign.com/blog/9-myths-about-solar-panels <div class="node-body blog-body">Many homeowners don’t think solar power is for them. The technology isn’t ready, or their location isn’t right, or maybe they plan on moving soon. The folks at Solar Authority...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/9-myths-about-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/9-myths-about-solar-panels#comments Editorial Comment Energy Materials A Skeptical Engineer Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:43:00 +0000 68771 at http://machinedesign.com Air Dynamics Simulation of the Tamturbo Oil-Free Air Turbo Compressor http://machinedesign.com/energy/air-dynamics-simulation-tamturbo-oil-free-air-turbo-compressor <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are several approaches in CFD including traditional and</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/air-dynamics-simulation-tamturbo-oil-free-air-turbo-compressor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/air-dynamics-simulation-tamturbo-oil-free-air-turbo-compressor#comments Energy White Papers Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:25:00 +0000 68581 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Solar Panels? http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-solar-panels <div class="field-deck"> As the solar industry grows, so do the opportunities—finding the right technological/commercially viable mix could prove to be very lucrative. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the solar industry grows, so do the opportunities—finding the right technological/commercially viable mix could prove to be very lucrative.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-solar-panels#comments What's the Difference Between... Batteries/Power Supplies Energy Semiconductor Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +0000 68511 at http://machinedesign.com Cell-Diamond Anvil Almost Compresses Hydrogen to Metallic Phase http://machinedesign.com/news/cell-diamond-anvil-almost-compresses-hydrogen-metallic-phase <div class="field-deck"> Converting hydrogen, a gaseous insulator, to a metallic conductor of heat and electricity, requires ultra-high pressures that need to last long enough to be measured. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Converting hydrogen, a gaseous insulator, to a metallic conductor of heat and electricity, requires ultra-high pressures that need to last long enough to be measured.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/cell-diamond-anvil-almost-compresses-hydrogen-metallic-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/cell-diamond-anvil-almost-compresses-hydrogen-metallic-phase#comments Energy Materials News Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:51:00 +0000 67621 at http://machinedesign.com Keep the Lights On http://machinedesign.com/energy/keep-lights <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read this guide for methods and solutions for scaling condition monitoring across a power generation fleet.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/keep-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/keep-lights#comments Energy White Papers Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:21:00 +0000 66941 at http://machinedesign.com What's the Difference Between Thorium and Uranium Nuclear Reactors? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/whats-difference-between-thorium-and-uranium-nuclear-reactors <div class="field-byline"> Kirk Sorensen, Chief Technologist, Flibe Energy </div> <div class="field-deck"> A three-phase plan to use thorium in a nuclear reactor could produce energy with less waste and more efficiently use the fuel as well. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The short answer to the question asked above is that uranium-fueled reactors can be built right away...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/whats-difference-between-thorium-and-uranium-nuclear-reactors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/whats-difference-between-thorium-and-uranium-nuclear-reactors#comments What's the Difference Between... 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