Energy http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8210/more en Could Battery Swapping Ease Range Anxiety for EV Owners? http://machinedesign.com/automotive/could-battery-swapping-ease-range-anxiety-ev-owners <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With electric vehicle (EV) sales climbing, people are starting to look at EVs as a viable driving option. Yet there are still concerns surrounding EVs...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/could-battery-swapping-ease-range-anxiety-ev-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/could-battery-swapping-ease-range-anxiety-ev-owners#comments Automotive Energy IoT Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000 64741 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design Talks to the Men behind Solar Impulse http://machinedesign.com/energy/machine-design-talks-men-behind-solar-impulse <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> As Solar Impulse flies over the Mediterranean Sea, it is about to start the final leg of its journey around the world without any fuel. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The fuel-free Solar Impulse, which we have reported on extensively, landed in Cairo International Airport in Egypt...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/machine-design-talks-men-behind-solar-impulse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/machine-design-talks-men-behind-solar-impulse#comments Energy Materials News Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:54:00 +0000 64681 at http://machinedesign.com Water Molecules Take on Hexagonal Structure in Nanoscale Spaces http://machinedesign.com/energy/water-molecules-take-hexagonal-structure-nanoscale-spaces <div class="field-deck"> In tiny spaces, water's hydrogen atoms quantum-tunnel equally between six configurations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In tiny spaces, water's hydrogen atoms quantum-tunnel equally between six configurations. Computational models of this quantum structure may lead to new discoveries in cell science and nanotechnology.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/water-molecules-take-hexagonal-structure-nanoscale-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/water-molecules-take-hexagonal-structure-nanoscale-spaces#comments Energy Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:16:00 +0000 63571 at http://machinedesign.com <p>1. Hydrogen atoms&nbsp;in a&nbsp;water molecule&nbsp;exist in six configurations; water molecules take&nbsp;on the hexagonal&nbsp;shape of their&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="nano-channel">nano-channel</span>&nbsp;containers&nbsp;within&nbsp;a beryl crystal.</p> A Trip to Mars: Playing Pretend Could Get Kids Interested in STEM http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/trip-mars-playing-pretend-could-get-kids-interested-stem <div class="node-body article-body">Though it would be unreasonable to send students on a field trip to space, a new STEM academy at Westminster College creates an imaginary scenario where kids are preparing to take a trip to Mars.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/trip-mars-playing-pretend-could-get-kids-interested-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/trip-mars-playing-pretend-could-get-kids-interested-stem#comments Energy Recreation Sustainable Engineering News Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:17:00 +0000 58471 at http://machinedesign.com Putting Nuclear Plants Out to Sea http://machinedesign.com/blog/putting-nuclear-plants-out-sea <div class="node-body blog-body">Nuclear power presents a conundrum to many environmentalists. It’s practically the only way to supply the U.S. (or the world) with large, industrial amounts of electricity...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/putting-nuclear-plants-out-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/putting-nuclear-plants-out-sea#comments Editorial Comment Energy A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:38:00 +0000 58131 at http://machinedesign.com “IoT Bootcamp” Winners Demonstrate Connectivity Prowess http://machinedesign.com/iot/iot-bootcamp-winners-demonstrate-connectivity-prowess <div class="node-body gallery-body">Six winning startups at the first annual IoT Bootcamp in Singapore focus on the Internet of Things and connectivity across several markets, including medical, household items, and retail.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/iot-bootcamp-winners-demonstrate-connectivity-prowess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/iot-bootcamp-winners-demonstrate-connectivity-prowess#comments Energy Recreation IoT News Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:02:00 +0000 54421 at http://machinedesign.com Quantum Dots Find Their Way into Everyday Tech http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/quantum-dots-find-their-way-everyday-tech <div class="node-body gallery-body">Advances in quantum-dot technology have heated up competition in the marketplace, which is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2021.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/quantum-dots-find-their-way-everyday-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/quantum-dots-find-their-way-everyday-tech#comments Energy Medical Semiconductor Materials News Gallery Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:33:00 +0000 54211 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Flickr.</p> 4 Solar Power Predictions for 2016 http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-solar-power-predictions-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">Midsummer's Sven Lindström makes four predictions on what's in store for solar energy in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-solar-power-predictions-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-solar-power-predictions-2016#comments Editorial Comment Energy A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:02:00 +0000 53981 at http://machinedesign.com “5-Hour Energy” Billionaire Invests in Off-the Grid Energy http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/5-hour-energy-billionaire-invests-grid-energy <div class="field-deck"> So far, Stage 2 Innovations projects efficiently use available resources to improve the quality of life in underdeveloped areas. But what else would you expect from the founder of 5-Hour Energy? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So far, Stage 2 Innovations projects have been shown to efficiently use available resources to improve the quality of life in underdeveloped areas. But what else would you expect from the founder of 5-Hour Energy?</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/5-hour-energy-billionaire-invests-grid-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/5-hour-energy-billionaire-invests-grid-energy#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Energy Medical Sustainable Engineering News Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:51:00 +0000 53481 at http://machinedesign.com Energy Harvesting Supports the Industrial IoT http://machinedesign.com/iot/energy-harvesting-supports-industrial-iot <div class="field-byline"> Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Industrial Internet of Things is pushing demand for wireless devices, which has led to ingenuity with energy harvesting, such as rechargeable Li-ion batteries and solar-powered "smart collars."</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/energy-harvesting-supports-industrial-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/energy-harvesting-supports-industrial-iot#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Energy IoT Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:21:00 +0000 53101 at http://machinedesign.com