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The Future of Performance and Affordability

Check out our new white paper to learn how the new ultraportable spectrum analyzers can significantly reduce millimeter wave measurement challenges and improve measurement performance and accuracy. Check out our new white paper to learn how the new ultraportable spectrum analyzers can significantly reduce millimeter wave measurement challenges and improve measurement performance and accuracy. IEEE(…)

GPS Dog Tracking – The Future Of Pet Safety

No one wants to come home and discover their wet nosed little buddy has gotten out at some point during their absence. This can set the stage for family chaos while you are desperately trying to locate them. Neighbors and other members of the community aren’t always that helpful in these situations. Lost posters have(…)

The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

Without higher-value analyses, big data will overwhelm us Illustration: Greg Mably Illustration: Greg Mably Until recently, the word data didn’t require a modifier. But we passed a watershed moment when we started referring to big data. Apparently, that wasn’t a sufficient description for some chunks of data, because people grasped for bolder terms, such as humongous(…)

The Future of Energy Technology as Seen Through X-Ray Eyes

The Future of Energy Technology as Seen Through X-Ray Eyes

Researchers at SLAC are leveraging X-rays to enable the next generation of batteries and photovoltaics Photo: Dexter JohnsonX-ray topography diffraction measurement device set up for measuring battery discharge rates “Batteries are complicated.” This was the unrehearsed refrain I heard repeatedly from Mike Toney and the researchers who make up the Toney research team at the(…)

5 Things You Missed: Electric Power’s Future, Lab On a Glove, and More

5 Things You Missed: Electric Power’s Future, Lab On a Glove, and More

Highlights for the week of 27 March 2017 llustration: MCKIBILLO 1. Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid Illustration: MCKIBILLO For about a century, affordable electrification has been based on economies of scale, with large generating plants producing hundreds or thousands of megawatts of power, But we are now in the(…)

Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid

Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid

Distributed generation and automated transactions will change how we produce and consume electricity Illustration: MCKIBILLO Illustration: MCKIBILLO Developing technology is like driving a race car: You push the machinery as fast as it’ll go, and if you can avoid a crash, a prize awaits you at the finish line. For engineers, the reward is sometimes(…)

Full Cost of Electricity: Modeling Natural Gas Prices Offers Insight for Future Fuel Prices

Full Cost of Electricity: Modeling Natural Gas Prices Offers Insight for Future Fuel Prices

Market-calibrated forecasts for natural gas prices show historical trends, bode well for future updates with recent data sets Photo: Getty Images ​ In any business investment, price forecasting plays an important role in determining the viability of the project. Energy investing is no different, especially when it comes to fuel for a generating project. Quicker(…)

Industry Schools Government about the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Industry Schools Government about the Future of Self-Driving Cars

A house subcommittee hearing could shape the direction of the automotive autonomy in the United States Illustration: IEEE Spectrum Earlier this week, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment. I know, it sounds super boring, and most of it was: if you’ve been following(…)