Posted December 13, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
The Graphene Corner
What is Graphene?
Graphene is the lightest material known. Produced in single sheets, it’s composed of carbon atoms bonded together in honeycomb-shaped lattice that’s just one atom thick. Hyper conductive and 100 to 300 times stronger than steel, it’s also incredibly cheap.
Posted November 23, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
Welcome to the November installment of the Tech Buzz. This month, there’s been a LOT of buzz not only in the operating room, but also around cool new materials being built into hot electric cars and from parking lot asphalt. Fasten your seat belts, there’s some amazing stuff just down the road ahead.
Posted October 9, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
Welcome to the October Technology Buzz! First, for the sake of Halloween, we’ll look at an experiment that generates electricity from human tears. Then, because electric cars are expected to play integral part in distributed energy resource networks, we’ll examine the factors swirling around recent developments in the electric car market and how coming changes that seemed so far away are really just right around the corner.
Posted September 19, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
Welcome to the Tech Buzz for September! While the news has been busy reporting on the ravages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there’s been some other dire energy news stories that largely went unnoticed — the threat of hackers infiltrating the nation’s power grids and recent powerful geomagnetic storms caused by our own sun. As a consolation, some better news is on the horizon about those flammable cellphone batteries.
Posted August 17, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
Welcome to the August Energy Buzz! It’s the dog days of summer and this month we’re going to take a closer look at two recent financial developments dogging nuclear power. Then, to keep our cool, we’ll see how two influential reports are helping fan the rise of small scale wind power.
Posted July 13, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
Welcome to July’s edition of the Technology Buzz! This month, we’ll peruse recent developments that turn windows into smart windows. And seeing as it’s beach season and time for building sand castles, we’ll delve into the perils facing off-shore wind installations and what researchers are learning about them.