Leveraging Our Power
President Obama announced that North Carolina State University will
lead the Department of Energy\'s new manufacturing innovation institute for
the next generation of power electronics -- a $140 million clean energy investment by the government and industry partners.
[full story]Mapping By The Masses
Dr. Edgar Lobaton has developed software that allows unknown environments to be mapped - such as collapsed buildings - based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or \"biobots.\"
[full story]Powering The New Grid
Think of the energy grid as an open faucet - carrying power in just one direction, and it\'s always on. The paradigm has lasted over a century because power consumers and power generators occupy opposite ends of the grid - but the world is changing.