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Green Power Blooms as Japan Unveils 'hydrangea Solar Cell'

Green Power Blooms as Japan Unveils 'hydrangea Solar Cell'

AFP (Aug. 19, 2014) A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good. Duration: 01:29 Video provided by AFP
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Jim Cramer: Stratasys Is the Way to Play 3-D Printing, 3D Systems Isn't

Jim Cramer: Stratasys Is the Way to Play 3-D Printing, 3D Systems Isn't

TheStreet (Aug. 7, 2014) TheStreet's Jim Cramer says Stratasys is the good one when it comes to 3-D. Cramer has been reviled by investors for saying that he doesn't like 3-D manufacturing. Just because Cramer isn't behind 3D systems, that doesn't mean that he can't like Stratasys. Cramer likes Stratasys because it is both the manufacturing company that does 3-D which bought Brooklyn-based MakerBot, who is the consumer 3-D play. The latest quarter for Stratasys was spectacular with increased revenue guidance, however this quarter wasn't great for 3D Systems. Cramer says that this is the 3-D story if investors want to play it and that Stratasys could go up another 10% without a problem. Video provided by TheStreet
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Airbus Launches New A330neo Jet at Farnborough

Airbus Launches New A330neo Jet at Farnborough

AFP (July 14, 2014) European planemaker Airbus on Monday launched the eagerly-awaited upgrade to its long-haul wide-body A330 jet -- the A330neo -- which boasts more fuel-efficient engines. Duration: 00:57 Video provided by AFP
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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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