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14 October 2013

Carbon Fiber Cars – Invasion Of The Lightweights

Beauty may only be skin deep, but in the case of automobiles, the skin adds a lot of weight. Replacing the steel in the auto body with carbon fiber can slim down the weight of future cars, leading to drastic increases in fuel efficiency for both gasoline cars and electric cars.

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14 October 2013

UC Berkeley researchers work on energy efficient offices

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are working to integrate innovations from their labs into the real world in an attempt to reduce energy consumption, giving office workers a sense of control over their thermal environments.

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14 October 2013

Water in Food and Agriculture Innovation Competition

Imagine H2O’s 5th annual program will be open to entries in October with the winners announced in March 2014, at which time the top companies will present their innovations to the program’s pilot partners.

14 October 2013

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute

The Kavli Foundation has endowed a new institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

9 October 2013

Innovation Expo 2013 Poster Abstracts

Check out the abstracts from the 2013 Innovation Expo Poster session!

7 October 2013

Energy Week is this week!

Get your tickets now for the Bay Area’s leading energy symposium, BERC’s Energy Week. This year’s theme is “California at the Energy Crossroads.” Click for details.

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7 October 2013

Renewables Are Now ARMY Strong

The US military recently enlisted renewable energy technologies, with great focus on solar power, to become energy independent, cut costs, improve their tactical edge and save lives.

Do you know where your water comes from? Robert and James Redford produce a film that helps us connect back to water.
7 October 2013

Redford film puts water back into river

“Where do you think your water comes from? When you drink water from a water fountain here in Berkeley, what river are you drinking?” I attended a water talk recently and the speaker already knew that we wouldn’t have a clue about the answer. Where does our water come from?