Archive for April 12th, 2013

Becoming a top scholar was not easy for valedictorian-turned-author Stefanie Weisman, who, as a student, had the tendency to walk out of a classroom with “no idea” what was just discussed, something she attributes to an undiagnosed learning disability. Two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s later, she reveals to IMT Career Journal how her greatest challenge was keeping up with her ultra-competitive STEM courses to get a computer science degree. Here, she offers tips for STEM students. Read more


Today marks the end of Hannover Messe 2013, the world’s largest industrial trade fair, where nearly 225,000 attendees had the opportunity to visit with 6,550 exhibitors from 62 nations. The show’s exhibitors included the Corporation for Economic Development (CED), which focuses on activities leading to economic diversity, stronger employer base and job growth in Madison County, Ind. Read more

Desert Peak 2 geothermal power plant. Credit: Global Geothermal News.

Desert Peak 2 geothermal power plant. Credit: Global Geothermal News.

The Energy Department today recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid. Based in Churchill County, Nev., Ormat Technologies’ Desert Peak 2 EGS project has increased power output of its nearby operating geothermal field by nearly 38 percent. The result is an additional 1.7 MW of power for the grid. Read more

Credit: University of Washington

Credit: Deutsche Messe  GmbH.

Credit: Deutsche Messe GmbH.

Today marked the conclusion of the massive five-day industrial trade event Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany. Comprising 11 trade fairs staged under one roof, the show featured the keynote theme of “Integrated Industry.” A total of 6,550 exhibitors highlighted a multitude of innovative products and technology solutions, providing a vivid showcase for this theme.

Among the fair, green energy and clean technologies emerged as a central component to Industry 4.0. Below are highlights provided courtesy of the show organizers. Read more

Credit: Ioxus.

Credit: Ioxus.

There are numerous reasons why our energy future will continue evolving towards an increasingly electrified system, but perhaps the biggest is the way we have become so adept at manipulating electrons. If you need any proof of that you need simply look at your smartphone. That is largely due to advances in the micro world which have provided a myriad of capabilities that designers can now draw upon.

But there have also been some stunning advances in the macro world as well, some of which are certain to have profound implications in energy. One of those is the development of super-capacitors. Read more

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