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EV Battery Swapping’s First Real Test

24 March 2011 – 17:01 |

Smartphone owners know all about battery anxiety: Spend too long playing games and the battery icon flashes ”empty” the next time you need to make a call. For drivers of electric cars, the problem is …

Start-ups Try to Capture Road Traffic’s Excess Energy

13 October 2010 – 12:21 |

Visitors to aerospace engineer Haim Abramovich’s office at the Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, once asked if they could run a freight train over his latest invention. Abramovich didn’t blink: The visitors were from …

Transferring Skills to Tech Transfer

10 October 2008 – 00:00 |

Dermot Leonard’s first experience with technology transfer was as a mechanical and manufacturing engineering student in 2002. He and his teammates at Queen’s University in Belfast, U.K., won £10,000 in a Northern Ireland Science Park …

Creativity and Persistence Overcome Failure

27 June 2008 – 00:00 |

Tony Kouzarides tells the story of his early career as a comedy of errors. He started his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. in 1981 studying the cancer-inducing potential of human cytomegalovirus. …