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GE, Ford, and the University of Michigan team up to extend EV battery life

GE, Ford, and the University of Michigan team up to extend EV battery life

Researchers all around the world are teaming up with automotive manufacturers and battery manufacturers to attempt to design improvements in battery packs that will help electric vehicles drive farther. GE, Ford, and the University of Michigan are all working together on a new project with the goal of extending battery life for EVs. Longer battery life equates to a longer driving distance for electric vehicles.

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GE researchers create new prototype traction motor for hybrid and electric vehicles

GE researchers create new prototype traction motor for hybrid and electric vehicles

GE has announced the creation of a new world-class traction motor for hybrid and electric vehicles. The new prototype electric motor delivers higher power density and better acceleration efficiency in a smaller frame at a lower cost than existing electric motors. The goal for GE is to extend the range of electric vehicles and reduce fuel consumption for hybrids using the new motor.

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GE researchers are working on a home refilling station for natural gas vehicles

GE researchers are working on a home refilling station for natural gas vehicles

GE has announced that its research division is working on a new development that it hopes will help spread the adoption of natural gas vehicles in the United States and around the world. GE is working in partnership with Chart Industries and scientists from the University of Missouri to develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles. The researchers are working on the program through Advance Research Projects Agency for Energy or ARPA-E.

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GE announces new green 4.1-113 offshore wind turbine

GE announces new green 4.1-113 offshore wind turbine

GE has announced a new wind turbine that will be used to generate power from harnessing the wind that flows heavily offshore. The new turbine is dubbed 4.1-113 wind turbine and it will see its first install in Gothenburg Harbor in the second half of 2011. The new wind turbine is a 4MW class turbine that is made to be reliable and survive harsh conditions.

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GE offers iPhone app to find mood lighting for your room

GE offers iPhone app to find mood lighting for your room

I'm not one to go for mood lighting. In my house, lights are usually on or off. I can understand that some folks like the light to reflect the mood for parties or other reasons. If you are the type that likes to play with the lighting in a room GE has a new app for your iPhone that makes getting the lighting just right a snap.

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Google and GE partner to push for ‘Smart Grid’ Electricity

Google and GE partner to push for ‘Smart Grid’ Electricity

Google has announced a partnership with General Electric (GE) which will see the two companies cooperate on policy and technology solutions around electricity generation, transmission and distribution.  The deal will see the development of a so-called "smart grid" that can prioritize energy efficiency, use of environmentally-friendly sources such as enhanced geothermal systems and support electric vehicles.

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VTech IS6110 cordless home phone offers up Instant Messaging services

VTech IS6110 cordless home phone offers up Instant Messaging services

In a move to further the transition from standard home phones to that of phones with similar features as our cell phones VTech has created a new cordless home phone that is capable of signing onto and messaging people using the following services: MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and AOL Instant Messenger. All you have to do with this phone to get these amazing extra features is connect the base station to your computer. I mean, it has a full QWERTY keypad and can also work with VoIP services, how much more amazing can a home phone get without adding a cellular chipset to it?

CES 2008: GE Infolink DECT 6.0 Phone Best of Innovations Honoree

CES 2008: GE Infolink DECT 6.0 Phone Best of Innovations Honoree

The honoree in the telephone category was Thomson Inc.’s GE InfoLink DECT 6.0 Phone. It’s an interface free cordless phone and it delivers news and information from your broadband connection and at no additional cost.

Also provided are preset news feed by MSNBC which are easily customized for your preferences.

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