tech innovation

Surprising Nanotubes: Some Slippery, Some Sticky

June 5, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

Nanotube Types

Nanotubes — microscopic cylinders the shape of drinking straws, but just one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair — have been the subject of intensive research, with potential uses ranging from solar cells to chemical sensors to reinforced composite materials.[read more]

The Two Technologies with the Greatest Impact on Utility Contact Centers

May 20, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Utility contact centers will face significant transformations as utility business models transform. Re-engineering processes to accommodate captive consumer to prosumer with choices is one profound set of changes. But what about technologies in contact centers – what will change there?[read more]

Carbon is the Problem: Is Graphene the Solution?

October 30, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Carbon emissions cause climate change. Intelligent policy in the public and private sectors works to reduce CO2 emissions through actions as varied as the recent EPA decision on pollution from power plants to efficiency programs that reduce the need for electricity.[read more]