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flywheel

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A flywheel generator for data centers?

Active Power has created an updated version of its system designed to provide seamless energy backup and tailored it for the IT crowd.

By Dec. 23, 2010

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Flywheel storage maker Beacon Power declares bankruptcy

Beacon Power, which received a $43 million DOE loan guarantee from the same program that Solyndra did, is bankrupt after running out of money.

By Oct. 31, 2011

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Volvo tests flywheel tech to increase fuel economy

Volvo is testing out a new kinetic energy recovery system that has the potential to give cars 20 percent better fuel economy.

By Jun. 2, 2011

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Flywheel power grid storage project gets DOE loan

Beacon Power secures $43 million loan to finance a 20-megawatt energy storage project that uses spinning metal disks to store electricity and send it onto the grid.

By Aug. 9, 2010

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Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Cubli is a cube-shaped robot that can jump up, balance on a single corner, and "walk" itself across a desk, all using off-the-shelf parts.

By Mar. 17, 2014

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'Terminator'-style cube robots swarm and self-assemble

Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.

By Oct. 4, 2013

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DOE-backed Beacon Power finds buyer post-bankruptcy

Flywheel grid storage company Beacon Power has been acquired for $30.5 million in a transaction that will return about 70 percent of a government loan.

By Feb. 6, 2012

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U.S. Navy dolphins find antique torpedo

Dolphins trained by the U.S. military to find objects underwater have uncovered a late 19th century torpedo off the California coast.

By May. 20, 2013

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Oily Bits: The Combustion Process

It's almost impossible to hear the phrase "Suck, squeeze, bang, blow" and not smile.

By Oct. 30, 2013

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200 flywheels of storage to keep grid power steady

Beacon Power says that its 20-megawatt energy storage system will be completed later this month, marking the largest flywheel installation in the world.

By Jun. 1, 2011