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Flywheel lets people flag down a cab and still pay via the app

The taxi-hailing app touts old-school cab hailing with new-school cashless payment.

By April 30, 2015


Does Flywheel exec shakeup spell trouble? CEO says no

With new leadership and a $12 million funding round, the taxi-hailing app guns for ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft.

By November 21, 2014


The Magic Candy Factory lets you design custom gummy candies (Tomorrow Daily 246)

Check out this confectionary creating contraption, where you can cook up custom concepts with ease using only an app (and your imagination, of course). It's in Berlin for now, but the company that came up with this delicious 3D printer design aims to install them internationally.

By September 23, 2015


Comet-exploring 'Hedgehog' robot goes for a microgravity tumble

NASA has tested two prototypes of its "Hedgehog" robot concept to see how they perform in microgravity.

By September 8, 2015


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 October 31, 2011


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 June 2, 2011


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 June 1, 2011


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 December 23, 2010


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 August 9, 2010


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 February 6, 2012