Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cutting Edge Energy Tech from Navy and NASA

The DOD Energy Blogger is about to take a 5-day siesta in Mexico, on una playa sin las computadoras. But he doesn't want to leave you empty handed during his absence, so here are a few items that may be of interest to the more geeky among you. Note: these technologies are in the early to VERY EARLY stages of development. But all could have a role in a future, energy savvy DOD that uses energy smarts to save ... and win.
Shape changing rotor blades to make helicopters more efficient, quieter, better, by NASA.

Fuel cell powered UAVs developed by the Naval Research Labs (NRL) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

And for the grand finale, Cold Fusion 2.0 via Navy Space and Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego. Unlike Cold Fusion 1.0, which no one could replicate and ultimately became a punch line, this breakthrough is holding up in labs around the world.
Be back soon. Adios.

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