"High tech" Category

Air France recently began a six-month trial for their new “Touch and Pass” app to board flights, which requires NFC, or near field communication technology. NFC has been around for a while but has sometimes struggled to […]

Asian Car Makers Accelerating Plans for Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Posted On July 11, 2014 | by AllenCaron

The recent news that Toyota, the car company that disrupted the automobile industry with the Prius hybrid, is now focusing on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles has to be welcome news for environmentalists, fuel-cell enthusiasts and, yes, small cap […]

SolarCity, the largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, has an ambitious goal: to dramatically drive down prices so that solar power can compete on an unsubsidized basis with fossil-fuel energy from the grid. […]

Electric Vehicle Production Set to Soar in 2014

Posted On February 25, 2014 | by AllenCaron

Forecasting company IHS Automotive expects electric vehicle production to surge 67% in 2014. Led by tightening European pollution standards in the second half of 2014, worldwide production is anticipated to hit 403,000 vehicles, up from 242,000 in […]

Railroad fans and environmental buffs alike are rejoicing this fall as NS 999, Norfolk Southern’s (NYSE:NSC) all-electric locomotive, hits the rails once more. Nicknamed the “green weenie,” this switcher locomotive was originally powered by more than 1,000 […]

Small Cap Tablet Component Manufacturers Holding Strong

Posted On October 29, 2013 | by AllenCaron

Image from Gizmodo. Apple’s big announcement on October 22nd revealed the latest iteration of their bestselling tablet, the iPad Air. Coming in at a weight of one pound – and 20 percent thinner – the upgrade seems […]

New Investments in Energy Storage Technology Cause a Stir

Posted On October 15, 2013 | by AllenCaron

Image from RenewEconomy.com There’s a big stir in the energy storage sector lately following noted investors Bill Gates’ and Vinod Khosla’s investments in Varentec, a privately held company that creates power control solutions to connect renewable energy […]

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