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Robo Raven successfully performs bird-like flight

By Damir Beciri
4 May 2013

university-of-maryland-robo-ravenResearchers at the University of Maryland have developed and demonstrated a new flying robot which flaps its wings completely independently of each other. Dubbed Robo Raven, the robot can be programmed to perform any desired motion, enabling the bird to perform aerobatic maneuvers. This is the first time a robotic bird with these capabilities has… »

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Striving to decreased operating temperature of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

By Damir Beciri
20 November 2011

solid-oxide-fuel-cellAccording to a Professor Eric Wachsman from the University of Maryland, the lack of funding for fuel cell research is putting the country at risk of falling behind in the development and implementation of the most efficient means of converting fuel to electricity. Fuel cells have up to three times the efficiency of an internal… »

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Team Maryland WaterShed wins the Solar Decathlon 2011 (part 2)

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments5 October 2011

team-maryland-watershed-5As we reported in our previous article,¬† Solar Decathlon 2011 ended last weekend and the team from the University of Maryland won with their WaterShed house. Due to a long list of sustainable features incorporated into the house, we decided to split the article in two parts by writing about the building and the materials… »

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Team Maryland WaterShed wins the Solar Decathlon 2011 (part 1)

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments3 October 2011

team-maryland-watershed-1U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 ended last weekend and the team coming from the University of Maryland which dominated most of the categories and won the overall first place with their WaterShed house. The team also won the second place after the Middlebury College in the final juried contest – Market Appeal –… »