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ABB Propulsion System to Power Innovative New Vessels 

Created nearly 30 years ago but continually refined with new models and iterations, ABB’s Azipod propulsion systems have recently been ordered to power two entirely different types of innovative vessels. One is a technically advanced jack-up vessel for installing offshore wind farms, the other for Ritz-Carlton’s new line of luxury mega-yachts.  […]

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Peer into the Future of Magnetics for Energy at ARPA-E Summit 

Magnetics technology plays a key role in much of today’s energy research – looking for breakthroughs in electric propulsion for aviation, high-temperature superconductors, fusion energy, machine modeling for power magnetics, new embedded cooling and winding topologies for improving permanent-magnet motors, even magnetic resonance imaging of crop roots. Visitors to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit & Technology Showcase can explore a fascinating array of these and meet the scientists behind them, as well as many other aspects of energy R&D. It will be held in Denver in May. This article highlights some of the magnetic-related projects. […]

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LaunchPoint Releases New Hybrid Generator for Electric-Powered Flight

A new hybrid-electric generator system from LaunchPoint Electric Propulsion Systems, a startup located in Goleta, California near Santa Barbara, opens new possibilities in the fast-growing field of hybrid electric-powered flight. The move follows closely on award of development contracts from the […]