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AFFOA launches state-of-the-art facility for protoyping advanced fabrics

Just over a year after its funding award, a new center for the development and commercialization of advanced fabrics is officially opening its headquarters today in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will be unveiling the first two advanced fabric products to be commercialized from the center's work. Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is a public-private partnership, part of Manufacturing USA, that is working to develop and introduce U.S.-made high-tech fabrics that provide services such as health monitoring, …

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Advanced Functional Fabrics of America opens headquarters steps from MIT campus

These are not your grandmother's fibers and textiles. These are tomorrow's functional fabrics — designed and prototyped in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and manufactured across a network of U.S. partners. This is the vision of the new headquarters for the Manufacturing USA institute called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) that opened Monday at 12 Emily Street, steps away from the MIT campus. AFFOA headquarters represents a significant MIT investment in …

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GM Targets Tesla, 2016 MINI Clubman, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV On-Sale Date: Today’s Car News

Today, General Motors targets Tesla while promoting the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman debuts with more space and added efficiency features, and Mitsubishi confirms that the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover will arrive in the U.S. next year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. General Motors takes a shot at the Tesla Model...

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From Pilots to Markets, the Open Standard for Grid-Edge Controls Is Emerging

At this week's Grid Edge Live conference, we've heard a lot of discussion about the need for technology that can standardize how distributed solar, smart inverters, energy storage, microgrids and other edge-of-network energy systems interact with the grid at large. Think of concepts like an operating system for the distributed energy landscape, or an internet of things for the grid edge, as we've seen it framed in two panel sessions …

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NYC’s Nissan ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ Plan Upheld By Highest State Court

Back in 2011, New York City chose a new vehicle to replace the majority of its taxi fleet, then a hodgepodge of Ford Crown Victoria sedans, various hybrid models, and a few minivans. Dubbed the "Taxi of Tomorrow," that vehicle is an adapted version of the Nissan NV200 small van. The decision to standardize New York's roughly 13,000 medallion taxi...

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Where is Future EU Gas Demand Going? Implications for Russian and US LNG Exports to Europe

A new paper calls into question official EU projections regarding EU gas demand, which raises important questions about the economic viability of new gas import infrastructure – both pipelines and especially LNG terminals – and, by extension, about gas supply diversification efforts to enhance overall EU energy security.read more