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Isn't it about time architecture began to fully accommodate sensible automation in the home and workplace?
New superconducting cables are put to the test in Detroit.
New "power electronics" that swap voltage from line to line may be the best-and cheapest-fix for our aging electric grid.
Non-intrusive load monitoring gives detailed views of where power is going, with payoffs for utilities, customers and maybe Big Brother.
A manufacturer unveils the first fuel-cell-powered vacuum cleaner.