Mobile, Voice-Operated Everything, and Security, Oh My! Top Nonprofit Tech for 2016

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Lithium ion battery failures were big again this past year. Lithium ion batteries will continue to power our mobile devices — and continue to catch fire now and then, but not that often. We can talk to our cars with voice command systems like the Ford SYNC. Probably gesture-controlled systems like the Fibaro Swipe that let us control our homes and offices with hand gestures. Security of our IT systems and data will be a worry for the foreseeable future.

Cheap, Easy, and Underutilized Online Communication for Nonprofits

Green Car Congress

kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The concept car’s 30 battery modules—comprising 180 lithium-ion cells—were installed in spaces adapted to the vehicle architecture: in the floor of the trunk (fully usable cargo capacity: 275 liters, 9.7 A separate air cooling system ensures a constant thermal environment in the battery compartment. At the same time, the air conditioning system is completely deactivated.

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Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

The Everledger process is also being used for things like recovering rare earth minerals (cobalt, lithium) from batteries, in the sustainability space. ” A distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value with no central authority, blockchain can also help facilitate direct trading among people who previously were unbankable. Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann.

SOCAP: The Market at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

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She said that it generates more electricity at a lower cost than lead-acid and lithium ion batteries. Of course a bunch more folks stopped by to chat including people from microfinance like Grammeen America , big companies like Unilever , and a guy from India who is selling a low-cost sanitary napkin manufacturing system that village cooperatives can afford to buy.

Interview with Jodie Van Horn of Freedom from Oil and Plug-in Bay Area

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So we are looking at finding batteries that hold a charge for a long period of time, that give people the extended range that they need to do their commuting, and new technology such as the lithium ion battery have the potential to do that, but right now they are very expensive because automakers haven't invested the R&D money into those battery technologies to really stimulate the change that is needed for them to be able to use those batteries in the application of the plug-in hybrid.