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US Wave Energy Prize advances 20 teams to next stage

first_imgUS Department of Energy (DoE) has selected 20 teams as official qualified teams for the Wave Energy Prize.The 20 qualified teams, selected out of 92 official registered teams, have passed the first technology gate and will continue their quest to double the energy captured from ocean waves and win a prize purse totaling more than $2 million, Wave Energy Prize’s press release reads.The design-build-test competition is encouraging the development of game-changing wave energy conversion (WEC) devices.The aim is the development of a device that will achieve the DOE’s goal of doubling energy captured, which will in turn reduce the cost of wave energy, making it more competitive with traditional energy solutions.A panel of expert judges identified the qualified teams based upon the quality of their technical submissions, which described their concepts in detail. Among other requirements, qualified teams will now build a 1:50 scale model and will participate in small-scale tank testing as a means of validating their concepts, according to Wave Energy Prize.Official qualified teams are:Advanced Ocean Energy at Virginia Tech,AquaHarmonics,Atlantic Wavepower Partnership,Atlas Ocean Systems,CalWave,Enorasy Labs,Float Inc. – BergerABAM,IOwec (MIT Sea Grant College Program),M3 Wave,Mocean Energy,Ocean Energy USA,Oscilla Power,Principle Power,RTI Wave Power,Sea Potential,SEWEC,Super Watt Wave Catcher Barge Team,Team FLAPPER (Floating Lever and Piston Power ExtractoR),Wave Energy Conversion Corporation of America (WECCA),Waveswing America. Phil Michael, Technical Expert at Ricardo, said: “We’re excited to see how these 20 devices perform during the small-scale testing, and we’re hopeful many will demonstrate a capability to achieve the DOE’s goal of doubling the cost effectiveness of energy capture from ocean waves.”Finalist teams, which are scheduled to be announced in March 2016, will be selected based upon the requirements of Prize’s second technology gate.These teams will have the opportunity to receive funds to build their 1:20 scale WEC prototypes, which are scheduled to undergo tank testing at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Maneuvering and Seakeeping (MASK) Basin at Carderock, Maryland, beginning in the summer of 2016.[mappress mapid=”603″]Image: Wave Energy Prizelast_img read more

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Gleaners mobile food pantry returns to Farmington Hills

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) CARES of Farmington Hills will host a May 29 mobile food pantry for households with children in Farmington, Farmington Hills and surrounding cities.Sponsored by Gleaners Community Food Bank, the drive-thru distribution will be open 3-6 p.m. at the CARES campus, 27835 Shiawassee Rd. There’s no need to make an appointment, and you do not have to be registered with CARES.To get to the event, turn onto Sedalia Ave. from Inkster Road, and follow Sedalia to Colwell Street, where you’ll line up heading north. Volunteers will direct you as you get closer to the site.Stay in your vehicle, and groceries will be placed in your trunk. If you don’t have a vehicle, be prepared to carry 20-30 pounds of groceries, or bring a cart.To learn more about the mobile pantry, follow CARES on Facebook. To support CARES with a cash donation, visit Reported bylast_img read more

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Normandin, big second half lift Haughton past Southwood

first_imgWhen the Southwood Cowboys grabbed a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter Thursday night at Harold E. Harlan Field it was like a wakeup call for the Haughton Buccaneers.The Bucs scored a late touchdown in the first half and then pulled away in the second for a 28-7 victory in a District 1-5A opener.Haughton improved to 6-0. Southwood dropped to 2-4.The Cowboys came out determined to make a game of it. They moved the ball well behind the running of quarterback Keytron Crowder and Treveon Morris.Haughton had the first scoring threat, though. Thanks to some hard running by Kei’Untre Normandin (163 yards, 16 carries), the Bucs moved deep into Southwood territory. Josh Lister caught a pass from Will Haines but he fumbled near the sideline and Southwood recovered at the 3.The Cowboys then proceeded to drive 97 yards for the first score of the game. The big play in the drive was a long run by Morris.Southwood forced a punt on Haughton’s next possession. Thanks to a sack, Haughton forced a punt and the Bucs took over with 2:26 left in the half.Haughton moved quickly down the field and quarterback Will Haines scored from the 1 with 33 seconds left. The first of Nico Broadway’s four extra-point kicks made it 7-7.Haughton had one other scoring opportunity early in the first quarter but turned it over on downs.“We had two opportunities to score in the first half and we should’ve punched it in,” Haughton coach Rodney Guin said. “I think the game may have been different. I don’t know. There are no easy games in this district. You’ve got to expect the beat of everybody every week.”Guin said the Bucs did some good things in the second half. One of those came in the third quarter when Chance Brown blocked a punt to set up the Bucs’ second TD, a 19-yard pass from Haines to Antonio Woodfork on fourth-and-10. Woodfork did a nice job of adjusting to the ball around the 5.“That was a big play,” Guin said. “That’s what we didn’t do in the first half. We had a chance to make some big plays and we fumbled the ball on one and dropped three or four passes. But, you know, we’ll take it.”Then the Haughton defense stepped up and made a big play.Southwood was moving the ball well and appeared to be driving for the tying score. But early in the fourth quarter, Haughton’s Mason Moreau recovered a fumble at the Bucs 25.A few plays later, Lister turned a short pass from Haines into a 42-yard touchdown. The Bucs’ final TD, a 5-yard Normandin run, came after Southwood came up short on a fake punt deep in their own territory.The Bucs piled up 379 total yards with 261 yards of that coming on the ground. Haines had 53 on 11 carries and D’Kovin 43 on 7.Haines completed eight of 18 passes for 118 yards with one interception. Lister had four catches for 77 yards.Southwood kept the ball mostly on the ground and the Cowboys gained 253 yards. But the Haughton defense had some timely sacks and big stops, especially in the second half.Jeremiah Wilson and Quentin Brown had interceptions. Michael Harris led the defense with eight tackles, including 2.5 for loss. Mason Moreau had 6.5, Duncan Smith 6.0 and JT Bledsoe 5.5.Haughton continues district play next Friday at parish rival Airline (2-4), which lost to Byrd 31-13 Thursday night.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAppurseRemember Tiger Woods’ Ex-wife? Try Not To Gasp When You See Her NowAppurse|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more