Cheryl Martin
Deputy Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
Washington, D.C.

Jul. 04, 2014

How New Rules and Smart Tech Are Reinventing the Grid

After Superstorm Sandy, there was a lot of talk of a more distributed smart grid—a more resilient system. But how far have we come?

smart grid, Kate Burson, Cheryl Martin, energy

Jun. 28, 2013

Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy backs risky ideas that may offer a huge energy payoff.

ARPA-E, flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, wind-energy kites

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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