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in a name? What’s in a name? Quit Quite a lot really. Do you use a Hoover or a Vacuum Cleaner? That was the kind of thinking Ste Steve Mate (above) , chief executive officer at Co-efficient said behind choosing the name for h his Mate Gauge — a handy piece of kit that automatically measures and adjusts the amount of lead being applied during grid-making processes. “If you called it the laser la gauge, it just wouldn’t ring any bells but if you name it after a person then it gets kind of personal and remembered,” he says. “That’s also part of the th reasoning for shipping one of our machines from Canada over to international conference conferences. They see me, they see the machine. Unforgettable!”

Romeo, Ro Romeo, where for art thou Romeo? There’s only one wor word for it,” one delegate at The Battery Show iin Detroit, whispered International. “Irritating”. to Batteries Internatio “Why the whisper?” whisper? we whispered back. “Because you yo can’t help looking at it and it’s all a for a good cause.” Romeo, a two foot high, ‘Nao’ robot was one of the highlights show, as the clever robot of the sho interacted — including singing something approaching and some moonwalk dancing — with the moonwa crowds. The idea id was the brainchild Fossemò, the of Alessandro Alessa charitable general manager of charitab

the Solith subsidiary of Sovema in the US. The robot is not only an advanced teaching aid for children with learning difficulties but will also be time-shared with R&D departments at universities. And we just thought that universities were the founts of knowledge (yes, where students come to drink).

All the news that’s fit to print The Th he price of ELB ELBC LBC fame may b bee li lit literary terary immortality. Or that’s what it looks like im from our Grub Street hide-away. fro Pat P Moseley, fresh from writing the modern classic — Towards Sustainable mo Road Transport —is now going one step Ro further with his latest chef d’oeuvre, a fur collection of the best of ELBC presentaco tions. tio So is it about naming and shaming? “Not at all,” says Pat. “Altogether, the th 14ELBC conference will deliver 64 6 presentations and some of these selected texts will be published in s an a edition of the Journal of Power Sources.”

Batteries International — issue 93  

UPS embracing the latest technology — The global implications for energy storage of the latest UK TSO report — The changing rules on transpo...

Batteries International — issue 93  

UPS embracing the latest technology — The global implications for energy storage of the latest UK TSO report — The changing rules on transpo...