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University of Vermont

Vermont Scientists Invent New Tool to Manage Plug-in Cars

Caption: Sending data in small packets revolutionized communications, from the radio to the internet. Now three scientists from the University of Vermont -- Pooya Rezaei, Paul Hines and Jeff Frolik -- think packets of power can revolutionize the way electric companies deal with the coming tide of plug-in cars. They've applied for a patent on their new invention.

Credit: University of Vermont, Sally McCay, 2014

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