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    • Milikelvins drive droplet evaporation (ScienceNewsline)- July 18, 2013
    • Evaporation is so common that everybody thinks it's a well understood phenomenon. Appearances can be, however, deceptive. Recently, a new, earlier not predicted mechanism of evaporation was discovered. Experiments and simulations performed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Physics of the PAS not only confirm its existence, but also indicate that it plays the crucial role in evaporation process in the nanoscale. More...
    • Graphene provides efficient electronics cooling (Phys.org)- July 3, 2013
    • A layer of graphene can reduce the working temperature in hotspots inside a processor by up to 25 percent – which can significantly extend the working life of computers and other electronics. An international .. More...
    • Better droplet condensation could boost power efficiency (MIT News)- June 24, 2013
    • Researchers at MIT have developed an innovative approach to improving heat transfer in power plants and cooling systems. The new system could provide a 100 percent improvement in the efficiency of heat transfer over conventional systems, the ... More...
    • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Technology And Its Possibilites (EarthTechling)- June 17, 2013
    • The ocean absorbs energy from the sun, stores it, and then releases it slowly. Sounds like a prescription for meeting the world's energy needs, since the ocean is the largest feature of our planet. But can ocean energy be tapped in a way that doesn't ... More...
    • Nano-thermometer gauges atomic-scale heat transfer (E&T magazine)- June 17, 2013
    • When a current passes through a material that conducts electricity it generates heat. Understanding where the temperature will rise in an electronic system helps engineers design reliable, high-performing computers, mobile phones and medical devices. More...
    • Enhanced fuel cell performance with optimized flows (Phys.org)- June 13, 2013
    • Fuel cells convert the chemical energy in fuels (hydrogen and hydrocarbons such as methane, butane, gasoline or diesel) into electrical energy to power devices. EU researchers developed a simplified computational ... More...