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    • $5.5M DOE Project to Create Low-Cost Solar Energy (Product Design & Development)- October 1, 2012
    • Photovoltaic solar energy is produced by direct conversion of sunlight into electricity, whereas CSP systems convert light into thermal energy, which is further converted into electrical energy. These different systems share a common problem: the sun ... More...
    • Identifying refrigerant fluids with low 'global warming potential' (Phys.org)- September 19, 2012
    • Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low "global warming potential" (GWP)—the tendency to trap heat in the atmosphere for many decades—as well as other desirable performance and safety features. More...
    • The Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer turns 60. (TVR)- September 17, 2012
    • The Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer turns 60. Andrey Krivosheev: A demonstration of modern development and international forum of scientists timed to the anniversary was organized in the capital. Heat and mass transfer technologies are applied in ... More...
    • Dr. Richard Chu, an IBM Fellow, passed away (Legacy.com)- September 13, 2012
    • Dr. Richard "Dick" Chao-Fan Chu, 79, an area resident for 51 years and formerly of Taiwan, died on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at his lakehouse on Twin Lakes in Elizaville, NY. More...
    • No more bubbles when boiling water (Phys.org)- September 13, 2012
    • The research, which is the first of its kind, has identified a specially engineered steel surface that allows liquids to boil without bubbling. More...
    • Laser Car Ignition Dream Sparks Multiple Approaches (Photonics.com)- September 3, 2012
    • Woodruff's focus at NETL is on laser spectroscopic diagnostics in combustion, and his current projects include developing a laser spark plug for natural gas-fueled engines. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace ... More...
    • UCLA Team Leads Solar Molten Metal Effort (KCET (blog))- September 3, 2012
    • The Energy Department's "SunShot Initiative" -- modeled on the Kennedy-era moon shot initiative -- has granted $5 million for a five-year program to investigate using molten metals as heat transfer fluids in solar thermal systems. The molten metals ... More...
    • Global Warming, Coal Combustion and Sea Level Rise (Energy Collective)- September 3, 2012
    • Coal Combustion Since The Late 1700s: Dirty combustion of coal was common from the late 1700s to about 1950 when low-efficiency air quality control, AQC, systems (cyclonic separators, precipitators, fabric filters, scrubbers, etc.) were being installed ... More...