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    • Patented 'Noise Sponge' Quiets Combustion (Science Daily (press release))- May 7, 2012
    • ScienceDaily (May 1, 2012) - A sponge-like material employed by a University of Alabama engineering professor can significantly quiet combustion, possibly making work environments safer and extending the life of equipment. Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, ... More...
    • URBAN COMBUSTION: When Morality & Politics Mix (Brooklyn Rail)- May 7, 2012
    • by David Rosen History is unpredictable. Not unlike today, late 19th century America was an age of robber barons, of white, Christian moral absolutists, of foreign immigration and domestic migration, and of a "progressive" movement contesting ... More...
    • New Solar Collector Heralds New Era in CSP (Energy Collective)- May 7, 2012
    • Solar thermal energy technology has taken an important step further with a new collaboration between 3M's Renewable Energy Division and Gossamer Space Frames. The companies yesterday unveiled a new parabolic trough solar collector technology designed ... More...
    • UA professor develops combustion engine noise-reducing 'sponge' (al.com (blog))- May 7, 2012
    • Ajay Agrawal, a mechanical engineering professor at UA, has developed a sponge-like foam material designed to reduce noise in the combustion process. The composite material, made of hafnium carbide and silicon carbide, is formed into a ring and placed ... More...
    • Contributing to the Nuclear Fusion Project (ScienceDaily)- April 27, 2012
    • Many regard nuclear fusion as the main energy source of the future. Among others, the ITER project is seeking to turn this venture into reality and is making use of the Tokamak reactor for this purpose. Reactors of this type have a number of control problems, and to solve them the electronics engineers have come up with some tools. More...
    • New Harvesting Approach Boosts Energy Output from Bacteria (ScienceDaily)- April 25, 2012
    • A team of scientists from University of Colorado Denver has developed a novel energy system that increases the amount of energy harvested from microbial fuel cells (MFCs) by more than 70 times. The new approach also greatly improves energy efficiency. MFCs are emerging as a way to use bacteria to directly harvest electricity from biodegradable materials, such as wastewater or marine sediments More...