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    • 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...
    • Controlling heat flow with atomic-level precision (Phys.Org)- April 23, 2012
    • By adjusting just the composition of the molecules in contact with the gold layer, the group observed a change in heat transfer depending on how strongly the molecule bonded to the gold. They demonstrated that stronger bonding produced a twofold ... More...
    • Secret Ingredient To Making Solar Energy Work: Salt (Forbes)- April 9, 2012
    • They're searching for the right combinations that will allow solar thermal energy to be stored cheaply and efficiently so it can be dispatched to generate electricity after the sun sets. In other words, the 24/7 solar power plant. More...