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    • Boiling breakthrough: Nano-coating doubles rate of heat transfer (Science Daily)- February 15, 2012
    • Pool boiling is the most common and familiar method of heating a container's contents, and is a remarkably efficient heat transfer method. The transfer of heat in this case is referred to as the "heat flux." There exists, however, a critical point at ... More...
    • Hot invention cools down environment (PhysOrg)- February 15, 2012
    • Used in large-scale commercial settings such as refrigeration systems, power plants and petroleum refineries, heat exchangers are massive machines that transfer heat from one medium to another in order to regulate the temperature of industrial ... More...
    • NASA Landsat's Thermal Infrared Sensor Arrives at Orbital (ScienceDaily)- February 15, 2012
    • A new NASA satellite instrument that makes a quantum leap forward in detector technology has arrived at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Gilbert, Ariz. There it will be integrated into the next Landsat satellite, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). More...
    • World's Tallest CSP Solar Power Tower Completed (Greentech Media)- February 9, 2012
    • Construction has been completed on the world's tallest solar power tower by SolarReserve, a utility-scale solar thermal developer. The 540-foot structure stands in Tonopah, Nevada at the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Power Plant. More...
    • US Military wins awards for combined heat and power systems (COSPP)- February 8, 2012
    • By Diarmaid Williams The Environmental Protection Agency honored two Department of Defense facilities for achieving emissions reductions and energy savings with their combined heat and power systems at the 25th Annual IDEA Campus Energy Conference in ... More...
    • Engineers Weld Nanowires With Light (ScienceDaily)- February 6, 2012
    • At the nano level, researchers at Stanford have discovered a new way to weld together meshes of tiny wires. Their work could lead to innovative electronics and solar applications. To succeed, they called upon plasmonics. More...
    • Arizona Power Plant Goes Green With AREVA Solar Thermal Project (TPM)- February 3, 2012
    • That technology is a variant of a broader type of innovative solar energy generation called concentrated solar power (CSP) or "solar thermal," which uses fields of angled, sun-tracking mirrors to focus light on a turbine consisting of liquid-filled ... More...