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    • Using Ocean Temperature Differences to Create Renewable Energy (Nasdaq.com)- January 24, 2012
    • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is an idea for creating renewable energy by exploiting the difference in ocean temperatures between the surface and the seabed. The OTEC permit office first opened in 1981 as part of NOAA, America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the marine counterpart to NASA. More...
    • Physicists cool semiconductor by laser light (PhysOrg)- January 22, 2012
    • The experiments themselves are carried out in this vacuum chamber. When the laser light hits the membrane, some of the light is reflected and some is absorbed and leads to a small heating of the membrane. The reflected light is reflected back again via a mirror in the experiment so that the light flies back and forth in this space and forms optical resonator (cavity). More...
    • Russia begins geo-thermal energy experiments (RURV)- January 16, 2012
    • In January this year, Russia embarked on the implementation of several geo-thermal energy experimental projects. Energy efficient houses, which are to be heated by geo-thermal waters are to be constructed in Mordovia, 650 kilometers West-East of Moscow. More...
    • Magnetic Actuation Enables Nanoscale Thermal Analysis (ScienceDaily)- January 12, 2012
    • Polymer nano-films and nano-composites are used in a wide variety of applications from food packaging to sports equipment to automotive and aerospace applications. Thermal analysis is routinely used to analyze materials for these applications, but the growing trend to use nanostructured materials has made bulk techniques insufficient. More...
    • Building a better suntrap (The Economist)- December 31, 2011
    • To make electricity from sunlight you can convert it directly, using a photovoltaic cell. Or you can use the heat of that sunlight to boil water, and then drive a turbine with the resulting steam. These are both established technologies. But there is, in principle, a third way: use heat directly, without steam or turbines. More...
    • Geothermal Power Year In Review: Heat Of The Earth Still Locked Up (Aol Energy)- December 30, 2011
    • What if all the energy we needed was stored underneath the ground we walk on every day? Geothermal power, generated from capturing earth's core heat stored deep underground, has become a growing reality as the industry marks a total US generation capacity of 3,000 MW this year. But unlike more recognized renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass, geothermal power is not widely recognized for its capability to produce base load, dependable, renewable energy. More...