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    • Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer (MIT News)- January 7, 2013
    • The key to improving the efficiency of such plants is to increase the condensers' heat-transfer coefficient - a measure of how readily heat can be transferred away from those surfaces, explains Nenad Miljkovic, a doctoral student in mechanical ... More...
    • Researchers build SQUID device that demonstrates the Josephson effect (Phys.org)- December 30, 2012
    • Italian nano-science researchers Francesco Giazotto and María José Martínez-Pérez have built a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) that confirms a theory that describes the Josephson effect, whereby the application of a magnetic field applied to such a device can cause changes in the amount of heat that flows through it. They describe their device and how it works in a paper they've published in the journal Nature. More...
    • Liquid crystal research, future applications advance (Phys.org)- December 27, 2012
    • Contributing geometric and topological analyses of micro-materials, University of Massachusetts Amherst mathematician Robert Kusner aided experimental physicists at the University of Colorado (UC) by successfully explaining the observed "beautiful and complex patterns revealed" in three-dimensional liquid crystal experiments. The work is expected to lead to creation of new materials that can be actively controlled. More...
    • The solar wind is swirly (Phys.org)- December 19, 2012
    • Using ESA's Cluster quartet of satellites as a space plasma microscope, scientists have zoomed in on the solar wind to reveal the finest detail yet, finding tiny turbulent swirls that could play a big role in heating it. More...