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    • New materials turn heat into electricity (PhysOrg)- November 7, 2011
    • Most of today's power plants--from some of the largest solar arrays to nuclear energy facilities--rely on the boiling and condensing of water to produce energy. The process of turning heated water into energy was essentially understood by James Watt all the way back in 1765. Heat from the sun or from a controlled nuclear reaction boils water, which then expands, moves a turbine and generates power. More...
    • Professor Adrian Bejan awarded title of Honorary Member by the ASME (ASME)- October 31, 2011
    • Professor Adrian Bejan, an Editorial Board member of Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, has been awarded the title of Honorary Member by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award was presented during the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Denver, Colorado on November 14, 2011. More...
    • Geothermal potential reaches coast to coast (cnet)- October 26, 2011
    • By sifting through oil and natural gas drilling data, a Google-funded study found that geothermal power in the U.S. could produce ten times the capacity of coal plants today. More...
    • Testing Geoengineering: Models Help Determine Type of Testing That Might Be Effective (ScienceDaily)- October 26, 2011
    • Solar radiation management is a class of theoretical concepts for manipulating the climate in order to reduce the risks of global warming caused by greenhouse gasses. But its potential effectiveness and risks are uncertain, and it is unclear whether tests could help narrow these uncertainties. A team composed of Caltech's Doug MacMynowski, Carnegie's Ken Caldeira and Ho-Jeong Shin, and Harvard's David Keith used modeling to determine the type of testing that might be effective in the future. More...
    • Scientists bring mysterious magnetic process down to earth (PhysOrg)- October 25, 2011
    • Scientists believe that magnetic reconnection is behind the extraordinary bursts of radiation that have emerged from the center of the Crab nebula, the remains of an exploded star. Astrophysicists from Princeton and other institutions are paying close attention to the efforts of the MRX research team, hoping to better understand some of the mysteries surrounding the phenomenon. More...
    • Geothermal still outpowers wind, solar in California (SignonSanDiego)- October 24, 2011
    • Amid soaring investment in solar and wind energy technology, commercial geothermal plants still anchor the state's production of non-fossil fuel power. Geothermal energy provides 42 percent of California's commercial, in-state renewable electricity generation, an industry group announced at its convention in San Diego. More...
    • Experts Unite to Examine Nuclear Energy (Daily Nexus)- October 24, 2011
    • The Santa Barbara & Tri-Counties Chapter of the United Nations Association hosted a forum on nuclear energy featuring several notable speakers and activists on Saturday in recognition of United Nations Day. More...