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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...
    • Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue (Phys.org)- December 4, 2012
    • A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's study, published in the journal Nature Materials, could enable new advances in cooling computer chips and lighting-emitting diode (LED) devices, collecting solar power, harvesting waste heat, and other applications. More...