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    • University of Utah researchers find water freezes at -55 F (KSL Salt Lake City)- November 26, 2011
    • University of Utah scientists may have solved one mystery by showing how cold water can get before it absolutely must freeze — 55 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. That's 87 degrees Fahrenheit colder than what most people consider the freezing point of water. More...
    • UK launches green heating scheme after two-month delay (Reuters)- November 25, 2011
    • Britain will on Monday open the world's first subsidy scheme designed to support the use of renewable energy sources for heating, two months later than its initial start date after the European Commission requested a rate change. More...
    • 5 Cities Harnessing Breakthrough Geothermal Technology (Mashable)- November 23, 2011
    • The demand for sustainable energy is higher than ever. According to a study by BP, global energy consumption has seen a 5.3% increase within the last year, the largest jump since 1973. Our digital lifestyles have contributed to the rise in energy consumption — it takes 35 times more energy to produce a pound of smartphone than to make a pound of book. More...
    • Want fuel cells? Think outside the hydrogen tank (PhysOrg)- November 18, 2011
    • When most people hear the words "fuel cell," they think of eco-friendly, hydrogen-powered cars that emit nothing more than water. And that, says Professor Eric Wachsman, director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC), is one of the reasons we're all not driving one. More...
    • Global Warming’s Impact May Be Detected in Genes, Suggests Study of How Seagrasses React to Heat Waves (ScienceDaily)- November 16, 2011
    • Seagrass populations thrive in the shallow coastal regions and offer an ideal habitat for many fish, crustacean and microbes. The worldwide decline of seagrass populations in recent years is therefore of major concern to science and to nature conservation. Researchers believe that climate change plays an important role as the increase in extreme events such as heat waves is a major challenge for the seagrass. More...
    • 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...