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    • 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...
    • Magnetic nanoswitch for thermoelectric voltages (PhysOrg)- October 24, 2011
    • The heat which occurs in tiny computer processors might soon be no longer useless or even a problem. On the contrary: It could be used to switch these processors more easily or to store data more efficiently! These are two of the several potential applications made possible by a discovery made at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). More...
    • Industrial By-Products Upgraded Into Fuel (ScienceDaily)- October 18, 2011
    • Researchers have achieved good results in using waste and other excess products from industry to develop new and innovative fuels for transport. Working within the Academy of Finland's research programme Sustainable Energy (SusEn), researchers have studied the processing of both biobutanol and biogas into transport fuels. Biobutanol can be produced from by-products of the food industry and the pulp and paper industry, which makes it a suitable candidate for replacing petrol as a fuel. More...
    • Solar plant may tower over desert (mydesert)- October 15, 2011
    • A new solar energy project proposed near Blythe would place hundreds of thousands of reflective mirrors on a desert mesa along with three mammoth towers that would stand more than twice as high as the region's tallest building. More...