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    • 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...
    • Laser Light Used to Cool Object to Quantum Ground State (ScienceDaily)- October 5, 2011
    • For the first time, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with a team from the University of Vienna, have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest possible energy state using laser light. The achievement paves the way for the development of exquisitely sensitive detectors as well as for quantum experiments that scientists have long dreamed of conducting. More...
    • Professor Amir Faghri receives the 2010 Max Jakob Memorial Award (ASME)- September 30, 2011
    • Professor Amir Faghri, the editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, has been awarded the 2010 Max Jakob Memorial Award. The award will be presented during the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Denver, Colorado on November 16, 2011. More...
    • Hydrogen released to fuel cell more quickly when stored in metal nanoparticles (Nanotech-Now)- September 30, 2011
    • Researchers from TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam have demonstrated that the size of a metal alloy nanoparticle influences the speed with which hydrogen gas is released when stored in a metal hydride. The smaller the size of the nanoparticle, the greater the speed at which the hydrogen gas makes its way to the fuel cell. More...
    • Researchers unveil innovative solar cooling project (PhysOrg)- September 30, 2011
    • Using solar thermal energy to power an air conditioning unit can be difficult and expensive. But a team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, have added a game-changing advance to the process that could make it much simpler, less costly and more effective. More...
    • Redesigning the Internal Combustion Engine (Reuters)- September 29, 2011
    • Much of what you hear from Pike Research is focused on alternatives to the gasoline-fueled internal combustion engine (ICE). Yet, as we often point out, gas-fueled ICE vehicles will remain the dominant vehicle through this decade and likely well into the next. More...
    • DOE awards $1.1B in new solar loan guarantees (USA Today)- September 28, 2011
    • Despite the recent collapse of solar manufacturer Solyndra, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded loan guarantees totaling $1.074 billion Wednesday to two solar companies developing power plants -- one in Nevada and the other near Phoenix. More...