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    • Mars Rover facing Sun radiation following solar flare (NV News)- January 31, 2012
    • Solar flares have been causing much disruption in communication and night-time repose with the brilliant Northern Lights, but now the effects are building up in gravity with the Mars Rover now getting taste of the CME blast. More...
    • How do you fight fire in space? Experiments provide some answers (PhysOrg)- January 31, 2012
    • Improving fire-fighting techniques in space and getting a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth are the focus of a series of experiments on the International Space Station, led by a professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. More...
    • 'Cool' Gas May Form and Strengthen Sunspots (ScienceDaily)- January 31, 2012
    • Hydrogen molecules may act as a kind of energy sink that strengthens the magnetic grip that causes sunspots, according to scientists from Hawaii and New Mexico using a new infrared instrument on an old telescope. More...
    • Hot molecule explains cold chemistry (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)- January 30, 2012
    • Surprisingly, hydrogen cyanide and its far more energetic isomer, hydrogen isocyanide, are present in almost equal amounts in cold interstellar gas clouds. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics have succeeded in explaining how this happens through experiments carried out in the Heidelberg ion storage ring. More...
    • Using Ocean Temperature Differences to Create Renewable Energy (Nasdaq.com)- January 24, 2012
    • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is an idea for creating renewable energy by exploiting the difference in ocean temperatures between the surface and the seabed. The OTEC permit office first opened in 1981 as part of NOAA, America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the marine counterpart to NASA. More...
    • Physicists cool semiconductor by laser light (PhysOrg)- January 22, 2012
    • The experiments themselves are carried out in this vacuum chamber. When the laser light hits the membrane, some of the light is reflected and some is absorbed and leads to a small heating of the membrane. The reflected light is reflected back again via a mirror in the experiment so that the light flies back and forth in this space and forms optical resonator (cavity). More...
    • Russia begins geo-thermal energy experiments (RURV)- January 16, 2012
    • In January this year, Russia embarked on the implementation of several geo-thermal energy experimental projects. Energy efficient houses, which are to be heated by geo-thermal waters are to be constructed in Mordovia, 650 kilometers West-East of Moscow. More...
    • Magnetic Actuation Enables Nanoscale Thermal Analysis (ScienceDaily)- January 12, 2012
    • Polymer nano-films and nano-composites are used in a wide variety of applications from food packaging to sports equipment to automotive and aerospace applications. Thermal analysis is routinely used to analyze materials for these applications, but the growing trend to use nanostructured materials has made bulk techniques insufficient. More...