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    • Startling thermal energy behavior revealed by neutron scattering (PhysOrg)- June 22, 2011
    • A discovery by researchers working at the Spallation Neutron Source upends long held assumptions about the microscopic behavior of materials in an equilibrium condition. The findings could influence further research in advanced materials, communication and optical systems, and thermoelectric materials that use differences in temperature to produce electricity. More...
    • New Catalyst Will Allow Commercialization of Revolutionary Fuel Cells (ScienceDaily)- June 15, 2011
    • Cheap, much lighter than before and allowing for continuous operation -- what traditional batteries can not offer -- direct formic acid fuel cells can revolutionize the portable electronics market. A new catalyst developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences will enable a widespread use of fuel cells, researchers say. More...
    • Geothermal Energy Just Became A Serious Option (Business Insider)- June 14, 2011
    • Researchers from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Earth Sciences have developed an approach to extracting geothermal energy more efficiently while reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide at the same time. More...
    • Largest solar energy plant in Western Hemisphere to be built in New Jersey (CoolerPlanet)- June 13, 2011
    • With the Monday morning announcement of a new solar energy plant, New Jersey may become a solar power hub in the near future. The New York-based McGraw-Hill Companies and NJR Clean Energy Ventures announced today that they plan to build the largest privately-owned solar plant in the Western Hemisphere on McGraw-Hill’s East Windsor, New Jersey campus. More...
    • Physicists hit on mathematical description of superfluid dynamics (PhysOrg)- June 9, 2011
    • It has been 100 years since the discovery of superconductivity, a state achieved when mercury was cooled, with the help of liquid helium, to nearly the coldest temperature achievable to form a superfluid that provides no resistance to electrons as they flow through it. More...
    • Randomness rules in turbulent flows (PhysOrg)- June 1, 2011
    • It seems perfectly natural to expect that two motorists who depart from the same location and follow the same directions will end up at the same destination. But according to a Johns Hopkins University mathematical physicist, this is not true when the "directions" are provided by a turbulent fluid flow, such as you find in a churning river or stream. More...
    • Clean Energy Technology: Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System Moves Forward (ScienceDaily)- May 31, 2011
    • A team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., in partnership with the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, developed a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell technology for future Department of Defense and commercial applications. Recently, USC and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, which manages JPL for NASA, awarded a license to SFC Energy, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of SFC Energy AG. More...
    • Thermoelectrics Could Harness Exhaust Heat, Improve MPG (All Car Tech)- May 28, 2011
    • In an internal combustion engine, fuel is burned to power the engine, but as a result a lot of heat is also produced. Most of that heat in ordinary vehicles is wasted; but what if you could catch the energy from the heat, turn it into electricity, and use it to increase your fuel efficiency? More...
    • Japan Aims To Lift Share Of Green Energy To 20% (The Wall Street Journal)- May 25, 2011
    • In a bid to promote renewable energy following the country's worst nuclear accident, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Wednesday laid out the blueprint for a new energy policy, seeking to increase the share of green energy to 20% of total power supply by the early 2020s. More...