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    • 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...
    • Google to Switch on World’s First Seawater-Cooled Data Center This Fall (Reuters)- May 24, 2011
    • Google plans to serve live traffic from the world’s first seawater-cooled data center in Finland in the fall of this year, according to Google’s Joe Kava. Kava plans to discuss Google’s data center efficiency innovations at the search giant’s second Data Center Efficiency Summit in Zurich, Switzerland on Tuesday. More...
    • Digging into geothermal energy (PhysOrg)- May 19, 2011
    • Sixteen undergraduate students at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) may now be Harvard's resident experts on geothermal energy. For their capstone project in the course ES 96: Engineering Design Seminar, these students conducted an in-depth analysis of the geothermal heating and cooling system that serves Radcliffe's Byerly Hall. More...
    • Resolving water's electrical properties (PhysOrg)- May 18, 2011
    • An old confusion about the electrical properties of water's surface has ended, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The conflict arose because two types of measurements gave two radically different interpretations of what was happening at the surface of water. More...
    • A Tribute in Memory of Professor Ralph L. Webb (1934 - 2011) (Thermal-Fluids Central)- May 17, 2011
    • On April 3, 2011, Dr. Ralph L. Webb, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, passed away in State College, Pennsylvania at the age of 77. Dr. Webb made significant contributions in the field of enhanced heat transfer with applications in the areas of boiling, condensation, fouling, air-cooled heat exchangers, electronic equipment cooling, and forced convection for gases... More...