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    • New Harvesting Approach Boosts Energy Output from Bacteria (ScienceDaily)- April 25, 2012
    • A team of scientists from University of Colorado Denver has developed a novel energy system that increases the amount of energy harvested from microbial fuel cells (MFCs) by more than 70 times. The new approach also greatly improves energy efficiency. MFCs are emerging as a way to use bacteria to directly harvest electricity from biodegradable materials, such as wastewater or marine sediments More...
    • Controlling heat flow with atomic-level precision (Phys.Org)- April 23, 2012
    • By adjusting just the composition of the molecules in contact with the gold layer, the group observed a change in heat transfer depending on how strongly the molecule bonded to the gold. They demonstrated that stronger bonding produced a twofold ... More...
    • Secret Ingredient To Making Solar Energy Work: Salt (Forbes)- April 9, 2012
    • They're searching for the right combinations that will allow solar thermal energy to be stored cheaply and efficiently so it can be dispatched to generate electricity after the sun sets. In other words, the 24/7 solar power plant. More...
    • Google Cools Taiwan Data Center With 'Thermal Batteries' (Wired News)- April 9, 2012
    • By Caleb Garling As part of its ongoing effort to save power and cost in its custom-built data centers, Google will cool the servers in its new Taiwan computing facility using a technique known as thermal energy storage. More...
    • Slideshow: Internal Combustion Engines Primed for Performance (Design News)- April 2, 2012
    • Hybrid powertrains grab all the headlines these days, but conventional internal combustion engines are also advancing at a torrid pace. Technologies such as variable valve timing, cylinder deactivation, direct injection, and turbocharging are boosting ... More...
    • Market for Deep Ocean Energy Starts to Heat Up (Forbes)- April 2, 2012
    • The technology, known as ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), creates electricity with the temperature difference between warm and cold seawater. Cold water is drawn with a pipe from depths of a 1000 meters or more, where the sun's heat can't reach. More...