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    • Gemasolar solar thermal power plant supplies power for 24 hours straight (PhysOrg)- July 11, 2011
    • Last week, the Gemasolar power plant near Seville, Spain, became the first commercial solar thermal power plant to supply uninterrupted power for a full 24 hours, according to builders Torresol Energy. In contrast to photovoltaic solar cells, which use the sun’s light to generate electricity, solar thermal plants use the sun’s heat to run steam turbines and generate electricity. More...
    • How Seawater Can Power the World (The New York Times)- July 10, 2011
    • Debate about America’s energy supply is heating up: gas prices are rising, ethanol is under attack and nuclear power continues to struggle in the shadow of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. More...
    • Putting Sunshine in the Tank (ScienceDaily)- July 5, 2011
    • Working with the Universities of East Anglia, York and Nottingham and using nanotechnology 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, the researchers are working on harnessing the vast energy of the Sun to produce clean fuel. More...
    • Highest Magnetic Fields Ever Created (ScienceDaily)- July 1, 2011
    • On June 22, 2011, scientists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf set a new world record for magnetic fields with 91.4 teslas. To reach this record, Sergei Zherlitsyn and his colleagues at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory Dresden (HLD) developed a coil weighing about 200 kilograms in which electric current create the giant magnetic field. More...
    • OSU Researchers Use Inkjet Printing to Create Solar Devices (DailyTech)- June 29, 2011
    • Oregon State University engineers have discovered that inkjet printers can play an important part in producing solar energy cells. Inkjet printers already offer low-cost solutions for office and home printing, but they may now be able to extend their advantages into the environmental science realm with clean, low-cost ways of producing solar energy cells. More...
    • New material promises faster electronics (PhysOrg)- June 28, 2011
    • The novel material graphene makes faster electronics possible. Scientists at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) developed light-detectors made of graphene and analyzed their astonishing properties. More...