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    • 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...
    • Google: Clean-energy innovation pays off (cnet)- June 28, 2011
    • Google's philanthropy Google.org today released an analysis on the impact of clean-energy innovation that is at once optimistic and sobering. The Internet company has made it a corporate goal to be carbon neutral and promote green technologies, putting some of its employees on the forefront of thinking on how to speed clean-energy technology development. More...
    • Water Can Flow Below -130°C (ScienceDaily)- June 27, 2011
    • When water is cooled below zero degrees, it usually crystallizes directly into ice. Ove Andersson, a physicist at Umeå University, has now managed to produce sluggishly flowing water at 130 degree below zero under high pressure -- 10,000 times higher than normal pressure. It is possible that this sluggishly fluid and cold water exists on other heavenly bodies. More...
    • New Alloy Can Convert Heat Directly Into Electricity (PopSci)- June 22, 2011
    • A new alloy with unique properties can convert heat directly into electricity, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. The alloy, a multiferroic composite of nickel, cobalt, manganese and tin, can be either non-magnetic and highly magnetic, depending on its temperature. More...
    • 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...