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    • Hydrogen released to fuel cell more quickly when stored in metal nanoparticles (Nanotech-Now)- September 30, 2011
    • Researchers from TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam have demonstrated that the size of a metal alloy nanoparticle influences the speed with which hydrogen gas is released when stored in a metal hydride. The smaller the size of the nanoparticle, the greater the speed at which the hydrogen gas makes its way to the fuel cell. More...
    • Researchers unveil innovative solar cooling project (PhysOrg)- September 30, 2011
    • Using solar thermal energy to power an air conditioning unit can be difficult and expensive. But a team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, have added a game-changing advance to the process that could make it much simpler, less costly and more effective. More...
    • Redesigning the Internal Combustion Engine (Reuters)- September 29, 2011
    • Much of what you hear from Pike Research is focused on alternatives to the gasoline-fueled internal combustion engine (ICE). Yet, as we often point out, gas-fueled ICE vehicles will remain the dominant vehicle through this decade and likely well into the next. More...
    • DOE awards $1.1B in new solar loan guarantees (USA Today)- September 28, 2011
    • Despite the recent collapse of solar manufacturer Solyndra, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded loan guarantees totaling $1.074 billion Wednesday to two solar companies developing power plants -- one in Nevada and the other near Phoenix. More...
    • Spontaneous combustion in nanobubbles inspires compact ultrasonic loudspeaker (ScienceDaily)- September 28, 2011
    • Nanometre-sized bubbles containing the gases hydrogen and oxygen can apparently combust spontaneously, although nothing happens in larger bubbles. For the first time, researchers at the University of Twente's MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology have demonstrated this spontaneous combustion in a publication in Physical Review E. More...
    • Energy efficiency in building and cities (ScienceDaily)- September 28, 2011
    • Sustainable energy consumption, the use of renewable energies, energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions are the current challenges that cities and communities must overcome if they want to achieve the ambitious energy and climate targets if they want to achieve the set out by the EU in their EU 2020 strategy. More...