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    • Scientists bring mysterious magnetic process down to earth (PhysOrg)- October 25, 2011
    • Scientists believe that magnetic reconnection is behind the extraordinary bursts of radiation that have emerged from the center of the Crab nebula, the remains of an exploded star. Astrophysicists from Princeton and other institutions are paying close attention to the efforts of the MRX research team, hoping to better understand some of the mysteries surrounding the phenomenon. More...
    • Geothermal still outpowers wind, solar in California (SignonSanDiego)- October 24, 2011
    • Amid soaring investment in solar and wind energy technology, commercial geothermal plants still anchor the state's production of non-fossil fuel power. Geothermal energy provides 42 percent of California's commercial, in-state renewable electricity generation, an industry group announced at its convention in San Diego. More...
    • Experts Unite to Examine Nuclear Energy (Daily Nexus)- October 24, 2011
    • The Santa Barbara & Tri-Counties Chapter of the United Nations Association hosted a forum on nuclear energy featuring several notable speakers and activists on Saturday in recognition of United Nations Day. More...
    • Magnetic nanoswitch for thermoelectric voltages (PhysOrg)- October 24, 2011
    • The heat which occurs in tiny computer processors might soon be no longer useless or even a problem. On the contrary: It could be used to switch these processors more easily or to store data more efficiently! These are two of the several potential applications made possible by a discovery made at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). More...
    • Industrial By-Products Upgraded Into Fuel (ScienceDaily)- October 18, 2011
    • Researchers have achieved good results in using waste and other excess products from industry to develop new and innovative fuels for transport. Working within the Academy of Finland's research programme Sustainable Energy (SusEn), researchers have studied the processing of both biobutanol and biogas into transport fuels. Biobutanol can be produced from by-products of the food industry and the pulp and paper industry, which makes it a suitable candidate for replacing petrol as a fuel. More...
    • Solar plant may tower over desert (mydesert)- October 15, 2011
    • A new solar energy project proposed near Blythe would place hundreds of thousands of reflective mirrors on a desert mesa along with three mammoth towers that would stand more than twice as high as the region's tallest building. More...
    • Laser Light Used to Cool Object to Quantum Ground State (ScienceDaily)- October 5, 2011
    • For the first time, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with a team from the University of Vienna, have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest possible energy state using laser light. The achievement paves the way for the development of exquisitely sensitive detectors as well as for quantum experiments that scientists have long dreamed of conducting. More...
    • Professor Amir Faghri receives the 2010 Max Jakob Memorial Award (ASME)- September 30, 2011
    • Professor Amir Faghri, the editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, has been awarded the 2010 Max Jakob Memorial Award. The award will be presented during the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Denver, Colorado on November 16, 2011. More...
    • 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...