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    • Breakthrough in Nanocomposite for High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage (ScienceDaily)- March 14, 2011
    • Since the 1970s, hydrogen has been touted as a promising alternative to fossil fuels due to its clean combustion -- unlike hydrocarbon-based fuels, which spew greenhouse gases and harmful pollutants, hydrogen's only combustion by-product is water. Compared to gasoline, hydrogen is lightweight, can provide a higher energy density and is readily available. But there's a reason we're not already living in a hydrogen economy... More...
    • Tough crystal nut cracked: Correct prediction of all three known crystal structures of a sulfonimide (Physorg.com)- March 10, 2011
    • Small differences in the production conditions, such as variations in pressure or temperature, can be enough to cause fine chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals, pigments, explosives, or agrochemicals, to crystallize in a different form. This can lead to problems with the production process or to undesirable product properties. It is correspondingly important to know which crystal structures are possible. Scientists use computational chemistry methods to obtain information about molecular structure... More...
    • In clean energy R&D, a spark--but then what? (CNet News)- March 4, 2011
    • Although its short-term funding remains uncertain, the 2-year-old Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program has so far delivered on its mission to pursue high-risk, high-payoff research. But even at this week's ARPA-E Summit, a conference to tout potential game-changers, there were reminders that even great technology doesn't guarantee commercial success, which could be crucial when questions over government R&D funding arise in the future. In interviews at the conference, entrep... More...
    • Clarkson professor receives $400k CAREER award from National Science Foundation (North County Now)- March 4, 2011
    • Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sulapha Peethamparan has received a $400,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). A proposal, titled "Mechanisms of Hydration Kinetics and Property Evolution in Activated Slag and Fly Ash Multi-Phase Sustainable Binder Systems," earned her the special distinction from the NSF. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the foundation's most prestigious... More...
    • Russian Journal of Lithological and Mineral Resources Publishes Groundbreaking Research on Sedimentary Rocks (The Gazette)- March 3, 2011
    • The latest edition of Lithological and Mineral Resources, a journal of The Russian Academy of Sciences, has reported details of research directed by French sedimentologist Guy Berthault of the prestigious university, Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, showing that sedimentary rocks form very rapidly - two thousandths of the time attributed to them by the geological time scale! The experimental research spanning a period of thirty-five years was first performed in France at the Marseilles Institute of... More...
    • Cyclone Power receives tenth international patent for external combustion engine (Torque News)- March 3, 2011
    • According to the news release, the current Mexican patent marks the tenth international patent for Cyclone. The company also currently holds eight patents for the engine and its components in the United States. Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine - an eco-friendly external combustion engine with the power and versatility to run everything from portable electric generators and garden equipment to cars, trucks and locomotives. For the record literally, a... More...
    • Practical Guide to Smoke and Combustion Products from Burning Polymers (AZ Materials)- March 3, 2011
    • iSmithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Practical Guide to Smoke and Combustion Products from Burning Polymers. This Practical Guide presents one of the most complete overviews of this important topic, covering smoke generation (including obscuration, toxicity, corrosivity), small and large scale smoke assessment, regulation of smoke, and methods of controlling smoke by plastics formulation. In particular this book focuses on the assessment of fire hazard and fire risks from comb... More...
    • Research Update: Increasing Solar Cell Efficiency (Solar Novus Today)- March 1, 2011
    • As researchers develop third generation solar cells, much of their focus is on improving efficiency. New dyes, nanostructures, and quantum dots are helping new technology to achieve more. Dye-sensitized cells have advanced steadily over the last little while, and much of the research is focused on using new dyes to increase efficiency. For example, in "Porphyrin Dye Achieves 11% Efficiency in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells," researchers led by Michael Gr├Ątzel of the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne ... More...