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    • Microwave ovens a key to energy production from wasted heat (Eurekalert)- September 20, 2011
    • More than 60 percent of the energy produced by cars, machines, and industry around the world is lost as waste heat – an age-old problem - but researchers have found a new way to make "thermoelectric" materials for use in technology that could potentially save vast amounts of energy. And it's based on a device found everywhere from kitchens to dorm rooms: a microwave oven. More...
    • Big step towards redefining the Kelvin: scientists find new way to determine boltzmann constant (ScienceDaily)- September 20, 2011
    • Metrologists are measurement artists who are very precise -- in the case of the Boltzmann constant up to the sixth decimal place. Whoever is able to determine it very exactly will cause a small revolution in the field of worldwide temperature measurement: The temperature unit will then no longer be based -- as before -- on a chemico-physical material property, i.e. the triple point of water, but on an unchangeable fundamental constant. More...
    • Innovative superconductor fibers carry 40 times more electricity (e! Science News)- September 7, 2011
    • Wiring systems powered by highly-efficient superconductors have long been a dream of science, but researchers have faced such practical challenges such as finding pliable and cost-effective materials. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have found a way to make an old idea new with the next generation of superconductors. More...
    • Quake-prone Japan Looks At Geothermal Energy (PhysOrg)- August 26, 2011
    • Kazuhiro Takase shows AFP around Japan's first geothermal plant at Hachimantai city in Iwate prefecture. The forces that make Japan one of the world's most quake-prone and volcanic countries, and sparked a nuclear disaster, could become part of its long-term energy solution, experts say. More...
    • Solar Furnaces: A Powerful Use of Solar Power (RenewableEnergyWorld)- August 25, 2011
    • Solar power can be used in many extraordinary ways. One of the most majestic applications of solar thermal energy is the solar furnace. These are enormous installations that make use of solar thermal energy for extreme high heat processes (temperatures as high as 3500oC/6330oF). More...
    • Report: The West's Clean Energy Future In Doubt (Forbes)- August 24, 2011
    • Many utilities across the country have been investing in renewable electricity generation and technologies that cut inefficient energy use. But evidence shows that these initiatives will not likely lead to a strong shift away from using fossil fuels over the next four decades unless more aggressive policies and investments materialize, according to a report released Wednesday. More...
    • Giant Camera Will Hunt For Signs Of Dark Energy (NPR)- August 22, 2011
    • A giant and powerful digital camera is about to be shipped from a lab near Chicago to a telescope in Chile to study a mysterious part of the universe called dark energy. Dark energy makes up most of our universe, but scientists currently know almost nothing about it except that it seems to be making the expansion of our universe speed up. More...