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    • Engineers Show Photos of How a Specific Fluid Defies Normal Gravity (US News)- December 15, 2010
    • BLACKSBURG, Va.,— An illustration showing a scientific phenomenon that defies common intuition has garnered Sunghwan (Sunny) Jung, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics at Virginia Tech, and his doctoral graduate student, Navish Wadhwa, of Blacksburg, Va., majoring in engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering, the international Milton Van Dyke Award. According to the engineering researchers, they worked with a specific fluid called silicone oil, often t... More...
    • Engineers introduce nanoparticle thermotherapy as a chemotherapy alternative (NanoWerk)- November 23, 2010
    • (Nanowerk News) Using hyperthermia, Virginia Tech engineering researchers and a colleague from India unveiled a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells. The research was presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Physical Society Nov. 23 in Long Beach, Calif. The cancer treatment uses hyperthermia to elevate the temperature of tumor cells, while keeping the surrounding healthy tissue at a lower degree of body heat. The investigators used both in vitro and in vivo experiments t... More...
    • Heat Transfer Systems launches HTfluidfit for thermal fluid conditioning (WorldPumps.com)- November 16, 2010
    • The HTfluidfit from Heat Transfer Systems conditions thermal fluids within the operating system, which extends pump life, delivers cost savings and reduces carbon emissions and waste. Benefits of the HTfluidfit include; guaranteed flash and fire points; consistant heat transfer performance; reduction in high and low boilers, sludges and insolubles and long-term sustainability. Richard Franklin, director of Heat Transfer Systems said: “This new system will transform heat transfer fluid maintena... More...
    • Scientists convert information into pure energy (msnbc.com)- November 15, 2010
    • For the first time, scientists have converted information into pure energy, experimentally verifying a thought experiment first proposed 150 years ago. The idea was originally formulated by physicist James Clerk Maxwell, but it gained controversy because it appeared to violate the second law of thermodynamics. Put in experimental terms, this law states that when hot and cold water are mixed, they will eventually reach an equilibrium middling temperature. Maxwell proposed that a hypothetical bein... More...
    • Low-carbon energy sources need $10.5trn investment, warns IEA (The Independent)- November 11, 2010
    • The world's energy systems will need an extra $10.5 trillion (£6.3trn) in investment between now and 2030 to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and avoid "irreparable damage to the planet", the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned yesterday. In the run-up to next month's climate summit in Copenhagen, the IEA's annual global outlook outlined parallel forecasts – one based on the current trajectory of global energy consumption, the other a lower-carbon model requiring major international pol... More...
    • Waste Water Heat Transfer Systems plans 6-8 hires (MetroMode)- November 11, 2010
    • Water going down the drain should hardly be wasted. Or at least that's the way Doug Guldan and Steve Mackenzie see it. The partners are using that idea as the core of their new start-up – Waste Water Heat Transfer Systems. The West Bloomfield-based firm has developed technology that will use the hot draining water to heat water that is about to be used, saving energy costs. "We saw an opportunity to recapture the energy we create when we heat water," says Guldan, president of Waste Water ... More...
    • High-Speed Video Reveals Cats’ Secret Tongue Skills (Wired)- November 11, 2010
    • High-speed videos reveal the strange technique and delicate balance of physical forces cats use to lap milk from a bowl. Unlike dogs, who use their tongues as ladles to scoop water into their jaws, cats pull columns of liquid up to their mouths using only the very tips of their tongues."Cats are just smarter than dogs from the point of view of fluid mechanics," said civil engineer Roman Stocker of MIT. More...