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    • U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (TMCNews)- October 16, 2010
    • *** Thermal Management System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Four inventors have invented a thermal management system for cooling a heat generating component of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,604). The co-inventors are Tunc Icoz, Schenectady, N.Y., Mehmet Arik, Niskayuna, N.Y., Yogen Vishwas Utturkar, Latham, N.Y., and Bruce Courtney Campbell Amm, Clifton Park, N.Y.An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Pa... More...
    • Is West Virginia a Geothermal Hot Spot? (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)- October 6, 2010
    • West Virginia, United States -- When you think of geothermal, West Virginia probably doesn't come to mind. But a team of researchers at Southern Methodist University, funded by Google.org, has found that geothermal resources in the state are capable of supporting large-scale power plants for baseload electricity production. The SMU Geothermal Laboratory recently said it has increased its estimate of West Virginia’s geothermal generation potential to 18,890 megawatts (assuming a conservative 2%... More...
    • Internal combustion: the way of the future (Manitoban)- September 28, 2010
    • Just when you thought we were on the verge of an electric car revolution, it turns out that the internal combustion engine isn’t leaving anytime soon. The winner of this year’s Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize has been announced, and underneath that aerodynamic, space-aged body is the familiar gas-guzzling engine that your grandfather would recognize. That is, if he could find where they put it. Weighing in at 376 kg and looking more like a spaceship than a commuter vehicle, the Edis... More...
    • Improved Storage for Solar Thermal Power Plants (ecogeek.org)- September 27, 2010
    • Another big grant recipient from the six seriously geeky developments that received USDOE funding as part of the ARPA-E program is a program to develop thermal energy storage with supercritical fluids from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). We've noted that the State of California has started approving solar-thermal power plants, and Google is even involved in research for solar-thermal power; it is a technology that has languished for some years, but is now starting to gain wider ... More...
    • Reverse Combustion: Can CO2 Be Turned Back into Fuel? (Scientific American)- September 23, 2010
    • In the 1990s a graduate student named Lin Chao at Princeton University decided to bubble carbon dioxide into an electrochemical cell. Using cathodes made from the element palladium and a catalyst known as pyridinium—a garden variety organic chemical that is a by-product of oil refining—he discovered that applying an electric current would assemble methanol from the CO2. He published his findings in 1994—and no one cared. But by 2003, Chao's successor in the Princeton lab of chemist Andrew ... More...
    • Solar dish research focused on future (Western News)- September 23, 2010
    • Technology has come a long way since then, and the work of Western Engineering professor Kamran Siddiqui in the area of solar energy research is taking the use of this free energy resource to new levels. “You don’t need to be a scientist to know that sunlight heats up objects, but how to use this heat efficiently is where the technical knowledge is needed and the science comes in,” Siddiqui says. With a background in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, Siddiqui is working on a number of sol... More...
    • DTU & Tokyo Institute of Technology tie-up for development of 'new materials' (India PR Wire)- September 23, 2010
    • New Delhi, Delhi, September 23, 2010 /India PRwire/ -- Development of smart and intelligent New Materials shall dominate the advancement of engineering of tomorrow. Major research work for development of tailor-made materials can play a crucial role in solving several present day problems being faced by mankind including waste disposal. Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, has a special research focus on developing such materials and explore their areas o... More...
    • ICIAM Prizes Announced (Dr. Dobbs)- September 22, 2010
    • The world's largest applied mathematics society honors five outstanding mathematicians. The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) has announced its quadrennial prize winners. ICAM is a worldwide organization for professional applied mathematics societies, and for other societies with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics. The prizes will be awarded at the Opening Ceremony of the International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, IC... More...
    • Solar Energy Surging in Italy, Outpacing U.S. (Reuters)- September 22, 2010
    • Italy is in the midst of a solar surge, outpacing the United States and coming in second only to solar powerhouse Germany in the push to install new projects. The Mediterranean country’s solar boom is likely to continue for the next several years, thanks to recently adopted changes to its feed-in tariff scheme and a new national authorization process for solar projects. In the meantime, the U.S. solar industry says implementing similar policies stateside could propel domestic solar growth, and... More...
    • Mathematicians awarded prizes for work on fluid mechanics, interface dynamics (UC Berkley)- September 20, 2010
    • BERKELEY — The world's largest applied mathematics society, the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), has awarded two of its five quadrennial prizes to two University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) mathematicians. Alexandre J. Chorin, University Professor of Mathematics and a senior scientist in LBNL's Mathematics Group, will be honored with the 2011 Lagrange Prize, established "to provide international recognition to i... More...