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    • 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...
    • Storing More Energy in Less Space (Solar Novus)- September 16, 2010
    • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced six energy research and development projects that could change how the country uses, stores, and produces energy. Funded with $9.6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the projects round out the selections made by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The funded projects are aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings by reducing loads on air conditioners, reducing costs associated with generati... More...
    • Multifunctional Materials (University of Dayton)- September 15, 2010
    • September 15, 2010 - The University of Dayton Research Institute has been awarded a six-year, $44.5 million-ceiling contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory. The grant will fund research, development and technical transition on advanced composite, hybrid and thermally engineered materials and organic and organic-hybrid materials systems and devices for future Air Force systems. Work performed by the Research Institute will support the in-house research effort at the Nonmetallic Materials ... More...
    • KD-2 Pro Thermal Properties Instruments from Decagon (AZ Sensors)- September 10, 2010
    • The KD2 Pro is a fully portable field and lab thermal properties analyzer. It uses the transient line heat source method to measure thermal diffusivity, specific heat (heat capacity), thermal conductivity, and thermal resistivity. Sophisticated data analysis is based on 30+ years of research experience on heat and mass transfer in soils and other porous materials. AThe compact KD2 Pro controller is much more than a simple readout for time and temperature. A proprietary algorithm fits time and te... More...