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    • New FutureGen plant plan billions cheaper (St. Louis Business Journal)- August 6, 2010
    • Plans to build a multibillion-dollar, experimental coal plant in Mattoon, Ill., have been replaced with a cheaper proposal to retrofit an Ameren plant two-and-a-half hours west in Meredosia, Ill., U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday. Ameren has come on board with the revamped project, which will use $1 billion in stimulus money and $247 million in private dollars, said Stephanie Muller, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Energy. This new FutureGen 2.0 plan will be potentially bi... More...
    • NASA and Commercial industry combine to outline FTD Propellant Depot plan (NASASpaceflight.com)- August 5, 2010
    • A collaboration between experts at numerous NASA centers and commercial companies have created a plan for an “in-space LO2/LH2 PTSD (Propellant Transfer and Storage Demonstration) mission, to affordably support a 2015 demonstration and follow-on missions”, highlighting an exploration architecture built around existing vehicles and Propellant Depots. Answering a Request For Information (RFI) in June, a broad range of NASA, other US government, academic and industrial participation resulted in... More...
    • CMU launching Smart Grid Research Center (Pittsburgh Business Times)- August 2, 2010
    • Carnegie Mellon University is one of two universities in the country partnering with North Carolina-based Semiconductor Research Corp. for a $5 million research initiative that will look at distribution of renewable energy. CMU will be home to the Smart Grid Research Center designed to allow researchers to simulate what the smart grid may look like, said Marija Ilic, director of the new center. The Smart Grid Research Center is part of SRC’s Energy Research Initiative, which has its first meet... More...
    • Vaccine patch could come in mail: scientist (CBC News)- July 27, 2010
    • Australian researchers have developed a needle-free, dissolving vaccination that they say could be mailed to households during a pandemic. Unlike other next-generation vaccinations, the Australian development uses micro-projections made from dried vaccine.rn More...
    • Nanotechnology holds hope for targeting of cancer cells (Winston-Salem Journal)- July 27, 2010
    • Applying nanotechnology with laser therapy may offer hope for treating cancer in hard-to-reach and highly risky areas. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are using carbon nanotubes -- threads of hollow carbon that are 10,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to target tumors. More...
    • Research and Markets: Aerothermodynamics of Turbomachinery: Analysis and Design - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) (Earth Times)- July 26, 2010
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is now an essential and effective tool used in the design of all types of turbomachine, and this topic constitutes the main theme of this book. With over 50 years of experience in the field of aerodynamics, Professor Naixing Chen has developed a wide range of numerical methods covering almost the entire spectrum of turbomachinery applications. Moreover, he has also made significant contributions to practical experiments and real-life designs. More...
    • Stakeholder Preferences in Regulating Nanotechnology (Meridian Institute)- July 26, 2010
    • This article looks in-depth at a recent analysis conducted by Steffen Foss Hansen, a postdoctorate student at the Technical University of Denmark and NanoDTU Environment & Health, which used Multicriteria Mapping (MCM) to study why some nanotechnology regulatory options, such as bans, moratoriums, and voluntary measures, are deemed to be either acceptable or unacceptable to various stakeholders in the United States. More...
    • Big brother big pharma nanotechnology and you (Kansas City Examiner)- July 26, 2010
    • Imagine a medical device that travels through the human body to seek out and destroy small clusters of cancerous cells before they can spread. Or a box no larger than a sugar cube that contains the entire contents of the Library of Congress. More...