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    • Up against the walls of turbulence (ASU News)- July 9, 2010
    • Better methods of measuring fluid motions would improve understanding of our atmosphere and oceans – and how they affect us. What engineers and scientists call “wall turbulence” is a key factor in determining the environmental impacts of the movement of atmospheric components. More...
    • Xcel Energy's First-Ever Solar-Coal Project is Running (Market Watch)- June 30, 2010
    • DENVER, Jun 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xcel Energy is now operating a first-of-its-kind demonstration of a hybrid solar-coal approach, using parabolic-trough solar technology integrated with a coal-fired power plant. The project, located at Xcel Energy's Cameo Generating Station near Grand Junction, Colo., is designed to increase the plant's efficiency, decrease the use of coal, test the commercial viability of concentrating solar power thermal integration, and lower carbon dioxide emissions. A... More...
    • GOCE Gravity Model Released (Red Orbit)- June 29, 2010
    • Europe’s GOCE satellite has produced one of the most unique views of the Earth that we have ever seen. The colorful new map produced by the satellite depicts the influence the pull of gravity has around the world. Known as a geoid -- a mathematical figure of the Earth through gravitational calculations -- it essentially defines where the level surface is on our planet. It shows us which way is “up” and which way is “down”. The GOCE satellite flies so low in orbit that it comes very clo... More...
    • FuelCell Energy Prices $30 Million Public Offering of Common Stock (Market Watch)- June 25, 2010
    • DANBURY, Conn., Jun 25, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!fcel/quotes/nls/fcel (FCEL 1.19, +0.02, +1.97%) , a leading manufacturer of high efficiency ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government, and utility customers, announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 24,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $1.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximat... More...
    • Professor Sir Hugh Ford (Telegraph.co.uk)- June 24, 2010
    • Hugh Ford was born on July 16 1913, just four years after Blériot had first crossed the Channel by air and Henry Ford had developed his production line for the earliest motor cars. After leaving Northampton Grammar School at 16 he joined the Swindon works of the Great Western Railway Company as a premium apprentice in fitting and turning. Through long hours of study in evening classes, and then on a day-release scheme inaugurated by GWR, he managed to enlist in the London University external de... More...
    • Flow Modeling Software helps manage oil and gas reservoirs (Thomas Net)- June 21, 2010
    • SimSci-Esscor PIPEPHASE(TM) v9.4 software enables modeling of steady-state, multiphase flow in oil and gas networks and pipeline systems. It models unified well profile by linking subsurface wellbore links and allowing multiple tubing connections and custom data entry of well depths. Also, program integrates with GEM(TM) reservoir simulation software to simulate CO2 sequestration and oil recovery from depleted fields, creating coupled surface network-to-reservoir simulation solution. Invensys Op... More...
    • Filter Management System monitors and controls liquid filtration (Thomas Net)- June 21, 2010
    • Designed to continually monitor line and differential pressure, Russell Filter Management System(TM) discharges oversize from filter automatically, eliminating operator involvement. System prevents risk of damage to filter and to up- or down-stream processes due to over pressure, while minimizing operator exposure to harmful products. Equipped with backlit LCD for setup and use, PLC-based system integrates into plant systems via serial, USB, or Bluetooth connectivity. The NEW and improved Russel... More...
    • MIT researchers use CFD visualization to create safer, more innovative stents (CAD CAM News)- June 17, 2010
    • For many Americans, former President Bill Clinton’s recent heart procedure was a lesson in the miracle of modern medicine. Six years after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery, one of the four bypass grafts Clinton received had become completely blocked. The solution seemed simple: After being admitted to a New York hospital for chest pain, Clinton underwent an hour-long surgery and walked away with two new stents that propped his artery open. Once considered a miracle, stent installations like... More...
    • Novel design yields energy-efficient air conditioner (CNet News)- June 17, 2010
    • Abandoning the mechanics common in today's air conditioners could slash energy use and summertime electricity bills, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Researchers at NREL recently detailed an air conditioning system that does away with the power-hungry condenser and compressor in traditional air conditioners. The goal is to further develop the technology and license it to commercial companies, something that NREL has already done in solar, wind, and other fields. NREL engine... More...
    • New Series of Gas Analysers for Large Combustion Processes (Environmental Technology)- June 17, 2010
    • (UK) have recently announced the launch of the “40 Series” of emissions monitors designed primarily for use on power generation plants and processes such as cement manufacture. These innovative analysers are based on a completely new design that has enabled CODEL to produce a compact, reliable and accurate product at a very competitive price. This advanced new analyser may be configured into a single or multi-channel mode (up to 4 gases plus temperature and pressure). The available gases are... More...