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    • The world's first molten salt concentrating solar power plant (Guardian)- July 22, 2010
    • This month, the Italian utility Enel unveiled "Archimede", the first Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in the world to use molten salts for heat transfer and storage, and the first to be fully integrated to an existing combined-cycle gas power plant. More...
    • How safe are heat transfer systems? (The Engineer)- July 20, 2010
    • Questions are being raised over the safety of heat transfer systems used in the process industries. The thermal fluid used in these units can be a serious fire and explosion risk, especially if the oil falls short of the required specification and/or is not regularly monitored to ensure it is in good condition. More...
    • New Thermal Clad® Dielectric Provides Superior Heat Transfer for High Power Lighting LED Applications. (Thomas Net News)- July 19, 2010
    • At 0.0015 in. thin, Thermal Clad® HPL (High Power Lighting) dielectric is formulated for high-power lighting LED applications with demanding thermal performance requirements. It withstands high temperatures with glass transition of 185°C and thermal performance of 0.30°C/W (RD 2018). Substrates minimize thermal impedance and efficiently conduct heat. Use results in lower operating temperatures, which subsequently extends LED lifetimes and durability in HPL applications. More...
    • Keeping engines cool (Post and Courier)- July 17, 2010
    • The summer's sweltering heat is causing everyone to focus on cooling down, but that's the full-time focus for workers at Behr Heat Transfer Systems in North Charleston. Local Behr officials focus on the automotive parts that keep a vehicle's engine cool. More...
    • THT Heat Transfer Technology Jumps to Nasdaq (Reverse Merger)- July 15, 2010
    • THT Heat Transfer Technology, a Chinese company that specializes in designing, manufacturing and selling heat exchange units, has made the leap from an over-the-counter listing to the Nasdaq under the ticker THTI. THT Heat made its OTC debut in June of last year slightly before it closed a reverse merger with the assistance of Halter Financial Group. More...
    • New liquid body armor hardens on impact (Police One)- July 13, 2010
    • Liquid, bullet-stopping body armor. Read that again: Liquid, bullet-stopping body armor. It's not sci-fi, it's real, and a team of U.K. scientists have proven it has a future in protecting soldiers from incoming rounds or shrapnel. More...
    • 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...