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    • Evaluate Your Cooling System (Processor)- May 21, 2010
    • Enhancing cooling performance is a critical element of data center operations. Without heat dissipation and cooling, servers can overheat, diminishing performance and eventually causing unexpected failures and downtime. And the worst thing for a data center administrator is encountering issues that can impact business operations and the bottom line. Data center administrators must always look for ways to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and deliver results. Cooling system performance is an i... More...
    • Brookhaven studying jatropha oil combustion properties (Biodiesel Magazine)- May 20, 2010
    • Brookhaven National Laboratory is beginning work on evaluating the combustion properties of jatropha oil. The Upton, N.Y.-based lab selected SG Biofuels to supply seeds and oil from its Latin American jatropha plantations. C.R. Krishna, Brookhaven’s lead biodiesel researcher, told Biodiesel Magazine how Brookhaven came to choose a jatropha oil supplier for this new study. Krishna said when Brookhaven first decided to test jatropha oil, researchers had difficulty obtaining samples. “I couldn... More...
    • ISuppli:Solar Thermal Seen Growing Faster Than Photovoltaic Power (The Wall Street Journal)- May 18, 2010
    • DOW JONES NEWSWIRES. The fastest-growing segment of the solar market is projected to be the solar thermal market, which is expected to see a more noticeable jump in demand than the larger photovoltaic power segment, according to iSuppli Corp. The research firm expects solar thermal, or concentrated solar power, to undergo a boom as newly installed capacity explodes. Annual global CSP installations are projected to reach 10.8 gigawatts in 2014, up from just 0.29 gigawatt last year. Over that time... More...
    • Hydraulic Filters suit mobile applications (ThomasNet News)- April 22, 2010
    • Featuring all steel housing for fatigue resistance, PF40 Series offers both single and double length versions, covering wide variety of flow requirements. Machined steel head can accommodate variety of visual and electrical Dirt Alarms® in 2 possible locations, enabling indicators to be placed on top or side. Test points can be used on both upstream and downstream test ports, and optional drain can be added for clean service. Leetsdale, PA - Schroeder Industries, a recognized leader in filtrati... More...
    • Green machine: Rethinking internal combustion engines (News Scientist)- April 13, 2010
    • It may seem dirty and outdated compared with the batteries that power electric vehicles, but the internal combustion engine is set for a makeover that could halve its greenhouse gas emissions. Today's engines are pretty inefficient, converting only around a quarter of the energy contained in fuel into motion; the remaining three-quarters is lost as heat. So efforts are under way to recover some of this lost energy in the hope of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Up to 40 per cent of ... More...
    • Combustion Residue Lowers Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Concrete (Science Daily)- April 9, 2010
    • ScienceDaily (Apr. 9, 2010) — The cement used in Oslo's new Bjørvika tunnel kept 8,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the environment -- the equivalent of 60 million vehicle trips through the tunnel. The more environment-friendly concrete is the result of intensive research collaboration. The Norwegian concrete industry won worldwide acclaim for its gigantic North Sea constructions. Its best-known achievement was the Troll A platform in 1995 -- the largest structure ever moved by man.... More...
    • Graphene advances toward next generation applications (Nanowerk News)- April 8, 2010
    • (Nanowerk News) The single-atom thick material graphene maintains its high thermal conductivity when supported by a substrate, a critical step to advancing the material from a laboratory phenomenon to a useful component in a range of nano-electronic devices, researchers report in the April 9 issue of the journal Science. The team of engineers and theoretical physicists from the University of Texas at Austin, Boston College, and France's Commission for Atomic Energy report the s... More...
    • Thermal Fluid/Hot Oil Filtration System promotes plant efficiency. (ThomasNet News)- April 8, 2010
    • CHARLOTTE, N. C. --- A heat transfer fluid filtration system that filters contaminants down to 10 microns for enhanced plant efficiency and longer component life is now available from Liquid Process Systems, Inc. Easy to integrate within any new or existing facility, the patented Vector Series Model VB10C Thermal Fluid Filtration System from Liquid Process Systems continuously filters contaminants on a side stream basis down to 10 microns. This keeps fluids clean for higher heat transfer and pla... More...
    • Glenn Sends Four Experiments to Space Station on STS-131 Shuttle Flight (Space Fellowship)- April 7, 2010
    • CLEVELAND, (NASA) — Four space experiments designed, fabricated, tested and managed by NASA’s Glenn Research Center are aboard space shuttle Discovery, which launched on Monday at 6:21 a.m. The 13-day flight is the 33rd mission to the International Space Station. Discovery is carrying a multi-purpose logistics module filled with science racks for the laboratories aboard the station. The STS-131 mission includes three planned spacewalks, with work to replace an ammonia tank assembly, retrieve... More...
    • Total Awards FMC Technologies $210 Million Subsea Contract to Support Laggan-Tormore Field (Earth Times)- April 6, 2010
    • HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Total Exploration and Production UK Ltd for the manufacture and supply of subsea production equipment to support the Laggan-Tormore field. The award has a value of approximately $210 million in revenue to FMC Technologies. Laggan-Tormore is an offshore gas field located in water depths of approximately 1,950 feet (600 meters) west of the... More...