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    • UNESCO adopts new international thermodynamic seawater equation (Thaindian)- August 1, 2009
    • Washington, August 1 (ANI): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved and adopted the new international thermodynamic equation of state for seawater called TEOS-10. A complex, dynamic mixture of dissolved minerals, salts, and organic material, seawater has historically presented difficulties in terms of determining its physical chemical properties. For 30 years, climate models have relied on a series of equations called the International Equation ... More...
    • Breakdown In Planck's Law: Bringing Objects Close Together Can Boost Radiation Heat Transfer (Science Daily)- July 31, 2009
    • A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, MIT researchers have achieved this feat, and determined that the heat transfer can be 1,000 times greater than the law predicts. More...
    • Rocking on with hot rocks geothermal energy (Australian Academy of Science)- July 24, 2009
    • This heat, geothermal energy, lies in abundance beneath our feet. If the energy stored in hot rocks inside the Earth could be tapped and used instead of fossil fuels, it could help to reduce the threat of climate change. More...
    • Internal combustion engines are NOT going away anytime soon (Examiner)- July 19, 2009
    • With all respect to the Green Movement and Cap-Trade legislation, the internal combustion engine is here to stay for quite some time. Why? Hybrid vehicles, in all their glory, still require backup power, simply because large Lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells are cost prohibitive at the moment. More...