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    • Graphene tested in microgravity for first time ( Science Daily ) - February 5, 2018
    • "Such a difference makes silk particularly interesting for radiative heat transfer." Kim said. The silk has a high emissivity for infrared light, meaning it readily radiates heat, or infrared radiation, while at the same time being a good reflector of solar light. Because the strong reflectivity from Anderson ... More ...
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    • The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up ( NPR ) - February 5, 2018
    • "You think of renewable energy as a house, solar is the roof and the wind is the walls," says Jason Czapla, principal engineer for Controlled Thermal Resources. "But geothermal's the foundation, and what California did is it built the walls and the roof, but on wild, windy days it blows too much rain on the ... More ...
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    • Unstructured Grids Help Solve Thermal-Simulation Issues ( Peninsula Daily News ) - February 19, 2018
    • PORT ANGELES -" A fire was confined to a garage late Tuesday night that emergency officials believe was caused by the spontaneous combustion of oil-soaked rags. There were no injuries to two adults and a child who lived in the residence that was attached to the garage in the 1300 block of East ... More ...
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    • Micro Plate Heat Exchangers optimize heat transfer. ( Futurism ) - February 19, 2018
    • CSP and commercial grade batteries were the dominant energy storage options for the regions in the scenario (14 instead of 20), but no hydropower turbines were included. However, the study noted that -=9Cheat pumps with no storage replaced all cold and low-temperature heat thermal energy storage.-=9D. More ...
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    • Make H when the sun shines, and H when it doesn't. ( Citifmonline ) - February 26, 2018
    • Other renowned tertiary institutions in the country took part in a three day workshop on -=9CEcowas Solar Thermal Energy Capacity Building and Demonstration Program-=9D, organized by the Ecowas Centre for renewable energy and energy efficiency [ECREEE], in collaboration with the Institute of Sustainable ... More ...