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    • Yildiz Bayazitoglu, Ph.D. Receives Highest Honor from the SWE (pddnet.com) - November 14, 2012
    • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce Yildiz Bayazitoglu, Ph.D., from Rice University as the recipient of the 2012 Achievement Award. She is being honored for charting new territory for women in mechanical engineering and for creating novel solutions to both theoretical and practical problems in thermal science. More ...
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    • Controlling heat flow through a nanostructure (MIT News) - November 19, 2012
    • Understanding the factors that control this coherence could, in turn, lead to better ways of breaking that coherence and reducing the conduction of heat, Chen says. This would be desirable in thermoelectric devices to harness unused heat energy in ... More ...
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    • ARENA rejects Solar Dawn funding, trims large scale PV applicants (RenewEconomy) - November 12, 2012
    • The newly established Australian Renewable Energy Agency says it will not provide any funding support for the $1.2 billion Solar Dawn solar thermal project in Queensland, effectively ending the last hope of development of what would have been Australia ... More ...
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    • Powering lasers through heat (Phys.org) - November 13, 2012
    • In micro electronics heat often causes problems and engineers have to put a lot of technical effort into cooling, for example micro chips, to dissipate heat that is generated during operation. Austrian physicists have now suggested a concept for a laser that could be powered by heat. This idea may open a completely new way for cooling microchips. More ...
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    • A 'Sisyphus' method for cooling trapped molecules (Phys.org) - November 22, 2012
    • The investigation of ultracold molecules is of great interest for a number of problems. It could lead to a better understanding of chemical reactions in astrophysics. Ensembles of ultracold molecules could be used as quantum simulators, single molecules as quantum bits for storage of quantum information. More ...
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