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DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

... the interactions between light, electricity, and heat at the nanoscale for improved solar energy conversion, solid-state lighting, and conversion of heat into electricity. Columbia University (New ... use as materials to convert solar energy and heat to electricity. University of North Carolina ...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

... is typically used to remove the pores, but the heat has little effect on the zeolite, which is ... break up and are removed during heating. This heat processing must be carried out after the ... postdoctoral researcher. "In short, this type of heat treatment may chemically glue the crystal domains ...

New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation

... A new method for capturing significantly more heat from low-temperature geothermal resources holds ... can safely and economically extract and convert heat from vast untapped geothermal resources. The ... called biphasic fluid. When exposed to heat brought to the surface from water circulating in ...

Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in novel material

... nano requires finding a means to dissipate the heat output of this tiny gadgetry. In a paper ... a thermal material that naturally dissipates heat from the device's center through a hierarchical ... characterized by extremely small, high-density heat sources that can't be cooled by traditional ....

New 'near-field' radiation therapy promises relief for overheating laptops

... the instrument's power and capacity increase. But heat generated by electric current can cause the ... of physics, a laptop in use can generate heat faster than an everyday hotplate and almost as ... Developing better methods to dissipate this heat has been listed as a "grand challenge" for modern ...

Physicists discover important step for making light crystals

... the atoms in an optical lattice until the heat is squeezed out of them -- and into a surrounding ... condensate (BEC), which will absorb the heat and evaporate it away. "It is absolutely ... in an optical lattice by literally squeezing the heat out of them and into a surrounding BEC, which ...

Ecologists propose first prevention for white-nose syndrome death in bats

... help save the affected bats: providing localized heat sources to the hibernating animals. "We have ... and survive the winter is to provide them with a heat source, so they don't have to create as much body heat when they rouse. Bats often fly to the warmest ...

San Diego universities, government and industry rally around local Clean-Tech cluster

... solar technologies, unique ways to convert waste heat to electricity, and novel methods of extracting ... team are developing unique ways to convert waste heat to electricity by using a nanoporous system. A ... been over-looked and uses it to convert wasted heat to electricity with high efficiency and high ...

Cardium Announces FDA 510(K) Clearance of InnerCool's RapidBlue(TM) Endovascular System

... metallic surface, which effectively conducts heat out of or into the surrounding bloodstream. The ... mixing around the TCE, further enhances heat transfer and enables rapid patient temperature ... integrated temperature feedback sensors and heat transfer is limited by the very poor conductive ...

A new material could act as a nanofridge for microchips

... limitations to computing potential. Combining heat and electricity creates thermoelectric effects ... since it becomes more difficult to transport heat perpendicularly from the multilayers. Researchers ... applications, such as in recovering heat generated in combustion processes and converting ...

Engineers aim to solve 'burning' computer problem

... The law states that, left to itself, heat will transfer from a hotter unit to a cooler one ... Demon would allow one component to take the heat while the other worked at a lower temperature. ... motion, allowing energy to be harvested from a heat source. If computers could be made with ...

Introducing the next generation of chemical reactors

... which respond to stimuli, such as pH, heat and light will pave the way for safer, greener ... can regulate reactions, momentum, and heat and mass transfer inside chemical reactors. This ... to internal and / or external stimuli such as pH, heat or light. The structures can be dispersed in ...

Flexible nanoantenna arrays capture abundant solar energy

... containing billions of nanoantennas that collect heat energy generated by the sun and other sources. ... to act as cooling devices that draw waste heat from buildings or electronics without using ... rays, which the Earth continuously radiates as heat after absorbing energy from the sun during the ...

Cool! Nanoparticle research points to energy savings

... equally pedestrian refrigerant (R134a) improves heat transfer by between 50 percent and 275 percent. ... in an upcoming issue of the ASME Journal of heat Transfer. Just how nanomaterial additives to lubricants improve the dynamics of heat transfer in refrigerant/lubricant mixtures is not ...

'Nanosculpture' could enable new types of heat pumps and energy converters

... enable the development of smaller, more powerful heat pumps and devices that harvest electricity from ... for power generation, as well as nanoscale heat pumps for cooling hot spots in nanoelectronics ... realization of two very important attributes for heat dissipation and power generation from heat," ...

Cardium Announces InnerCool's New RapidBlue(TM) System Obtains CE Mark for Commercial Sale in Europe and UL certification

... metallic surface, which effectively conducts heat out of or into the surrounding bloodstream. The ... promote mixing around the TCE, further enhances heat transfer and enables rapid patient temperature ... integrated temperature feedback sensors and heat transfer is limited by the very poor conductive ...

Nano-sized electronic circuit promises bright view of early universe

... waves, known as bolometers, measure the heat generated when they absorb photons, or units of ... scale. Photons striking the nanodetector heat electrons in the titanium section, which is ... leads. By detecting the infinitesimal amount of heat generated in the titanium section, one can ...

On the boil: New nano technique significantly boosts boiling efficiency

... "a watched pot never boils" surely never tried to heat up water in a pot lined with copper nanorods. ... a big impact on cooling computer chips, improving heat transfer systems, and reducing costs for ... surface." Boiling is ultimately a vehicle for heat transfer, in that it moves energy from ...

Tiny refrigerator taking shape to cool future computers

... to circulate air through finned devices called heat sinks attached to computer chips, miniature refrigeration would dramatically increase how much heat could be removed, said Suresh Garimella, the R. ... chips that will likely generate 10 times more heat than today's microprocessors, especially in small ...

Boston College, MIT researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency

... refers to certain materials that can convert heat into electricity and vice versa. But there has ... applying a current to the same wire will carry heat away from a hot section to a cool section. ... role because they are the primary means by which heat conduction takes place in insulating solids. ...

NASA MidSTAR-1 successful technologies may be revolutionary

... extremely small size, power consumption and heat output makes the NCSU useful to many industries. ... to change the film's ability to radiate waste heat into space or keep heat in a spacecraft. Very little power is needed, and ...

Feeling the heat

... Energy now lost as heat during the production of electricity could be ... CAR, and personal power-jackets that could use heat from the human body to recharge cell-phones and ... approximately 10 trillion Watts, is generated by heat engines, giant gas or steam-powered turbines that ...

Video shows buckyballs form by 'shrink wrapping'

... by the thousands in flat graphite sheets. heat distorts the sheets, "shrink wrapping" them into ... problem by creating an ingenious, controllable heat bath inside a 10-nanometer-wide nanotube. That ... based on detailed computer simulations. "If heat is sustained, as it was when we took these ...

Nanotube forests grown on silicon chips for future computers, electronics

... surfaces of computer chips to enhance the flow of heat at a critical point where the chips connect to cooling devices called heat sinks. The carpetlike growth of nanotubes has ... types of thermal interface materials that conduct heat more efficiently than conventional materials, ...

Spectrum Announces Fetal Bovine Serum Product Line

... In addition to untreated premium FBS, secondary treatments such as heat inactivation, dialysis, or gamma irradiation are available as standard ... In addition to untreated premium FBS, secondary treatments such as heat inactivation, dialysis, or gamma irradiation are available as standard ...

New nanotube coating enables novel laser power meter

... of carbon nanotubestiny cylinders made of carbon atomswhich conduct heat hundreds of times better than conventional detector coating materials. ... a spinning mirror directs the light over a large area and distributes the heat uniformly. The cavity is lined with a NIST-developed coating made of ...

Canadian Government Announces Funding for Leading Biotechnology Firm's Project

... (YPT(R)) and other traits that stabilize seed yields in drought and heat conditions and improve seed size. "Current assessments for the North ... food and non-food biofuel crops through periods of drought and heat stress resulting in more abundant, consistent and cost-effective harvests ...

FDA Approves Apidra(R) SoloSTAR(R) - a Prefilled Disposable Insulin Pen

... as long as it remains below 77 degrees F [25 degrees C], away from direct heat and light, and can be used for up to 28 days. Apidra(R) is from the ... as long as it remains below 86 degrees F [30 degrees C], away from direct heat or light, and can be used for up to 28 days. IMPORTANT SAFETY ...

Re-Shaping the Future with Shape Memory Alloys - SMA Starter Kit

... that possess the ability to dramatically alter their shapes based on heat stimulus. The material accomplishes this unusual feat through what is ... where you watch the dent pop back out with the application of a little heat - any hair dryer will do! If you'd like more information about this ...

Dry adhesive based on carbon nanotubes gets stronger, with directional gripping ability

... real applications may be less glamorous. Because carbon nanotubes conduct heat and electrical current, the dry adhesive arrays could be used to connect ... forces to hold them together," Wang noted. "That would eliminate the heat required for soldering." Another application might be for adhesives ...

New nanoscale process created by UCSB scientists will help computers run faster and more efficiently

... we do is spin that down into a thin film on a silicon wafer. And then we heat it, and all the information that is pre-built into the molecule does its ... that's why it is a really cheap technique. Because all you have to do is heat things up and you get the structures that you desire." So the team ...

GEECF: Spectrum Launches Zero Waste Philippines and Gears Towards Cheap Green Energy

... is used to produce electricity in a combined cycle gas/steam turbine. The heat generated by the process can be used to produce electricity, superheat steam, heat boiler feed water and distil desalinate seawater. Spectrum Blue Steel ...

Geecf: Spectrum Blue Steel Announces Strategic Partnership with Al Manhal International Group of Abu Dhabi to Deploy Biosphere Facilities

... is used to produce electricity in a combined cycle gas/steam turbine. heat generated by the system can be used to produce electricity, superheat steam, heat boiler water, and distil/desalinate seawater. This proven technology can ...

Isabella's Healthy Bakery Unveils Activate - A New Probiotic Muffin Fortified with GanedenBC30 Probiotic

... introduced to GanedenBC30 and saw first hand how it survives the intense heat of our baking ovens, we were all sold." Ganeden's Co-Founder and Chief ... to a seed. This spore protects the cell's genetic material from the heat and pressure of manufacturing processes, challenges of shelf life as well ...

Assay Designs(TM) Announces Collaboration with Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

... promising therapeutic strategy, " stated Dr. Isaacs. "As the leader in heat shock proteins (HSPs) and chaperones, collaborations such as this provide ... and quantify molecules that are important biomarkers of inflammation, heat shock, cell signaling, and oxidative stress. About Isaacs Lab. A ...

Strengthening fluids with nanoparticles

... have been shown to exhibit some attractive properties, including enhanced heat transfer and capillary properties, as compared with regular, or pure, ... envisions the research enabling new fully integrated micro- and nanoscale heat transfer systems that will not require a pump. Our proof of concept really ...

DNA technique yields 3-D crystalline organization of nanoparticles

... some techniques known for traditional crystals. Importantly, they heat the samples of DNA-linked particles and then cool them back to room ... - 100 times more sensitive than ordinary materials, probably due to the heat sensitivity of DNA. This significant thermal expansion could be a plus in ...

Taming tiny, unruly waves for nano optics

... the behavior of these unruly waves of light during nanoscale radiation heat transfer, opening the door to the design of a spectrum of new nanodevices ... they should be when designing a technology that uses nanoscale radiation heat transfer, said Zhuomin Zhang, a lead researcher on the project and a ...

A POX on syn

... In the conventional process of synthesis gas production, a catalyst and heat are required, which itself requires energy. Bogdan Albrecht of Daf Trucks N.V. and his colleagues suggest that an alternative heat generating reaction that uses steam and pure oxygen to convert methane ...

Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

... current actually gets to the wires leading out of the cell. The number of bubbles and channels and their configuration can be altered by how much heat is applied and for how long. The exact structure of the bubbles and channels is critical to the solar cell's performance, but the relationship ...
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