Global Green New Deal

By RussJordan / June 18, 2009

The United Nations Environment Programme has published a policy brief titled, “Global Green New Deal.” UNEP argues that the multiple crises that we currently face can be compared with those faced by FDR…

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Do you want cheese and seaweed with your AeroClay?

By RussJordan / June 7, 2009

The sustainability of a product often is found in applications not originally considered. A case in point is AeroClay, a product developed by Case Western Reserve University professor David Schiraldi. AeroClay…

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There could be a virus in your battery

By RussJordan / June 7, 2009

But don’t worry. It is a common bacteriophage. It can infect bacteria but is harmless to humans. You might find this virus someday in the battery of your plug-in hybrid…

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Heat transfer and bond strength linked

By RussJordan / May 27, 2009

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute tell us of a discovery that might lead to new systems for cooling and displacing heat from computer chips, a critical issue in the semiconductor…

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Carbon nanotubes used to detect color

By RussJordan / May 26, 2009

Research being conducted at Sandia National Lab might eventually be applied to an optical detector with nanometer-scale resolution, ultra-tiny digital cameras, solar cells with more light absorption capability and a…

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MIT calls graphene a “material for all seasons”

By RussJordan / May 21, 2009

A recent article in MIT Tech Talk describes aspects of several exciting graphene research projects at MIT. A successor to silicon? Graphene could become the successor to silicon in a…

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No mistake at the lake: Cleveland transit bus to run on Erie’s water

By RussJordan / May 20, 2009

    Have you heard the joke about running a bus with water from Lake Erie? Well, it’s no laughing matter these days. In fact, it’s scheduled to happen about…

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Are CFLs already obsolete?

By RussJordan / May 19, 2009

Warner Philips, founder of Lemnis Lighting Co. in The Netherlands, claims “CFLs are officially an outdated technology. You can’t recycle CFLs. You can’t get a fully dimmable product. That should…

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Top “Pipeline Power” schools

By RussJordan / May 14, 2009

If you do a Google search of “top ten,” you get more than 90 million hits – from David Letterman, to New Year’s resolutions, to urinals (which is another ceramics…

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Heat transfer and bond strength of materials linked

By RussJordan / May 1, 2009

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute believe that the speed at which heat moves between two materials that touch one another indicates the strength of the bond between them. Moreover, they…

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