Archive: 7/05/2013

Graphite lubricates fault zones

Graphite is known to be a low-friction material, and rocks rich in graphite are often found in fault zones. Oohashi et al. conducted laboratory studies to determine how much graphite is needed to reduce the frictional strength ...

dateMay 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NCAR powers up renewable energy forecasts

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), building on a pioneering wind energy forecasting system that saved millions of dollars for Xcel Energy customers in eight states, has entered into a new agreement with ...

dateMay 07, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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