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Wind tunnel begins operations

On hot days it is often very still in cities because the high density of buildings prevents the air from circulating freely. In the newly commissioned wind tunnel operated by Empa and the ETH Zurich wind effects ...

Mar 23, 2011
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Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies.

Feb 03, 2011
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Efficiently utilizing energy carriers

Supplying energy is in the process of metamorphosis because people want to know what is the most intelligent and efficient way to utilize all types of energy carriers. German researchers at Fraunhofer put ...

Dec 01, 2010
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Tiny generators turn waste heat into power

The second law of thermodynamics is a big hit with the beret-wearing college crowd because of its implicit existential crunch. The tendency of a closed systems to become increasingly disordered if no energy is added or removed ...

Sep 28, 2010
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Quantum physicists turn waste heat into power

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona physicists have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power. Taking advantage of quantum effects, the technology holds great promise ...

Sep 24, 2010
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Nearly Hard as Steel: Aluminum with Fullerenes

Russian researchers with Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) are using special carbon nanoparticles to optimize materials. They are adding fullerenes -- soccer ball-shaped molecules comprising 60 carbon atoms ...

Jul 16, 2010
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Science City stores heat in the ground

A groundbreaking project is currently being implemented on the Honggerberg Campus: in future, waste heat from buildings on the Science City Campus will be stored in the earth during the summer through 800 ...

Jul 13, 2010
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IBM Hot Water-Cooled Supercomputer Goes Live at ETH Zurich

(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM has delivered a first-of-a-kind hot water-cooled supercomputer to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), marking a new era in energy-aware computing.  The innovative system, dubbed ...

Jul 02, 2010
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