News tagged with heat transfer

Keeping our cool in space

As spacecraft become larger, the heat they produce also increases. That means vehicles built for long-term space exploration need more efficient cooling systems.

dateFeb 27, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Discovery improves heat transfer in boiling

While the average person associates boiling with cooking dinner, the process is also widely used to transfer heat across surfaces. It is used in refrigerators, in industrial boilers and even on the international space station ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in General Physics
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Developing reliable renewable energy sources

As the world's population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of energy is vital. Research led by Bournemouth University's ...

dateJul 25, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Taking the heat out of energy conversion

An improved method to track and control heat generation in electric motors for cars, or power generators, such as those in wind turbines, has been developed by A*STAR researchers in collaboration with colleagues from the ...

dateApr 06, 2016 in General Physics
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Heat and light get larger at the nanoscale

In a new study recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Columbia Engineering, Cornell, and Stanford have demonstrated heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than has been predicted, simply by bringing ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Nanophysics
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