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The changing shape of solar

Researchers develop one of the first combined solar/thermal energy generators. It can suck up the heat of a hot summer's day and turn it into electricity.

Posted: Aug 13th, 2013

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Assessing the cost of climate change and its wider impact on society

Researchers for EU-funded project GLOBAL-IQ ('Impact Quantification of Global Changes') are contributing to the debate by assessing the socio-economic impacts of climate change on society. They will also evaluate the costs and benefits of possible mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2013

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Bio-inspired design may lead to more energy efficient windows

Researchers describe a novel process to cut down on heat loss during the winter and keep buildings cool during the summer. Their 'bio-inspired approach to thermal control for cooling (or heating) building window surfaces' calls for attaching optically clear, flexible elastomer sheets, bonded to regular glass window panes.

Posted: Aug 2nd, 2013

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