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Advanced heat recovery method makes most of low-temp 'hot rock' resources

A new method for capturing significantly more heat from low-temperature geothermal resources holds promise for generating virtually pollution-free electrical energy. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will determine if their innovative approach can safely and economically extract and convert heat from vast untapped geothermal resources.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2009

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Quantum experiments on a macroscopic scale

An astrophysics experiment in America has demonstrated how fundamental research in one subject area can have a profound effect on work in another as the instruments used for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) pave the way for quantum experiments on a macroscopic scale.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2009

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Linking quantum physics with classical physics

A University of Missouri physicist has uncovered some clues about the basis of Einstein's theories and presented a more general approximation, which may better link quantum physics with classical physics.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2009

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Organizations fund search for new nanoelectronics transistors

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today teamed with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to announce funding of $2 million in new supplemental grants for nanoelectronics research.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2009

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Detecting blood molecules with an optical chip

A portable "lab on a chip" that can identify target molecules in blood samples has been created by European researchers. It is being used to measure fertility hormones and detect the genes associated with certain types of cancer.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2009

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